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Review of DANGTOP Bamboo Cooling Blankets

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DANGTOP cooling blankets come in four sizes and multiple colors.

DANGTOP cooling blankets come in four sizes and multiple colors.

During the summer, I keep my air conditioning at 72° Fahrenheit (22° Celsius) to save money. The recommended sleeping temperature is 68° Fahrenheit (20° Celsius). So, my room feels warm when the air conditioning isn't running. I also have a 3-inch memory foam mattress topper. It’s extremely comfortable and has saved me the expense of replacing an uncomfortable mattress.

The problem is that memory foam mattress toppers trap heat and can get very warm during the night. Between keeping the temperature at 72° Fahrenheit (22° Celsius) and having a memory foam mattress topper, I often woke up uncomfortably warm in the middle of the night. When I heard about cooling blankets, they seemed like a potential solution, so I ordered two DANGTOP brand cooling blankets.

What Is a Cooling Blanket?

Cooling blankets are breathable, lightweight fabrics made from natural fibers. The DANGTOP brand I purchased is made from 100% bamboo material. These blankets are designed to absorb an individual's body heat and then expel it into the air. Cooling blankets can help regulate body temperature and also wick away sweat and moisture throughout the night. According to DANGTOP, the porous fiber structure makes it 3–5 times better than cotton in moisture absorption and breathability.

Are Cooling Blankets Effective?

If you have never owned a cooling blanket before, you may wonder if they actually work and if they are worth buying. The answer is it depends. When I purchased my first cooling blanket, I opened it the day after receiving it.

As soon as I removed it from the packaging, it was noticeably cool to the touch, which was a good sign. And it does keep me cool at night. In fact, sometimes, during the night, I have to remove the blanket because it feels so cold. So, yes, in my experience, these blankets do work.

But that's with the AC set at 72° Fahrenheit (22° Celsius) and a ceiling fan running all night. According to the DANGTOP product listing, "Cooling bamboo blanket has a better cooling effect when used with fans or air conditioners, which can quickly reduce the body temperature by about 2-4 degrees; even one degree makes a big difference when sleeping."

My second blanket was delivered and left outside during very hot weather. When I opened the package, the blanket was warm and took hours to cool down. Basically, these blankets work if you are already in a somewhat cool environment. If you don't have air conditioning, or if your air conditioner isn't working, these blankets may not do much to help cool you down. They also only drop the temperature a few degrees, which may be plenty for some people but not enough for others.

Best Size to Buy

Something to consider before you buy is the best size to get. I have a king-sized bed, but I bought twin-size blankets. I initially bought a twin-size blanket to test it. However, after using it for a few weeks, I concluded that it was the best size for my needs. I wrap it around myself and then remove it if it gets too cold. It's also easier to store when I don't need it during cooler weather.

Having a smaller blanket is also handy because of the strict washing and drying instructions. The blankets are made from bamboo fibers and either need to be hand washed or washed on the gentlest machine cycle. If you want to use your washing machine, place the blanket in a mesh laundry bag. The DANGTOP brand blankets should come with one. I wash mine with cold water using the Delicate setting.

You either have to hang dry the blankets or use your dryer's air dry or no heat setting. The blankets are very thin, but still, they take a while to dry. The bigger the blanket, the longer it will take to dry. Even though they are very thin, it usually takes a couple of days for my twin-size blankets to hang dry. The DANGTOP product listing also says, "don't dry the bamboo blanket in the sun; don't bleach or dry clean, or the service life of the bamboo fiber blanket will be shortened."

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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