Top 10 Best Throw Blankets Reviewed In 2017
№1 – Bedsure Designs Knitted Throw Blanket
№2 – Premium Reversible Quilted Throw Blankets
№3 – Lush Decor Brookdale Sherpa Throw Blanket
№4 – Chic Home Elana Shaggy Faux Fur Supersoft – Ultra Plush Decorative Throw Blanket
№5 – Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Fur Warm Charcoal Gray Sherpa Throw Blanket
№6 – Flannel Throw Blankets, Bed Blanket by Bedsure
№7 – Ottomanson Bed Blankets, Bedspread, Plush Cotton Throw
№8 – Chanasya Super – Soft Cozy Sherpa Fuzzy Fur Warm Blue Throw
№9 – Be sure Sherpa Blanket Throw Blankets Bed Blankets
№10 – Luxury Collection Ultra Soft Plush Fleece Lightweight All Season Throw Blanket
DaDa Bedding Collection wants to serve our customers the best and finest materials of throw blankets so that you can enjoy the comfort and warmth our blankets are created for.
There can be some difficulty or frustration on which type of throw blanket can be best suited for you depending on the materials used and how thin or thick is may be.
Here is a guide on how to find the best suited blanket for easy comfort on your bed, sofa, living room and even taking out for travelling purposes.
Also best suited if you are looking for the best gift to give to family members and friends during the holiday season and birthdays.
Here are a few different types of throw blanket materials we sell exclusively under our brand, DaDa Bedding Collection: – Best at heat insulation and not easily damaged.
Microfiber – Much more breathable and affordable material compared to cotton.
Sherpa – Cruelty free sherpa made of microfiber and usually used on the back of some throw blankets.
If you are interested in trying to find a warmer and thicker pile of blanket with a medium to large weighted material, Sherpa blankets are the best option for you. These blankets are widely used all year long but are most popular in the Autumn and Winter climate seasons. Sherpa is mostly accented on the backside of throws with Fleece being the more popular option on the front side, but sometimes Flannel on the front is also preferred with Sherpa on the back to give it a more casual look without the Fleece. Faux Fur Sherpa is created with polyester microfiber technology to resemble the look of sheep sherpa fur without the use of actual animal fur. This way it is cruelty free and these sherpa blankets will provide the warmest amount of heat possible. Most of our throw blankets are backed with Sherpa and front sided with Fleece but here are two that can be used as both a bed blanket and living room couch blanket. Replaced by Fleece it is accented on the front with a polyester microfiber quilted material to give it a casual look.
Eggplant Aubergine Soft Stitched with Sherpa Backside Textured Quilted Ultra Sonic Coverlet Blanket Bedspread – Vibrant Dark Purple
Things to Consider When Choosing a Throw Blanket
Throw blankets are a great way to provide a comfortable, cozy feeling that inspires snuggling up underneath it with a great book or television show. A drawback of throw blankets is that they can make the room look messy and cluttered if they are left on the floor or strewn across the living room sofa. Throw blankets fold up neatly and can be draped across the back of the sofa or chair to give the room a finished, sophisticated look.
How to choose – Choosing the perfect throw blanket can be a lot like picking the perfect paint color for a room. You need to choose what appeals to you and what gives you that sense of beauty that you are looking for. Some people may like tons that are similar in color. If that is you, you want to choose a throw that is the same color as the furniture already in the room and/or the walls as well. If you are more daring and love color let the throw add a splash of bright color that complements the room while at the same time providing that pop of color you love. To add even more layers to your look think about the texture of the throw as well.
It is a gift that keeps on giving and they will think about your kind gift every time they use it. They roll up and store easily so taking one with you wherever you go is not troublesome at all. You never know when a throw blanket may come in handy.
If you are looking for a heated throw blanket for snuggling up on the couch while watching TV or while sitting at a desk, look no further. Electric throws are just smaller versions of a traditional electric blanket that are perfect for wrapping around you. These days they come in incredibly soft materials that will keep you warm and happy on the coldest winter nights. The electric blankets of today are wonderfully high tech using thin wires, digital displays with better safety features and in some case low voltage. They also use flexible and comfortable materials that are a world away from heated blankets of the past.
