Best Camping Blankets | The Key Features You Should Know

Our top picks include the warmest synthetic and down puffy insulated blankets, plus stylish wool camp blankets, and even one for pets.


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A warm, insulated blanket can make the world of difference when it comes to staying comfortable at camp, whether you’re cooking, chilling around the campfire or simply relaxing after a long day of hiking, backpacking or watersports.

They’re more casual than camping quilts and sleeping bags and the best options are specifically designed to be used outdoors on those cool evenings or when camping in colder weather, so unlike your sleeping bag, you don’t need to worry about getting them damp or dirty.

In this post, we’ve put together a shortlist of the best camping blankets, including lightweight, puffy packable options with tear-resistant ripstop coating, warm fleece and wool alternatives, and identified those that are best at repelling dirt, sand, water and dog hair.

To help you choose which is best for your needs and budget, in each camp blanket review we also explain what each one is best for, as well as specific features you may find useful, such as waterproof camp blankets (great for sitting on the ground and using with pets), and those which are very lightweight (great for backpacking).

rumpl printed nanoloft 1 person blanket alt with stuff sack

1. Rumpl Nanoloft Puffy | Overall Best Camping Blankets

  • Insulation: Synthetic down-alternative
  • Size: 52 x 75in (1-person), 84 x 80in (2-person)
  • Weight: 1.8lb (1-person), 3.4lb (2-person)
  • Best for: All-round warmth at camp and at home from a blanket that’s easy to keep clean.

A leader in warm outdoor blankets, Rumpl’s Nanoloft is one of our favorites when it comes to all-round versatility. It offers instant warmth, while still being lightweight, soft and highly packable.

The double-sided ripstop quilted cover resists tears and repels dirt, dog hair and light moisture so you can use it as a camp blanket without worrying too much about it holding up to the environment.

If it does get dirty, it’s good to know all Rumpl blankets are machine-washable.

For more about them and all the features, read our Rumpl camping blanket review – these colorful and practical puffy blankets make for superb camping gifts!

If you don’t necessarily need this level of warmth and are more budget-conscious, also consider Rumpl’s Original Puffy, which also comes in some great designs and costs in the region of $130. See the full range (as designs often change) at Rumpl’s website:

YETI Lowlands waterproof outdoor blanket for camping and dogs

2. YETI Lowlands Waterproof Camp Blanket

  • Insulation: Synthetic (polyester)
  • Size: 55 x 78in
  • Weight: 5.8lb
  • Best for: When you want a blanket that will stand up to wet and dirty conditions and has a waterproof tarp-like side for spreading out on the ground.

This rugged YETI blanket is our favorite choice for outdoor fun such as tailgating, beach days, outdoor concerts or even on the grass in your backyard.

The YETI Lowlands features a tarp-like, waterproof layer on the bottom, making it perfect for spreading out on the ground. As well as the blue-grey, pictured, it’s also available in yellow and red color options.

Similar to the luxurious YETI dog bed, the Lowlands is built to repel dirt, including dog hair and burrs, and other debris such as food and sand will shake right off. It’s also machine washable if it gets really dirty.

Kepler also loves his YETI Boomer Dog Bowl, another extremely durable dog product that will last a lifetime

While the price tag reflects the premium design, and it’s not particularly light or compact (definitely not the best option to take backpacking), this luxe option packs into its own carry case and is a great companion for the outdoors where you want the best and are not worried about weight or size.

ENO FieldDay Fleece Camp Blanket

3. ENO FieldDay Fleece Camp Blanket

  • Insulation: Recycled synthetic
  • Size: 72 x 58in
  • Weight: 2lb 9oz
  • Best for: Layering with your sleeping bag on cold nights, campfire evenings and stuffing in your backpack for other outdoor adventures.

A more affordable option than other blankets on this list, ENO’s FieldDay microfiber fleece-lined option features bright designs, a durable nylon exterior and a water-repellent finish.

