Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The World's Premier Weighted Blanket - Centering your gravity
The World's Premier Weighted Blanket - Centering your gravity
426 backers pledged $56,738 to help bring this project to life.

About

TRUBlanket - Weighted Blanket project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

TRUBlanket - Weighted Blanket

$56,738

426

                              Meet TRUBlanket: The world's premier weighted blanket!

We're back! After a very successful first Kickstarter in which 498 backers pledged $91,884, we asked for user feedback. Everyone LOVED the first TRUBlanket™, and the number one request we got was for a heavier option. 

Introducing our 20 pound TRUBlanket™. You're going to love this weighted blanket. 

Imagine snuggling up under a blanket that feels like getting a full body hug. That's Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation, and it can help you relax in the same way as a massage does. The heavy weight of the blanket sends signals to your brain that give you a peaceful sense of calm and safety. Weighted blankets have been used for decades to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.

 Experience the improved benefits of our superior quality weighted blanket in a brand new size - 20 pounds! TRUBlanket™ is an innovative option for those who find it difficult to fall asleep or need relief from stress and anxiety.   

 Many people have found that the power of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation has been helpful in their search for stress reduction and sleep quality! That extra bit of pressure from the weight of the blanket makes your body relax, so you feel safe and secure. Don’t be surprised when you begin to sleep deeper and wake up more refreshed.   

Daily life is high-paced and stressful. When you can relax and unwind, you can rest easier. Your whole life is sweeter. Snuggling into a weighted blanket could be exactly what’s missing in your life!

Weighted blankets are highly regarded by medical experts. They have been used with great success in hospitals and in therapy for decades to support people who experience stress and sleep disturbances.    

Please note: the weighted blanket is not intended to cure or treat any medical conditions, but it's a great support tool!

If You Feel Anxiety and Stress – 77% of Americans report feeling regular physical symptoms tied to stress. We’re always multitasking, checking our devices, and generally on the go. Even when we make time to disconnect and relax, we feel wired and sick. It affects our health in many ways, and TRUBlanket is a way to address the gravity of the situation.  

Unwind and relax without the expense of a massage or a day at the spa. Calm your body and mind, and feel your worries melt away. 

If You Can't Sleep - Snuggle up to your TRUBlanket™ and let your mind go! If your body is comfortable, it's easier to relax. Our heavy weighted blanket is incredibly cozy and warm. 90% of people who use a weighted blanket report improved sleep patterns. They fall asleep easier, and they sleep deeper. We can't say for sure that you'll experience the same benefits, but it's definitely a great way to support healthy sleeping patterns. 

Other Times a Blanket Helps – People with sensory integration issues, ADHD, autism, or simply normal everyday stress often enjoy to use a weighted blanket. A long ride in the car or over-stimulation can lead to a meltdown, but TRUBlanket™ can provide the comfort to help a child relax.  TRUBlanket is also a great option for those who deal with PTSD, OCD, and a number of other stress-related symptoms. Remember, this is not a cure or treatment, just an aid. 

The TRUBlanket™ is designed to be around 7-13% of a typical adult’s body weight. We didn’t stop at creating a blanket that is heavy and letting gravity do all the work. Instead, we found ways to masterfully craft the TRUBlanket™ to be the best weighted blanket out there. 

The biggest complaint for weighted blanket users? Shifting weight and crunching sounds. Yep, we fixed that.

Our unique stitching pattern keeps the weight distributed evenly and reduces noises. It’s anchored at extra points inside the cover, keeping the blanket from bunching. 

TRUBlanket™’s weight comes from clean polished glass beads instead of plastics that off-gas odors and toxic chemicals. You can rest easy without worries. 

 Our blanket design also includes an ultra-soft 400 thread count cotton, making the blanket smooth to the touch and very breathable. In warmer weather, simply remove the cover and sleep right under the blanket. Your body will always be at the perfect temperature. 