There are a lot of quality throws to choose from, so we have found the most popular and best reviewed products based on consumer feedback, expert reviews and many hours of research. Our top picks are based on a number of factors including features, safety, how quickly they heat up, how well they stand up to washing and aesthetic appeal.
Customer service and support from the big companies
As mentioned above, since there is a high failure rate of heated products you will want to buy from a company with an outstanding customer service reputation. If you are reading reviews for a particular product you should pay attention to pay particular attention to companies that honor the warranty, how easy is it to get replacement parts and how easy is it to get in touch with a company.
Most of the blankets sold in the United States and Canada are made by one of the following companies.
Sunbeam: Sunbeam has a good customer service reputation. All of their instruction manuals are available and easy to find on their website (in case you lose yours). You can contact customer service through a form on their site or by calling 1-800-667-862(U.S) or 1- 800-667-8623(Canada). You can order replacement controllers by contacting customer service.
Summing it up
Electric throws are a wonderful product to invest in. The initial cost may be a bit painful, but you will save money in the long run through lower energy costs. Modern fabrics and technology are super comfortable, easy to clean and are an absolute dream to snuggle up under on a cold winter’s night. Manufacturers have addressed the safety concerns of the previous generation of electric products, so along with new safety features and with reasonable care and maintenance on the part of the consumer that you would follow using any type of electric products the risk of creating a fire hazard is minimal. Give one a try, once you get hooked you will wonder how you ever lived without one.
Sunbeam Quilted Heated Mattress Pad
The Sunbeam Quilted Heated Mattress Pad is made of machine-washable polyester. It meets UL safety standards for heated bedding and has a lot of great features, including a preheat function, heating levels, automatic shut off and independent heating with dual controllers for each side of the bed (in queen sizes and above). Durability isn’t bulletproof, but it scores better in that regard than most heated bedding.
Lake Superior Woolen Company Lap Blanket
Michigan-based Lake Superior Woolen Company literally makes all of its wares from their two flocks of sheep that are currently grazing in the fields of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This Lap Blanket is one of the company’s best offerings—it’s available in a variety of colors, is made with 100% virgin wool, and is the perfect thing to reach for when you’re feeling a little chilly when chilling on the couch.
Pendleton Woolen Mills Glacier National Park Blanket
With roots stretching back all the way to the 1800s, Pendleton is a true American heritage brand that specializes in crafting products out of quality fabrics and textiles. Since the establishment of the National Parks System in the early 1900s, Pendleton has had its signature striped parks blankets on offer, and it’s really time that you had one of these guys in your own home, especially this one that is dedicated to Glacier National Park and is arguably Pendleton’s most signature pattern.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Foot Soldier Military Shadow Plaid Wool Blanket
Another offering from the military collection at Faribault Woolen Mill Co., this Shadow Plaid Wool Blanket is based on a design originally commissioned by the US military, and will look good on the back of your couch from now ‘til the end of time.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. US Navy Blanket
Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. offers up a litany of classic and well-designed home goods, and this US Navy Blanket is no exception. Crafted out of 100% domestic wool, this blanket is a replica version of the blankets commissioned by the US Navy during WWII to keep our soldiers at sea warm. This blanket has been keeping guys warm since the 1940s, so you can be sure it’ll keep you warm too.
Poler x Pendleton Jacquard Blanket
Oregon-based Poler is dedicated to creating quality outdoor gear with personality, so when they pair up with Pendleton, you know whatever they have on offer is going to be amazing, and this limited edition Jacquard Blanket doesn’t disappoint. Gorgeously patterned, the thick, extra-large blanket can easily be used as a bedspread.
Apolis Striped Alpaca Blanket
Apolis specializes in offering unique, handcrafted goods from across the globe, and this Striped Alpaca Blanket is one of their best offerings. Crafted out of 100% extra-fine baby Alpaca wool sourced in Peru, this gray and white blanket was hand loomed in a 35-person Peruvian co-op.
