* Camping is all about lightweight packing
* These blankets don’t weigh much, but provide a lot of protection
* One side will protect you from the elements, and the other will surround you with soft warmth
As the weather slowly starts to defrost, it may be time to start planning your next camping trip. A 2017 survey found that 40.5 million Americans went camping in 2016, and many people see it as a way to reconnect with nature and escape the stress and chaos of everyday life.
Those of you who have been camping know it’s all about packing light and stripping down to the bare necessities. These blankets are specifically designed for the outdoors, with one layer of water and windproof plastic to protect you from the elements, and another layer of fleecy warmth to encase yourself in. Many also come with handy carrying cases, which can also come in handy when going to a stadium or outdoor concert.
1. ABNER Outdoor Waterproof Picnic Blanket
Wind and waterproof, this blanket features one nylon side and one soft, padded side. It also comes with a carrying sack you can stuff it in for easy transportation.
2. Kelty Bestie Blanket
This toasty blanket features CloudLoft insulation, and dual Polyester Pongee and Poly Taffeta brushed sides. It’s durable enough to protect you from sharp rocks or rough grass, but also cozy enough you won’t want to take it off.
3. Hood River Fleece Stadium Blanket
This 100% impermeable polyester-backed blanket will keep you warm, no matter the weather. The interior poly-fleece will also provide added insulation.
4. Lightspeed Fleece Outdoor Camp Blanket
This blanket is large in size (72” x 58”), but not heavy, as it’s got a lightweight poly fleece interior coating. Bring it camping, to the big game with the bad weather, or out on the porch with you during chilly nights.
5. Pittsford Outfitters Spectator Outdoor Blanket
With 300g of Polar Fleece, this blanket doesn’t mess around when it comes to your warmth. It comes with an accompanying carry sack, and you can choose your favorite color for both of them, from bright turquoise to light grey.