I spent about two weeks totally immersed in camping 'stuff'.
From the travel planning to reservations, studying different locations, ordering some camping gear I felt we were lacking in, some freeze dried food... but this week? This week was NO MORE CAMPING PLANNING. My brain was fried and I needed a break.
So what did I do?
Bought another camping item!
Ok - I bought two of them actually.
I MEANT to just go grocery shopping today. But hello? I spied these down an aisle, from the corner of my eye and like a beacon, I was drawn to them. It's the Eddie Bauer Packable Down Throw Blanket.
Here is an image from Amazon - but I found 2 more colors available at Sam's Club (a lighter bronze and a turquoise blue).
- Lightweight, portable throw packs into a small case
- 700-fill power premium white down fill for ultimate warmth
- Soft polyester/nylon fabric exterior
- Includes a carrying case
These are PERFECT for traveling.
They are 50 X 60 inches long and you know those popular 'puffy' vests that are as light as air, roll up tiny enough to fit in your pocket but when put on as a vest they are super comfortable and warm? THAT is what this is - only in a travel sized throw.
Super light weight with that puffy shiny fabric, they have a light down fill (700) that is just enough to trap some heat and keep you comfy without being heavy.
This is exactly what I wanted as an extra layer for night time in the tent. We will be experiencing temperatures from 30's to 80's. Our sleeping bags are geared for about 50 being the lowest (although we did 29 (?) degrees in them on the last girls road trip - it was so f-ing cold... I have a snapchat photo I took when I woke that morning with that phrase to remind me just how f-ing cold it was that night) but this is just what we need.
A light down filled traveled throw. No extra bulk or weight as it jams into a tiny little bag.
I bought two of these throws today at Sam's Club as they were down to $15 bucks each! The second one did not even make it into our house. I took the cardboard round off it and tossed it into the backseat of my car; where it's going to live as a travel blanket until May when we take off for our road trip.
You might also be interested in some related products available through Amazon;
Cabeau Fold ‘n Go Travel Blanket & Case - Doubles as Lumbar Pillow and Neck Support Pillow - Charcoal
Double Black Diamond Ultra Light Indoor/Outdoor ALL SEASON Packable Down Throw Blanket with Stuff Sack -60" X 70"
Eddie Bauer Packable Down Throw (Cameo Blue)