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Best beach blanket 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated November 1, 2020

Kyle DunnMy name is Kyle Dunn. I have been a freelance writer for 20 years, focusing mainly on technology related topics. One of the most important sections in the article – the comparison charts for best beach blanket in 2018!

I’ll brush up on how to choose the best beach blanket and examine things like materials, quality, and weight. In this section we provide our readers with a comparison table of our top picks. Scroll past the table for a closer look at each of the 3 best beach blanket in our review section.

Best beach blanket of 2018

Come with me. Following is the list of top three beach blanket of 2018. The rating is based on multiple factors: The 3 metrics ‐ Design, Materials, Performance, and other indicators such as: Popularity, Opinions, Brand, Reputation and more. If you’re reading this, it is very likely that you’re scouting for the best beach blanket.

Test Results and Ratings

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№1 – Outer Limits Travel Blanket – Picnic Blanket – Beach Blanket – Compact Water Resistant Sand Free 7′ x 9′ Oversized Nylon Outdoor Blankets with 4 Stakes Lightweight Portable Camping Blanket

Outer Limits Travel Blanket - Picnic Blanket - Beach Blanket - Compact Water Resistant Sand Free 7' x 9' Oversized Nylon Outdoor Blankets with 4 Stakes Lightweight Portable Camping Blanket

HUGE MAT WITH OUTDOOR VERSATILITY- This oversized beach blanket is 7′ X 9′, 20% bigger than other beach blankets. Our blanket is perfect for families and friends going to the park, beach, camping, sporting events, backyard BBQs or in my case Pizza and a Movie Night at home!
Nothing, except that I wasted too much time making my choice.

Why did this beach blanket win the first place?

I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product.
















№2 – MASSIVE 10′ x 9′ Sand Free Waterproof Oversized Beach Blanket – Metal Spike Anchors

MASSIVE 10' x 9' Sand Free Waterproof Oversized Beach Blanket - Metal Spike Anchors

✔️ GONE ARE THE DAYS OF SAND STICKING TO YOUR BEACH BLANKET – This beach blanket is made of high quality 100% Parachute 210T Ripstop Nylon material. Beach towels are a thing of the past. Remember the days when sand stuck to your beach towel like a magnet? We solved that problem by using a material that dry sand will simply not stick to. Even if the sand is wet, simply wait a few minutes and the dry sand will slide right off the blanket by easily wiping or blowing it away for a sand free blanket.
Insufficient storage capacity.
A little bit heavy.

Why did this beach blanket come in second place?

Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery.
















№3 – Sand Free Compact Outdoor Beach / Picnic Blanket- Huge-9’ x 10’ For 7 Adults- Best Mat For Festivals & Hiking-Very Soft & Quick Drying Ripstop Nylon- 5 Weightable Pockets + 4 Anchor Loops & Stakes

Sand Free Compact Outdoor Beach / Picnic Blanket- Huge-9’ x 10’ For 7 Adults- Best Mat For Festivals & Hiking-Very Soft & Quick Drying Ripstop Nylon- 5 Weightable Pockets + 4 Anchor Loops & Stakes

✦ Avoid The Mess- Leave the sand on the beach where it belongs! Everyone hates when their towel gets covered in sand as it is nearly impossible to get clean; Until Now! The sand brushes off with no effort at all for a completely sand free day
✦ Size Matters- At 9’x10’ -90 square feet- there is plenty of room for the entire family or 7 of your best friends. Have to head back to reality? No problem, a quick shake leaves the blanket clean as a whistle to fold up into the attached gear pouch. Collapses to 4”x8” and only weighs 16oz
The large size.
The front panel is moving back and forth.

Why did this beach blanket take third place?

A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
















beach blanket Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy beach blanket, right? No!

Not On The High Street

This Cornish brand uses soft British wool for its luxurious-feeling blankets. This has slim, dark brown leather straps, traditional contrasting cream fringing and a waterproof backing, which is neatly hidden when rolled up. It’s large at 150cm x 183cm, but rolls up into a nice bundle that can be strapped to a bicycle or bag if you’re heading out for the day. It comes in five colours – blue, light pink, grey and yellow and blue and green tartan – but we think the buttercup yellow is perfect for summer.