Like the Rumpl puffy, this ENO blanket also has a clip so you can wear it over your shoulders like a cape or poncho.

voited cloudtouch camping blanke

4. Voited Cloudtouch Indoor / Outdoor Blanket

  • Insulation: Recycled polyester
  • Size: 54 x 80in
  • Weight: 3.6lb
  • Best for: Snuggling at camp, in your campervan or RV, or just at home on the sofa. This blanket comes in loads of great designs, and also converts into a poncho, pillow or even a fleece-lined sleeping bag for 360 degree warmth!

This Voited blanket feels soft and luxurious, on account of the super soft brushed fleece-like fabric it’s lined with, which is made from 100% recycled polyester.

The ripstop upper is also made from recycled materials (plastic bottles), and is durable and stain-resistant – plus, if it needs a refresh, you can put it all in the washing machine to clean up.

What makes the Voited Cloudtouch different is the series of snaps along the sides and ends. These allow you to convert the blanket into a sleeping bag, pillow or poncho, or even snap two (or more) blankets together to make a larger blanket or double sleeping bag.

Rumpl Down puffy blanket

5. Rumpl Down Camping Blanket

  • Insulation: sustainably-sourced, hydrophobic 600-fill duck down
  • Size: 52 x 75in (1-person), 84 x 80in (2-person)
  • Weight: 1.2lb (1-person), 2lb (2-person)
  • Best for: An ultra lightweight, packable and warm layer that’s great for travel, backpacking and camping where cutting down on weight and bulk is a priority.

The warmest camp blanket on this list, the Down version of Rumpl’s blankets boasts a similar style and features as the Nanoloft and Original mentioned above, but with greater warmth and a lighter overall weight.

For an even lighter option, also check out their Featherlite Down blankets. Using it is like having a heated blanket for camping, it’s so warm!

Unlike some of the microfiber and fleece options on this list, the Rumpl’s sheer outer layer is rather ‘rustly’ and slippery, although the poncho cape clip it comes with allows you to keep it on by clipping it around your shoulders so you can stay warm while walking around camp and cooking.

Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket

6. Pendleton Yakima Wool Camping Blanket

  • Insulation: 86% wool, 14% cotton
  • Size: 84 x 66in
  • Weight: 5lb 4
  • Best for: A warm layer in and around your campervan, RV, cabin or tent for car camping. Also great for dry evenings around the campfire.

For pure style and aesthetics, it’s hard to beat a premium, US-made wool blanket, especially if it’s from Pendleton.

Pendleton’s photogenic, Instagram-worthy blankets adorn campervans everywhere, and it’s easy to see why. With natural wool warmth and unique designs, these blankets are timeless and equally great to use inside your home as well as on excursions.

Being made from wool, the Yakima blanket is best used in very dry locations or kept inside your tent or camper, as it is bulkier and harder to keep clean and dry than some of the other options on this list – it’s best cleaned using dry-cleaning as it’s not machine washable. $199.00
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7. Voited Quilted Camping Blanket For Dogs

  • Insulation: Recycled synthetic
  • Size: 54 x 37in
  • Weight: n/a
  • Best for: Spoiling your adventure buddy with their own heat-reflective, insulated blanket for those end-of-day naps.

If your dog needs their own place to lie when chilling around the campfire or in your backyard then why not treat them to their very own pet blanket?

Voited’s machine-washable dog blanket features warm microfiber on one side, and a cool ripstop design on the other.

With snaps along the side, it can be spread out or folded and snapped into a snug blanket or pillow for your pet to snuggle into. It’s a favorite of our resident adventure dog, who happily modeled the blanket for the photo above!

If you happen to be looking for a great gift to give your pet or a fellow pet owner, read our best dog gifts buying guide next.

Do you need an electric heated camping blanket?

If you’re searching for an excellent heated blanket option, there are limited cost-effective and safe options available.

Instead, consider getting one of the warm blankets from this list and pairing it with a heated camp chair like one of our favorites, the Gobi Heat Terrain.

Camping quilt or blanket?

Finally, it’s worth noting that if a specific warmth rating and packability is essential to you, also consider investing in a camping quilt that you can use to sleep in while camping and during backpacking trips, and can also use as a blanket around the campfire in the evenings.

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


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