When summer fades and fall starts to come around, it starts to get a little chilly. During that time, there is nothing better than to sit around a fire. During the changing of the seasons, a cold spell can come out of nowhere and if you are unprepared, your great camping weekend can turn into a weekend of shivering and being miserable. That being said, having a proper camping blanket can be the one item that saves you over this camping trip.
The good thing for you is that there are a whole lot of options when it comes to camping blankets. On the other hand, that is also the bad thing if you don’t know what you are looking for. You would think finding a camping blanket would be easy and really straight forward, but there are a lot of directions you can go in.
Things you have to consider when getting your camping blanket are the size, one that is waterproof, a blanket that is insulated properly and with high quality materials and you might want to consider the style as well. You want one that is going to work for what you need and look good doing it and that is why we made this list of camping blankets for the cold months.
Below you’ll see a list of some of our top camping blankets. These are all highly rated and will keep you warm when you need it most. We hope this list gets you a little closer to your next camping blanket.
Kelty Bestie Blanket
First on our list is the Kelty Bestie Blanket and for under $20, you are getting yourself a fine camping blanket that you will be able to use for years to come. At 6.7 x 11.8 x 6.7 inches, the Bestie Blanket is the perfect size for lounging around the campfire. This blanket is insulated with Cloudloft which will keep you warm on those cold nights. One thing to keep in mind is that this isn’t going to replace your cold weather sleeping bag, but it is going to keep you warm when you need it.
– Perfect lounging size at 6.7 x 11.8 x 6.7 inches
– Insulated with Cloudloft and has a stuff sack with a handle for easy transport
– Made of 75D polyester taffeta and 190T polyester pongee
– Weighs 1.8lbs
XL Plush Fleece Outdoor Stadium Rainproof and Windproof Picnic Blanket by Lightspeed Outdoors
This camp blanket will protect you from the rain, wind or even that spilled cup of whatever you are drinking. It’s pretty large in size as well coming in at 72” x 58” and it packs down into a stuff sack so you can bring it along. To re-hash, the Lightspeed Outdoors XL Plush Fleece Blanket has been rain tested and works great. It is made of a woven fabric so don’t think you can just leave a puddle of water sitting there and it won’t get wet. This is an affordable option for something that will keep you warm and fend off the rain.
– Weighs 1.5lbs
– This blanket is large and comes in at 72” x 58”
– Waterproof and windproof on outer shell and a soft fleece interior
– Machine washable
Down Under Outdoors Premium Large Waterproof, Windproof, Quilted Fleece Stadium Blanket
We have used many of these camping blankets over the years but this is one of the softest and most durable camping blankets we have used. In addition to keeping you warm and dry, the Down Under Outdoors product offers a zipped pocket to keep your belongings. This is especially handy when you are laying down and things are more likely to come out of your pocket. The advantage of having this blanket is that one side is waterproof in most occasions and the other side is soft. They are quilted together to make sure the surfaces don’t slide. It is the perfect combination of function and comfort.
– Waterproof and windproof
– Rolled up in the pouch, it is about 6 inches in diameter
– Machine washable
– 82 x 55 inches
– Comes with stuff sack for transporting the blanket
SnugPak Jungle Blanket Survival Blanket Polyester
For $35 you can pick up the SnugPak Jungle Blanket and we can assure you this would be a good decision. This is one of the highest rated camping blankets out there right now and for good reason. It’s warm, not bulky and lightweight and it is a great alternative to a normal blanket. Using Travelsoft Insulation, this blanket has been engineered to perform at a high level and not weigh you down. This blanket is also anti-microbial as well as being waterproof and windproof. When it comes to having a blanket that will do the job, keep in mind that this is compact, warm and lightweight.
– Lightweight and warm
– Travelsoft insulation made for great performance
– Antimicrobial and antibacterial
– Windproof and waterproof
– Temperature rating is at a low of 36 degrees
– 76 x 64 inches
– Weighs 25 ounces
– Includes compression sack
Horizon Hound Down Camping Blanket – Outdoor Lightweight Packable Down Blanket Compact Waterproof and Warm for Camping Hiking Travel – 650 Fill Power
The down camping blanket by Horizon Hound is one of our favorites on the list. It comes in two really nice colors (blue and green) and it is about as durable as a blanket gets as it uses 20D ripstop nylon. This also means it is waterproof and doesn’t hold onto stains or odors. It’s also pretty big and will cover even the biggest man’s shoulders at 80 x 54 inches. In terms of having a blanket that you can take with you when you camp or hike, this one fits the bill. When packing gear, you should think of three things in every piece: utility, packability and weight. This is your best option for spring, summer and fall, hands down.
– 80 x 54 inches
– Outer shell is made of ripstop nylon
– Filling is 80% down and 20% feather
– Fill power is 650
– Rated for comfort at 40°F
– Compresses down to 12 x 5 inches