Can you recommend a warm, breathable blanket?
April 18, 2012 4:23 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a (1) warm, (2) breathable, and if possible (3) heavy-as-in-weight blanket. What kind of blanket do I want, and do you have specific recommendations?
posted by kingjoeshmoe to Shopping (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My old blanket wasn't keeping me warm enough at night, so I started using a new, all-polyester one. It's much warmer, but now I'm waking up sweating. This is true even when I'm not overly-hot. I think it's just the natural accumulation of moisture over the course of the night that has nowhere to go. Also, I like sleeping with my head under the blanket, which I'm sure doesn't help, because water from my breath is trapped too.
So I'm looking for something that will both be warm and breathable. Optionally, if possible, I'm used to having heavier blankets (as in weight), so if there's something that fits all three criteria I'll take it.
So what kind of blanket do I want? Wool? Cotton? Bamboo/Rayon? (These are various types of blankets I've found on amazon.) Some other kind I don't know about?
Even better, do you have specific recommendations for a blanket I can buy that would fit my needs?