Grand Trunk Parasheet Beach Blanket and Picnic Blanket
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Size of the blanket
Blankets can be short or long, so you should know what size suits your needs. Don’t pick a blanket that is too long or too short. Also, depending on the manufacturer, blankets can be queen size, twin size, XL or King size. These versions tend to vary in sizes, running from smaller to larger ranges. So be sure to pick the size that fits you.
There are solutions for those with allergies
If you have allergy issues such as sneezing and watery eyes, consider buying a blanket that can be washed using hot water, because this is one of the most effective ways of avoiding allergies.
Some blankets with moisture-wicking fabrics are warm and dry
Unlike blankets which are made from synthetic materials, blankets created from natural materials such silk, cotton and wool tend to keep moisture away from the body. Thus they keep you warm and comfortable.
Dartmoor Chocolate Faux Fur Throw
Our extensive range includes sofa throws, blankets, luxurious faux fur and beautifully embroidered quilted styles. Using a selection of natural fabrics and materials, including silk, cotton, wool and chenille, it’s easy to mix and match textures to create the feel you want. Using the Laura Ashley colour palette, our throws also coordinate perfectly with our wider furniture and soft furnishing ranges. Classic shades like sable, duck egg and dove grey feature in our rugs, upholstery, curtain fabric and cushions, so creating a coordinated look is effortless. Plain, checked, polka dot, tartan, as well as our indulgent knit fabrics and iconic floral prints, our collection is full of inspiration. Hand-knotted decoration, plaited fringing and tassels, embroidered quilting and pleated panels all add texture and interest, whether it’s for cosying up on the sofa, throwing over the back of your favourite chair, or refreshing the look of a room. Add luxurious comfort, warmth and colour with our throw selection. For more ways to liven up your rooms with ease take a look out our
Washing a Quilt
How long you can keep your quilt is also influenced by how many times have you washed it in a year? Generally, polyester quilts of all types are washable and ideally should be washed at least 2-times per year! Why? Just like any other bedding item, they do capture dust, mites and particles of skin.
Wool and feather-based Quilts will need dry cleaning and a good airing occasionally. It is recommended to dry clean once you have finished with these products for the season and before you put them away.
GSM and filling
Quilt thickness or density is measured by ‘gsm’ (grams per square metre). The thickness of the filling and the type of filling determine how warm the quilt is.
Generally microfibre quilts between 150-300gsm are on the thinner side and only suitable for warmer months (depending upon your climate of course). Quilts more suitable for winter are usually in the 400-600 gsm range if microfibre or wool based, and 700-1400 for the feather based quilts. Feather based quilts can have very similar gsms even if a quilt for winter vs more warmer months because the weight doesn’t change, but the fill type (ie more down than feather) might.
You will also find a corresponding relationship on price and quality with gsm. Cheaper quilts have a lower gsm generally whereas more expensive quilts have a higher gsm.
A number of quilt manufacturers also use a ‘high loft’ (equivalent to 2-blankets, 450 gsm), ‘light loft’ (equivalent to 1-blankets 300gsm) or ‘super loft’ (equivalent to 3-blankets 500gsm) rating. This is to help customers in determining warmth factor. ‘Light Loft’ is therefore a suitable summer blanket and high/super are more for cooler nights.
Filling also determines price ie whether it is microfibre, wool or feather based as explained in the next section.
Polyester vs Microfibre Quilts
Synthetic quilts are another name for Polyester quilts and are the most popular around due as they are not expensive. They usually have a cotton stitched cover with a polyester filling. Some of these polyester quilts even have a treated polyester filling for allergy sufferers. Cheaper polyester quilts are around 150-250gsm level (ie an average amount of filling). Polyester these days is much more breathable than of old. There’s nothing wrong with a budget polyester quilt for Summer although of course, it isn’t going to last as many years as more expensive microfibre variants.
Microfibre is a type of synthetic and is the result of a different and newer manufacturing technique. Microfibre is definitely one of the wonder fabrics of modern day (see our Buying Sheets/Doona Cover Guide where Microfibre is explored in more detail) as they are generally easy to care for, breathe just like cotton and dry quicker.
