The 5 Best Insulated Blankets for Spring Car Camping
From bison fur to certified duck down, these highly packable, lightweight, weather-resistant throws will keep you cozy wherever you wind up
With spring finally arriving now is the ideal time to get in some early season camping. But with colder nights comes the need for more gear, so while backpacking is fun and a favorite activity here at Field Mag HQ, tossing a bunch gear into your rig with little more ambition than pitching a tent and enjoying a campfire is what we recommend most. Either way, keeping warm and cozy will be essential for maximizing good vibes.
For this the emerging niche of outdoors-specific insulated blankets is the perfect fit. Lucky for you, we rounded up five of the better options currently on the market.
Rumpl Down Puffy Throw
Rumpl claims “the original” in the insulated outdoor blanket market, offering some of the most well-designed, efficient, and comfortable insulated travel and camp blankets available. And the new Down Puffy Blanket with 600 fill duck down is the creme de la creme of convenient comfort, and available in variety of sizes, including the new throw size ($149) which packs down to about the size of a one liter water bottle and weighs just 1.1 lbs. Plus it’s DWR treated for weather repellency.
Montbell Down Blanket
If durability and quality materials are essential, then Montbell’s Down Blanket ($74) 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.
Nemo puffin blanket
Best suited for car camping or lounging around the fireplace at home or cabin, the Nemo Puffin Blanket ($100) is insulated with lofty synthetic fill, and features a foot compartment to make sure your toes stay extra toasty.
United By Blue Bison Quilted Blanket
With vintage styling and recycled materials the Bison Quilted Blanket ($128) wins in the sustainable design department. The American-made Bison Quilted Blanket is insulated with fill made from bison fiber and recycled polyester. Not only will this blanket provide an extra layer of warmth for cold days outside, but for every blanket sold UBB will remove one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways.
Tribe Provisions Adventure Blanket
The most affordable option on the list comes from Tribe Provisions. Their Go-Anywhere Adventure Blanket ($40) certainly isn’t designed for long haul backcountry trips, but rather perfect for car camping or posting up in the backyard or park. It too uses synthetic insulation that’s machine washable, and features an attached stuff sack making it easy to pack and store at home or on on the road.