10 Reasons to Love a Packable Travel Blanket

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A packable blanket is ideal when you're on the go, especially one that can pack into itself and fit in the palm of your hand. Add to that premium insulation, fleece-lined pockets, and the ability to double as a pillow and you'll wonder if such a thing even exists.

Spoiler alert: it does!

At Gravel, we call it the Layover Travel Blanket a product for the pack-and-go adventurer in all of us. From campground nights by the river to in-flight naps, you'll wonder how you ever slept without one.

10 Reasons to Love a Packable Travel Blanket

A packable travel blanket is exactly what it sounds like: a lightweight blanket that can pack down into the size of grapefruit. It fits as easily as a book in your travel bag and is ideal for keeping you cozy and warm wherever life takes you.

Not convinced yet? Read on to find out why packable blankets are a must-have accessory for the modern nomad.

1) Packable travel blankets are great for camping trips

Just because you're roughing it doesn't mean your sleep system has to follow suit. Our Layover Travel Blanket is made from premium materials that are both lightweight and tear-resistant, making them ideal for camping trips. So cozy up by the campfire and rest easy knowing your packable blanket will be there for you no matter where you wander.

2) Packable blankets are perfect for staying warm on planes and trains

Feeling chilly? We've got you covered (pun intended!). Our Layover Adventure Blanket can be used on trains, planes, and automobiles for ultimate warmth. It's perfect for napping away the hours while you're commuting and catching more of those elusive ZZZs.

3) Packable travel blankets are ideal for those who need to pack light

Besides cutting down on your pack weight, a packable blanket saves you precious space in your travel bag. Whether you're hiking, camping, or simply taking a road trip, you'll want one that can lighten your load and pack down so you can keep going.

4) Insulated travel blankets are perfect for chilly nights at music festivals and sporting events

What's more fun than taking in a musical festival or sporting event? Answer: staying warm while taking in a musical festival or sporting event. If you pack one of our insulated travel blankets, you won't have to worry about wearing a heavy jacket to the ball game. Plus, the fleece-lined pockets come in super handy for stashing your hands when you need an extra dose of warmth between innings.

5) Packable blankets for travel make great pillows?

Yes. When done right, a lightweight travel blanket can double as a pillow for the impromptu sleepover, romantic picnic, or lazy day at the beach. Simply pack our Layover Travel Blanket to make the most of any surprise snooze opportunity.

6) Packable travel blankets make great gifts

Everyone can use an emergency packable blanket! Whether you're looking for a practical gift or just an excuse to treat yourself, our Layover Adventure Blanket can be a thoughtful way of saying, "I've got you covered" (again with the puns!). They make excellent companions for the adventurers in your life, especially the solo traveler who makes the road their home.

7) Insulated blankets for travel keep your toes warm

Our Layover Travel Blanket features an insulated foot pouch that snaps into place whenever you need a little extra warmth. It's perfect for frigid nights, chilly airplane cabins, or just taking in the nightscape wherever you are.

8) Premium travel blankets can keep your stuff organized

Why not keep your sleep mask, earplugs, AirPods, and boarding pass all in one place? Our blue and silver Layover Travel Blankets feature a "kangaroo pocket" that keeps your essentials at the ready, so you can avoid a search blitz the next time you hike, ride, or fly.

9) Packable blankets can cover your whole body

Not in the mood to pack your comforter? A right-size travel blanket can do the job instead. Ours is six feet long by 3.5 feet wide, so unless you're a member of the NBA, you'll be fully covered. But even if you're as tall as LeBron James, you can still use all of the great features, like snapping the blanket around your neck and dozing off anywhere, anytime.

10) A premium blanket for travel is machine-washable

In a world where packable travel essentials are usually one-and-done, our blankets can take a licking and keep on ticking. Simply use our Layover Adventure Blanket on your next adventure and toss it in the wash when you're ready to go again.

Gravel's Travel Blanket — Insulated & Packable For The Avid Traveler

At Gravel, we've made it our mission to help adventurers pack light and stay comfortable while on the road, from designing a toiletry bag that fits all your travel essentials to crafting a packable blanket that serves double duty.

Not only that, our lightweight blanket for travel features insulation that mimics down feathers, is made from 100% recycled materials, and has a nylon outer shell that's spill-proof, anti-static, and won't pick up fur while traveling with your four-legged friends.

Oh, and it's backed by a lifetime warranty, with easy returns and free shipping to boot.

If this isn't reason enough to love a packable travel blanket, then we don't know what is!

But don't take our word for it. Check out our customer reviews and grab yours when you're good and ready.

Bon voyage!

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