Shell Blanket

With its white and navy shell print and contrasting orange edging, just looking at this rug makes us think of summer days in the park. It’s thick enough to use on damp grass and sand can be easily shaken off as it’s 100 percent polyester, while its folds up quickly and is fastened with a simple strap. It will fit a family of four and a picnic, and there’s a large handle to carry it when you’re carting everything from the car. It also comes in a grey and pink floral pattern.

Watermelon Blanket

This colourful watermelon print circular blanket is just the ticket for lounging around on sunny days for sunbathing and picnicking on the beach or park where you’ll be the envy of all other park goers – just make sure the ground’s not damp first as there’s no waterproof backing. At 140cm diameter, it’s more suited for just one person. It’s 100 ​percent cotton, machine washable and rolls up into a carry harness too.

Sunnylife Beach and Picnic Blanket

Australian brand Sunnylife’s Havana blanket in pink, green and yellow hues inspired by the Cuban capital is easy to spot on the beach. The polyester top means sand can be easily shaken off and the waterproof bottom makes if suitable for slightly damp ground too. At 140cm x 175cm, it’s large enough for a few children or a couple of adults and easily folds away into a book-shaped bag that can be zipped up and carried over one shoulder. There’s also a purple, Tetris-like pattern or a more muted navy one.

Picnic blanket in a bag

Steamer Trading Cookshop  Nautical stripes never get old, especially when they’re navy blue and white, so you’ll certainly look the part at the beach with this one. It has a soft fleece upper a waterproof bottom and rolls up into the cylindrical canvas bag that protects it and closes with a drawstring top and has one adjustable strap to easily carry it. It’s small and compact at 135cm x 150cm, making it a good option to keep in the car in case of an impromptu picnic for two.

Beach Camping Blanket

DaDa Bedding Collection wants to serve our customers the best and finest materials of throw blankets so that you can enjoy the comfort and warmth our blankets are created for.

Microfiber – Much more breathable and affordable material compared to cotton.  – Cruelty free sherpa made of microfiber and usually used on the back of some throw blankets.

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After spending eight hours to research and test the six top-rated beach canopies—with a toddler in tow—over the past two years, we’ve determined that the Lightspeed Outdoors Seaside Pop-Up Shelter Tent is the best beach canopy for most beach-going families. It is the easiest and fastest to assemble, comes in the most attractive colors, and is the most compact when stowed away.

Assembly of the Lightspeed involves just one step and just a few seconds. All poles and straps come attached, so all you need to do is simply locate the top, pull the side poles down, and tug on the string to pop up the tent. It’s almost like a giant umbrella that you open backwards. Once unfurled, it provides ample shade and shelter for two people to sit in or a baby to play in while at the beach. At 7by 43.by 4inches, it’s big enough to fit two reclining beach chairs under the awning. For windier days, there are four loops to stake down the corners, two adjustable cords to stabilize the top, and three additional sandbags for the base.

Our pick

When it comes to beach towels, most of us just want something that works, isn’t emblazoned with My Little Ponies, and doesn’t cost much. But comfort, absorbency, durability, ability to repel sand, and style are certainly nice perks. With these features in mind, last summer we researched for about six hours, talked to fabric experts, and lounged around on seven highly recommended towels for far too many hours to count as work. This year, we spent a couple of hours checking to see if anything changed, and we’re still confident that the best beach towel you can buy at a reasonable price is the L.L.Bean Seaside Beach Towel.

Turkey is known for its towels the way France is known for its wine. The L.L.Bean Seaside is woven in this towel mecca from fluffy cotton that absorbs water better than any other we looked at. The L.L.Bean is also very soft (even after multiple washes), its edges are sewn so they won’t fray over time, and at 3by 6inches, it’s even big enough for you to sprawl out à la Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. And as long as you lay it down with the fluffy side up (like most beach towels), it sheds sand with ease when it’s time to pack up.

