The best camping blankets 2024: for coziness during cooler nights

The best camping blankets provide coziness and warmth on any kind of camping trip. In Denmark and Norway, they call this quality hygge – the contented state we feel when we snuggle up, get warm and enjoy good times with good people. For us, that's a big part of what a camping trip is all about (unless you're solo wild camping, of course).

A camping blanket is really any blanket you can take camping. Providing warmth during mealtimes and campfire singalongs, they typically feature bright colors and attractive patterns. Some are filled with down, some are waterproof and all have their own quirks. 

We've turned our hygge factor right up to eleven to bring you this guide to the best camping blankets around in 2024. Our expert reviewers have done everything from wild camping to glamping, spending considerable time in their best camping tents and testing these blankets against each other and having a great time while they were at it.

For us, the best camping blanket of all is the Voited Recycled Ripstop Outdoor, which also doubles up as a pillow or a sleeping bag and, as it's name suggests, is crafted from recycled materials. If it's a rugged durability you're after, the waterproof Yeti Lowlands Blanket is also a great shout.

The quick list

This is the quick list, a snapshot of the best camping blankets available in 2024. To delve deeper into the features and qualities of each featured blanket, see our more detailed reviews further down the page in this guide.

The best camping blankets we recommend in 2024

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The best camping blanket overall

Voited Recycled Ripstop Outdoor Camping Blanket

Eye-catching and versatile recycled blanket that triples up as a pillow or sleeping bag (Image credit: Voited)
The best camping blanket overall

Specifications

Insulation: Synthetic featherlight fiber
Weight: 1,100g / 38.8oz
Blanket size: 137cm x 203cm / 54in x 80in
Pillow size: 38cm x 38cm x 10cm / 15in x 15in x 4in
Packed size: 36cm x 16cm x 16cm / 13.2in x 5in x 5in
Colors: Multiple patterns and colors
Compatibility: Versatile multi-use blanket for summer camping and glamping

Reasons to buy

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Doubles up as a pillow and sleeping bag
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Great designs available
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Recycled

Reasons to avoid

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The sleeping bag is summer-weight only

"This is a smart multifunctional blanket that I’ve been able to test out extensively across a few years of summer camping trips, festivals and van travels, and it’s always been handy to have about," says our seasoned camping expert.

If you want a quiver-of-one camping blanket that you’ll get lots of use out of, we’d recommend Voited’s popular and versatile Ripstop blanket. It’s one of the more expensive models on the market, but you get what you pay for – we loved the way the Ripstop doubles up as a comfortable pillow and even as a lightweight sleeping bag. 

This blanket packs down easily into a stuff sack that’s as comfortable as many dedicated camping pillows we’ve rested our heads on. Or you can use poppers along the sides to create a simple but functional sleeping bag that might not be technical enough for more hardcore camping adventures, but is plenty warm enough for summer camping, and makes it a nice choice for festivals. According to Voited, it provides warmth up to around 13°C / 55°F. 

Brilliantly, Voited’s versatile blanket is made with fully recycled materials, using repurposed plastic bottles, and comes in no less than 17 vibrant designs and retro prints (in the US, at least – there are considerably fewer available on the brand’s UK site). It’s also machine washable. 

Read our full Voited Recycled Ripstop Outdoor Camping Blanket review

The best down-filled camping blanket

4Monster Lightweight Down Puffy camping blanket

Down filling provides delightful warmth without the weight in this water-resistant blanket  (Image credit: 4Monster)
The best down-filled camping blanket

Specifications

Insulation: Down
Weight: 460g / 1lb
Blanket size: 127cm x 178cm / 50in x 70in
Packed size: 11cm x 30cm / 4in x 12in
Colors: Green / Black / Blue / Purple
Compatibility: Three-season warmth, and light and portable enough to suit wild campers

Reasons to buy

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Warm down filling
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Water-resistant 
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Doubles up as a poncho

Reasons to avoid

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Tricky to wash

"Once you try a down camping blanket it’s hard to go back to anything else" admitted our expert tester. Down offers a brilliant combination of warmth and weight that instantly traps your body heat around you. 

