Best Picnic Blankets to Use Through Spring and Summer

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 4, 2017
Having BBQ outdoors with a picnic blanket will add comfort to your outings and protect you from the moisture and creepy insects. For this review we've picked 5 stylish models in a variety of colors and designs to fit any taste and budget. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Maintenance
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Warranty
 
PROS

The combination of soft polar fleece on top and reinforced nylon as a backing makes it one of the best solutions to use early in spring when the grass is still wet. 

CONS

Since the layers aren't stitched together, walking on the blanket isn't recommended.

OUR VERDICT

The large size of the blanket makes it suitable for use by a big family. Choose the color you like better among 4 tartan patterns.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

58" x 80" (folded: 8" x 17.5")
2.5 lbs

Materials

Top: extra soft 220 gsm 100% polar fleece
Back: water- and wind-resistant reinforced polyester/nylon

Maintenance

Machine wash

Extras

Adjustable carrying strap/ handle

Warranty

30-day refund policy from the day the product is delivered

PROS

Despite considerable dimensions, the blanket offers incredible portability and compact storage thanks to the integrated stuff sack.

CONS

The blanket is easily creased. 

OUR VERDICT

Looking for a blanket to take with you to the beach? Then, this model is the best choice. Just unpack it, fill the corner pockets with sand, and have a good time.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

84"х 108" (compressed: 6"x 7")
~1.25 lbs

Materials

Water-resistant durable parachute nylon

Maintenance

Machine wash cold and hang dry

Extras

Sand anchor corner pockets, Snap button pouch,  Integrated stuff sack with compression straps 

Warranty

30-day return policy

PROS

One of the most portable picnic blankets that folds into a handy bag with a shoulder strap and a pocket for convenient storage and transportation. 

CONS

It is a bit heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

JJ Cole outdoor blanket is a perfect choice for family walks in a park. Pick one of the 7 available colors and enjoy your time outdoors. 

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

60"x 60" (folded: ~10"x 15")
~4lbs

Materials

Outside fabric: 100% water-resistant polyurethane
Inside fabric: 100% water-resistant polyester
Filling: 100% polyester foam

Maintenance

Machine wash

Extras

Detachable adjustable shoulder strap,  Sewn-in insert, Generous pocket

Warranty

90 days limited

PROS

Waterproof and puncture-resistant material will add to to your comfort, protecting you from the moisture, rocks, creepy crawlers and mud. 

CONS

The sand might spill owing to the triangular shape of the corner pockets.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a picnic blanket that would work for a company of 2-3 people, the compact Montem Pocket blanket will be a good choice. Available in 4 colors.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

55″ x 60″ (folded: 5.5"x 4.5")
0.3 lbs

Materials

100% woven ripstop polyester

Maintenance

Machine wash

Extras

Corner pockets and loops for anchoring, Attached storage pouch

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

Made of three layers of material, the blanket is unbelievably comfortable to sit on, yet, lightweight. 

CONS

Isn't machine washable. 

OUR VERDICT

If comfort is same important to you as how the blanket looks like, then the Yodo Picnic Blanket can be a great choice. You'll surely find your ideal travel companion among 9 available models. 

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

59"x 53" (folded: 12.5"x 8"x 4")
1.2 lbs

Materials

Top: fleece
Middle: foam pad
Bottom: water-resistant PEVA

Maintenance

Hand wash

Extras

Stitched guide for folding, Carrying handle

Warranty

180-day money-back satisfaction guarantee

What is a Picnic Blanket

What do you think of when you hear the word “picnic”? Most of us picture home-made food packed in baskets, delicious sandwiches, carbonated drinks, soda, beer and fun away from home and city bustle. One of the other things that you might not have thought of but you definitely wouldn't do off is a picnic blanket, a warm piece of rug that you'd need to accodommate yourself and your friends on grass or sand. Look through our selection of 5 best picnic blankets and choose the one that meets your requirements.

For those consumers who often go camping or hiking and like to stay overnight in the open air, we'd recommend purchasing a sleeping bag, with which you'll protect yourself against creepy crawlers and the moisture of still wet ground. Read our review and make your pick.

Pratico Outdoors

Extra Usability

No picnic is possible without a comfortable, practical, and easy-to-carry blanket, and the Pratico Outdoors Premium blanket is just like that. Boasting 58” x 80” size, it is equally suitable for a couple, family or a company of friends. The combination of reinforced polyester as a backing and soft polar fleece on the top makes the blanket water- and wind-resistant. Hence, you can take it with you wherever you go, be it a picnic, outdoor cinema, football match, etc., and feel comfortable even on wet grass. To make the blanket more convenient to transport, the manufacturer added an ajustable handle, so you can grab it and go. The Pratico Outdoors Premium Blanket is also easy to maintain as it's machine washable and you won't need to spend long to clean it off dust. Taking all the above mentioned features into account, we can claim with assurance that this Pratico Outdoors Premium blanket is worth a buy.

