The 3 Best (Extra) Large Heating Pads (in 2017)

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Last updated: February 2, 2017. I have been on the hunt for the best large heating pad for a few weeks now.

A friend of mine suffers from back pain and sciatica, which radiates to his buttocks, so he needs an extra-large heating pad to cover everything in one treatment.

Until now he had to use his small heating pad twice the time to relieve his pain both in his back and legs, and I know he is not the only one looking for the a high quality large heating pad.

The 3 king size heating pads below would be great for all kinds of large area pain in your body:

1.       Back pain and Sciatica pain

2.       Leg Pain

3.       Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, multiple injuries after car accident etc.)

These 3 heating pads use different heating types (dry heat, moist heat or infrared heat), but in the end I’ll reveal the #1 best of them through my research.

Important note:

Extra large heating pads come in a wide range of prices, mainly due to different features, like different heat options, multiple heat settings and a removable cover.

Since these high quality pads will last you for years, you may want to invest a little more in a heating pad with these special features.

1.   Sunbeam Xpressheat Heating Pad, Extra Large

sunbeam extra large heating pad

Size: 12” X 24”

Weight: 1.4 pounds

Rated number of watts: 120V, 180W (watts), 60 Hz.

This extremely popular electric heating pad heats up in 30 seconds, has 6 heat settings (so you can pinpoint the most comfortable heat for your needs) and offers both dry or moist heat.

More Benefits:

·         You can see the progress as the pad heats up in the digital LCD controller

·         Offers continuous heat and an adjustable auto-off feature to keep safe.

·         Comes with a soft micro-plush cover

·         Comes with a 9 feet long cord

·         5 year warranty and manufacturer has a live chat in case of any problem.

How Hot Does it Get?

The highest heat setting (6) is too hot to put next to your skin and even too hot to touch. It would require at least one layer of clothing between the pad and your body, I doubt you’ll even use it.


Can’t be sharply folded (though you can mold it gently to wrap around your joints), cover is not removable.

(This can easily solved by getting a replacement heating pad cover, like this one)

Price – we found the best price now on Amazon.

2. BodyMed Digital Electric Moist Heating Pad

bodymed extra large heat pad

Size: 14″ x 27″

Weight: 4.5 pounds

Volts: AC90 – 125V, 40 – 60 hz, 2.6A/330W MAX

This heavy-duty large heating pad allows you to set the exact temperature you want with your controller, and this one gets really hot:

You can set it up to 166F.

More Benefits:

·         It doesn’t require water: The BodyMed pad uses humidity to produce its own moisture

·         Digital LCD controller allows to choose a specific temperature that’s right for you

·         Auto shut off after 15 minutes, but can be adjusted to up to one hour.

·         Soft fleece cover

·         Flexible – You can wrap it around your joints

·         Cord length: 6’6” (or 78″) from plug to pad, including the controller (thermostat + timer).

·         Cover is removable and washable. It has a Velcro strap so make sure it’s folded close to it doesn’t get caught with other garments while laundering.

·         1 year warranty


The controller doesn’t light up when you use it, and it doesn’t beep when it turns off.

No option of continuous heat, 60 minutes is the longest setting.

Price – at the time of this writing, you can get the BodyMed heating pad for less than $60 on Amazon.

And now, for the #1 best extra large heating pad in 2017:

3. UTK Infrared Heat Therapy Healing Jade Mat

utk large infrared heating pad

After my extensive research, the UTK large Infrared heating pad is the best (and safest!) large heating pad and the one I recommended to my friend, and here’s why:

While electric heating pads are effective and not expensive, there’s still one thing that concerns me:

They all emit EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation.

For the last 2 decades, many studies have investigated the health dangers of EMF, suspecting that it can weaken the immunity system, damage brain DNA and increase the risk for cancer.

Most studies haven’t found a direct link, but none of them were able to rule it out either.

This is especially true when you use a large electric device so close to your body, for a long time.

This is why I’ve recommended an Infrared Heating pad, which emits very low to no EMF radiation at all, and uses Jade or Amethyst stones to deliver the deep penetrating infrared healing waves into your body.

Plus, compared to electric heat, infrared heat penetrates much deeper into your tissues, all the way to your nerves and spine.

This is why the UTK large heating pad is the winner in this category.

UTK Infrared heating pad size: 31 X 21 inches, about ½ inches thick (yet this only the “medium” size. There’s a giant one which can cover your entire body)

Weight: 4.8 pounds, includes 126 natural jade stones.

Wattage: 100 watts

Standard Voltage: AC120 Volts

To put it shortly, the UTK infrared heating pad penetrates 200-300 times deeper into your body without exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

More Benefits:

·         Uses natural jade stones to deliver deep-penetrating infrared heat

·         Relieves stress and boosts energy through negative ions therapy

·         Infrared heat makes you produce more sweat than via electric pads (helps to detox)

·         Heat is deep penetrating and effective without feeling extremely hot

·         Digital controller with auto-shut off

·         Comfortable to lean on and you can sleep on it

·         1-60 heat settings, 50 feels comfortable for most people

·         flexible and can be used to wrap any part of your body

·         Built in timer, but allows for continuous heat


I’ve no cons other than the price.

The infrared heating pad is much more expensive than a regular electric one, but in my opinion, the high effectiveness and safety is worth every penny.

You can hurry and take advantage of the 35% discount on Amazon right now:

Here’s the page for the UTK infrared heat pad on Amazon

What If I Want a Heating Pad that covers my Entire Body?

If you are looking for a full body heating pad, I recommend the 24” X 70” UTK-H10030L PU Leather 492-Pieces Natural Jade Stones.

You can see all about it and real reviews and ratings if you click the link above.


It wasn’t easy finding the best extra-large heating pad for my aching friend.

Some heating pads heat quickly, others take longer. Some have heat settings and some offer exact temperature control.

Some have removable covers, and some emit too much EMF.

The list goes on and on.

It’s not like there’s any quick way to compare size and features on most websites.

When I stumbled upon the hidden EMF danger in heating pads, it made me quickly search for an alternative, and that’s how I found the safest one I recommended above.

While this was a lot of work, I truly hope that it has helped my friend and it helps others in the same spot.

You can click any of the images above to find out even more about each heat pad.

To your health and happiness,


The Back Pain Relief Products Team


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