This giant blanket is bigger than a king size blanket
Finding a warm blanket that can turn me into a human burrito is difficult for a 1.8 meter tall woman like me. So many times, when I receive a standard sized blanket, I have to choose between wanting to cover my bottom half or my top half. And, even when a blanket is said to be “longer than average,” my toes are left out in the cold for the imaginary monsters under my bed to catch. So when I was sent the Original Stretch™ Blanket ($159) from Big Blanket Co., I was curious to see if it would succeed in turning me into a real burrito.
From the moment I opened the box, I knew this blanket would deliver on its BIG (size) promises. The throw is a sizable 10′-by-10′ square of heavenly luxury that you’ll want to slip into as soon as you open it. If you’re bad at math, that’s a giant 100-square-foot material—larger than your standard king size duvet or duvet. At 11 pounds, this isn’t technically a weighted blanket but it certainly has some weight that makes it a little upper body workout to lift heavy loads out of the box. contain.
Currently, the Original Stretch Blanket comes in six colors from the brand’s “favorites” category (polka dot, light gray, fuschia, royal, camel and teal) and four limited edition colors, including includes a retro orange half-moon pattern and a bright flamingo pink. However, the brand frequently changes its colors. (I picked up a moody gray Smoke that’s no longer on the website.) To gauge the true size of this blanket, I literally threw it on the bed, slid underneath, wrapped it up. one under my body, then the other, before folding under my feet. And I must say, I am a burrito. A fuzzy, gray burrito, but still a burrito nonetheless.
This blanket hugs all my 6 foot-2 inches snugly with plenty of room. The fabric is very soft and velvety on the side stitched without the brand’s “B” logo patch. Because it’s made of 4-way stretch polyester, it’s exceptionally snug and soft – the brand calls it “yoga pants in a blanket”. At 100 square feet, it’s really spacious, giving lots of space for taller people like me, etc. And if you’re worried about its weight, don’t worry; The pressure of 11 pounds is definitely felt, but less in a weighted blanket style and more like a softer hug.
However, arguably the best part is that it fits your standard size washing machine. Seriously, as long as you don’t throw anything else at it, it can be thrown in your home washing machine. That means when you inevitably spill something on it or it drools while you nap (it happens), you won’t need to take it to the laundromat or dry cleaning. Talk about a game changer.
It’s safe to say that this large blanket has become a staple for me to fit on the couch, in bed, and everywhere else I can fit underneath it. Do yourself a favor and get one from Big Blanket Co. or Amazon — there are other materials to shop for if poly blends aren’t your thing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll fulfill the dream of a tall girl, blanketing a burrito under this terrible throw…
Premier Plush™ Blanket — $259.00
This plush blanket is as luxurious as it looks. It’s the same giant size as the original, just made of microfiber that’s softer than a rabbit’s ear. It’s also pet-friendly and its texture is really great at hiding dirt, drool, and dog hair.
Available colors: 9
Premium Woven Blanket™ — $229.00
Looking for the perfect throw blanket for movie nights? Toss a premium woven blanket on your couch. The cozy knit is an elegant upgrade from fleece and features some gorgeous geometric patterns that make it a standout piece.
Available colors: 7
Classic Knit Blanket™ — $275.00
Or, flaunt this textured beauty that will delight you with style. Its chunky, parallelogram pattern looks gorgeous when hung over the foot of your bed or over your favorite chair. And it will definitely keep you warm without being stuffy or hot.
Available colors: 4
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