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    I Have A Rumpl Puffy Blanket And Recommend It For Anyone Who Likes Chilling Outside All Year Long

    Durable, light, warm, *and* machine washable...incredible :')

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    Hi, I'm Rachel, and two of the things I love most in the entire world are laying down and being outside. I foolishly used to think that those didn't go together so well, but after getting a Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket ($99+ on Amazon), I learned that they go together like PB&J.

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

    Indeed, this blanket makes chilling in the grass an all-the-more happy occasion since you 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 you 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, you 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 2-person blanket weighs 3.7 pounds. So hey, you're not gonna want to bring the thing on your next ultralight backpacking trip, but throwing it in your day pack or trunk, or taking a day hike with it? Totally doable!

    The stuff sack gets the one-person blanket down to 7” x 16” and the two-person blanket down to 8” x 19”. And if you *ahem* misplace your stuff sack (like I did for the past year until I found it like a miracle earlier this morning) 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 you 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!

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

    Just wash it like you 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.)

    To really test this, I literally wiped mud all over mine this morning 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 water proof (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 almost done, outdoor time is over, I won't be able to use this until next year," uhhhh think again, since it's 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. 

    They're a little pricey starting at $99 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.

    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 a fit for you? Get one from Amazon for $99+ (available in one- or two-person sizes and nine 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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