Best Picnic Blankets in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 6, 2017
Having BBQ outdoors with a picnic blanket will add comfort to your outings and protect you from the moisture and creepy insects. For this review we've picked 5 stylish models in a variety of colors and designs to fit any taste and budget. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

4 states allow you to securely fix the blanket, so the ends will not slip or bend in the strong wind. It can be folded into a fashionable backpack to hold all of your picnic and/or camping accessories.

CONS

The overlock quality could be better.

OUR VERDICT

Having purchased this beach blanket, you will get 2 functional items at once: it can be used as a spacious beach bag when folded. Now everything you need is at hand!

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

200 x 145 cm

Materials

Top layer: water-resistant polyester

Bottom layer: moisture- and sand-resistant 210D strong anti-tear material (nylon\polyester)

Maintenance

Hand wash

Extras

Foldable, Built-in carrying straps, 4 loops and 4 states

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The fleece material density is 220 g/m². This means this fabric is extremely durable and very warm, which enables you to safely use this blanket on cool surfaces.

CONS

The blanket gets dirty easily.

OUR VERDICT

This model can accommodate 5-6 adults thanks to its pretty large size of 200 x 200 cm. So, it is perfect for a whole family or a big company of friends.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

200 x 200 cm

Materials

Top layer: 100% polar fleece

Bottom layer: water- and sand-resistant polyester

Maintenance

Hand wash

Extras

Foldable, Built-in carrying strap

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

A special sponge padding acts as insulation and shock absorber, providing you with maximum comfort on wet and bumpy surfaces.  

CONS

You will need some time to fold it quickly.

OUR VERDICT

If you are looking for a large and comfy blanket to take with you anywhere, then the model from Songmics is just for you. It deftly combines reasonable price, usable design, and simple maintenance.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

195 x 150 cm

Materials

Top layer: acrylic fabric with sponge padding

Bottom layer: water- and sand-resistant polyester

Maintenance

Hand wash

Extras

Foldable, Built-in carrying strap

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The set includes a carrying bag with a hook. Therefore, you can easily attach this bag to a hiking backpack or even to a waist belt to have your hands free.

CONS

It is too thin, so it is not suitable for all surfaces.

OUR VERDICT

When folded, this sheet is super mini (only 15 x 12 cm), which is great for travelling and hiking. Additionally, you can use it as a tablecloth, sunshade, car seat cover, or a rain cover.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

170 x 140 cm

Materials

Water-proof, sand- and puncture-resistant nylon

Maintenance

Machine washable

Extras

4 built in corner pockets, storage bag with hook included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Thanks to the big size of 130 by 150 cm, this blanket can be used as a car seat cover for transporting animals or various dirty items. It is a very practical solution that prevents stains.

CONS

Velcro is not that durable.

OUR VERDICT

If you and your loved one often go camping or just like spending time outdoors, then you definitely should consider purchasing this picnic blanket. It is an ideal option for two people.

detailed parameters
Size/ Weight

150 x 130 cm

Materials

Top layer: fleece

Bottom layer: water- and sand-resistant polyester

Maintenance

Hand wash

Extras

Foldable, Built-in carrying strap

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

What Is a Picnic Blanket?

What do you usually imagine when you hear the word “picnic” or "barbeque"? Most of us picture home-made food packed in baskets - delicious sandwiches, carbonated drinks or beer - and relaxation away from home and city hustle and bustle. One of the other things people usually imagine is a picnic blanket, a warm and cosy piece of rug, on which they accommodate themselves, family, or friends. Look through our selection of the 5 best picnic blankets and choose the one that meets your requirements. You will even find some multifunctional models which bring great comfort to your rest.

For those consumers who often go camping or hiking and like to stay overnight in the open air, we'd recommend purchasing a sleeping bag, to exclude creepy crawlers and insects and prevent moisture from getting inside. Read our review on the most popular bags and make your pick.
Also, if you are crazy about winter rest and adore playing snowballs and walking in the fresh and frosty streets, you could get interested in the hand warmers. With them, you will not be afraid of getting cold even when you spend a lot of time outside.

X-Lounger Picnic Blanket

2-in-1

Isn't it nice to spend a wonderful time outdoors with your loved ones and forget about all that stresses we face every day? The X-Lounger Picnic Waterproof blanket was made to make your camping as comfortable as possible. Boasting double-layer protection, this colourful picnic blanket will prevent you from sand, moisture, debris, etc. Thus, regardless of how long you are going to rest, you will rest on a dry and clean surface.

Talking about usability, the X-Lounger waterproof picnic blanket is much more than just a piece of cloth. You can fold this mat into a rather capacious backpack to load a bunch of camping or picnic essentials inside. You can take it literally anywhere, from the beach to music festivals. It can serve as a picnic blanket, hiking mat, BBQ mat, game mat for your children and much more.

Despite its large size (200 x 145 cm), the blanket is pretty light in weight. At just 0.64 kg, it is extremely easy to carry around. The blanket provides enough room for 4-6 people, so this model will be great for having rest with your family or friends.

