At SleepFoundation.org, our expert team personally tests every weighted blanket that appears in our product guides and reviews. Hands-on testing enables us to evaluate these products using a wide range of criteria and make informed, accurate, and data-driven recommendations to our readers.
Guidelines for our weighted blanket testing methodology are as follows:
We prioritize safety during our weighted blanket tests. As a rule, the weight of each tester must represent at least 10% of the blanket’s weight for all testing stages. If we are evaluating a blanket for couples, both participants must meet this weight threshold.
Depending on availability, we test up to three weights for each blanket. This allows us to gauge how comfortable the blanket is for different weight groups.
Some performance ratings are assigned from hands-on tests. These include breathability, warmth, comfort, and quality of materials. Other testing criteria, such as weight options and ease of cleaning, are based on observable qualities.
To establish testing controls, we use the same mattress for each weighted blanket and maintain a constant room temperature throughout all testing stages.
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Mosaic Weighted Blankets launched in 2011 to address what the founders saw as a need for therapeutic bedding. Mosaic continues to maintain a therapeutic focus and aims to design blankets that provide sleepers with the hugging sensation of deep pressure touch stimulation. All Mosaic’s products are dan-sewn in Austin, Texas, and the company donates leftover fabric to charity.
Since its launch, Mosaic has extended its product line well past weighted blankets to include other accessories, such as duvet covers, weighted lap pads, weighted shoulder wraps, stuffed toys, laptop wrist rests, hospital blankets, and weighted pet blankets.
Mosaic’s line of weighted blankets includes a wide range of sizes and weights. The brand produces weighted blankets with four outer shell fabric options and more than 50 colors and designs. Mosaic Weighted Blankets are highly customizable, and the company offers the option to build your own if you can’t find exactly what you want within their product line.
All of Mosaic’s weighted blanket models have the same internal fill, but each is covered by a different shell material. Sleepers can choose from blankets wrapped in cotton, organic cotton, polyester minky, and Coolmax fabric. We’ll focus on the flagship Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket, which has the most size and fabric options of all Mosaic’s models.
We’ll examine the Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket’s performance, quality, longevity, weight options, and more to help you choose if it’s the best option for you.
Mosaic Weighted Blanket Review Breakdown
Overall, the Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket is good quality and may be an excellent option for sleepers who don’t want to settle for a blanket that doesn’t come in their desired weight, size, or color. The Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket is available in such a wide range of options that most sleepers are likely to find a combination that suits their needs and preferences.
Shoppers who want a twin size blanket may gravitate towards this model since five weight options are available in this size. Sleepers in hot climates may also like the blanket’s breathable cotton shell that lets heat escape. However, those sensitive to sounds may find the Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket a bit too loud since the plastic pellets may make a subtle rustling sound.
The blanket’s price-point is fairly high when compared to other weighted blankets on the market, though its selection and benefits could make the price worth it to some.
Materials and Options
Mosaic manufactures four main types of weighted blankets. Each blanket has the same fill made from hypoallergenic, BPA-free plastic pellets and polyfill. The plastic pellets give the blanket its weightiness, while the polyfill is intended to add insulation and reduce the feel and sound of the pellets.
The shell materials vary between models, affecting their overall performance. The Cotton Weighted Blanket and the Organic Weighted Blanket are designed for breathability, the Coolmax is engineered for enhanced temperature regulation, and the Minky is intended for warmth and coziness.
Only the Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket comes in a full range of sizes.
Cotton, Polyester Minky, Organic Cotton, or Cotton and Patented Coolmax Fabric
Kids: 38” x 50”
Throw: 38” x 60”
Twin: 42” x 72”
Most weighted blankets cost between $100 to $300, with larger and heavier blankets typically being more expensive. The majority of Mosaic’s blankets fall within this range.
Mosaic’s smallest blankets are the most affordable and the largest are most expensive, as is typical for most bedding products. Each dimension has different weights available that are all similarly priced, which is a nice option for those sleepers who don’t want to pay a premium for a heavier blanket.
There are four different shell options. The Organic Weighted Blanket is the most expensive. However, the price-points for each type of Mosaic Weighted Blanket are similar enough that sleepers will likely be able to choose their blanket based on shell material without going too far outside their budget.
Mosaic has over 50 different color and design choices. Prices may vary slightly depending on the shell material and color you select.
