Whether you’re planning a long road trip, going on a camping trip or traveling by air, having a quality travel blanket along for the journey can help you stay comfortable and warm. That said, some travel blankets are better than others.
If you’re looking to add a blanket to your travel wardrobe, you’ll want one that’s easy to transport, offers plenty of warmth, has a convenient storage case and isn’t too heavy. The best travel blankets are also easy to wash and dry so they can be used over and over again on each of your trips to come.
Here are 19 of the top travel blankets to consider ahead of your next trip, whether you’re planning to hit the road, the skies or anywhere in between.
$200 at Yeti
$89 $53 at Eddie Bauer
This lightweight travel blanket from Eddie Bauer is made with synthetic fill. The smooth polyester fabric makes it perfect for curling up and relaxing on a plane, in a car or next to a campfire, and the blanket rolls up for storage in its own carrying pack. This synthetic blanket is also machine-washable, yet it should be tumble-dried on low to keep it in the best possible condition.
$95 at Away
$130 at Amazon
The Therm-A-Rest Honcho Poncho is one of the best travel accessories to pack if you plan to go camping, glamping or hiking during the colder fall or winter months. This insulated adventure poncho is a blanket that you wear, which means you can stay cozy and warm without having to sit still. This travel blanket also comes with built-in pockets to keep your hands warm, a zipper pouch to store items you want to keep close by and its own pouch for storage and transit. The Therm-A-Rest Honcho Poncho is also water-resistant, so it can keep you safe from the elements, too.
$40 at L.L.Bean
$209 at Bearaby
$20 at REI
$30 at Amazon
This travel blanket from Travelrest comes with its own carrying case that makes it usable as a travel pillow, too. When fully unfolded, you can slip this blanket over your head and wear it like a poncho. Made of plush polyester fabric, the Travelrest blanket weighs just 20 ounces and is machine-washable for long-term use.
$35 $30 at Amazon
$20 at Bed Bath & Beyond
At just $20, the Talus Fleece Travel Blanket is an excellent choice for anyone seeking an affordable blanket for travel without sacrificing comfort. When extended, the blanket offers plenty of coverage, and an attached elastic band wraps around the blanket when not in use, making it a great option for traveling. Made of polyester and offered in a smooth gray shade, the Talus Fleece Travel Blanket is also machine-washable.
$45 at Vera Bradley
$69 at L.L.Bean
$16 at Target
This affordable travel blanket from Target folds out to offer maximum coverage, and it comes in three striking shades — rose gold, charcoal gray and navy blue. It’s lightweight and folds into a small rectangle when not in use, so it won’t take up too much space or weigh down your luggage. This blanket is also machine-washable, and it can be tumbled dry for use over and over again.
$30 at Amazon
$37 at REI
This travel blanket from REI is made for protection from extreme weather, yet it can also work as a light sleeping bag when temperatures are over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The blanket is windproof and waterproof, and it even reflects up to 80% of body heat back into itself to warm you up. Meanwhile, a foot vent at the bottom can keep you from getting too toasty. This travel blanket is great for taller travelers, as it expands to up to 84 inches long.
$30 at Amazon
If you’re heading on a road trip, consider this electric blanket to keep you warm on the journey. The heated travel blanket plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket, and it offers three different temperature settings for maximum comfort. A timer is also included so you can set the blanket up for heating in 30-, 45- or 60-minute increments. Made of polyester fabric fleece and with a cord that’s long enough to reach the backseat, this heated blanket allows spot-cleaning only.
$79 $40 at Backcountry
The Stoic Denim Single Quilt is practically perfect if you want to pack a travel blanket for long car rides or if you want something cozy to slip in your luggage just in case. The blanket measures up to 77 inches long when unfolded, and it’s made of breathable denim on the outside with a lush fleece liner. Plus, it rolls up like a small sleeping bag for transport or storage. A leather handle also makes it easy to carry with you on the go.
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