This handy, durable blanket triples up as a camping pillow and as a sleeping bag, as well as being lovely and warm to wrap yourself up in. It looks great, too, in a whole range of bright designs. What more could you ask for?
- • Doubles up as a pillow and sleeping bag
- • Great designs available
- • Recycled
- • The sleeping bag is summer-weight only
Voited Recycled Ripstop Outdoor Camping Blanket: first impressions
Voited’s popular and versatile Ripstop Blanket is one of the more expensive items in our best camping blanket buying guide, but with this clever quilt you get three products in one. The Ripstop triples up as a comfortable pillow and even as a lightweight sleeping bag.
Voited’s design has a ripstop, water-resistant outer material that won’t stand up to heavy rain but will withstand spills and showers. It’s also fully recycled, using repurposed plastic bottles, and comes in no less than twelve vibrant designs and retro prints. It’s also machine washable, although it does need careful drying in the sun to puff it back to its original splendor.
There’s also a smaller version of the blanket designed with travellers in mind.
• RRP: $115 (US) / £85 (UK)
• 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
Voited Recycled Ripstop Outdoor Camping Blanket: in the field
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.
Besides being a cosy-as-anything blanket, the Ripstop packs down easily into a stuff sack that doubles as a camping pillow, and it as comfortable as any dedicated camping pillows we’ve tested in the past.
Alternatively, 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 in cold weather, but is plenty warm enough for spring-to-fall camping, and makes a nice choice for festivals and summer trips when your wild sleeping bag is often too stifling.
Basically, if you want a quiver-of-one camping blanket/pillow/summer sleeping bag that you’ll get lots of use out of, we’d highly recommend Voited’s Ripstop Blanket.
An award-winning travel and outdoors journalist, presenter and blogger, Sian regularly writes for The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile, Coast, Outdoor Enthusiast and Sunday Times Travel. Life as a hiking, camping, wild-swimming adventure-writer has taken her around the world, exploring Bolivian jungles, kayaking in Greenland, diving with turtles in Australia, climbing mountains in Africa and, in Thailand, learning the hard way that peeing on a jellyfish sting doesn’t help. Her blog, thegirloutdoors.co.uk, champions accessible adventures.
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