Baloo Weighted Comforter Review

Last Update: December 20th, 2020    Author: Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes

Baloo Weighted Comforter Review

Baloo’s well-known weighted blanket is now available in larger sizes which are equal to a traditional comforter for full, queen, and king size beds.

The interesting feature of their comforter is that it’s weighted with glass microbeads only where it counts: in the center, where it covers the top of the bed, rather than all the way to the edge.

This not only feels more comfortable, but it also makes it lighter and easier to care for.

Baloo Weighted Comforters

Baloo’s weighted comforters are perfect for couples who don’t want to share a weighted blanket. Because of the comforter’s larger size, it’s now easy for you & your partner to reap the benefits of a weighted blanket together.

Choose from either 15 or 20 pounds for the full/queen size, or get 25 lbs for the king-size bed. While 25 lbs may sound like a lot, remember it’s spread around a larger area so it doesn’t feel as heavy for the user.

Similar to their renowned weighted blankets, Baloo’s newly launched weighted comforter is the only quilted comforter made with 100% cotton—free from polyester & synthetic liners—for cool, refreshing sleep.

The lack of polyester & synthetic liners allows for Baloo’s products to be useful year-round and in all climates.

The comforters are well-designed and quilt-like that can hold their own on your bed.

You can use your duvet cover, or pick up one of Baloo’s French linen duvet covers which come in several natural colors, sold separately. Matching pillowcase sets are also available for standard and king size pillows.

Weighted Comforter Review

Materials

Baloo uses all-natural materials to construct their comforters. They are designed with 100% premium cotton outer fabric and inner batting, which is soft, breathable, and durable.

While other brands are made using cotton on the outside, Baloo is the only option made without polyester & synthetic liners on the inside - for cool and breathable sleep that’s more eco-friendly.

Filling

Baloo Weighted Comforter Glass Microbead filling

The weight from the Baloo comforter is provided by lead-free glass microbeads sewn into “pockets”.

These pockets are a mix of three geometric shapes, including smaller squares that keep beads from pooling, which give the Baloo comforter it’s unique quilt-like look. These pockets also keep the microbeads in place, which in turn, keeps them from being noisy.

It’s important to note that the glass microbeads are only distributed on the top of the bed where you will feel the weight.

This makes it lighter & easier to care for. The area that is weighted is indicated by two white tags on the top edge of the comforter.

Design & Features

Baloo Comforter Weight Tags

This comforter has a quilted design that keeps the filling compartmentalized and helps the weight stay evenly distributed as it conforms to the body’s shape.

Baloo offers a wide range of weights and sizes.

Their weighted comforter is available in 15 lbs, 20 lbs, or 25 lbs options. The available measurements include 90x90” and 92x108. Their linen duvet covers and matching pillowcase sets are also available in a variety of colors, including white, oatmeal, and dove grey.

Baloo offers a 100% lifetime guarantee and even offers exchanges or repairs if you experience a problem due to materials or workmanship at any time in the life of the product.

Good to Know

Baloo Weighted Comforter Bed

Sustainability & Social Good

For those looking for an eco-friendly weighted comforter, Baloo is committed to supporting environmental initiatives that offset their carbon footprint, in partnership with the Carbonfund Foundation and the nonprofit SeaTrees.

All of their packaging are plastic-free and their comforters do not contain any synthetic fibers or plastic pellets. Their products are also certified vegan through the Vegan Awareness Foundation.

Baloo also partners with the Pajama Program to give at-risk children books and pajamas for a reassuring bedtime.

How to Care

Baloo’s weighted comforter is machine washable, but it’s noted that they recommend using a commercial machine because of the larger size.

They recommend machine washing cold on a gentle cycle and tumble dry low. They suggest checking on the comforter after 15-20 minutes in the dryer as the comforter will dry surprisingly quickly.

The sturdy cotton, as well as cotton lining and cotton batting, make it possible to be machine washed. Find more information on how to wash weighted blankets here.

Returns & Exchanges

Baloo guarantees the quality of all of their products. They offer a lifetime guarantee so if you experience a problem due to materials or workmanship at any time in the life of the product, contact Baloo so they can repair or replace your purchase.

However, if you are not completely satisfied, you may make a return for an exchange or refund within 30 days of delivery.

They also extend their return windows for holiday gifting. Orders placed during the holiday season are eligible for returns until January 31, 2021.

Giveback Programs


Baloo is a member of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and the Ethical Brand Directory. These grassroots organizations exist to support fair trade and sustainability throughout the fashion industries in the US and the UK.

They are a carbon-neutral company and invest in projects to offset their carbon footprint through the Carbonfund.org Foundation.

Project portfolios are third-party certified, world-class initiatives focused on reforestation, education, carbon credits, and more. Baloo products are certified vegan through the Vegan Awareness Foundation.

Baloo also partners with the Pajama Program, which works through 4,000 community partners across the US—from shelters and group homes to foster care agencies—to provide a pair of pajamas and inspiring bedtime books to help children and their caregivers create a reassuring bedtime.

What do customers say?

Customers tend to be happy about their weighted comforter from Baloo. They say it is just the right size for two people, easy to share, breathable, and everything they hoped it might be!

Many reviewers highlight their excellent customer service. They offer a chat on their website, a phone line where you can call or text, and support via email.

Customer service representatives are real people located in the United States, which makes it very easy to get size/weight recommendations or ask questions.

All-natural materials, cool temperature, easy maintenance, variety of weight & size options, good price point, gift ability, lifetime warranty, and excellent customer service make this blanket a great choice.


Summary


Pros
  • Great for couples
  • Cool & breathable for every season
  • Great for hot sleepers
  • All natural materials
  • Machine washable
  • Excellent customer service
  • Fast & Free Shipping
  • Lifetime guarantee
Cons
  • Only comes in white as the color option