ENO FieldDay Blanket ($80)

From warm and cozy down-insulated models to budget-friendly synthetic and fleece options, we break down the year’s top camping blankets

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2 lbs. 9 oz.


Fleece lining is very soft and cozy.

Fleece doesn’t pack down as well as synthetic or down.

ENO (short to mean Eagles Nest Outfitters) is most well-known for its hammocks, however they’ve made an impressive entry into the market for camping accessories. Instead of down or synthetic insulation the FieldDay is an insulated fleece that gives comfortable warmth for a low cost (fleece is popular for its insulation due to its soft skin-like texture). For durability the quilted construction as well as the sturdy nylon exterior will inspire confidence to use in camp (you do not have to fret about fill leaks through tiny holes) and also has an impervious finish to ward against light rain and debris. Like the Rumpl blankets previously mentioned ENO, the ENO has functional buckles that let users to walk around hands-free while wearing the blanket draped around you.

However, there’s an reason why the majority of the competition uses synthetic or down to provide warmth. Both are higher priced than fleece but give you more warmth in comparison the weight of their dimensions. The ENO is at the heavier end with over 2.5 pounds and isn’t compact. Synthetic also has the slight advantage in water resistance but fleece can keep you warm even when it’s wet. The question of whether the benefits are worth the sacrifices will depend on your personal preferences and priorities but it’s not hard to see the ENO’s durability and comfort which makes it an ideal option for camping with smaller dogs or children. If you’re looking for a less expensive but more compact choice of fleece, look into Rumpl’s Sherpa Fleece Blanket below.