Microfibre quilts also exhibit greater characteristics of fluffiness feeling more like a ‘luxury’ feather/down product as they to have a higher gsm filling eg 300gsm+. Microfibre quilts are filled by blowing in a fine denier fibre to give the effect of being filled like ‘down’. Obviously microfibre quilts will be a little more expensive than your standard polyester range but are great purchases for warmer months.
Dacron is a trademark (brand) of polyester made by DuPont and commonly used worldwide by many manufacturers especially as filling for upholstery and bedding. A number of quilt manufacturers use this and it makes for an excellent value quilt.
Most quality synthetic quilts are perfect for those suffering allergies as compared to natural down, feather or wool quilts. They are also much lighter!
Eco fill Quilts
There are a few Australian manufacturers producing very innovative quilts using eco-friendly fills like recycled plastic or euculyptus or bamboo fibre. For those seeking an environmentally sound choice, you can’t go past these types of quilts and they perform the same job and more in keeping you warm and cosy. They have greater advantages of anti-allergy properties and minimise bacteria because of their natural inherent properties of the fill and fabric. In environments of high moisture/humidity, these are just perfect as standard cotton fabric can breed mould.
Faux Fur or Fake Fur
Faux Fur is made to be just like fur without taking from actual animals. Faux Fur is light weight and usually softer than regular fur, every end is cut to a point which means when you feel the Fake Fur it feels much more soft and silky. Real fur is much warmer but lacks the super softness, the reason why is under a microscope you will see real fur hooks at the tips, versus Faux fur is a straight needle.
Faux Fur is made of synthetic fibers woven and bundled together specifically designed to mimic real fur. Is is very cozy warm and most people use Faux Fur as a texture to accent Home Decor.
Made of micro fine fibers of polyester and unlike cotton is much more affordable. Unlike cotton it breathes much less than cotton but is more a preference since the less breathable it is, the more warmth can be gathered. It is much harder to shop for good quality microfiber materials since it depends on the manufacturer and quality, you can measure microfiber by the GSM but it is still very hard to tell without actually seeing the product in person.
Microfiber is a great material and is found in most bed sheets, flannels, and Faux furs here at Home Soft Things we only carry the highest quality of Microfiber fabrics.
Satin is a beautiful type of fabric, it is extremely shiny and smooth. Satin is a very elegant fabric and also holds some very interesting health benefits for skin and hair. Many people love stain because of the shine whether it is plain flat or quilted patterned the finish shine is what draws people’s attention.
Satin has very good skin and hair benefits. The material is non-absorbent so it does not suck out the moisture from your skin and hair like cotton does, which means that your hair and skin will retain its moisture. Satin also does not catch and tangle hair like other fabrics the smooth surface allows hair to flow instead of kink and will save your hair from pulling from the scalp.
Nicknamed from the people of the Himalaya and worn by the Tibeton people this is a fabric with a thick pile that insulates heat immediately and developed specifically for the service of warmth. Sherpa can be made from real wool or from microfiber synthetic fibers. Microfiber Sherpa is usually very soft and fluffy, it is much heavier than regular plush padded items. The major pros and cons between real Sherpa and polyester Sherpa is that real Sherpa is much warmer to hot but not as soft and Microfiber polyester Sherpa is not as warm but much more soft.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Throw Blankets wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP10 of Throw Blankets
- №1 — Bedsure Designs Knitted Throw Blanket
- №2 — Premium Reversible Quilted Throw Blankets
- №3 — Lush Decor Brookdale Sherpa Throw Blanket
- №4 — Chic Home Elana Shaggy Faux Fur Supersoft – Ultra Plush Decorative Throw Blanket
- №5 — Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Fur Warm Charcoal Gray Sherpa Throw Blanket
- №6 — Flannel Throw Blankets, Bed Blanket by Bedsure
- №7 — Ottomanson Bed Blankets, Bedspread, Plush Cotton Throw
- №8 — Chanasya Super – Soft Cozy Sherpa Fuzzy Fur Warm Blue Throw
- №9 — Be sure Sherpa Blanket Throw Blankets Bed Blankets
- №10 — Luxury Collection Ultra Soft Plush Fleece Lightweight All Season Throw Blanket
by Reginald Meyer | Last Updated November 1, 2017