The step-up

One downside of these huge beach towels is that they take up a lot of space in your bag. Also, they’re not as soft as organic cotton towels made by the cotton masters at Coyuchi. If you don’t mind a smaller beach towel, this Coyuchi Mediterranean Beach Towel is a luxury and perfect for travel. It’s “high-low” woven—like a basket—from the softest organic Turkish cotton. It dries faster than the above towels and is surprisingly absorbent given its light weight. It’s also the best looking.

Beach carts

A couple of years ago, my good friend Kirk and his wife, Pauline, amazed my wife and me when they showed up at the beach lugging what appeared to be a glorified laundry cart. The Rio Brands Wonder Wheeler—a 3-foot-tall upright wheeled basket with a big mesh bag—was stuffed to the gills with sand toys, towels, a bag of food, and an umbrella to keep their two young daughters out of the sun. It had four wheels, but the cart was actually made to be tilted like a luggage cart or dolly and hauled on the two skinny (but large-diameter) rear wheels. As a fellow beach-dwelling, gear-hauling parent of two youngsters, I was covetous.

After spending a couple of years envious of Kirk’s baseline Wonder Wheeler beach cart, taking time to check out the offerings at our local beachwear stores, and sandying plastic wheels for a week, we’re recommending the Tommy Bahama All Terrain Beach Cart. This souped-up Wonder Wheeler (made by Rio Brands) is a sturdy all-purpose sandcrawler that will haul a day’s worth of food and gear to the beach and then lug it—along with maybe even a tired kid—back to the car at day’s end. Now it’s Kirk’s turn to covet.

Unlike the basic Wonder Wheeler’s stroller wheels, this sturdier Humvee of the beach cart world sports a pair of wide, oversized rear plastic tires that roll even better up and down stairs and over sand, a perfect holder for umbrellas or a couple of fishing rods, and a bitchin’ removable cooler tote bag (this—and evidently better quality control—sets it apart from the Ultra Wide Wheels Wonder Wheeler, which just has a tote) with enough room for a six-pack and lunch for Mom, Dad, and two kids.

It also features an extension bar that can hold three—maybe even four—chairs, and can double as a mount for a strap-bound surfboard. The cart also folds flat and pops open with ridiculous ease and is super easy to rinse out. For parents, fisherfolk, or anyone who wants or needs to lug a lot of stuff to the beach, it simply can’t be beat.

There are a few caveats though. If you get one of these, you should rinse it after each use because even though it’s chromed and powdercoated on every surface, it’s still made of steel, which means rust will eventually find a way in if you don’t get the corrosive beach salt off. I’m also a little leery of the cooler’s zipper, which seems cheaply made (it’s not YKK) and will probably benefit from the occasional squirt of WD-40. You also need to check the locking front wheel nuts to make sure they’re tight enough, as one of ours worked its way off. Like every other cart I could find, this one has no hand brake. If you need to haul your gear down long or steep hills, you might consider doing what my wife and I did before we found this cart and load your stuff into a hand-brake-equipped jogging stroller.

For smaller groups, a soft cooler is ideal for beach or poolside because it’s small enough to be carried by one person and insulated enough to keep drinks cold for a full day. The AO Canvas Series 24-Pack Soft Cooler performed well during testing in the brutal Southern California sunshine. In all the ways we measured performance—how cold it stayed, how easily it loaded, how durable it was against leaks, how comfortable it was to carry—this model stood shoulder-to-shoulder with coolers that cost twice as much.


After spending 60 hours on research and interviews, and many more wearing sunscreen on our bodies, we’ve determined that the best sunscreen for everyday use is the one you’ll use correctly. According to all seven dermatologists we interviewed, as well as the many scientific papers and lit reviews we read, if you’re outside, you should be applying a full shot glass’s worth of sunscreen to your near-naked body about once an hour for full protection from the sun. That’s a lot. And it’s more than most of us ever usually use.


