Feels like real fur
Soft on both sides
Sheds a little
Fur is a bit long
Bulky to wash
With so many faux fur throws on the market, finding the right one can be tricky. We tested out this stylish, popular option from Best Home Fashion, which comes in several sizes and offers a cozy layer of comfort—plus, it’s machine-washable. We curled up with it and evaluated its texture, durability, warmth, and more. Read on for our insights.
Material and Texture: Soft and looks real
One would be hard-pressed to find a cotton, wool, or silk blanket that feels similar to real fur—so it’s not surprising that many faux fur blankets, including this one, use polyester and acrylic. Just because these materials aren’t traditionally considered high-end doesn’t mean the item feels cheap, either. The furry side of the blanket feels soft yet sturdy at the same time; while the underside, since it’s not trying to mimic fur, has a pillowy softness that’s also pleasing to the touch. We like that this blanket has two textures. If the long hairs start tickling your nose in the middle of the night, for example, you can simply flip the blanket over or fold it down. Our cat also loved this blanket—it quickly became her favorite spot to snooze.
This blanket is available in several sizes from 54 x 36 inches to 58 x 84 inches; we tested one of the larger sizes (58 x 60 inches). It’s also available in several faux fur styles, including Pearl Finn Raccoon (which we tested), Frost Fox, Kitt Fox, Iced Fox, Tawny Fox, Snakeskin, Coyote, and Chinchilla.
The furry side of the blanket feels soft and yet sturdy at the same time.
Durability: Well-made but delicate
It’s hard to call a large, thick blanket delicate, but this one does need to be handled with care. The reason? Its acrylic, fur-like fibers can get matted and tangled easily. We found this out the hard way as our toddler dropped a wet gummy vitamin onto the faux fur side of the blanket and it was difficult (and messy) to remove. To give this blanket a long life in your home, it’s probably better to place it on your own bed or couch in an effort to keep it as clean as possible. We do like that the acrylic “hairs” themselves are nice and strong, though.
Washing: Avoid heat
Best Home Fashion recommends that you dry clean this blanket, but it’s also machine-washable. We tried out the latter, washing it in cold water on the delicate cycle and hanging it up to air dry.
Whatever you do, don’t put this blanket in the dryer.
Our process worked just fine and didn’t change the texture of the blanket, though we did notice a bit of shedding. Whatever you do, don’t put this blanket in the dryer. The heat from the appliance is a surefire way to destroy the blanket’s faux fur.
Price: Expensive but worth it
In the size we ordered, this blanket is priced around $140, which we thought was a little expensive. We felt it was still worth it, however, as it offers luxury without harming actual animals, it’s heavy enough to keep you warm in colder months, and it looks snazzy anywhere you drape it. Also, if the price is too high for your budget, you can opt for a smaller size for less money. For example, a 58 x 36-inch blanket retails for approximately $95.
Competition: A real market for fake fur
Pinzon Faux Fur Throw Blanket: This Amazon-exclusive band makes faux fur blankets—like this one, which we also tested—for around $30. Yes, the texture feels slightly cheaper, but the upside is that you can bring it anywhere and wash it easily. And, when it gets worn out, it won’t break the bank to grab a new one.
Thomas Collection Wolf Faux Fur Blanket: Looking for a faux fur comforter that’s even higher-end than the Best Home Fashion option? The luxe blankets from Thomas Collection (view on Amazon) come in an array of textures, from wolf to mink to chinchilla. Prices range from $200 to $700, but the blankets are huge (some are even large enough to cover your bed).
Chanasya Wolf Faux Fur Throw: For around $55, you can get a queen-sized faux fur blanket from Chanasya (view on Amazon), which we also tested. It’s incredibly soft and feels more like bunny fur. The underside is pleasing, too, and made of buttery faux shearling that contrasts nicely with the fur side. If a great value is what you’re after, look no further than this blanket.
If the price is right for you, buy it.
If you have it in your budget to invest in a faux fur blanket, the Best Home Fashion Faux Fur Throw hits all the right notes. It’s soft, thick, and comfortable, and you can clean it gently without problems. The biggest issue we had with this blanket was its shedding, but that really only happens after machine-washing it.
- Product Name Faux Fur Throw
- Product Brand Best Home Fashion
- UPC 696576988967
- Price $136.99
- Weight 5.5 lbs.
- Color Pearl Finn Raccoon, Frost Fox, Kitt Fox, Iced Fox, Tawny Fox, Snakeskin, Coyote, Chinchilla, and more