Warm thermal blanket for do-it-yourself hiking enthusiasts

Many tourists prefer to make hiking equipment on their own. The main reason is to get a product ideally suited for this type of hiking as a result of your own technical creativity. A thermal blanket is an important accessory on the list of any camping equipment.

Self-made methods depending on the type of hike.

General requirements

The outer layer of the thermal blanket is made of water-repellent, preferably bright, or different from the green or camouflage fabric. Water-repellent, low-density street fabrics are well suited.

The lower fabric layer closest to the body is preferably made from “warm” and light types of synthetic woven material used in the manufacture of pillowcases, sheets or duvet covers, the most suitable is polyester.

The size of the blanket is selected individually and depends on the requirements of the tourist. It is possible to combine the blanket with a rug touring, sheathed with a cover, and having the possibility of fastening with a blanket along a vertical edge. The combination of rug and blanket may be required in a variety of hiking conditions.

In order for the blanket to last longer, the cover can be made removable to facilitate washing.

It is better to make an internal heat-insulating layer of a blanket from a synthetic winterizer of quilted required density. The higher the density, the higher the weight, but at the same time, better thermal insulation. The cut and swept rectangular piece of padding polyester is the main thermally insulating material of the blanket.

Features of the production of blankets for different types of hiking:

  • A blanket for a summer hiking trip should be lightweight, water-repellent, compact. When making an external case, it is recommended to stitch additional pockets with a Velcro flap for storing the phone. Sewn on loops or ribbons (ropes) necessary for folding a blanket into a roll or a tight envelope, as well as for drying in windy conditions, will not be superfluous;
  • A quilt for water trips can be heavy due to less weight restrictions on water workers. It is desirable that the dimensions of the blanket, rolled into a roll, would allow you to pack it in a standard pressure bag. This will allow the use of twisting, like a pillow seat in a packaged form;
  • A blanket for camping trips, can be equipped with 12 volt heating from the mains, with a slight refinement of the cover. A standard heating cape can be sewn into the bottom. To do this, on a purchased product (allowing multiple bends and washing), cut off unnecessary rubber loops, and provide an additional pocket valve on the inside of the thermal blanket cover.


To independently make a thermal blanket for various types of trips, anyone with minimal skills in cutting and sewing can do it. The presence of a sewing machine with the ability to overcast the edges of the material, a wide range of presented fabric products will make it possible to make a blanket that surpasses consumer characteristics, a serial product.

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