With so many travel blankets to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying one:
✔️ Material: Cozy material makes a cozy blanket. If you’re looking for an affordable, lightweight and warm travel blanket, try fleece or a synthetic microfiber made of polyester. Nylon fabrics are lightweight, durable and smooth, making them perfect for outdoor activities. Merino fibers are warm and soft, they don’t itch, but they are more expensive. Natural fibers like cotton and linen are generally not as warm but are breathable.
✔️ Cut: When it comes to travel blankets, it’s important to check the dimensions of the products listed before making a purchase. You want something big enough to cover you in warmth, but also something small enough to fit in your bag (and meet airline weight restrictions if you’re flying). Most of our picks are around 50 inches wide and 1 pound.
✔️ Features: Many blankets are designed with additional features. A case or pouch keeps your cover compact for travel; an attached loop is useful for carrying the blanket on your trip; Snaps or clips at the neck let you use the cover hands-free, and additional pockets provide space to store your essentials when you’re on the go.
✔️ Care: SSome luxurious fabrics and performance materials require more intensive cleaning, and some are even dry clean only. However, if you plan to use your travel blanket often or get it dirty outside, it’s a good idea to look for one that’s easy to clean and machine washable.