Therm-a-Rest Stellar 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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1 lb. 6 oz.


Nice mix of comfort, quality, and weight for the price.

Not as warm as our top picks.

Reduce the double wide Argo above to a one-person use is Therm-a Rest’s Stellar. At a cost of around $80-$20 lower than the highest-rated Rumpl Original Puffy, the Stellar has a high-quality synthetic insulation that compresses fairly well, and has it comes with a DWR finish on top of the supple polyester shell. The details are taken care of, including a drawcord that runs down the middle that keeps warmth at your feet. There are also hooks that snap at the edges for a perfect match with another Therma-Rest quilt or blanket. We love the included stuff pocket that eliminates the possibility that you’ll lose a bag. It can also be used to store smaller items such as phones and keys. If it’s time for you to get a good night’s sleep the pocket can double as pillows.

Where does the Therma-Rest Stellar not quite meet the mark? It’s not the warm, cozy feel of the many Rumpl models on our list which includes the Original Puffy below as well as their NanoLoft along with the Down Puffy below. It weighs just 1 pound and 6 ounces, it’s almost a pound less of fill as compared to it. Original Puffy (2 lbs. 1.6 oz. ) that is a substantial quantity of heat. For travel or other outdoor activities it’s the Stellar will be sufficient however spending more will give you a noticeable increase in insulation. Also, we aren’t a fan of the color options offered by Therm-aRest, while Rumpl has the most vibrant and attractive choices (although it’s a matter of opinion). The Stellar isn’t the coziest , or most stylish choice that’s available, but – like the Argo, it’s priced well considering its build quality and features.