A blanket is a piece of soft cloth large enough either to cover or to enfold a great portion of the user’s body. It is usually used when a person goes to sleep or is otherwise at rest. It traps radiant bodily heat that otherwise would be lost through convection, helping to keep the user warm. Here’s what you should know about the different blanket types on the market today.
Not all blankets are actually made to keep you warm. The coverlet is one of the purely decorative blanket types. It’s thin and meant for decoration, not warmth. Typically, you’ll put your coverlet over the top of another, more practical blanket.
Afghans are knitted or crocheted, typically using wool or other natural material. These blankets are usually designed to both look nice and keep you warm, but they’re more often tossed over a chair or couch than on a bed.
The weighted blanket is a newly popular trend in blankets. These blankets are designed to be warm, but also heavy, producing a calming effect when you lay beneath one.
When shopping for blankets, you’ll find that there’s a wide range of materials to choose from.
Wool is one of the oldest and most beloved blanket materials. Wool is naturally warm and moisture-wicking, so it’s great at keeping you comfortable. This material also resists fire, so it’s not as dangerous when used close to a heating vent or another source of heat. Today, acrylic offers a popular alternative to natural materials like wool. It’s light while also keeping you warm. Plus, its soft texture can feel a lot like natural materials but is easier to machine wash. Finally, unlike wool, your acrylic blanket will never attract moths. When it comes to natural fibers, cotton is another one of the top choices for blanket materials. Cotton blankets are super-soft and breathable, and they’re ideal for hot summer nights when you want a covering that won’t overheat you. Cotton also blends well with other materials, like polyester. A blend tends to be more durable, while still feeling very soft. A down blanket is similar to a down comforter, but thinner and lighter. Down blankets contain a feathery layer sandwiched between the layers of fabric (usually cotton). Referred to as hotel blankets, Velux contains a thin foam surrounded by plush nylon. These blankets are hypoallergenic, can withstand multiple washes and are very warm. Velux is ideal for anyone with allergies.
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