Those families who have little children could get interested in baby swings and baby bouncers. These devices will be extremely helpful for busy parents.

Review of X-Lounger Picnic Blanket Waterproof blanket

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X-Lounger Picnic Blanket
X-Lounger Picnic Blanket
 

Michael Josh XXL-Large

Extra Large

We are happy to introduce to you the Michael Josh waterproof picnic blanket that is ideal for big companies. With the extended size of 200 x 200 cm, this blanket provides ample room for you and your friends to rest comfortably. And there will be enough space left for your snacks and drinks! In spite of being an oversized model, this large picnic blanket is not that heavy (1 kg) and quite compact when folded (approximately 40 x 25 x 12 cm). To pack it, you just need to roll it up with a handy Velcro. Thus, you can easily store it in your car boot. The blanket is not demanding in terms of maintenance: you simply should clean it with a brush and shake out the sand after each use.

As for the material, this extra large picnic blanket is made of soft fleece with a water-resistant coating on the underside. The blanket was processed with a special Thermal composite which makes it more tear-resistant. We would like to note that this sheet is great not only for picnics in summer. You can also use it during spring/autumn season.

Also, if you are fond of active rest and would like to try something new, you can look through our review on the best hoverboards and choose the model which will suit your preferences.

Review of Michael Josh XXL-Large Outdoor Picnic Blankets

Michael Josh XXL-Large
Michael Josh XXL-Large
 

SONGMICS GCM50K

For Family Rest

The Songmics company has produced a colourful picnic blanket for relaxation with your family and friends. The sheet size of 195 x 150 cm is enough to accommodate an average family of four people. Being made of high-quality materials, this blanket will serve you for a long time, making your picnics super comfortable. The acrylic surface with sponge padding and aluminium-coated backing (which is water- and sand proof) guarantees perfect insulation and durability. Therefore, the blanket will stay dry even if used on damp grass or beach.

Being fitted with a flap and Velcro, this portable picnic blanket is really simple to fold and carry. When folded, it is just 38 x 25 x 10 cm. Moreover, it is one of the most lightweight models in its class (0.5 kg) which is an unbeatable plus for users who adore long hikes and do not want to be overloaded with all those bulky bags.

The Songmics blanket is also suitable for indoor use. For instance, you can use it at home to allow your kids to play on the floor. The surface of this mat is pretty soft, so it will not irritate your children's sensitive skin. You can even choose one of three colour options that will match your interior. Also, the Songmics picnic blanket can be used as a tent carpet or temporary bed.

Review of SONGMICS GCM50K Picnic Blanket Waterproof Backing

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SONGMICS GCM50K
SONGMICS GCM50K
 

MarCoolTrip MZ Lightweight Picnic Blanket

Pocket Size

Those people who are fond of active rest and are always on-the-go will probably choose this lightweight picnic blanket from MarCoolTrip MZ. This blanket will be your helpful assistant when you are going to hike and do not want to take too heavy things with you. Taking into account its amazingly light weight of 150 g, this portable picnic blanket is very large (140 x 170 cm). Up to four people can comfortably rest on this blanket. When packed, the blanket dimensions are only 15 x 12 cm; you can put it in a special carrier bag which the manufacturer has thoughtfully included in the set. By the way, the bag is available in green, blue, and red colours, so you can select the one you prefer. In addition, the bag comes with a hook to hang it on your backpack and take it with you wherever you go. Being a tiny yet ergonomic product, it has 4 built-in corner pockets. You can fill these pockets with sand, for example, to keep the blanket down. This is a multi-purpose blanket that can be also used as a sunshade, tarp, rain cover, picnic tablecloth, pet mat, car seat cover, or carry sack for clothes.

By the way, during long trips, you may need a solar charger. It is a smart device that can power laptops, mobile phones, mp3 players, tablets and other gadgets on the go.

Review of MarCoolTrip MZ Lightweight Picnic Blanket Waterproof Sandproof Pocket Beach

MarCoolTrip MZ Lightweight Picnic Blanket
MarCoolTrip MZ Lightweight Picnic Blanket
 

Azuma Festival Rug Mat

Cute and Soft

Searching for a stylish, durable yet cost-effective picnic blanket, you should definitely have a look at this model from the Azuma company. It has three layers of acrylic or fleece with the 2-mm sponge padding in the middle to provide you with superior comfort during your camping or picnic. The surface is soft and pleasant to touch. Owing to the black waterproof PEVA backing, you can put the blanket on wet surfaces with no worries. Also, it should be mentioned that this product is fairly simple in maintenance. If you spill something on the blanket, all you need to do is wipe it clean.

This cute blanket can be folded up into a convenient and compact pack for transportation. Since it weighs just half a kilo, even a child can carry this "bag" effortlessly.

The manufacturer offers an incredibly wide selection of acrylic and fleece designs, giving you an opportunity to choose the one according to your taste. By the way, the Azuma camping blanket can be a nice present for your close people.

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Review of Azuma Festival Rug Mat Picnic Blanket Waterproof

Azuma Festival Rug Mat
Azuma Festival Rug Mat
 

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Publish Date: 2017-12-06 14:44:33