The 5 Most Comfortable Blankets

Whether you're snuggling on the couch or getting a good night's rest, having one of the most comfortable blankets can make all the difference. Since the word "comfortable" may mean something different for everyone, it helps to consider your needs and preferences before you start shopping around.

If you've been searching for the softest blanket material, you've probably seen that there are a ton of great options. Cotton is not only soft but also breathable, and it's a great material for people with allergies. The downside is that it's not good at wicking moisture, so if you're prone to sweating, you may want to avoid options that are 100% cotton. Instead, consider a blanket made with bamboo, which is lightweight, moisture-wicking, breathable, and even antimicrobial. If you live in a cooler climate or just like a little extra warmth, Merino wool is an insulating material that's great at regulating temperature, and it isn't itchy like other types of wool. As for synthetic materials, which tend to come with a cheaper price tag, sherpa is especially fluffy and plush, while microfiber is cozy and breathable, and it doesn't fade over time.

Another important factor to consider is what blanket size you prefer, and this will largely depend on whether you're planning to cuddle up with it on your couch or use it for your bed. Most of my picks below come in a variety of options, ranging from throw size (which is typically around 50 by 60 inches) to king size (which is roughly 100 by 108 inches).

Below, I've put together a list of the best blankets on Amazon to aid you in your search. Read on to find the most comfortable blanket for you.