Heated blankets are the best. Resting on the couch, sitting in your rocking chair, lying in bed all night, you name it! The blankets are also sometimes called electric blankets or electric wraps.
In this collection, our skilled wefoundthebest editor has carefully curated a list of the highest rated and reviewed heated blankets and electric wraps on the market today.
#1: Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket, Reversible
This Sunbag Heated Blanket is a popular Amazon Choice product. The fabric is the highest softness rating of reversible faux fur with two sides; mink & sherpa. It is machine washable and dryer safe, and has 3 heat settings as well as a 3 hour auto-off. The size of the blanket is 50” x 60” and it comes in 4 different colors. In reviews, buyers mention use this heated blanket as a both blanket cover when sitting in chairs, sitting on it in sofas for extra heat, or curling under it in bed. Most users love it for being cozy, plush and snuggly.
#2: Sunbeam Heated Blanket, Twin
Another Sunbeam option is the Sunbeam Heated Blanket, a simpler and more affordable option, but with the advantage of coming in in 4 different sizes and 7 colors. It is washable, has 10 hour shut-off and 10 heat settings, and is praised in reviews for being a great, everyday heating blanket, with a simple control and a long enough cord.
#3: Serta Electric Throw Blanket, 5 settings
This Serta 50×60 heating blanket is another affordable option. It measures 50×60” and has a 5-Heat controller, a 4 hour automatic shutoff and comes with 8.5′ of cord. You can choose from 13 different colors. User reviews praise the blanket as being a personal favorite, being made of a heavy yet soft fabric. The cord is also not too annoying, something that happens in some blankets.
#4: iTeknic Heated Electric Flannel Throw
Another popular option is the iTeknic Heated Electric Flannel Throw. It measures 50×60” and is made from a super-soft polyester flannel. It features 10 heating levels and an adjustable auto-shutoff timer. It is praised in reviews for being soft and comfy, lightweight, yet well made and durable. It can even be used without the heat.
#5: VIPEX Heated Blanket, Forrest Green
Another popular heating blanket is the VIPEX 50×60 Forrest Green Blanket. It features 10 heat settings and 3 timer settings. It is also quite practical, easy to care for and machine washable. User reviews praise the blanket for being dependable, soft and warm, and a good value for money. It is quite stylish and can stay on the sofa.
#6: MaxKare Full Size Heated Throw
A popular large-size heating blanket is this 77” x 84” electric throw. It features 4 heat settings and a 10-hour auto-off, allowing you to enjoy a restful night of sleep. The large size accomodates. It is liked for being well-designed, big and cozy.
#7: Sable Electric Throw
This Sable electric blanket also has 10 heat settings and an adjustable 1-3 hour auto-off. It also has overheat protection and a conveniently designed remote control.
#8: SunBeam Heated Blanket w. Feet Zone
Our final recommendation is this Queen/King/Twin Size Sunbeam Blanket. It comes in one color, gray, but in 4 different sizes, and has an added Cozy Feet area with 30% more heat concentrated for the lowest parts of your body. It also features dual controls, something really loved by many couples, 10 heat settings and a 10 hour auto-off.
#Bonus: Happy HeatFoot Warmer
As another option, why not bring an electric foot warmer to bed? This foot warmer contains an enclosed pocket with water. Plug it in – it will preheat for 12-15 minutes, then unplug – and enjoy for hours. No messing with cords!
What to look for when choosing an electric blanket
Fabric: Most heated blankets are made in polyester or cotton/polyester blend. The comfort varies between soft and supersoft.
Size: Dimensions matter. The smaller blankets are 50×60” and will not cover a full size bed, others are large enough for King Size beds. Make sure to check that the dimensions fit your needs.
Heat settings: Depending on the blanket, there are different heat settings to choose from. Some provide 3, others 10 heat settings. You might not need all those adjustment options, but its still nice to be able to adjust the heat somewhat. It all depends on the manufacturer, but most blankets deliver heat between 68-122°F.
Heat: Some blankets are reported to be quite hot, others to be only lukewarm, thus needing a cover above it. Check user reviews to learn about the heat on the blanket in question, however beware that people sense differently. This is why a good scale of different heat settings on the blanket is important.
Auto-off timer: An electric blankets automatically shut off after some time. This time can vary from 1 hour up to 8-10 hours. If you need the blanket to give heat all through the night, choose a blanket with a high auto-off timer. In some blankets like the iTeknik, the shutoff timer is adjustable.
Auto-adjustment: Some blanket claim to automatically adjust the heat, and being able to protect from overheating.
Washable: Most heating blankets are washable. As per instructions, detach the electric blanket from the heating controller, and put the blanket in the washing machine.
Dryer safe: Some blankets are dryer safe, others are not, due to internal wiring in the blanket. Check instructions and specs to make sure it fits your requirements.
Warranty: Many blankets are quite durable and will sustain years of use. Some companies like Sunbeam provide a 5 year limited warranty.