Sunbeam Fleece Throw Blanket

Last updated date: April 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The ThermoFine technology in the Sunbeam Fleece Throw Blanket means you'll have even heat distribution from head to toe when you're under this heated throw. The fun colors let you pick which one will suit your personality, or maybe your living room, the best. In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Sunbeam Sunbeam Fleece Throw Blanket placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Electric Throw for a detailed review of all the top electric throws.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
1,760 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Reviewers love how cozy the fabric is and how it’s less bulky than other blankets they’ve purchased.
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What experts didn't like
Fewer features than newer models
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From The Manufacturer

Get the chill out with the Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw for warm, cozy comfort. Sunbeam features patented technology that reduces the heat only in those areas where the blanket is under bunched conditions instead of shutting down the entire blanket. Curl up and relax in head-to-toe toastiness when you need added warmth. For ultimate cozy comfort on the couch or recliner, the extra-soft Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw provides added warmth when you need it to shake off those winter chills fast. Features 3 heat-settings and convenient, 3-hour auto shut-off. Measures 50" x 60" ThermoFine technology 3 heat-settings 3-hour auto-off 100% polyester Softness rating: Extra-soft Machine-washable and dryer-safe For ultimate cozy comfort on the couch or recliner, the Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw provides added warmth when you need it Assorted colors and patterns. Additional Details Fabric Construction Soft and cuddly fleece fabric fends off winter chills, while the Thermofine warming system senses and adjusts to deliver consistent warmth for hours. 100% polyester fleece is machine washable and dryer safe. Exclusive Wiring System Senses and adjusts heat throughout the throw for the highest peace of mind. Enhanced wire design- internal construction optimized for exceptional performance. EliteStyle Controller Select your desired warming preference from 3 heat settings for the ultimate in personal comfort. Includes convenient 3 hour Auto Off. What Sets us Apart Sunbeam features patented technology that reduces the heat only in those areas where the blanket is under bunched conditions instead of shutting down the entire blanket. Sunbeam has the highest reaching temperature and ability to sustain temperature throughout the night for the highest consumer satisfaction.

Overall Product Rankings

3. Vremi Electric Throw Heated Blanket
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Sunbeam Fleece Throw Blanket
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Hyde Lane Faux Fur Machine-Washable Heated Blanket
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Sable ETL Certified Electric Throw Blanket
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Homde Electric Washable Throw Blanket
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 4
9. MP2 Microlight Heated Electric Throw Blanket
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Perfect Fit SoftHeat Micro-Fleece Heated Blanket
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Electric Throws

A great way to save on your energy bill while still staying toasty warm during the coldest winter months is to invest in a heated throw. Heated throws transfer electricity through a series of flexible coils that are stitched into the inside of a blanket. The heat radiates out softly, providing warmth from head to toe. Most heated throws are made from soft materials that you would happily cover yourself in while you curl up on the couch to snuggle with your pooch or children as you watch a movie during a cold winter night.

Heated blankets come in a few different fabrics and it is a good idea to think about which one suits you and your needs best. One common design is to have a polyester or flannel fleece fabric on both sides of the blanket. With this system, the blanket is basically reversible and will often have the same look on either side. Polyester fleece is highly water-resistant while still feeling super soft and comfortable on your skin, not to mention it is great for when your pets choose to snuggle up in it as they resist absorbing odors.

Other models have micro plush fabric and extremely comfortable materials like sherpa lining, which resembles something similar to fluffy white wool. Any fabric that you choose, be sure it is machine washable and that the product is designed for safe laundering.

There used to be a potential issue with unattended heated throws overheating, which can lead to scorching the things they are lying atop or even worse, starting a fire. This hazard has been addressed by most companies through the offering of throws that will automatically turn off after a set amount of time, usually two or three hours. This automatic shutoff makes the heated throws much more inherently safe and keeps them from being left on for days at a time while they constantly pump out heat. Be sure to buy a heated blanket that has an automatic shutoff timer for the safest results.

There are many sizes and designs to choose from when you are perusing the selection of heated throws online. Like with any other blanket, think about how many people you might have under it at one time, as you can find a great throw that suits the needs of one person by being a smaller size or you can get much larger ones that will fit a few people underneath comfortably. As for the patterns and designs, have fun while you see what there is and how it will look in your bedroom or living room.

Your heated throw will have a controller built-in to the power cord. This controller does the basics of turning the blanket on and off, but it also gives you an option to select a heat setting. Some simpler models will have low, medium and high settings that are easy to toggle through for those who aren’t terribly picky about the exact amount of heat being produced. For those of you who think you’ll really want the perfect setting for throw, look for products that have more adjustability like ten varying heat settings and you are sure to find one that is perfect for you.

DWYM Fun Fact

Heated throws have slowly made their way to the great outdoors in settings like campsites and ballgames. This might sound a little off since they need to be plugged in, but with the great advancement in battery technology that we have seen in recent times, it isn’t uncommon for people to carry a battery pack along with them on these excursions, often letting them have enough energy to plug in their heated throw for a couple of hours as the evening air turns chilly.

The Electric Throw Buying Guide

  • Pets frequently fall in love with heated throws and claim them as their own, so be ready to purchase two or three and ensure everyone is happy.
  • Even with the automatic shutoff timer, it is always good practice to unplug the heated throw when you are not using it, just to be extra safe.
  • Your heated throw will be effective and it might cause you to even sweat while you’re underneath it. Wash your throw regularly and keep it fresh, but be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
  • Try not to have the throw folded over itself too much while it’s on. This overlap traps a lot of heat inside and can shorten the life of the blanket as it runs hotter than it is intended to.