Well kids, it’s finally that time of year again. Rejoice in the comfort of your flip flops, bask in the warmth of the sun and indulge in that double-decker ice cream cone without any guilt. It’s time for your favorite camping trips to the woods, surrounded by the comfort of a lush forest, your furry companion and a weekend full of zero itineraries. So as we prep for arguably the best season of all, we may be double checking our packing list before we hit the road to our next outdoor adventure. And I can promise you that one item you will not want to leave behind this summer is an outdoor blanket.

Ever since I invested in one last summer, I cannot go anywhere without it. To the beach, by the campfire, in the woods or in my backyard, I seriously use my blanket everywhere I go. And don’t just take my word for it; one of our office pups, Codah, lays on a blanket so that ticks cannot get to her. So if you enjoy staying warm on a cool summer night, or like to avoid rubbing dirt all over your clothes as you chill by the campfire, then explore our list of a few great outdoor blanket options.

Kelty Bestie Blanket

Kelty Bestie Blanket

The Kelty Bestie Blanket is a must-have for your summer camping trips. It’s perfect for lounging around the campfire, roasting smores and sharing your favorite comedic stories in comfort. My favorite thing about this blanket is that it’s super packable. You’ll receive a stuff sack with a handle so that you can store it easily and fit it nicely into your camping bag. The Cloudloft Insulation will keep you so cozy all night long, that you’ll be wishing you found this blanket sooner. It comes in a rich teal and gray color, a vibrant beige and blue-green option and a camo and red print if you’re feeling expressive. And at a price point of only $22.95, all you have to do is sacrifice 4 fancy lattes, and this baby will be all yours.

ENO Islander Blanket

ENO Islander Blanket

Another amazing outdoor blanket is the ENO Islander Blanket. Made of easy-to-wash parachute nylon, this blanket is extremely lightweight and even includes stakes and stake loops so that you don’t have to worry about your blanket bunching up on the beach. Stash your phone, keys and wallet in a corner pouch and let the water wash your worries away. Once you’ve had your much-needed escape on this relaxation station, you can easily pack it away in its stuff sack. Take your pick from a navy and royal blue striped print, or a red and charcoal combination for a pop of color. And if you’re feeling extra, check out the ENO Islander LED Blanket that includes a string of LED lights around the border of the blanket. Hello, festivities!

Grand Trunk Parasheet

Grand Trunk Parasheet

The Grand Trunk Parasheet is the perfect summer blanket for the beach, backyard, forest floor and any other earth floor you enjoy sitting on. Another lightweight option made of parachute nylon, the Grand Trunk Parasheet weighs only 14oz so you won’t even feel a difference in your hiking bag. One of the best features is the sand pocket design because it helps combat beach winds so that your blanket can stay perfectly in place all day long. Expect a stuff sack with your purchase and stakes for securing your blanket in one spot. This blanket is offered in a blue and beige color combination and a pink and teal combination. At $40, you don’t have to think twice about purchasing this functional and fashionable summer blanket.


What blanket fits your summer adventure needs the most? Share in the comments below!

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