Since everyone might want something different out of their sandals, we started out by spending two hours  on research, and then we tested 1pairs: seven new pairs of men’s flip-flops, six new women’s models, plus our two top picks from last year.  We wore them around town and to the beach, where we got them wet and scrambled over rocks and sand.

In the end, we came up with three great picks for men and women: The Havaianas Top (for men, women) is our budget recommendation for a sandal you won’t feel bad about leaving on the beach when you surf or swim; Chaco’s Z/Volv Flip for men and Ecotread for women give you a great rugged option built to handle water and rocks, and the OluKai Kikaha (for men) and Ono (for women) proved to be the most comfortable pairs our testers had ever worn.

The best men’s flip-flop for handling rugged and wet conditions is the new Chaco Z/Volv Flip. It has all of the features of last year’s overall winner, the Chaco Ecotread, with a more rugged outsole (made of 2percent recycled rubber) that provides even better traction on rough and wet surfaces. It has exceptional durability and traction when wet, which makes it a favorite among white-water kayakers, but you don’t have to enjoy crashing into wet rocks to appreciate the Chaco design.

After testing them this year against a new crop of top contenders, I have to agree. No sandal performed better with water on it. The minimal design and materials meant the sandals dried out quickly after I wore them into the surf or after a shower at the beach. And unlike other brands we tested—Sperry, Old Navy, and OluKai—the Chacos didn’t squeak when wet. The Teva Original also performed well when wet and features a durable, minimalist design, but it lacks the arch support and rugged outsole of the Chaco sandals.

Our female tester, Darwina Griffin, liked the Chaco Ecotread better than the women’s version of the Chaco Z/Volv for wet and rugged conditions. While the Z/Volv had better traction on the outsole, the strap was thinner and stiffer than the one used on the Ecotread (this isn’t the case with the men’s version). That strap dug uncomfortably into the top of her feet due to the high arch support.

The OluKai Ono won as the most comfortable women’s sandal by far. Our tester liked the feel of the thin neoprene-and-leather straps and nylon toe webbing far better than the bulkier straps on Sole’s Women’s Sport Flip and Women’s Cork Flip. Griffin also found the arch support was just right and liked the flexibility of the sole, while the soles on the Women’s Sperry Son-R Pulse were too flappy for her taste by comparison.

In 2014, the Wirecutter’s Brian Lam tested more than a dozen other pairs that didn’t make the cut as favorites for one reason or another. He found that slippers made of leather—the Rainbows Double Layer Leather, the Reef Smoothy, and the OluKai Ohana, for example—don’t feel great around water. On top of that, the Rainbows left dye on his feet when they were wet for a while (Chris Dixon has had the same complaint). Some sandals were designed with high-tech features meant for surfer dudes, like the Reef Fannings with built-in beer bottle openers, but Brian was philosophically opposed to those for both stylistic and hygienic reasons.

After testing 1pairs of affordable sunglasses, we think that Gamma Ray’s Polarized UV400 Classic Style Sunglasses and the best cheap sunglasses for the beach and pool. They are polarized, fully UV protected, and more affordable, comfortable, and sturdily built than any other sunglasses we tested in the same price range. If you want protective, functional sunglasses for a fraction of the price of higher-end models, this is the pair to buy.

If our top pick is unavailable, we recommend our runner-up pick, zeroUV’s Flat Matte Black Mirrored Polarized Lens Horned Rim Sunglasses (8030). The zeroUV 8030 typically costs a little more than the Gamma Ray Polarized Classic Style, but these sunglasses are similarly 100 percent UV protected and polarized—and in our tests, they were the second most comfortable pair to wear for extended periods of time. This model has full-metal hinges like the Polarized Classic Style, too, making the arms easy to fold and unfold.

If classic looks are your biggest concern

This is a good option if you’re lazing in the sun all day. Its classic look makes it great to wear anywhere.

