Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket ($169)

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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Wool (86% wool, 14% cotton)

5 lbs. 4.3 oz.

A beautiful wool blanket with Pendleton’s exceptional craftsmanship.

Heavy, expensive, and less versatile than many designs here.

Pendleton weaves top-quality wool blankets since their beginnings in the 1900s. Their classic designs and exceptional quality of workmanship are difficult to beat. We’ve had the privilege of owning the Yakima Camp Blanket, which is a well-tested solution for everything from backyard parties to weekend getaways in the cabin. Instead of down or synthetic the Pendleton makes use of the company’s trademark wool-based construction. It also includes some cotton to give it the soft, next-to-skin feeling. The wool is strong natural odor-proof, naturally soft and warm. The blanket is stylish in its design and feel. It comes with a chic striped design and colors that are inspired by nature.

Although wool is soft and warmth however, it’s not our top insulation for camping blankets. The most significant negative is the weight: at 5 pounds and 4 ounces Yakima’s Yakima Camp blanket weighs in as the second most heavy choice that we have on our list (right just behind the waterproof YETI Lowlands down below) and isn’t able to fold easily for stuffing into an entire trunk or duffel. It’s also only dry clean and we suggest keeping it in the tent when camping to avoid the accumulation of dirt and dirt. In the end the Yakima isn’t the most flexible alternative however, it’s warm and comfy, as well as an extremely sturdy alternative to synthetic or down blankets. If that wasn’t obvious, the best part is the fact that Pendleton can be used in the home too. If you’re looking for a stylish wool alternative which is lighter and more affordable (albeit more brittle) take a look at Sackcloth and Ashes The Mountains Blanket.