Maintains shape and texture after washing and drying
Cheaper than designer throws
Design isn’t as sophisticated as higher-end throws
Doesn’t have the weight or heft of expensive blankets
Across the board, online reviewers rave about Bedsure’s Sherpa Fleece Blanket. According to happy and, ostensibly, well-rested reviewers, the throw is plush, easy to care for, and maintains its texture and quality after washing. The blanket comes in a range of colors and prints, as well as four different sizes, so you don’t have to compromise on personal style, either. Does the sherpa throw really live up to all its hype, though? We grabbed a throw-sized version and cuddled up with it for a few days to find out.
Material: Soft and simple to clean
The Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket is made of 100-percent microfiber polyester—an anti-pill, anti-static, machine-washable, breathable, quick-drying, and wrinkle-resistant synthetic material. In plain English, that means the throw is easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. The material is also manufactured to maintain its shape after washing, as opposed to cotton or other natural fiber fabrics which can warp or shrink.
What really sets this throw apart from others, though, is its dual-sided design. As the name suggests, the blanket boasts velvety fleece on one side and plush sherpa on the other—so you’re getting two equally luxe textures in one blanket. The Bedsure throw doesn’t shed either, unlike the 100-percent wool throw that currently occupies our couch.
We can say for sure that it’s just as soft as more expensive throws, if not more so.
If you’re seeking a throw for its sophisticated look as opposed to superior comfort, Bedsure’s blanket might not be for you. The throw is feather-light, making it easy to cart from your bed to couch, but it doesn’t have the pleasing heft of a high-quality wool or faux-fur throw. (That’s not to say it isn’t warm, though.) Bedsure’s colorways also aren’t as subtle or rich-looking as those frequently offered by premium homeware brands. We think the slate-grey option—which we chose—is the chicest of the bunch, though.
Care: Machine washable
When it came time to wash the throw, we followed the manufacturer’s recommendation, tossing the blanket in the wash and running it on a cold cycle. While Bedsure says it’s safe to tumble dry on low heat, we opted to line dry it instead as our dryer has a stellar track record of shrinking materials and fading colors.
When we took it out of the wash, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the blanket didn’t take on too much water, as some reviewers had claimed. Surprisingly, the blanket also only took a few hours to completely dry. All in all, we were excited to see that the blanket maintained its shape, color, and epic softness. In fact, it looked and felt just as lovely as it did when we first took it out of its packaging. After two more washes—just to make sure—we were convinced of the material’s durability claims as we continued to pull it out in perfect condition.
When we took it out of the wash … we were excited to see that the blanket maintained its shape, color, and epic softness.
Because the blanket is so easy to clean and it holds up well to frequent washes, you can treat it a little rougher than your fussier throws. Let your kids and dogs run wild with it, take it on a camping trip, or use it as a luxe picnic blanket without worrying about racking up a hefty dry-cleaning bill.
Price: Very affordable
If you buy directly from the retailer, the Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket ranges in price from $18.99 to $44.99, depending on the size and color you pick. The blanket is available in throw, Twin, Queen, and King sizes, as well as 15+ different colors and prints, from pink and navy blue to metallic stars and snowflakes.
No matter where you land within that price range, the blanket will still cost you way less than most offerings from designer brands like West Elm and Anthropologie. Though we can’t yet speak to the longevity of the blanket, we can say for sure that it’s just as soft as more expensive throws, if not more so.
As we previously mentioned, though, the Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket doesn’t have the luxe look or feel of premium throws. So if you’re a self-styled interior designer, you might consider splurging on a higher-end blanket, or simply stashing the Bedsure in your linen closet when guests come around.
Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket Throw Size vs. L.L. Bean Wicked Plush Throw
L.L. Bean’s best-selling Wicked Plush Throw is a close match to Bedsure’s Sherpa Fleece Blanket. This model is ultra-soft, but it doesn’t have a sherpa side like the Bedsure blanket does. Like its competitor, it can also be thrown in the washer and dryer for easy cleaning. L.L. Bean’s model comes in seven classic colorways and two sizes. It retails for $29.95—just a few bucks more than the Bedsure blanket—but you also have the option of adding a custom monogram, which would make this a great gift.
It’s a winner.
While it may not look as chic as a designer throw, Bedsure’s Sherpa Fleece Blanket is well-made, and its integrity holds up even after washing it several times. At the end of the day, the Bedsure delivers on everything you could want from a throw, including second-to-none softness.
- Product Name Sherpa Fleece Blanket
- Product Brand Bedsure
- MPN FBA_BA523G2CL4TH
- Price $18.99
- Color Pink, light blue, red, grey, teal, brown, camel, navy blue, purple, sage green, Carolina blue, dark grey
- Size Options Throw (50 x 60 in), Twin (60 x 80 in), Queen (90 x 90 in), King (108 x 90 in)
- Material 100-percent microfiber polyester