If you usually go on a picnic by car, a car cooler bag will come of great use. Put there all snacks and drinks to take a snatch while being away from home.

Review of Pratico Outdoors Water-Resistant Backing

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Pratico Outdoors
Pratico Outdoors
 

WildHorn Outfitters Sand Escape

Take it to the Beach

If your favorite place for outdoor activities is a sandy beach, it’s time to consider the WildHorn Outfitters Blanket. Made of parachute nylon, it is durable, air-dries-fast, and doesn’t accumulate sand or dust on its surface. Plus, it is lightweight but no way will it be blown away with an ocean breeze thanks to the option to fill its corner pockets with either sand or pebbles for enhanced stability of the blanket during windy weather. A snap pocket on the blanket will let you store some other stuff that you many need during your picnic time.

One more advantage of this model is an integrated compression sack that saves you the trouble of thinking how to store and transport the blanket. By the way, although this blanket fits quite small sack, it can impress you with its size when unfolded. Admit, 84” x 108” size suffices to welcome a big family or a company of friends. So, whatever you’re going to do on a beach – play volleyball or improve your water sports skills with a dive watch - the WildHorn Outfitters Blanket will definitely become a useful accessory to take with you.

Review of WildHorn Outfitters Sand Escape Compact

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WildHorn Outfitters Sand Escape
WildHorn Outfitters Sand Escape
 

JJ Cole Outdoor Mat

Great for Family Walks

What can be better than spending a wonderful day with your family outdoors? Just imagine, you walk with your spouse, your little one is riding a tricycle nearby, and when you’re tired, you sit down on a blanket and enjoy yourself. Sounds great, yet, something is missing...you don't have a blanket, yeah? If so, we recommend you to consider the JJ Cole model. Thanks to the soft foam filling, the blanket feels soft to touch, while its water-resistant backing allows you to use it even early in spring when the ground is still cold and wet. 

To ensure that you can use the blanket safely and spend little time on its maintainance, the manufacturer used a stain-resistant outer material which, even if you happen to dirty, is easy to wash in a washing machine. 

The JJ Cole picnic blanket is also quite big and will surely accomodate a family of 2-3 people, providing every one with ample room. 

Like most other picnic blankets in this review, this one can be folded and worn over your shoulder thanks to the adjustable strap or attached to the handle of a baby stroller. Make a new habit of going for a stroll with a picnic blanket. 

Review of JJ Cole Outdoor Mat compact when folded

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JJ Cole Outdoor Mat
JJ Cole Outdoor Mat
 

Montem Pocket Blanket

Super Portable

As its name implies, the Montem Premium Pocket Blanket is so small that it can easily fit in your pocket, seeing that you fold it first and put in a storage pouch (5.5” x 4.5”).  When unfolded, however, the blanket doesn't look as small and provides enough space for three people to sit on it comfortably. The use of 100% woven ripstop polyester adds to its versatility, allowing you to go on picnics even when the weather's not as warm. The fact that the material is puncture-resistant makes it a practical option to use on all types of surfaces without fear that it might get torn. We liked the design of the blanket, featuring four corner pockets and anchor loops on each side for its better stability. Fill the pockets with sand or little stones and go play volleyball, leaving the blanket.

All things considered, the Montem Premium Pocket Blanket is a truly universal blanket that all consumers who lead an active lifestyle, who love to spend time in a park or on a beach, who often go for a walk with a kid, should have. 

One more must-have item of every traveler is a thermos. Choose one from our review, and enjoy your favorite drinks wherever you go.

Review of Montem Pocket Blanket Ultra-compact

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Montem Pocket Blanket
Montem Pocket Blanket
 

Yodo Outdoor

A Stylish Choice

Are you looking for a nice and practical picnic blanket to last you a lifetime? Why not giving the Yodo Outdoor model a shot? The first thing we'd like to turn your attention to is the blanket design comprising of three layers, the bottom one being made of water-resistant PEVA to prevent it from getting wet, the middle one from foam pad to keep you warm on cold days and the top one from soft fleece to give you the feeling of comfort. The next thing we like about this blanket, even though being not unique, is that it can be folded to a bag of 12.5” x 8” x 4” size that you can wear in hand. 9 color patterns are worth mentioning too. Look through the options available and choose the one that you like better. We don't doubt you'll find it a handy rug to carry around and, possibly, if you weren't into outings much before, you'll start to spend more time with your family outdoors. 

Don’t forget to purchase a couple of lunch boxes to take food with you.

Review of Yodo Outdoor Water-Resistant

Yodo Outdoor
Yodo Outdoor
 

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1. Cal Gray How to Plan the Perfect PicnicKathmandu. August 30, 2016.

2. Living Well: 12 Secrets For The Perfect PicnicDesign Mom.  June 19, 2013.

3. Picnic, Wikipedia.  February 21, 2017.

4. Picnic Packing Checklist, REALSIMPLE. 

5. Nicole Garner 15 Things to Always Pack For a Picnic, Mental Floss. 

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