The 17 Best Summer Blankets for Hot Sleepers
After one too many summer nights of trying the one leg in, one leg out method to keep cool under our down comforter, we finally caved and bought a cooling blanket. Two words: life changing. The lighter design gave us that cozy, cocooned feeling we craved without raising our body temp. Want in? Yeah, we thought so. From the lightest quilt you've ever nuzzled under to a blanket made with special cooling tech fibers, here are 17 summer blankets that deliver a blissfully sweat-free night’s sleep.
1. Brooklinen Lightweight Down Comforter
Best Down Comforter
Brooklinen created this comforter specifically for warmer climates and hot sleepers, so you can rest assured (literally) that you won’t overheat. It’s filled with 600 fill-power down, so it’s fluffy and comfortable but still breathable. And the baffle box construction ensures that the down stays evenly distributed, because there’s nothing worse than a lumpy bedspread.
2. Climarest Cooling Blanket
Best Down Alternative Comforter
This 100 percent cotton, synthetic-filled blanket is made with Phase Change Material, which senses your body temperature and adjusts to keep you from getting too hot. Pretty smart, if you ask us. Since it’s just $75 for a queen, we’ll be buying one for each member of the family.
3. Parachute Matelasse Coverlet
For the unfamiliar, a coverlet is a thin blanket similar to a bedspread that can be used in place of your duvet during unforgiving heat waves. This one from Parachute is the best of the best. Made from 100 percent combed cotton, its woven pattern is meant to mimic Matelassé, a French technique that creates the look of a quilt, minus the actual stitching. Buyers note that it washes nicely and is insanely soft.
4. Therapedic Weighted Cooling Blanket
Best Weighted Blanket
Good news: Just because a weighted blanket is heavy doesn’t mean you'll wake up in a puddle of sweat. The proof? This cooling weighted blanket from Therapedic. Its made from bamboo, which is naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, so it keeps you way cooler than cotton. Just be sure to opt for one that’s about ten percent of your body weight to ensure that your blanket doesn’t feel too heavy.
5. Sleep Number Plush Blanket
Like your blanket to have the slightly furry feel of a stuffed animal but don't want to feel stifled by the heavy weight of thick covers? This cuddly blanket fits the bill, and it's trimmed in faux suede for a sophisticated, finished appearance.
6. George Oliver Hollands Reversible Quilt Set
Ditch your heavy winter duvet in favor of this reversible star-stitched quilt. It comes with two shams, which will instantly make your bedroom look more put together. But perhaps the best feature? The entire set is machine washable, making it super low maintenance.
7. The Buffy Breeze
Best Eco-Friendly Design
Each Buffy Breeze is made from eucalyptus that’s harvested from regenerative forests and sewn together with 100 percent recycled thread. Oh, and the entire production process is waste-free. As the name implies, this comforter is ideal for anyone who tends to wake up coated in sweat (like our reviewer). According to her and the over 3,000 positive reviews, it lives up to its name.
8. Threadmill Home Linen Herringbone Blanket
Best Linen Weave
The 100 percent long staple cotton of this blanket is so soft and silky, you’ll want to keep it on your bed all year round. And with eight different colorways, you’re bound to find one that goes with your bedroom decor. The over 200 five-star reviews speak to its quality, ideal size and comfort.
9. Oboey All Season Fleece Blanket
Best Fleece Blanket
Think fleece is only reserved for winter? Think again. The lightweight material of this one is a super soft option for summer too. Added bonus: It comes in nine colorways. We like to break it out on chillier nights (or when you accidentally crank the AC a little too high).
10. Dangtop Cooling Bamboo Blanket
Best Bamboo Blanket
It's made from bamboo, which is known for being naturally cooling. Just be sure to wash it on the cool setting and air dry it to prevent shrinkage.
11. Little Jump Starry Sky Blanket for Toddlers
Best for Kids
You don’t want them overheating in their crib, so tuck them in with this bamboo-cotton blend blanket in the warmer months. The breathable material will help regulate your child’s body temp.
12. Reggie Tie-Dye Throw Blanket
The tie-dye pattern is on-trend, but subtle enough to read as a neutral. We appreciate that this poly-cotton throw is machine washable, since it's so soft that it's going to be a staple for napping on the couch.
13. Lilysilk Silk Blanket
The 100 percent Mulberry silk strands are durable and naturally temperature regulating as well as being anti-bacterial and mold-repellant, which makes them ideal for persons suffering from allergies or asthma. That's the practicality—the luxe is, you're sleeping on luxurious pure, super-soft silk!
14. Coyuchi Topanga Organic Matelasse Blanket
Best Organic Cotton
This crinkled cotton fabric is breathable and feather-weight (imagine a top sheet on steroids). The 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton is grown in India and woven in Portugal, so that you can take a well-earned nap in your bedroom.
15. Brooklinen Anchal Patchwork Quilt
This soft cotton blanket marries traditional katha quilting with contemporary design. On one side, it's a medley of neutral colorblocking; on the other, a solid dark grey with subtle stitched accents.
16. KAWAHOME Knit Blanket Lightweight Breathable Fuzzy Heather Jersey Thin Blanket
Like to really swaddle yourself into a blanket that stretches with your body? Knit blanket lovers don't have to miss out on summer blanket action with this heathered knit that has more than 3,800 five-star reviews. "Love this blanket. I wanted something light for hot San Diego summers," one reviewer reports, praising its "nice sweatshirt feel."
17. Elegear Revolutionary Cooling Blanket
Best Tech Cooling Fabric
On one side, it's 100 percent cotton. Flip it over, and the reverse is Japanese Arc-chill Cool Technology Fabric, touted as having a cooling factor of .4, twice as much as most cooling blankets. TLDR: You wake up cool and refreshed, not summer sticky.