The cover is a luxuriously soft plush minky microfiber that zips up for your convenience. 

We included high-quality embroidery on the blanket with the word "Happiness". We believe words have power, and it's our wish for everyone that uses this blanket to exude joy and happiness!  

Order soon, before you miss your chance! Don’t let bad sleep and stress destroy your health. Get the sleep and relaxation you need and deserve – with TRUBlanket™. 

 We live in high-paced, stressful times. Our minds and bodies need to relax and recharge from the constant bombardment of busy daily life and negativity that we deal with. Self-care is important.   

Picture the world outside melting away while you snuggle with your loved ones or pets. Read a good book, watch a funny movie. On your bed or on your couch, relax and enjoy a TRUBlanket.   

* Shipping charges above are estimates, final shipping charges will appear on the post-campaign survey and may vary slightly from these estimates.

* Shipping will be charged after the campaign in the mandatory post-campaign survey (where we will collect your shipping information), this will overall lower the fees.

*US estimates apply to the lower 48 contiguous states only.

Hi, I’m Jason, founder of TRU Lite Bedding, a family-owned company that specializes in sleep and bedding products. We’re passionately committed to helping families get great sleep, because that can affect every aspect of life. Getting good rest sets you up for healthy relationships, emotions, and physical well-being.  

I guess you could say the TRUBlanket™ is kind of a “family affair.” We discovered the benefits of weighted blankets while looking to help one of my sons, who struggles with anxiety. His symptoms got so bad that he only felt safe sleeping in our bedroom. After reading up on studies showing how weighted blankets can provide support for those suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other related mental health issues, we finally had hope for our son’s peace of mind. I’m delighted to say that, with the help of the weighted blanket, nutritional supplementation and emotional work, he's in a much better state of mind! 

Inspired by amazing changes we saw as the result of a weighted blanket, we set to work creating an improved design for the best weighted blanket out there. That’s how the TRUBlanket™ came to be. With your help, we hope to bring the sense of peace and well-being that we’ve experienced to the world. 

The TRUBlanket is the world's premiere weighted blanket but it took a lot of time, testing and trial and error to get there! We tested many prototypes and went through countless blankets to get to the design and benefits of the final version!

When we first started, we knew we wanted to make the highest quality weighted blanket possible. 

Jason pointing out sections that need improvement in one of our early prototypes!
Jason pointing out sections that need improvement in one of our early prototypes!
A recurring issue that we encountered with the square shape stitching is that the beads would bunch up in the corners, affecting comfort.
A recurring issue that we encountered with the square shape stitching is that the beads would bunch up in the corners, affecting comfort.

We found the solution with diamond shape stitching (normally referred as "on-point" stitching. The beads stayed in place better and it was by far the most comfortable iteration we tested!

Our first prototype with diamond shaped stitching!
Our first prototype with diamond shaped stitching!

We wanted to make sure the experience was amazing from start to finish, and that included the packaging. We wanted the TRUBlanket to be memorable in all aspects.  We worked for over a month on a box design and testing how it would hold up in shipping!

A batch of test packaging boxes being assembled to test for shipping durability.
A batch of test packaging boxes being assembled to test for shipping durability.

In the end our hard work paid off, and we were the proud creators of the world's premier weighted blanket, the TRUBlanket!

The final version: a beautiful box designed to encase the best weighted blanket that we could make!
The final version: a beautiful box designed to encase the best weighted blanket that we could make!

Risks and challenges

Hi, I’m Jason, founder of TRU Lite Bedding , a family-owned company. I have seen great results in my personal life and those around me with the use of the TRU Blanket and I want to share this with many more people. I have brought many products to market in the past and have the experience and knowledge to make sure this project goes smoothly. Our original 15lb blanket was a successful kickstarter campaign already, and I know we can do it again!