4Monsters’ design can be worn as a poncho as well as used as a blanket and on hot summer nights we found it also works as a lightweight sleeping bag. Unlike some other down blankets on the market, this design is water-resistant enough that light rain will bead right off it, so if it does get wet or there’s a spillage, you won’t be left with a sodden mess. 

However, while this blanket can be washed, we’d avoid doing so if possible, as a large down blanket like this is a hassle to dry, and you may need to re-treat it with a waterproofing agent after a wash. When the time comes to break camp, the blanket packs into a stuff sack that straps easily to the side of a backpack and also features its own carry strap so that you can sling it on your back for shorter walks. 

Our tester tested the small version, but there’s a medium and a large version available too, in a range of neutral and smart colors.

Read our full 4Monster Lightweight Down Puffy Blanket review

The most stylish camping blanket

Kelty Galactic Down camping blanket

This cosmos-inspired blanket boasts the warming properties of down (Image credit: Kelty)
The most stylish camping blanket

Specifications

Insulation: 550 fill power down
Weight: 810g / 28.5oz
Blanket size: 183cm x 140cm / 72in x 15.7in
Packed size: 18cm x 31cm / 7in x 12in
Colors: Cranberry / Grisaille / Cathay Spice
Compatibility: A packable, lightweight option for summer weekend camping

Reasons to buy

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Lovely design
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Warm and lightweight down filling
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Long

Reasons to avoid

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Not all the colorways are attractive
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Doesn’t double up as a sleeping bag

Kelty’s Galactic down blanket stands out among the best camping blankets for its fun, futuristic tie-dye design. This oversized quilt approaches a double duvet in length, so it’s good for two people to share and can be popped on top of a double air bed if you’re off glamping

We also like it as an extra layer over a sleeping bag on chillier nights, as it’s easy to tuck in and adds welcome warmth and weight on shoulder season camps. Inside the silky-soft but durable outer fabric are pockets of down, which do a great job of trapping warmth in quickly while still feeling pleasingly light and airy. Kelty call this blanket “super compressive” – it’s not tiny but does stuff easily into a stuff sack for storage. 

We love the bright, bohemian design in purple (Grisaille) and red (Cranberry), but would avoid the cream-and-brown (Cathay Spice) version, which just looks a bit muddy. It’s also a pity this blanket doesn’t pop or zip up into a makeshift sleeping bag.

"A great choice," according to our camping expert reviewer. "Especially if you like a bit of bright color in your kit bag."

Read our full Kelty Galactic Down Blanket review

The best camping blanket for toughness

Yeti Lowlands camping blanket

This warm, waterproof and tough-as-nails blanket feels bombproof (Image credit: Yeti)
The best camping blanket for toughness

Specifications

Insulation: Synthetic (polyester)
Weight: 2.2kg / 4lb 13.6oz
Blanket size: 138cm x 198cm / 54in x 78in
Packed size: 114cm x 22cm / 57in x 9in
Colors: Alpine Yellow / Smoke Blue / Fireside Red
Compatibility: Car camping adventures with kids and pets

Reasons to buy

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Waterproof
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Great quality
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Washable 

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Heavy
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No recycled material

Two hundred bucks is, we’d agree, a lot of cash to splash on a simple camping blanket. If you do want to invest in the best of the best, though, that might just be the Yeti Lowlands. 

This blanket is large, heavy-duty and ready to take on the elements, with a fully waterproofed bottom layer and a soft-to-touch outer material that’s designed specifically to repel dirt and pet hair. Squished in the middle is a layer of insulation that provides great warmth. We found that this blanket is a lot heavier than many quilted designs, but if you like to sleep under a weightier blanket, it’s a comfy choice. 

"Where it excels, though, is for sitting on wet ground," said our camping expert. No water will seep through and we were able to just brush moisture off the waterproof bottom when done. Ideal for rough-and-tumble outdoor adventures such as fishing or car camping, especially if you’re bringing mucky pups and messy kids along. 

