Therm-a-rest Tech Blanket 2013.
The ultimate in versatility, Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket - 2013 is your practical security blanket for camping in the outdoor world. Use it as a stand-alone blanket, or use the built-in snaps to attach it to your Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad and fitted sheet carry. The blanket features a high-loft synthetic fill and soft polyester lining that provides warm comfort anywhere it s perfect to cover up with, on a chilly evening next to the fire or to store in your car as an emergency winter blanket. When not in use it makes a nice pillow too. Used with the Therm-a-Rest sheet this light weights blanket is attached by snap buttons. Perfect for hammock camping but could compress a little smaller for packing. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Feels like silk next to your skin with the durability of nylon. The storage pocket of the Therm-a-rest Tech Blanket - 2013 is well thought out and implemented and the Tech blanket is machine washable.
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Designed to work in tandem with sleeping pads and other sleep system accessories (all sold separately), the Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket is a versatile addition to your camping or backpacking sleep system. Whether used as an independent comforter or as a companion piece to your pad, the Tech Blanket is sure to enhance the comfort of your next outdoor adventure.
Like the Ventra Down Comforter, the Therm A Rest Tech Blanket creates a whole new level of versatile comfort. It is to camp bedding what Gore-Tex rainwear is to oiled canvas jackets—simply a better, more practical option in the outdoor world. This lightweight, quilted nylon blanket features a high-loft synthetic fill and soft polyester interior allowing you to bring home-like comfort anywhere. It’s perfect for front-country camping, as an emergency winter blanket in your car, or for adding decadent comfort to your next excursion via air, rail or road.
The quilted Therm-a-Rest Tech blanket features high-loft synthetic fill and a soft polyester lining for warm comfort when you're relaxing by the campfire.
|Comfortable:||Warm, compressible synthetic insulation with a soft polyester lining.|
|Dependable:||A durable nylon exterior, soft interior and a quilted synthetic filling for years of reliable use|
|Dimensions:||40 x 60 in / 102 x 152 cm (S); 58 x 76 in / 147 x 198 cm (L)|
|Machine Washable:||Easy to clean at the end of each trip.|
|Material:||Diamond Ripstop Polyester with DWR and 50d Polyester|
|Versatile:||Use as a warm-weather sleep option or alone as a car emergency blanket, campground cozy or anywhere you need portable warmth|
|Weight:||1 lb 2 oz / 500 g (S); 1 lbs 15 oz / 882 g (L)|
|Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket Small||$49.95|
|Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket-Blue-L||$69.95|
|Therm-a-Rest Tech Blanket-Green-L||$69.95|
This blanket is good for warm-weather camping, as the description suggests, though it may make you billow sweat in hot weather. The shell material is comfortable and the "fluff" is ample. The large size packs down well, but not enough for backpacking; great for canoe trips. If the night falls cold (below 50F) and you chill easily, you will probably shiver while using this blanket. One upside to the synthetic material is that it will insulate (best as it can) both above and below you, as it is not subject to the problems down has when compressed under the body of a sleeper. This can be very important when unexpected cold snaps hit you while using a low R value sleeping pad (again, within the limits of this blanket's insulation capacity, which is regrettably not specified by the manufacturer). Another nice feature is, if you're on the trim side, the snaps along the sides of this blanket can be joined together and the drawsting at the bottom pulled tight to create a makeshift sleeping bag that works very well. This has saved me some comfort more than once when I underpacked and weather turned for the worse. That approach works best if you roll the snapped edge of the blanket beneath you so cool air doesn't creep into the spaces between snaps.
Ok Then... I've read mixed reviews about these comforters, but I suspect in some cases people were not sure what they wanted first. This is the third one we have purchased. So our family has been completely satisfied with the quality of workmanship and the durablity. We didn't buy the quilt for backpacking. It's lightweight, but not "down quality" lightweight. We use them for mid summer camping when the evening temps range from 30 to 50'F.
(We live in the far north,Great lakes region) We do use them in conjunction with the nice thermorest sheets with the matching snaps. We also carry them in the car and motor home for outdoor and indoor quilts. So they serve year round duty for us, not just camping. I think they are a good value for the money.
These are light weight and versatile. We use them in the car, at the campfire, and to snap on the Thermarest sheets. They pack up small in their self contained pocket but we use them so much that we don't bother. So far we have only used them for warm weather camping. They wash up in a snap and no one kicks them off during the night.
Took it camping once and discovered warm weather camping means warm weather. Anything below 50 and you can just use this for a pillow. Brought it in the house and it works great as a basement blanket to keep warm during another lord of the rings marathon.
All around great blanket.
For car rides, Bachelor Parties(in the woods), or on the couch it is a great investment.
I also plan on using it as a draft blocker for winter trips with my wife, when we zip our -40 bags together.
This blanket looks great in the pictures... but I was very disappointed. I would best describe this blanket as two very thin rain shells stuffed with very light toilet paper. On a scale of 1 to 10 ... I give it a 2 for warmth and a 8 for looks/style. Definitely not worth 50 bucks... maybe $20!