We already have manufactured a limited number of blankets and they are without a doubt the best weighted blankets in the market, now we want to manufacture many more of them. Our trusted manufacturing partners need a minimum financial commitment from us to get started on a larger manufacturing run and this is why we have come to Kickstarter to make this dream a reality.

Our limited supply of "Christmas Delivery Blankets" are scheduled to arrive before Christmas. My only concern is if for some reason these get delayed and we aren't able to ship them to arrive before Christmas. However, upon checking with our Freight Company they say everything looks good and on target but it is still cutting it close. This is the biggest concern for me at this time with our campaign to make sure you can give them as Christmas Gifts.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Cheer Us On + Expandable Phone Grip

    Your contribution will get you one (1) Expandable Phone Grip with TRUBlanket logo + updates about the TRUBlanket campaign, keeping you informed about our progress and exciting news as it comes out.

    *Shipping for Expandable Phone Grip will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for details.

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    102 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Stocking Stuffers - 5 Phone Grips

    You will get five (5) Expandable Phone Grips with TRUBlanket logo + updates about the TRUBlanket campaign, keeping you informed about our progress and exciting news as it comes out. Get in time for Christmas.

    *Shipping for Expandable Phone Grips will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for details.

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 157 or more About US$ 157

    Early Bird Pricing!

    1 TRUBlanket - 20 lbs (Retail $257 + Sales Tax)

    This level is for early adopters who grab the TRUBlanket at our best offer for $100 off retail! Also includes an expandable phone grip. Snag them while you can.

    If you want multiple blankets, just multiply the number you want by $157 and pledge that amount, or look into our other tier levels.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for Estimated Shipping Costs.
    *VAT, GST, and sales tax are INCLUDED

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 84 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 165 or more About US$ 165

    Gotta Have It!!

    TRUBlanket - 20 lbs (Retail $257 + Sales Tax)

    This level is for all who grab the TRUBlanket at our Fantastic Deal for $82 off retail! Also includes an expandable phone grip. Snag them while you can.

    If you want multiple blankets, just multiply the number you want by $165 and pledge that amount, or look into our other tier levels.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for Estimated Shipping Costs.

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    Christmas Delivery!

    1 TRUBlanket - 20 lbs (Retail $257)

    Be the first in line to get a TRUBlanket! We'll ship immediately after funding from our limited pre-production inventory. Save $85 by choosing this reward! Extremely limited quantity.

    Estimated ship date: December.

    Very Important to fill out MANADATORY Pledge Confirmation Survey you will receive from Crowdox after Campaign ends to ensure on time shipping.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for Estimated Shipping Costs.
    *VAT, GST, and sales tax are INCLUDED

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 182 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 299 or more About US$ 299

    The Happy Couple (2 TRUBlankets)

    No more tug of war! You and your partner can both enjoy your own TRUBlanket. No sharing required. You'll save an amazing $215 off of retail!

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for details.
    *VAT, GST, and sales tax are INCLUDED

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 435 or more About US$ 435

    Three Cheers! (3 TRUBlankets)

    3 TRUBlankets - 20 lbs (Retail $771)

    Maybe you need 3 weighted blankets. They do make great gifts! Get three TRUBlankets at a total savings of $336 off retail, plus three phone grips. -- *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for Estimated Shipping Costs.
    *VAT, GST, and sales tax are INCLUDED

    Includes:
    • TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,450 or more About US$ 1,450

    Top 10 (10 Pack)

    10 TRUBlankets - 20 lbs (Retail $2570)

    A great deal for a fabulous price. TRUBlankets make fantastic gifts, so spread the love. Some people also plan to chip in with others to split the rewards of this level. This pledge level is deeply discounted at $145 per blanket, bringing the total savings to $1120! Also included: 10 TRUBlanket phone grips.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign. See "Shipping" for Estimated Shipping Costs.

    Includes:
    • 10× TRUBlanket - 20 lbs
    • 10× TRUBlanket - Expandable Phone Grip
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)