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8 Best Cooling Blankets, According to Bedding Experts

Hot sleepers, this one's for you.

best cooling blankets

We updated this article in June 2022 to remove out of stock options and ensure all product information accurately meets the standards of the Textiles Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.

If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night with your favorite pajamas drenched in sweat and your comforter on the floor, it might be time to try a cooling blanket. Lighter than a comforter, cooling blankets give you that cozy feel without trapping in heat. For your ultimate cool bed, The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab suggests pairing a cooling blanket with a cooling mattress pad, cooling mattress protector and cooling sheet. Here are the best cooling blankets of 2022 to keep you comfortable all summer:

Our top picks

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      Best Overall Cooling Blanket
      True Temp Blanket
      Sleep Number

      • 37.5 cooling technology
      • Cotton blend cover with polyester fill
      • Entirely machine washable

      • A few reviewers noted that the fill sheds over time

      This cooling blanket by Sleep Number has a cotton cover and polyester fill, both mixed with 37.5 cooling technology fibers, which store and release heat to keep you comfy all night long. It's available in five shades that you can pair with their top-rated sheets. Entirely machine washable, it's recommended to use a large capacity dryer and dryer balls to ensure the blanket is completely dry before returning to your bed.

      Best Value Cooling Blanket
      Cooling Throw Blanket for Couch
      Now 22% off

      • Cotton backing
      • Arc-Cool cooling yarns
      • Comes in six shades and three sizes

      • Cannot go in the dryer

      This cooling blanket from Elegear is double-sided — one side is 100% cotton, while the other features the brand's Arc-Cool cooling yarns for a cool-to-the-touch feel. Available in six shades and three sizes, this blanket is perfect for your bedroom or living room. And with an impressive 17,000 rave reviews on Amazon, it comes with many stamps of approval.

      Best Cooling Blanket for Travel
      Coolmax Travel Blanket
      Now 21% off

      • CoolMax fibers knitted in
      • Included carrying case
      • 14 color options

      • Some reviewers wish it didn't have a "t-shirt like feel"

      Whether in a bus seat or up in the clouds, travel sweats are real. Avoid overheating and being uncomfortable with a specially designed cooling travel blanket. This pick uses CoolMax fibers knitted into the blanket to wick away moisture, keeping you cool. We love that it comes with a carrying case for easy use and storage when traveling.

      Best Cooling Comforter
      Cumulus Lightweight Comforter

      • Cotton cover
      • Outlast technology
      • Can be paired with a duvet cover

      • Fewer cooling benefits when paired with a cover

      With a soft cotton cover and polyester fill infused with ClimaDry technology, this comforter from SlumberCloud is designed to keep you comfortable and at a stable body temperature all night. There are corner loop ties if you want to keep a duvet cover secure, and we recommend using a cooling cover for best results. Our Textiles Lab experts agree that the lightweight option is best for the ultimate cool sleep.

      Best Cooling Linen Blanket
      Linen Quilt

      • Long staple fibers for extra softness
      • Polyester fill
      • 365-day return period

      • Expensive

      All hot sleepers need a cool, breathable blanket that still feels soft and cozy. This Brooklinen linen quilt fits the bill. Made with long-staple linen fibers that are extra soft, the fill is polyester for breathable insulation. It's available in three shades in both Full/Queen and King/Cali King sizes. Brooklinen offers a generous 365-day return period, so there is no harm in trying out this linen blanket for yourself.

      Best Cooling Cotton Blanket
      Sleepsmart 37.5 Basketweave Blanket
      Pottery Barn
      Pottery Barn

      • 37.5 cooling technology
      • Classic design
      • Natural feel of cotton with cooling benefits

      • Only available in white

      If you love the feel of cotton bedding, this blanket combines the feel of cotton with the performance of 37.5 technology. Made of 80% cotton and 20% 37.5 performance polyester yarns, this blanket will feel great; once your body starts to get warmer, the 37.5 technology will store heat, minimizing changes in body temperature. With a basketweave design, this blanket has a classic look with modern performance.

      Best Cooling Weighted Blanket
      BlanQuil Chill - Cooling Weighted Blanket W/ Removable Cover
      Blanquil Chill

      • 15 or 20 pounds weight options
      • Ultra-soft microfiber
      • Removable cover for easy cleaning

      • Some reviewers said the weight was difficult to distribute evenly

      Many swear by the benefits of weighted blankets for helping reduce anxiety and fall asleep faster, but many worry that the added weight means added heat. The BlanQuil Chill cooling weighted blanket is cool to the touch for an instant cool feel. This blanket is made with weighted glass beads, which some reviewers note may shift with use but are easy to redistribute. Many swear by sleeping with this blanket nightly, so the removable cover makes it easy to clean, keeping it fresh night to night.

      Best Cooling Duvet Cover
      Eucalyptus Duvet Cover

      • 7-night free trial
      • Nearly 5,000 reviews
      • Machine washable

      • Buffy's dyes can fade in direct sun
      • Misleading green marketing claims

      Buffy's duvets are some of the most popular cooling comforters on the market, and their duvet covers are highly-rated, as well. Cool and incredibly soft to the touch, Buffy's duvet covers feature a smooth fabric made of Tencel lyocell fibers. If you're not sure that this cover will be right for you, take advantage of their 7-night free trial program to test it out before committing.

      How we choose the best cooling blankets

      At the Good Housekeeping Institute, the Textiles Lab tests many different types of bedding — from cooling sheets and comforters to mattress pads. We work with consumer testers and conduct Lab tests to assess bedding and have collected thousands of data points over the years for analysis. In our most recent blankets tests, we analyzed over fifty blankets for appearance and performance properties. To determine the best cooling blanket options, we looked into results from our bedding tests and made our picks from top-tested brands featuring reputable cooling technologies.

      What to look for when shopping for the best cooling blankets

      ✔️Cooling technologies: Certain blankets feature cooling technologies that actually store and release heat to keep you at a more stable body temperature throughout the night. Look for temperature-regulating technology like Outlast or 37.5 for the ultimate cooler sleep.

      ✔️Breathable materials: While some fabrics hold onto moisture, others wick it away to keep you sweat-free. Opt for synthetic fabrics like polyester or regenerated cellulose fibers like lyocell. Cotton holds onto moisture more, so if you love the natural feel of cotton, go with a blended material!

      ✔️Lightweight Construction: Blankets that are designed for the winter months will be thicker and more tightly woven or knitted together. For a more airy feel, look for looser knits or weaves without any added bulk.

      Why trust Good Housekeeping?

      Emma Seymour is a senior textiles product analyst. She’s been at Good Housekeeping for over three years, overseeing Lab and consumer tests for electric blankets, pillows, cooling bedding and more. With a degree in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell University, she has extensive research experience, particularly focused on athletic wear. As a lifetime sewer with previous product development experience, she has a strong fashion background with expertise in proper fit and construction. She continues to expand her knowledge with additional coursework on sustainable manufacturing and new textile testing methodologies.

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