Kelty Bestie Blanket ($30)

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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1 lb. 8.6 oz.


Great durability and fun prints at a very low price point.

A step down in warmth, size, and overall quality from many designs here.

The most expensive camping blankets can cost $100 or more, however the Kelty’s Bestie Blanket stands out as an all-rounder with a price that is surprisingly low at a price. At only $30 (a substantial $70 cheaper than our most highly-rated Rumpl) The Kelty has a comfortable synthetic design with soft-brushed fabric on both sides that awed us with its excellent comfort for next-to-skin use. The shell, which is 75 denier, is notable for its thickness and is awe-inspiring the use with dogs (we’ve extensively tested it) Sharp gear and even rocks. The colors–while not quite up to Rumpl’s standards–has a number of interesting designs and patterns, with two trees-inspired designs which look like they belong outdoors. When all is said and done it’s this Bestie is a soft and durable blanket that surpasses the price tag.

What are you losing in order to save by purchasing this Kelty Bestie Blanket? Apart from being smaller and warmer than lofty designs, like Rumpl Original above Rumpl Original above, the Kelty is also on the smaller side at only 42 in. wide (compared to 52 inches. with The Rumpl). We discovered it to be spacious enough to cover the majority of our legs and upper body as we sat around the campfire. However, when you sleep, even a slight move could result in exposed skin. Additionally, you’ll do not get extras like clips for attaching the cape of your blanket. However, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more durable product at a lower cost, which makes the Kelty an ideal to pick for those with limited budgets who want a versatile outdoor blanket.