There are certain travel accessories that can completely change the complexity of your travel experience, and can in fact improve your travel experience by spending just a few dollars on the right item. For us, one of those things has been finding the right assortment of travel blankets to use in just the right situation!
Think about it – what can be more useful than having something that can be used as a pillow on a cramped flight, keep you warm on a freezing long-haul, or even to use as a great sleeping aid while you’re staying in a hostel or hotel room? It was an overlooked item for us for a long time, but having the right travel blanket definitely improved the way we travel.
Here are 15 travel blankets that are multi-purposeful, comfortable, and can be used in an array of situations to make your travels better, and far more comfortable.
To start, we’ll begin with a travel blanket that is incredible affordable, useful, and excellent as a sleep aid – I guess it’s called “World’s Best” for a reason! It’s a 50 x 60-inch micro-fleece blanket that comes in nearly a dozen different colors and patterns.
We’ve bought several of these before going on trips, and several now can be found throughout the house, as they double as perfect casual throws and blankets for home.
The Cloudz Compact Travel Blanket is a little different from the “World’s Best”, as it’s a bit smaller (40 x 62), and more ideal for one person on a journey that needs to keep warm. It’s also a little more durable than microfleece, but admittedly not quite as thick.
This is really perfect as a stow-away back up blanket for a hotel room on the go, and something that takes up very little space in your carry-on bag!
Similar to the “Cloudz Compact”, just larger and better fit for different scenarios. This actually isn’t one we love for planes, but it’s fantastic when you need a blanket in a hotel room or hostel.
It’s incredibly warm, comes in more than a half-dozen colors, and has a tough, durable carrying case. The best part? Cozy pockets for your feet!
We really love the Cocoon CoolMax Blanket. It’s small, lightweight, incredibly portable and space-sensitive, but actually carries a great surface area of 70 x 56. We’ve used this on planes, camping, and even on breaks for short hiking trips.
The best part? It comes in nearly a dozen cool colors, and has a fancy carrying case to help you take it anywhere!
A 40 x 60 fleece that is really luxurious and comfortable. This one is perfect for airplane or train travel, doesn’t take up much space, and comes in a multitude of cute, Vera Bradley-designed patterns.
Folded up, it also makes for a great travel pillow and straps on easily to the handle of your rolling suitcase!
Cozy fleece that feels almost like the softest towel you could imagine, this is portable, light, and affordable! Great for travel as both a blanket and pillow – and it’s machine-washable and easy to clean on the road!
One of the most light-weight blankets on the list, this blanket measures 55 x 55, is machine washable and very portable. Ratings online measure nearly a perfect 5 out of 5 on Amazon!
This is one of the plushest blankets on the list, and made for someone with a real eye on comfort while traveling!
Coming in four sizes, ranging from 50 x 61 to 90 x 108, this blanket really has a purpose that changes depending upon the size. At the smallest, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that travels for comfortably than you. At the largest? You’ll got enough surface area to keep yourself warm and toasty in a king-size bed!
One of the most impressive color options, the Easeland is one of the splashier blankets on the list – luckily, it’s on a 75% special!
The “Bearz” is perfect in a lot of ways that other blankets on this list aren’t. It’s the most versatile and most rugged blanket on the list, and not something you might think of if you’re on a plane. Think more in terms of “what can I relax on at the beach?” or “what would be perfect to situation our territory at an outdoor event?”
If that’s the case, you would be silly not to pick up this waterproof, sandproof, outdoor Bearz Blanket. We actually use this less when we travel, and more when we’re at home, staying active on the weekends, and looking for things to do in the beautiful Florida weather.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you should pick it up!
Simple, small, and portable, this basic fleece blanket from Cozy-Soft comes only in sky blue, but is an excellent simple throw for travel, home, or even office.
The 4-in-1 blanket is one of our favorites – it looks good and has amazing versatility! It’s 38 x 60, has a super small, foldable pouch, and is perfect for virtually anything outdoors.
We’ve actually used this one in small hotel rooms on cold nights in South America, and it’s the ideal size for one sleeper each.
The Forestfish Fleece comes in great colors, very cool designs, and is remarkably soft. It’s 60 x 40, machine-washable, and perfect for any type of travel from outdoors, to hotel stays, to even small plane seats!
No matter what type of travel blanket you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find the perfect fit out of the several options listed- from the warm and portable to the tough and rugged!