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Mosaic Cooling Weighted Blanket Review

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Based in Austin, Texas Mosaic Weighted Blankets was started by Laura LeMond in 2012. Mosaic was one of the earliest manufacturers of weighted blankets and one of the few made in the United States. Mosaic Weighted Blankets offers one of the widest variety of styles, sizes, and weights that will work for both kids and adults. The fabric patterns are bright, colorful, and fun for youth.

Why use a weighted blanket?

Studies have shown that weighted blankets reduce stress, anxiety, and improve the quality of sleep through the science of Deep Touch Pressure. Deep Touch Pressure is a gentle but constant form of pressure on the body, similar to a hug. The Deep Touch Pressure releases both serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Many who have anxiety, stress, insomnia, PTSD, restless leg syndrome, and other conditions find relief while using a weighted blanket.

Size Options

The Mosaic weighted blankets are available in sizes that work for both kids, adults, and cover bed sizes that range from a twin to a king mattress. The weights start at 5 pounds for the smaller blankets and go up to 25 pounds for the Full, Queen, and King sizes blankets.

Choose a weighted blanket that is 10% of your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds, you should go with a 15-pound blanket (+- 1-3 lbs)

SizeDimensionsWeight (lbs)
Kids38″ x 50″5, 8, 10 Check Prices
Throw38″ x 60”8, 10, 12 Check Prices
Twin42” x 72”10, 12, 15, 18, 20 Check Prices
Full54″ x 75”15, 18, 20, 25 Check Prices
Queen60″ x 80”20, 25 Check Prices
King76” x 80”20, 25 Check Prices

While there are options for larger mattress sizes, we recommend getting individually sized blankets such as a throw or twin. If you choose a blanket larger than a throw or twin, the weight spreads over a larger surface area, and it won't be on your body, thereby reducing the benefits of the blankets. For more info on choosing a blanket size read our guide.

Fabric Styles

The Mosaic Weighted Blankets come in a variety of fabric options depending on your climate or personal preference in terms of warmth.

Cooling (What we tested)

The cooling blanket consists of the patented Coolmax fabric, which is 65% cotton and 35% polyblend. The Coolmax fabric feels cool and breathable. The cooling weighted blanket is available in pearl gray color in sizes that include throw, twin, and full.

Cotton

The cotton weighted blankets come in a ton of options with solid colors and fun printed styles for those who are looking for a fun pattern such as a leopard print, Avengers, kittens, owls, Dia de Los Muertos, plaid, and many more. Cotton blankets tend to be much more breathable and cool than minky styles.

Minky

The minky weighted blankets are made from polyester and feature a raised dot pattern on both sides of the blanket. The fabric is very soft, smooth, and tends to sleep hot. Those who sleep warm should strongly consider going with a cotton weighted blanket or one with a cotton cover.

Organic

Made from 100% organic cotton.

Fill

The blanket gets its weight from tons of medium-sized plastic pellets inside the sewn pockets of the blanket that measure 10″ x 5″. The pellets are disc-shaped and made from hypoallergenic BPA-free plastic. The plastic pellets are about 2-3x larger than the typical micro glass beads found in other brands of weighted blankets. Mosaic states on their website they use plastic pellets instead of glass beads to avoid the possibility of lead contamination in glass. The sewn pockets also contain a small amount of polyester batting to keep the beads from shifting around.

Blanket Care

All Mosaic weighted blankets are 100% machine washable. They should be washed cold and laid flat to dry. No heat should be applied to the blanket during washing or cooling as the pellets are made from plastic and may get damaged.

Our experience

We ordered the 15 lb Mosaic cooling weighted blanket with their patented Coolmax fabric. We used the blanket while lounging around, reading, and watching TV as well as at night while sleeping. The fabric remained cool even while sleeping through the night. The 65% cotton and 35% polyblend was breathable with wicking properties to stay dry. We wouldn't have known there was polyester in the fabric without reading it on their website. It just has a cool cotton feeling with a lovely softness to the touch.

The cooling weighted blanket does not come with a duvet cover and isn't designed for one as there aren't any places to attach it. The blanket is designed to be used as just a blanket and washed when needed. Visually, the blanket is visually basic and more about function than it is about style. The weighted blanket isn't unattractive, it's a simple design with nice clean edges and seams. It appears well constructed, and it is unlikely there will be any leaking of the beads with this blanket.

We found the large bead size and large pockets created an uneven experience compared to other blankets we have tried. The beads shifted with gravity leaving large areas of the pocket without beads and just the polyester batting. The 10″ length of the pockets allows the beads to move quite a lot and group together as a “ball” of beads. On the positive side, when all the large beads settle together, it is a very tactile experience. Those who are fidgety may like to touch or play with all the large beads inside the blanket.

A image below is a view inside the Mosaic weighted blanket held vertically. The very dark areas at the bottom of the rectangles are the plastic pellets. The other randomly shaped dark areas mostly above the pellets is the polyester batting.

One concern we had with the Mosaic Weighted Blanket is that it did not meet the FTC labeling requirements for textiles. The label is missing the fiber content portion of the label. We love that the blanket is “made” in the USA, but it isn't clear if the fabric itself is made from imported materials or made in the United States. We made multiple requests to Mosaic Weighted Blankets to clarify the material origin but have not heard back.

Summary

Made in Austin, Texas, Mosaic Weighted Blanket has sold 1000s of blankets in a wide range of sizes, weights, and styles. Kids will especially love all the available patterns on the weighted blankets.

The Coolmax fabric blend was very soft, cool, and pleasant on the skin. If you get hot when using minky fabrics, the Mosaic cooling weighted blanket might be right for you.

We would like to see Mosaic Weighted Blankets with a pocket-size smaller than 10″ x 5″ to help reduce the grouping of the large plastic pellets. Typically, the smaller the pocket size, the more balanced of a weighted blanket. While the Mosaic wasn't the most balanced blanket we have reviewed, the larger pellets and grouping might be a style for those who appreciate are a more tactile or touchy-feely style of weighted blanket. The blanket grew on us for this reason.

What we liked about Mosaic weighted blankets

  • Fabric is breathable and cool
  • Moisture-wicking
  • 30-day guarantee (Return shipping not included)
  • Sewn in the USA
  • Lots of sizes, colors, styles.

Things to consider

  • Larger than average sewn pockets
  • Pellets are large
  • The blankets do not meet FTC labeling requirements.

Have you tried the Mosiac cooling weighted blanket? Let us know your experience as a comment below.

Matt

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