It may seem like a contradiction at first: who needs a blanket when the temperature outside is a balmy 78 degrees? But blankets can be season specific and the best summer blankets to keep you cool all night are a just cozy enough to help lull you to sleep without making you sweat.
A lot of us associate blankets with comfort, warmth, and rest. I can remember one of the only downsides of the summer when I was a kid — my mom stripping off the heaviest top layer of my bedding and storing it in my closet until the first cool autumn night. Makes sense, of course, but sleeping under sheets just isn’t the same. Sheets don’t have the same snuggle-factor a blanket does, and they don’t allow for the possibility that, at some point during the night, you might get a wee bit chilly and need more.
And that’s where summer blankets come in. The best ones are made from breathable, moisture-wicking materials like cotton, bamboo, and linen. And not only will these blankets not make you sweat, their heat-regulating properties can even help cool you down. So without further ado, here are 10 amazing summer blankets to consider on a warm summer night.
1. A Flax Linen Blanket That Absorbs Moisture
This soft and natural 100 percent pure flax linen throw blanket has two major super powers: it can absorb moisture and sweat, which leaves your skin feeling cooler, and is thermo-regulating — it'll warm you up in the winter and cool you down in the summer. It's quality double-sided weave will ensure it lasts a long time.
2. A Breathable Thermal Cotton Throw Blanket
This breathable thermal throw blanket is made from 100 percent ring spun cotton and has zero chemicals or synthetic materials — so you can feel good about leaving one on the couch, another one on the bed, and a third one on the patio (because you never know where you'll need a summer throw blanket).
3. A Hypoallergenic Down Blanket For Your Bed
A hypoallergenic down comforter that has sewn-through construction means the down filling won't shift around as you move. It's lightweight and, when used without an added blanket, provides the perfect amount of warmth during the summer.
4. This 100 Percent Egyptian Cotton Blanket For All Seasons
Aside from the fact that they boast a cute chevron pattern and come in seven shades, these 100 percent Egyptian cotton blankets are perfect for all seasons. They're lightweight, breathable, and oversized so that no amount of shrinking will make them anything less than the perfect fit.
5. An All-Season Down Comforter With Bold Color Options
Made with 100 percent polyester microfiber, this all-season down comforter is perfect for summer snoozing and comes in 12 fun shades like dusty orange (shown here), coral, and turquoise. The sewn-through baffle box construction (with double needle stitching) ensures the filling stays evenly distributed.
6. A Summer Comforter That Can Be Adjusted For Colder Temps, Too
Made from a 300-thread count cotton cover and filled with breathable, hypoallergenic down, this is an ideal summer comforter for all body temperatures. Thanks to the snap feature, you can easily attach one comforter on top of the other when you want a warmer weight on those cooler summer nights. Plus, with the ability to attach a twin comforter onto a king or queen size, this is a great solution for couples who have differing sleep temperature preferences; if need-be, half of the comforter can become a winter weight while the other half remains as a single-layer summer weight. And because it’s machine washable and dryable, you can experience peak comfort without having to deal with any extra maintenance.
7. Natural Bamboo Fiber Throw Blanket That's Odor Resistant
Available in three different colors, this bamboo blanket facilitates great ventilation through a breathable fabric that’s cool and soft against your skin. It provides the perfect amount of warmth on a summer night, with one reviewer describing this “soft and lightweight” blanket as being “just what I wanted for the warm season.” Plus, bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial and odor-resistant, making this an ideal blanket for those afternoon picnics and other outdoor summer adventures.
8. A Light Cotton Throw Blanket With A Breathable Weave Design
This 100 percent cotton thermal throw blanket looks deceptively simple: it's lightweight, breathable, and far more affordable than a lot of comforters and quilts. But the woven basket weave pattern design also makes it sleek, modern, and super pretty — you won't mind leaving one or two on your couch.
9. A Bacteria-Resistant Mulberry Silk Blanket For Cooler Nights
This luxurious blanket looks and feels fancy pants — it's made out of mulberry silk, after all. But it's also functional and perfect for the summer, thanks to its breathable, bacteria-resistant, hypoallergenic, and anti-mite fibers. Both the filling and the casing are made from 100 percent mulberry silk, and it's available in every size from twin to king.
10. A Light Plush Blanket For Sweaty Sleepers
Most of us either know one (or are one): a sweaty sleeper who can't seem to get comfy using either a lightweight or heavier blanket. If this is you, this plush polyester blanket might just be your answer: it's soft and can easily be layered when the night is cooler than expected, but on its own adds a sufficient enough covering to keep you warm throughout the night — but never so warm that you wake up sweating and sticking to the sheets.
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