Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket Review

This might be the softest blanket ever

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Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket

Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket

The Spruce / Jordan Provost

What We Like
  • Incredibly soft

  • Budget-friendly price

  • Warm and comforting

What We Don't Like
  • Lackluster color options

  • Pills and sheds

  • Easily damaged in the wash

Bottom Line

For the price, it’s hard to imagine you could find anything softer or more luxurious feeling than the Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket—just don’t expect it to last too long.

3.2

Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket

Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket

The Spruce / Jordan Provost

We purchased the Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket so our expert reviewer could put it to the test in his home. Keep reading for our full product review.

There are three main things a great blanket should offer: warmth, comfort, and durability. Usually, a product that delivers all three comes at a high price. With that in mind, the Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket seems too good to be true with its soft feel, impressive warmth, and budget-friendly price tag. So what’s the catch? Read on to find out what we discovered after snuggling up with it.

Material and Weave: Soft, soft, soft polyester fleece

With a super soft feel and a weight of 330 grams per square meter—basically the equivalent of a heavy hoodie—the Balichun blanket is surprisingly comfortable given its low price point. That said, though the 100-percent polyester blanket excels in the comfort category, it does have its drawbacks.

We found that out of the box, the blanket had a chemical-like smell and required a run through the wash before we could use it. We also discovered that the fabric is fairly low quality because it quickly began shedding and pilling as soon as we used it. 

The Balichun blanket is surprisingly comfortable given its low price point.

Balichun Luxury Fleece Blanket
The Spruce / Jordan Provost

Washing: Easy to wash, but beware of shedding

This blanket is oddly delicate. It started to shed right after its first cold-water wash (as suggested by the manufacturer). The blanket maintained its shape and didn’t lose any softness, but we’re betting that it will continue to deteriorate with each wash and daily use.  

The fabric is fairly low quality and quickly began shedding and pilling as soon as we used it.

The brand suggests letting the blanket line dry. We did and found that it took quite a while to fully dry and had loose bits of fiber still on it afterward. Since it seems to shed so much, you’ll probably want to give it—and your bed or couch—a light vacuuming with an upholstery attachment every now and then.

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Balichun
The Spruce / Jordan Provost

Color: Beautiful neutrals and iffy jewel tones

The brand definitely prioritized feel over aesthetic appeal with this product. While the basic whites, grays, and creams are perfectly fine, the jewel tones are garish, unconventional hues. Further, several reviewers complain the color of their blanket didn’t match what’s pictured in the product listing. We bought the green blanket and you'll notice that the blanket we received is a bit darker than what's shown on Amazon.

Price: Cheap construction, cheap price

Starting around $20 for a twin, Balichun’s fleece blanket is almost too cheap to pass up. It may not be the most durable, but this blanket is a bargain for anyone who needs a spare for guests or just something to curl up with when watching TV. 

Balichun
The Spruce / Jordan Provost 
Balichun
The Spruce / Jordan Provost  
Balichun
The Spruce / Jordan Provost

Competition: More durable options are out there 

At around the same price point, the Eddie Bauer Herringbone Cotton Blanket offers the same comfort and warmth with a much-improved style. While it’s cotton rather than fleece—up to you which material you prefer—the Eddie Bauer blanket can be machine washed and dried without any worry about it falling apart. It also comes in a variety of neutral colors including white, navy, and chrome. 

Final Verdict

A cheap pleasure.

Given its price point and incredible softness, Balichun’s fleece blanket is easy to love, despite its lack of durability. If you’re a sucker for softness, go ahead and buy this blanket—just don’t expect it to last for years to come. 

Specs

  • Product Name Luxury Fleece Blanket Blanket
  • Product Brand Balichun
  • Price $39.99
  • Product Dimensions 90 x 90 in.
  • Material 100% polyester
  • Fabric Weight 330 GSM
  • Sizes Twin, Queen, King, Travel
  • Warranty 30-day money-back guarantee