8 Cooling Blankets That’ll Keep You Ice Cold in the Summer Heat

published Jul 1, 2024
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There’s a lot to love about summer — sweaty, sleepless nights are not on the list. In fact, they’re not great for your sleep, either. According to the Sleep Foundation, your body’s temperature naturally drops as you sleep, so a cooler sleep environment makes it easier to fall and stay asleep (They also note the ideal temperature for sleep is somewhere between 65 to 68 degrees.) But if you’re looking to save a couple bucks by not cranking the temperature too low, a cooling blanket may be just what you need.

The Best Cooling Blankets 

Designed to wick moisture away from the body as you sleep, a cooling blanket helps regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool even on the hottest nights of the year. These blankets are typically made with naturally cooling fabrics (bamboo is one of our favorites!) as well as specially formulated fabrics infused with cooling technology designed to keep you sweat free. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight blanket, a comforter, or weighted blanket, there’s a cooling find out there for you. Below, check out eight of the best cooling blankets, including ones our editors can’t live without.   

Do you have a cooling blanket you swear by? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite cooling finds in the comments below. 

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was $59.99

As a life long hot sleeper, I’ve (happily) tested a lot of cooling bedding for the team. That led me to discover the Elegear Cooling Comforter. I first put it to use in the middle of a New York City heat wave (optimal testing conditions) and found myself remaining cool and sweat-free the entire night. The feeling of the cool fabric against my skin was heavenly. In fact, it did such a good job at keeping me cool, I was even able to lower my A/C, something future me was beyond thankful for once she got her electric bill. And while it may be called a comforter, this pick is more of a lightweight blanket, making it great for those who like to forego a thick comforter during the hot summer months.

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Rest Duvet
was $199.00

Hypoallergenic and pet hair-resistant, the Evercool Comforter is an internet favorite that’s also made its way into our hearts here at AT. Its outer shell is made from a blend of nylon and spandex that gives the comforter its “ever cool” quality, and the filling is a plant-based, high-performance fiber called Sorona. As a result, you get a breathable comforter that’s buttery smooth, steadily cool, and a little stretchy. It also absorbs moisture, drys quickly (yes, it’s machine washable!), and helps to regulate temperature while you sleep.

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Sleep Number
was $159.99

You might know Sleep Number best for its unbelievably comfy mattresses, but it'd be a shame not to check out the brand's other bedding offerings, as well. Take the True Temp blanket, for example. Jasmine, AT's former senior commerce editor, says the blanket transformed her sleep. "Night after night, I woke up feeling cooler and more refreshed than before," she wrote. "It’s also worth noting that when the A/C is cranked up a bit too high, or the changing spring weather gets chilly, this blanket does just as good of a job keeping me warm without feeling like an oven." As a result, you'll get plenty of use out of this covering even after summer.

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was $159.00

Any item that makes our Best List is certainly worth the buy, and readers have taken notice of this editor-approved blanket. Quince’s waffle throw is a necessary addition to your summer bedding, with its breathable organic cotton and trendy texture. “I used this blanket to replace a similar model I had from a more expensive brand,” AT contributor Nic says. “This blanket seems a little sturdier, which is surprising because of how light it feels overall.”

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If there’s one cooling blanket TikTok can’t get enough of, it’s the Marchpower Cooling Blanket. Its Japanese Arc-chill cooling fiber adds revolutionary cool-to-the-touch technology that absorbs body heat. The mechanism also makes this product handy for any season or temperature, which means that it can still have a special place in your home during the winter.

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Coop Sleep Goods

If you haven’t tried a cooling pick from Coop Sleep’s Comphy CoolSpa line, what are you waiting for? Our favorite find? The Comphy CoolSpa Blanket. The outside of this blanket is made from the brand’s exclusive nylon/spandex blend CoolPhiber fabric while the fill is a cozy mix of cooling nylon and polyester. Designed to be blissfully soft and cool on your skin, AT’s editorial assistant Morgan swears by this blanket, saying, “This thing has been a LIFESAVER for me. It's beyond soft, and even though I've been running hot during the night this summer, I still wake up wrapped in it.”

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was $25.99

As for one of Amazon’s favorite picks? That goes to the Bedsure Breescape Cooling Blanket. With an almost five-star rating and over 300 sold in the last month, it’s a cooling pick with a lot of heat on it. So what makes it such a great find? Aside from its affordable price point, this blanket comes in four sizes and 11 colors. The blanket is made with the Bedsure Breescape cooling fabric, making it 10 times more breathable and absorbent than cotton, ensuring you stay refreshed and dry all night.

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Made from layers (and layers and layers) of Tencel, this stylish weighted blanket isn’t just naturally cooling — it’s plant-based! Tencel fibers are sustainably sourced from natural raw wood and are known for their exquisite softness, which makes them a great blanket material. They’re also both naturally absorbent and moisture-wicking, so they’re pros at keeping sweat off your body. This pretty blanket has a chunky knit design to make it even more breathable — and it's stylish enough to be draped over the couch year-round. Choose from 15 to 25 pounds (and grab a kid-size one for your little one!).