A good blanket can make or break an outing under the open sky, whether it’s a day at the beach, a concert at an amphitheater, or just an afternoon in the park. If you happen to do a lot of these kinds of outings, it’s probably a good idea to save your household blankets from wear and tear and invest in a quality outdoor blanket. Keep it in your car, or in a backpack with all your other outdoor gear so that you have it right when you need it. Here are some of our favorite travel blankets you can find at SunnySports, so you can get to planning those lazy days in the sun!
Some kind of ground covering is essential when you’re at the beach to avoid the sticky, gritty, sand-everywhere experience. The ParaSheet is a lightweight beach blanket made of parachute material that, at 49 square feet, will cover more than enough ground for you and some friends. Each corner features pockets that you can weigh down with sand, or use as protective pockets for your keys, cell phone, snacks, or whatever small items you want to keep handy. The corners also have eyelets so you can stake it down if you wish. The ParaSheet weighs just a pound when compressed, dries quickly, and stays nice and cool, even in the sun. Better yet, sand won’t stick to it! When you’re ready to go, simply stuff it into the attached sack and throw it in a backpack.
Why not have an outdoor blanket that serves multiple purposes? This 3-in-1 blanket from Coleman does just that. Not only is it a comfortable 58″ x 83″ insulated blanket, waterproof on one side and fleece on the other, but it also converts into a hooded poncho for those sudden cloudbursts on spring days. Compress the whole thing down into the hood for a portable stadium seat cushion with a built-in handle! The 3-in-1 is the perfect tote to have along for sporting events or concerts.
For those chilly nights outdoors or for a little extra comfort, the Tech blanket from Therm-a-Rest is a quality option. Stuffed with insulating synthetic filling, this blanket is covered in soft, durable nylon that won’t pick up animal hair, dirt, or other debris, making this a clean and ready-to-use blanket for whatever purposes you have in mind. It compresses tightly into the included stuff sack, weighing just a little over a pound, so it’s easy to take this outdoor comforter with you anywhere.