Waterproof Outdoor Camping Picnic Blanket

This blanket mat is durable and comfortable to sit on. It is waterproof and sand-proof. It has PE aluminum bottom that is great on grass no matter the ground is damp. It can be used in sand condition since it is easy to shake off the sand. It has lightweight and lifting yoke design for convenient carry, and you can fold it into a little package after used and it is easy to clean.

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The material is another crucial factor to consider. With material, you can realize how durable the blanket can last or sand proof, waterproof, quick-drying or easy to clean. Some excellent material provides a fresh and a smooth feeling, like cotton while others are nylon made. You should only go for a blanket with the best material of your choice.

Parachute Nylon Blankets

These beach blankets are made to withstand the sand that comes standard with a trip to the beach.

This material is designed to repel sand and water easily and dry tremendously quickly. Parachute nylon blankets have been made with this tough, breathable, lightweight, strong and durable material which affords the user of this type of blanket many years of continuous and carefree use.

Microfiber Blankets

Microfiber beach blankets come with an extra touch of softness thanks to the composition of the material. They are however more prone to be a landing pad for sand than non-fibrous materials.

These blankets usually consist of around 80% polyester and 20% nylon, making them super lightweight and thin. Their material composition allows for them to be super absorbent as well as fast-drying.

Machine washable microfiber composition blankets will allow for many years of uninterrupted use, while at the same time providing you with the suede feel that the microfiber option brings.

Polypropylene Blankets

These blankets have been specifically fabricated with durability and longevity in mind. Polypropylene blankets have been designed using this material due to its non-absorbent and fast drying properties. You can really get your feet wet with this beach blanket.

Both mold and mildew resistant, this material is designed to not transfer heat and keeps its cool far longer than most nylon materials.

As well as being able to stay afloat, polypropylene is moderately resistant to both stretching and shrinking, ensuring you lose little size, if any, on your blanket.

Wildhorn Outfitters

Wildhorn Outfitters is an outdoor adventure company that seeks to take the hassle out of any outdoor adventure. They believe in making it easy for everyone to share a great outdoor experience. Their quality and durable products have been thoughtfully designed to streamline the outdoor adventure process.

This company boasts the best-in-class products for all your outdoor adventure needs. They have designed their products to help you maximize and enhance your precious time outdoors.

Wildhorn Outfitters has dedicated themselves to bolstering outdoor adventure fun through their thoughtful design of products, adding their own unique twists that help to make your journey as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

This brand is also a direct-to-customer manufacturer of the Seaview 180 full face snorkel mask and other outdoor gear.

Camco has a longstanding tradition of customer service and has been involved in the RV industry since 196Over the past 40 years, the company has seen itself grow from just one employee and one product to over 350 employees that manufacture and produce more than 3,000 products today.

This brand operates on the foundations of competitive pricing, superior service, quality products, and customer satisfaction.

The company prides itself on their friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff. It meets the ever-changing demands of a challenging marketplace while always prioritising the customer.

Camco holds true to its commitment to both its employees and its country. It has over 350 employees housed in separate manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

Sand Escape Compact Outdoor Beach Blanket

The Sand Escape is a beach blanket that has been specifically designed for a larger family of five or the extended family. It has been fabricated using 100% parachute nylon.

It’s a 63sq. foot blanket that boasts 20% more room than most other blankets. It compacts down to a neat x 7inch pouch for easy travel and storage.

Made from quick-dry parachute material, this blanket isn’t only lightweight and breathable but also strong and durable ensuring many years of uninterrupted use.

The 100% parachute nylon assures that sand doesn’t stick to this blanket. Just a quick shake will get rid of all that excess sand.

The Sand Escape comes featuring four sand anchor pockets to weigh the blanket down so that gusts of wind won’t disturb your resting place.

Furthermore, the Sand Escape beach blanket comes with additional built-in pockets for the storage and protection of all your valuables. It even has zippered front pockets for your car keys and wallet, items you most definitely don’t want to lose at the beach.

