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    A Rumpl Puffy Blanket Is The Perfect Gift For Anyone Who Likes Chilling Outside All Year Long

    Durable, washable, and useful in all seasons, the Rumpl Puffy Blanket is a great gift hands-down.

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    Are you tasked with finding a gift for someone who loves the outdoors *and* being comfortable? Luckily, your search will be easy! As someone who meets those criteria myself, I recommend a Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket ($74.25+ on Amazon). Here's why.

    the writer laying sitting with a leg extended on a green puffy blanket
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    I know it's a bit of a hefty price tag, but stick with me, I personally think it's worth the $$. 

    This blanket makes chilling in the grass an all the more happy occasion since they won't get itchy-scratchy legs and can just enjoy the great outdoors. I've had many a picnic on mine.

    the writer having a picnic on the blanket
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    I have the one-person blanket and it's just the right size, in my opinion. One person can sprawl out on it comfortably, but most often my partner and I sit on it together and fit perfectly! But if you're looking for a bigger option, it also comes in a two-person size!

    It's nice and light and folds up into a cute little bundle in its included stuff sack (or any other bag they have on hand), making it perfect for car camping trips or bringing to the park or a friend's place for an outdoor visit. And don't worry, they don't need to fold it perfectly to get it in there — cramming will do just fine.

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    The one-person blanket weighs 2.1 pounds and the two-person blanket weighs 3.7 pounds. So hey, they're not gonna want to bring the thing on their next ultralight backpacking trip, but throwing it in their day pack or trunk or taking a day hike with it? Totally doable!

    The stuff sack gets the one-person blanket down to 7"x16" and the two-person blanket down to 8"x19". And if they *ahem* misplace their stuff sack (like I did for the past year until I found it like a miracle a few months ago) it also fits really well in Sea to Summit roll-top bags, which I've also briefly reviewed and highly recommend. You can also just uhhhhh put it in a backpack or a tote bag, which I've done a million times. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    The Rumpl is made of ripstop polyester fabric (that's 100% recycled, BTW!), which makes it slippy, meaning dirt, leaves, sand, food if you're picnicking, and anything else wipes right off.

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    All respect to fleece blankets but have you ever tried to get crumbs off of one? A task done only in futility. 

    But if they get it *really* dirty or just want to ensure it's clean as a whistle, Rumpl is machine washable *and* dryer safe! I've washed and dried mine lots of times and it always comes out looking brand-new! Always nice to gift a gift that's low-maintenance.

    the writer's muddy blanket going into the washer
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    ^Time for a wash for sure!

    They can just wash it like they would any old thing and tumble dry on low/no heat. (But admittedly I never looked up the drying instructions until today and have been drying it normally and it's survived, so....do with that what you will.)

    I decided to really put this to the test a few months ago, when I literally wiped mud all over mine and ran it through the washer and dryer to make sure I wasn't making up how easy the Rumpl is to clean. Check it out — the mud is all gone and it's looking like new!

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    It was honestly kind of hard to even rub mud on the blanket since it's water-resistant. The Rumpl definitely isn't waterproof (I *have* gotten my booty wet before after sitting on it for about 15 minutes on really wet ground), but even so the mud kind of beaded up and didn't soak in to the blanket.

    And you might be thinking, "Rachel, summer is sadly done, outdoor time is over, they won't be able to use this until next year," uhhhh think again, since its floofy synthetic insulation (also 100% recycled!) makes it super warm, so it's incredibly useful when sitting around a winter bonfire or taking a little fall excursion.

    the writer's puffy blanket folded and captioned "nice and lofty"
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    My partner's family has multiple Rumpl blankets and I can't even tell you how incredible they were when we spent a bunch of time outdoors at their house last year in cold-as-heck St. Louis winter having outdoor, socially distanced visits. Truly would not have been able to safely chat as long as we did if it weren't for Rumpl!

    Mine is a little too old to have this feature, but new Rumpl blankets even come with a little clip that helps you wrap the blanket around yourself hands-free like a cape! Just call yourself Captain Snuggles.

    These blankets are a little pricey starting at $74.25 for a one-person blanket, but I've had mine for a few years now and know I'll have it for many more to come. Considering how sturdy, versatile, washable, and warm it is, I think that's a fair price for what you get. It also means it's a product that your giftee likely wants but might not buy for themselves — aka, a perfect gift!

    the writer laying on the floor wrapped in the blanket with a speech bubble saying "I love Rumpl blankets"
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    And I'm not the only one. Check out these promising reviews!

    "Bought this to take camping up in Acadia. Perfect for snuggling up in a chair by the fire! Was lightweight enough for transporting, but still kept me warm." —Brianna B.

    "Perfect for all things Maine. Whether out on the boat, at the beach, or sitting around the campfire in August or February our puffy blanket is perfect! The thought to detail is amazing. Excellent quality, design, and packaging." —Sarah C.

    "I take my Rumpl all kinds of places, but it is my companion when either car camping or hammock camping. On cold days, it gives that extra layer of warmth or a blanket for around the campfire, and on warmer days, it is my solo blanket." —Laura W.

    Think Rumpl might be the perfect gift? Get one from Amazon for $74.25+ (available in 12 colors and patterns). You can also shop all of the Rumpl options at REI (get those sweet sweet rewards if you're an REI Co-Op Member!) or directly on Rumpl's site.

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