Each sleeper will value key performance factors differently, so it’s important to consider which is most important to you. Though Mosaic offers multiple weighted blankets, the ratings in this review are exclusively for Mosaic’s Cotton Weighted Blanket.
One of the most appealing things about the Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket is how many different choices are available. Shoppers can pick between six sizes, eight weights, and more than 50 colors and designs. Blankets can also be fully customized and made to order if you want to mix and match sizes, colors, fabrics, or weights that aren’t ready-made.
The Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket’s fill is made of plastic pellets that are BPA-free, hypoallergenic, and FDA-compliant. These pellets are adequate temperature regulators and conform to the body well, but they are not as breathable or quiet as the lead-free glass beads common in competing weighted blankets. Our reviewers found the plastic pellets to be slightly noisy and have a bean-bag-like quality.
The cotton shell is well made, breathable, and durable. The temperature-regulating properties make this a good choice for anyone shopping for a warm-weather weighted blanket. However, sleepers in cold climates may find the polyfill insulation inadequate without an additional duvet cover or warmer layer.
Quality of Fill
The fill inside Mosaic weighted blankets is made from polyfill and BPA-free, FDA-compliant, hypoallergenic plastic pellets. The pellets provide weight, while the polyfill works to cushion the beads and create a soft texture. However, our testers found that they could feel and hear the plastic pellets when they moved.
Quality of Shell
The Mosaic Weighted Blanket’s shell is 100% cotton, which is breathable and cool to the touch. However, it’s not as soft as many other cotton shells, feeling somewhat rough against the skin. Sleepers who don’t plan to use a duvet cover and want a softer feel may prefer Mosaic’s Minky or Organic Weighted Blankets.
Though the plastic pellets don’t offer as much breathability as most glass beads, the blanket’s cotton shell is highly breathable. The Mosaic Weighted Blanket only has a thin layer of polyfill as insulation, which may not be warm enough for cold sleepers or those in winter climates. Those looking for extra warmth might consider adding one of Mosaic’s duvet covers to their order or selecting the Minky Weighted Blanket.
Mosaic has a wider range of weights than many of its competitors. The original cotton Mosaic Weighted Blanket has eight weight choices ranging from 5 to 25 pounds. The company also offers the option to build a blanket that can be customized with weights in between their standard offerings.
Distribution of Fill
The plastic pellets and polyfill are sewn into individual squares across the blanket. The result is an almost quilted effect that ensures the beads don’t gather to one side and that the fill is evenly distributed across the blanket.
The Mosaic Weighted Blanket is sewn well, the materials are fairly good quality, and the overall construction feels sturdy. Though Mosaic doesn’t offer warranties, its weighted blankets should hold up well over time.
How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?
Weighted blankets are generally most comfortable when they weigh roughly 10% of the sleeper’s body weight. Some individuals may prefer a blanket that’s slightly heavier or lighter depending on their personal preferences and item availability.
Mosaic does not recommend its weighted blankets for children under age 2, no matter their weight. The company also suggests you consult with a doctor to determine whether a weighted blanket is appropriate for your child, especially if they are under age 4.
Larger blankets spread the weight over a wider area, so a 20-pound queen size blanket may feel lighter than a 20-pound twin.
Sleepers looking for a more pronounced hugging sensation may want to choose a smaller blanket. This ensures that the blanket’s weight fully wraps around the body rather than dispersing it over a larger area. However, if you prefer to have more air between your body and the blanket or you plan to share it with a partner, a larger size may be more appropriate.
Mosaic offers eight different weights, meaning sleepers from 50 to 250 pounds are likely to find a good fit. The twin size weighted blanket has the most weight options, with choices appropriate for both kids and adults.
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Mosaic ships to all 50 states as well as internationally. Customers can purchase Mosaic products directly through the company's website.
Mosaic offers free UPS ground shipping for orders over $150. International orders may be subject to additional shipping, duty, and tax costs. Mosaic's weighted blankets are custom made, so shipping times vary. Items already in stock usually ship within 1 to 3 business days. Those that are not in stock can take up to two weeks to be manufactured and shipped. Customers will receive email confirmation and a tracking number when their order ships.
While Mosaic doesn't have an official trial, it does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Refunds are available for items returned within this window, though customers are responsible for shipping costs. Clearance and custom items are not eligible for this policy.
Mosaic does not offer a warranty on its products at this time.
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