Rumpl’s original Puffy Blanket above is a excellent choice for the majority of amateurs However, for those who value the weight and portability of their outdoor adventures, the Featherlite Down blanket is the best option. From the beginning we’ll point out it’s Featherlite is the most expensive of all. Featherlite can be the priciest blanket we’ve reviewed with a price of $399. It offers very little appeal to people who are looking for a value-oriented and casual camping experience. However, from a performance point of view it’s an absolute outstanding product. The 800-fill-power down insulation is warm and lofty. It also is treated with a hydrophobic coating to keep moisture from entering the fabric, and keeps weight to a minimum (the Featherlite checks in at 1 lb. ) It also lets the blanket be packed down extremely small. As a reference, we discovered that it’s only 3/3 the width of Original Puffy above when packed in its sack for storage this is fantastic news for those who are limited in space in their backpacks as well as a travel bag.
In addition to its astronomically expensive cost it also comes with a very high price tag. Featherlite Down also happens to be among the less durable options available with its thin and fragile 10 denier outer shell (don’t even consider the possibility of letting your dog play with it). You’ll need to ensure you keep the Rumpl dry as even rain could reduce the loft of the hydrophobic down. These disadvantages will dissuade some people who camp (including us) that simply do not require an extravagant ultralight blanket. If you’re seeking a lighter alternatives to sleeping bags an actual sleeping blanket is the best choice. Our top-rated Enlightened Equipment Enigma 20 ($355) provides a lot more warmth for just 1 2 pounds 5.2 grams with its foot box and sleep-pad integrated can keep drafts out. If you’re planning on blankets and aren’t worried about making extra precautions then the Featherlite is an industry leader in the top-end down category , and is a true king of the hill.