Best Blanket For Winter Camping
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Winter camping in the UK is COLD, most likely freezing in fact. But that’s no reason not to go, so we’ve done the research on the best blanket for Winter camping and have some of the best Winter camping blankets right here, so you can keep snug and warm even when the night temperature seriously drops!
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Here’s the Winter camping blankets we like the best. Lots of Winter camping blankets tend to be heavier than a usual blanket, as you’d expect, so we’ve looked to combine the warmth you need with portability, and the results are below:
- HEAVY AND WARM 80% Wool blanket weighs over 4 lbs. Density of 550 GSM. Great for use as an emergency blanket
- 80% WOOL Wool blankets retain their ability to keep you warm even when wet. Wool blankets are used by the military and emergency personnel.
While this Arturcus wool blanket is described as heavy, it weighs in at 4lb, so it’s not crazy heavy to carry. The density of this blanket makes it one of the warmest available, with wool blankets being one of the warmest types on the market.
This blanket’s huge, with it’s fully open size being 64″ x 88″, so there’s going to be more than enough blanket to totally enclose you, or two people really.
Being 80% wool, this blanket’s going to arrive to you smelling of…wool, and slightly chemically, so give it a good wash following the instructions (if you’ve ever shrunk wool you’ll know what I’m talking about!) and this blanket becomes soft, ready for snuggling in.
The one thing this blanket could really use is a carry case, or even a strap with a carry handle. Because of the size of the blanket, it’s easier to carry this separately and not in your camping backpack, and a handle would really be useful. However, this most certainly isn’t a deal breaker and this blanket remains one of the best we’ve found for a Winter camping trip.
- Ideal Size, Ultra Compact and Lightweight: Fold out to a large 79"x57" (200 x 145cm) blanket, the camping blanket was designed to fit 2...
- Premium Quality: Our blankets is made from a strong, durable 210T polyester fabric with a polyurethane coating, design to prevent moisture...
This fleece blanket is made from a strong, durable 210T polyester fabric with a polyurethane coating, design to prevent moisture seeping in.
An extra thick 250gsm plush fleece (one of the best natural insulators) effectively regulates body temperature and even continues to provide thermal warmth when wet. At the same time, this blanket durable yet ultra-cozy, lining material designed to be as soft, non-scratchy and odour free as possible.
It folds out to a large 79″x57″ (200 x 145cm) blanket and is designed to fit 2 people comfortably, but it can fit up to 4 persons. It’s also very light and comes with a stuff sack and handle, so it’s very easy to carry.
Having a polyurethane coating means this blanket perfectly doubles up as a picnic blanket, and camping kit with double uses is always a good thing, especially when you’re camping with kids! This is a well priced, good quality blanket for your camping trips.
- 【Warm】High quality down and steam sterilized, provide long-term and guaranteed warmth. Fluffy camping blanket can wrap your whole body,...
- 【Light Weight and Portable】Comes with a stuff sack with strap for easy carrying on the back. After the lightweight travel blanket is...
This 4Monster blanket is made with down and is steam sterilized, providing long-term warmth. You can wrap your whole body in it and it also rather handily has a variety of buttons, so it can be used like a cloak type thing when sitting and allows you to secure the down blanket when you lie down, so no waking up in the middle of the night frozen as the blankets have come off!
It comes with a stuff sack and a strap for easy carrying on your back. After the blanket is folded into the bag, the total weight is 950g, which is only half the size of the pillow, so it’s a good blankets for times when you need to minimise the amount you’re packing for your trip.
This blanket has a waterproof coating, which while we found doesn’t give you the initial snug warmth that you’d get from a wool or fleece blanket, does keep moisture out and heat in, so you;’re going to have a cosy nights sleep wrapped in this. Plus, it’s super soft straight out the bag!
- ULTRA COMFORTABLE DOWN BLANKET - Take it anywhere! Fully compressed into its premium stuff sack it fits into any backpack or bag. Its...
- LIGHTWEIGHT - At 560 grams this packable Down Blanket gives you the comfort you would expect from an outdoor camping quilt / throw without...
At 560 grams this packable Down Blanket gives you the comfort you would expect from an outdoor camping quilt, without the bulk or the weight. These camping blankets use tough 20D ripstop nylon which is also water resistant, meaning less staining and. This blanket is also machine washable (we love this!) and being made from a 90% goose down blend, will keep the heat in while keeping the cold out.
Each blanket comes with a travel-friendly carry bag and handle so it’s super easy to carry, and can wrap around you and clip together to make a warm Poncho style blanket.
- 【Exceptional Warmth And Cozy】An extra thick 220gsm soft plush polar fleece has insulation, is one of the best natural insulators,...
- 【Waterproof,Windproof And Sandproof】Our picnic blanket is made from a strong durable 210T polyester fabric with a polyurethane coating...
An extra thick 220gsm soft plush polar fleece has insulation, is one of the best natural insulators, effectively regulates body temperature and even continues to stay warmth when wet.At the same time, this camping blanket durable yet ultra-cozy, lining material designed to be as soft, non-scratchy and odour free as possible.
Smart 2 sides design allows the waterproof outdoor travel blanket performs well as a camping blanket, family picnic blanket, sports warm blanket, beach blanket or any other kinds of outdoor waterproof blanket. The camping blanket weights 2.2 pounds and folds up to 7″ x 16″ inches so is perfectly portable, and is machine washable, which is always a good thing.
This blanket’s made from a strong durable 210T polyester fabric with a polyurethane coating which is waterproof, which keeps the fleece nice and dry. An all round really good priced Winter camping blanket.
What’s The Best Blanket For Winter?
The best blanket for Winter camping is going to one that’s easy to carry with you and is well made, so you don’t end up with a soggy damp blanket when you settle in for the night. Winter air is often damp, so it’s important that if the blanket is fleece, is has a waterproof coating to stop the moisture getting in. Wool is naturally damp proof (as well as fire retardant!).
Make sure the blanket you buy is big enough to keep you fully covered at night. We really like the size of some of these blankets, they’re big enough to have over and under you, because the more you’re enveloped in the blanket the warmer you’re going to be.
Camping Blankets Instead Of A Sleeping Bag
While you can of course use a camping blanket instead of a sleeping bag, personally, I like to have both! Warmth in freezing temperatures comes from layering, and so while a good quality blanket does the job of keeping you warm well, getting cosy in a sleeping bag and then covering yourself with a camping blanket is going to offer the best protection against the cold.
We’d also recommend getting a camping sleep mat to go under anything you’re sleeping on. Not only do they offer a little extra comfort when you’re out in the wilderness, but they’ll give you another added layer against the cold.