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Top recommendations: Winter blankets

Top recommendations: Winter blankets

The UK may be experiencing warmer year-round temperatures overall than before. But that doesn’t stop us feeling the cold when winter approaches. Temperatures in December, January and February drop to between 2 and 7 degrees on average during the daytime in the UK. Night time temperatures drop further, especially when the skies are clear. None of this is unusual, but it seems to surprise us every year – just how cold it can get!

Turning up the heating, having the heating on for longer and wearing more layers of clothing definitely helps. But when it gets really cold, or you don’t think you can afford to pay for more heating, then using blankets can be a life saver.  Pay once for the blanket and it can last for years if treated well.

When do people buy winter blankets?

We provide all sorts of various types of blankets to different organisations, as well as to households. Winter is typically our busiest season for blankets, we generally see a peak in demand between November and January.

Most popular winter blankets

Elite thermal throw blankets
Elite Thermal Throw Blankets, available in 6 colours

During this winter season, our best selling blanket is the Elite Thermal Throw. It is a blanket designed for use in hospitals, but also widely used in the community and in homes. It is sized to generously cover a single bed, measuring 210cm long by 168cm wide.

Customers typically buy 2 or 3 of these throws at a time, finding that they work their best when layered up on a bed. This is due to the way the blanket is constructed with a waffle design in the weave. Which, when layered up, traps warm air and provides some passive heating. It also benefits from:

Flame retardancy

No fluff transfer

Lightweight enough to be suitable for patients with painful wounds

Available in other sizes: Large lap blanket, Small lap blanket – both of which are also suitable for cots & cribs

Our other top recommendations

Cellular Blankets

Cellular blankets
Available in a wide range of colours & sizes, the polyester cellular blanket is another type of blanket that traps warm air in holes in the blanket weave. This  helps to recycle your own body heat and warms you up effectively.

Thick Polar Fleece Blankets

Polar fleece blankets
A heavier, thicker blanket will weigh down the bedding more. The polar fleece blankets available from Interweave Healthcare are thick and warm but not fluffy. Ideal for putting on top of a flat top sheet and then layering up a bedspread or other blankets on top of the fleece blanket. The fleece layer provides the warmth.

Heavyweight Thermal Throw Blankets

Heavyweight thermal throw blankets
Designed in the same way as the best-selling Elite thermal throw, but this blanket is thicker and weighs more. It’s the equivalent of using two of the Elite thermal throws. It is a blanket designed for hospital bed use, but works just as well in care homes and at home. Sized generously for a single bed, it measures 210cm long by 180cm wide.


Thermarmour Emergency Warming Blankets

THERMARMOUR Emergency Blankets

Passive warming blanket designed and developed with emergency services teams to keep and maintain casualties normothermic within any setting. Unique 4 layer laminated fabric which can be tailored and cut without compromising integrity. The blanket stands alone with no need for a secondary heat source. Shrink wrapped for ease of storage in an emergency kit.  Used by paramedics, search & rescue teams, outdoor pursuits enthusiasts, hikers and others. Store one in your Emergency Kit in case you need it.


We hope you find the blanket best suited to your situation. There’s plenty to choose from. Stay safe and warm this winter!

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