The 7 Best Insulated Blankets for Winter
From recycled NanoLoft to certified duck down, these highly packable, weather-resistant throws will keep you cozy wherever you wind up
With fall finally here, now is the ideal time to get in some early season camping. And colder nights means cozier nights, so grab one the of the following outdoors-specific insulated blankets and head for your favorite car camping spot—or your backyard, the local park, etc. Either way, these warm and reliable blankets are sure to help maximize good vibes throughout the season.
Rumpl more or less created the insulated outdoor blanket market as we know it today. Now a few years in, innovation is high. The new NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is made with 100% post-consumer recycled NanoLoft insulation, made of tiny circular clusters of fibers that mimic the properties of down to trap heat while remaining breathable. The eco-friendly design packs down to about the size of a two liter bottle and weighs under 2 lbs. Plus it’s DWR treated for weather repellency.
The warmest blanket of the bunch, this alpine oriented insulated comforter from OG California outfitter Western Mountaineering features 800-fill goose down protected by an ultra soft and lightweight ripstop nylon fabric. At well under 2 lbs, this blanket is ready to go wherever cozy calls.
Made with an all-new ripstop nylon fabric that's stronger, lighter, and more abrasion-resistant than previous iterations, this down quilt from hammock brand Kammock features responsibly sourced 750-fill down with a rating of 30°F and a PFC-free water-repellent treatment for all season use. Kammock's lifetime warranty is a nice bonus.
Can't beat the co-op for functional, well-designed camp gear. This 600-fill goose down insulated blanket is available in two sizes and features a DWR treatment, packs down to roughly twice the size of a Nalgene, and is made of recycled poly fabric. The color may leave something to be desired, but at this price it's going to be tough to find a better down blanket for camping.
Montbell Down Blanket,
If durability and quality materials are essential, then Montbell’s Down Blanket will be at the top of your list as the Japanese outdoor brand has been creating timeless outdoor gear for over 40 years. The medium sized down blanket is a minimalist, no frills option is insulated with 650 down fill and weights just 6.9 oz, offering superior warmth for cold days at the crag or post libations.
The workhorse of the bunch, Big Agnes' Insulated Comforter is affordable, durable, and eco-conscious. Insulated with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester with a tough ripstop nylon outer. Can't beat it for the price.
Nemo Puffin Blanket,
Equally suited for car camping and lounging around at home, the Nemo Puffin Blanket is insulated with lofty synthetic fill, and features a foot compartment to make sure your toes stay extra toasty. A DWR treatment resists stains and light precipitation.