Therm-a-Rest Argo Blanket ($110)

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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Synthetic

1 lb. 10 oz.

30D

Generous dimensions for two and functional warmth-trapping features for a reasonable price.

Noticeably thinner and less insulated than most of the competition.

For those who often go camping together A double blanket could be a great and practical alternative. Therma-Rest’s Argo is our top pick in this category, offering an affordable price and generous size for two (its 72 x 78 in. construction is about equivalent to a queen bed) and a practical warmth trapping feature. Particularly, the drawcord at the bottom is ideal to keep it in its place, and also reducing drafts around your feet and snap loops on the sides let it be used in conjunction with another Therm-aRest fabric or blanket. We also like the included stuff pocket which doubles as a pillow, and decreases the possibility loss of a different bag. In spite of its roomier design and the surprisingly large size of 14 x 17 inches Therm-aRest has managed to keep the weight to a remarkably low level at 1 pound, 10 ounces which is less than several of the blankets designed for singles that we have reviewed.

In order to keep the weight to a minimum Therm-aRest had to compromise on warmth. For clarity, the Argo is an option for use in the evening for those who are able to run cold, or as a alternative to a high-quality sleeping bag during the cooler months, however it’s significantly thinner and less well-insulated than larger designs like those of the Rumpl Original Puffy above. It’s not an affordable price (the Double version of the Rumpl costs $199) and the two-person design is a somewhat more about friendship rather than functionality (plus sharing warmth can give an impressive boost in warmth). Other models that are more well-insulated to look at include Rumpl’s two person NanoLoft Puffy ($279) and Therma-Rest’s Down-insulated RAMble ($330

 

For those who often go camping together A double blanket could be a great and practical alternative. Therma-Rest's Argo is our top pick in this category, offering an affordable price and generous size for two (its 72 x 78 in. construction is about equivalent to a queen bed) and a practical warmth trapping feature. Particularly, the drawcord at the bottom is ideal to keep it in its place, and also reducing drafts around your feet and snap loops on the sides let it be used in conjunction with another Therm-aRest fabric or blanket. We also like the included stuff pocket which doubles as a pillow, and decreases the possibility loss of a different bag. In spite of its roomier design and the surprisingly large size of 14 x 17 inches Therm-aRest has managed to keep the weight to a remarkably low level at 1 pound, 10 ounces which is less than several of the blankets designed for singles that we have reviewed. In order to keep the weight to a minimum Therm-aRest had to compromise on warmth. For clarity, the Argo is an option for use in the evening for those who are able to run cold, or as a alternative to a high-quality sleeping bag during the cooler months, however it's significantly thinner and less well-insulated than larger designs like those of the Rumpl Original Puffy above. It's not an affordable price (the Double version of the Rumpl costs $199) and the two-person design is a somewhat more about friendship rather than functionality (plus sharing warmth can give an impressive boost in warmth). Other models that are more well-insulated to look at include Rumpl's two person NanoLoft Puffy ($279) and Therma-Rest's Down-insulated RAMble ($330