Gro Company Blackout Blind UK Review Summary
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Ease of Setup & Use
Easy to set up, and sticks very well. Easy to take down and portable
Makes a room pitch black and very good at keeping the heat out as well.
Value for money
If you can find this blind for under £25, then we think good value for money
Overall buyer satisfaction rating : 80%
(Based on over 5,000 online buyer reviews)
- This blind will fit windows up to a maximum of to 130 x 198 cm
- Attaches to the window using suction caps and most buyers say these work pretty well
- It does create a very dark environment
- Buyers said that this is quick and easy to setup and take down if you want to use it for travelling
“Make bedtimes easier when its light at night time, the Gro Anywhere Blind can be used to create a dark sleeping environment wherever you are.”
The blind attaches to just about any window from 130 x 198cm down to about 1/3 of that size.
Product General Description
The main purpose of any blackout blind is simply to keep the light out, and it does help with sleep. Mainly these are used for children's bedrooms, but many adults also make use of these, especially during the summer months, to help them get to sleep and stay asleep.
The main method of doing that is to use a blackout blind, and many parents simply opt for putting a sheet up on their window, or a heavier set of curtains.
The issue with either of those two methods is a combination of the hassle of doing that, and the expense of heavier curtains or lined curtains
A blackout blind was created to counteract those two problems. There are plenty of these available on the UK market, from brands such as Gro Company and from Easynight.
This Gro Company blind is by quite a long way the biggest seller, which is mainly down to it affordability. It will fit any window up a maximum of to 130 x 198 cm and it only weighs 200 grams so very light.
It attaches to the window using suction cups and that does make it easier to set up rather than trying to use some form of ties.
Pros and Cons
Below we have included what online buyers had to say about this product
It is worth noting that 13% of poor reviews is always a concern when you are buying any product as it is higher than you would expect. Almost every single complaint is that the suckers don't work.
To help make the suction caps stick, make sure that the window has been cleaned, as any dust or condensation does impact on the suction. We also recommend adding a little moisture to the inside of the suction cup (a quick wipe with a damp cloth) as that also helps with the suction.
“The Gro Company is one of the UK’s leading baby sleep brands and has been helping parents get babies to sleep safely for over 18 years.
Gro has a longstanding relationship with The Lullaby Trust and has helped raise valuable funds to finance vital research into SIDS"
Our Verdict on these Blackout Blinds
This blind has sold in huge numbers mainly down to the price point, and the fact that it does what it says on the tin.
These are cheaper than buying lined curtains, and they do help keep the room cool, if it is subject to bright sunshine every day.