Read our full Yeti Lowlands Blanket review

The best camping blanket for sustainability

best camping blankets: Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket

A lightweight, down-alternative camping blanket that provides loads of toasty warmth in your van, tent or at home on the couch (Image credit: Julia Clarke)
The best camping blanket for sustainability

Specifications

Insulation: Synthetic down alternative
Weight: 1-person: 816g, 2-person: 1.5kg
Blanket size: 132 x 190cm
Packed size: 15 x 35cm
Colors: Crisp Fade, Glacier Rays, Playa Fade, Blazing Gaia
Compatibility: Summer camping, van camping, glamping

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Post-consumer recycled polyester
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DWR finish for stain and water resistance
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Machine washable
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Water-resistant stuff sack included

Reasons to avoid

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Relatively expensive
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Less versatile than some

Rumpl uses the same technology in this blanket that you’ll find in sleeping bags and down jackets for superior warmth all wrapped up in a soft, cozy blanket. Using 100% recycled materials, this down alternative camping blanket is extraordinarily lightweight but we found it provides instant heat. It does all of this with a smaller than usual carbon footprint.

Though this blanket doesn’t double as a sleeping bag or camping pillow, we were able to use it as a sleeping bag alternative in the warmer months, as well as for picnics and hanging out on the couch watching TV. The fun design makes it a head-turner at festivals too, though you won’t want to get too close to the campfire in it. It might not be flame-resistant, but it’s water-resistant so don’t worry about small spills or tears. When you’re ready to head home, pack it up in its water-resistant stuff sack and throw it in the washing machine to freshen it up.

All in all, its impressive warmth-to-weight ratio, use of recycled materials and eye-popping design make for a winning formula. "With high performance and fun design, you won’t regret it if you have the room in your budget," says our expert tester.

Read our full Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket review

The best camping blanket for coziness

Slowtide Valen camping blanket

A recycled and well-priced fleece blanket that’s good-looking enough to grace your sofa (Image credit: Slowtide)
Best camping blanket for coziness

Specifications

Insulation: Polar fleece
Weight: 450g / 15.9oz
Blanket size: 127cm x 167cm / 50in x 66in
Packed size: 18cm x 9cm / 7in x 3.5in
Colors: Smoke, with pattern
Compatibility: Ideal for glampers on a budget

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous design
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100% recycled
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Soft and cosy

Reasons to avoid

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Limited warmth
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Two people sharing may want to size up

If 'pretty' is top of your wish list when shopping for an outdoorsy blanket, get a load of Slowtide’s gorgeous Valen, which features a reversible fleece design in bright primary colors that will look as smart folded up on your sofa as it will gracing a tent, a tipi or a camper van. 

The Valen is at the more affordable end of the best camping blanket spectrum, too. On test, we found it to be a soft, fleecy blanket that’s just big enough for two to share, but best as a roomy choice for one person. This design is also fully recycled – all Slowtide polyester products are made from 100 per cent recycled post-consumer waste, primarily plastic bottles. 

"If you want a stylish summer-weight blanket that works as well inside as out, this is our recommended pick," said our camping expert.

Read our full Slowtide Valen Blanket review

The best value camping blanket

Trespass Fleece camping blanket

Low-priced, good-sized, functional-but-cosy fleece blanket  (Image credit: Trespass)
The best value camping blanket

Specifications

Insulation: Fleece
Weight: 350g / 12.3oz
Blanket size: 120cm x 180cm / 47in x 71in
packed size: 20cm x 10cm / 8in x 4in
Colors: Cobalt / Denim / Fig / Heather-Cloaked / Red / TOS
Compatibility: A brilliant budget-friendly pick for any outdoor excursions

Reasons to buy

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Very affordable
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Soft and cosy
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Decent size

Reasons to avoid

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Limited warmth

Can you score a decent camping blanket for under a tenner? You can with Trespass’s fleece-y little number. 

This simple fleece blanket is soft, cozy and roomy enough for one or two people to share. It’s easy to machine wash, and rolls up small enough to pop in a backpack when we were on the go. 

We found the fleece to be, admittedly, on the thin side and only offers limited warmth compared to heftier, down-stuffed camping blankets we tested, but at this price, we can’t really knock it – it’s a functional fleece that makes for a nice lightweight layer on spring and fall forays. 

"The affordability of this fleece makes it handy just to have around the house," says our expert tester. Meanwhile, other reviewers report using these blankets for everything from caravan holidays to Scouts camp-outs. At this price, you can afford to buy a few to stick in your car, van, tent and garden ready for your next chilled-out evening around a fire. 

Read our full Trespass Fleece Blanket review

The most versatile budget camping blanket