At Sommio we only use high-quality fabrics, which is why none of our covers use microfibre (often branded as minky). Microfibre is a cheap cover option, often bundled with poor quality blankets shipped from China, and is an indicator of lower overall quality.
Our blankets use a grid of pockets to keep the weight in place inside the blanket
After the overwhelmingly positive feedback on our prime blanket, we’ve decided to offer the smaller pocket size across our blankets.
The Prime pocket option is more expensive as there is a lot more work in creating each blanket, the smaller pockets keep the weighted fill much better distributed – which creates a more effective blanket and our best weighted blanket experience.
Our standard pocket size is 15 x 20 cm, our Prime pocket size is 10 x 15 cm; so on an adult medium blanket, there are 100 Standard pockets, or 169 Prime pockets.
Cover ties enable you to add a cover at a later date.
We recommend you use a Sommio cover with a Sommio blanket as the ties enable the blanket to stay in place inside the cover.
All our weighted blankets can be used with or without a cover.
The cover attaches to the blanket using 12 ties, placed around the blanket and inside the blanket cover.
Covers make maintainance of a weighted blanket easier. Our weighted blankets are washable, but:
A blanket cover eliminates these issues, it is however important to know that although the blanket cover is attached to the blanket, when moving the blanket in the cover you should try to hold the blanket rather than the cover
Our cotton covers are the same material as that used for the weighted blanket -100% cotton, with a range of patterns and colours. These covers are easy to wash, and create an overall cooler blanket than the plush cover
Our Plush cover is more luxurious than the cotton cover, the cover has different fabrics for each side; one side is a soft quilted fur, the other is a smooth velvety feel fabric. The plush covers are 100% polyester.
We currently only have one plush cover option
All the options for the blanket fabric are 100% cotton
The blankets can be used with and without a cover, you can pair a blanket with one fabric pattern with a cover of a different fabric pattern
We recommend you choose a blanket between 10-15% of the user’s body weight
If you’ve decided to go for a larger blanket than the user’s height plus 20cm, we recommend you increase the blanket weight by 1-2kg
Under 10 kg
10 – 20 kg
20 – 30 kg
30 – 40 kg
40 – 50 kg
50 – 60 kg
60 – 70 kg
70 – 80 kg
80 – 100 kg
100 – 120 kg
We recommend you choose the blanket size closest to the user height plus 20 cm.
If you choose to go for a larger blanket we recommend you increase the weight by 1-2 kg as less weight will be on the user.
Under 80 cm (2″7′)
80 cm (2″7′) to 100 cm (3″4′)
100 cm (3″4′) to 130 cm (4″3′)
130 cm (4″3′) to 150 cm (4″11′)
150 cm (4″11′) to 180 cm (5″10′)
180 cm (5″10′) to 200 cm (6″6′)