GkGk Outdoor Waterproof Beach Blanket

Durable and suitable for most outdoor activities, GkGk’s beach blanket is both sand and waterproof. It’s versatile enough to even be used as a barrier to bad weather.

Its unique purse design allows this beach blanket to fold down to a travel-friendly x 12inches. It comes standard with a built-in handle for easy carrying and storage, even able to fit comfortably into a backpack or travel bag.

Constructed from a water-resistant polyester top and a waterproof PVC bottom, it’s a durable and versatile blanket that’s good for heavy duty use.

The GkGk Beach Blanket is also easy to clean. A simple wipe will remove all grass and sand accumulated while in use.

SAND-AWAY Sand Proof Outdoor Compact Beach Blanket

The SAND-AWAY has be specifically designed from 100% Ripstop parachute nylon to stay cool and dry, and sand-free, making wet towels a thing of the past.

The parachute material composition dries in an instant and manages to stay and keep you cool during those hot and sunny beach outings.

Measuring a whopping x feet when laid out, this mammoth blanket folds up surprisingly small into a compact x inch portable pouch that weighs less than a pound.

For Superior anchoring the SAND-AWAY comes with standard sand pockets. It has an additional plastic tent pegs for a little extra protection from the wind.

The SAND-AWAY is also durable enough to be used as a shade tarp. The Ripstop parachute nylon ensure its durability and many years of continued use.

This gem is also easy to clean. A simple shake will rid your blanket of sand and debris, while the SAND-AWAY is also machine washable on the delicate cycle.

Streamline is so confident that you’ll love their product that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on the SAND-AWAY, offering a full refund for unsatisfied customers.

ZOMAKE Foldable Lightweight Beach Blanket

The ZOMAKE Foldable Lightweight Beach Blanket is an Oxford Fabric Nylon beach blanket that’s the perfect solution to your beach lounging needs.

Portable and lightweight, this beach blanket packs into an incredibly small x 8inch pouch and is perfect for most outdoor occasions.

This fast-drying anti-sand blanket is made to be durable, ultra-light, and of a premium quality thanks to its Oxford Nylon composition.

The sand pockets have been included to prevent your blanket from blowing away in windy conditions. They’ve been dually designed to double-up as pockets for your valuables.

Additionally, ZOMAKE have included tent pegs for some extra stability in the wind. It can be used for multiple purposes, such as a wind tarp or seat cover.

This premium nylon blanket is easy to clean, mildew and mold resistant, and dries in mere minutes, relieving you of that terrible wet beach towel odor. The ZOMAKE beach blanket also comes with a 1-year product replacement guarantee.

Size Matters

When it comes to the beach blanket, of course size matters. Beach blankets have been specifically designed to keep the sand at bay while you have the luxury of enjoying your own personal, sand-free space on the beach.

A blanket should be big enough to comfortably fit the whole family, and possibly even have room for the cooler.

Another important feature is the travel size of the blanket. Look for a blanket that folds up into a compact and convenient travel size for easy storage and transportation.

Material Composition

Material composition is a rather important factor when choosing your beach blanket, and it all depends on your personal preference.

Some people prefer to have a little more padding and comfort, and choose to deal with the sand as an alternative. Others may be highly averse to having sand all over their goods.

It’s a good idea to choose a material that’s fast-drying, to help you avoid having a wet and sandy surface to relax on.


I suggest choosing a blanket with sand pockets as a bare minimum, as these will hold the blanket in place when it’s windy.

Additionally, look for a blanket that offers a little more protection from the wind, perhaps one with some extra pegs to provide added anchoring support. These are ideal for extra windy days or for those unexpected gusts of wind.

Blanket materials

Durability and performance of a product depend on the materials that made off. There are different types of items in the market & used for different purpose. Parents choose it rely on the seasons as well. So, you should also consider materials as one of the criteria that will turn you on the right track for choosing the best combination as well.


If you’ve been spending your spring days dreaming of summer, the limited-time giveaway at Victoria’s Secret will be calling your name.

Perfect for days spent in the sand, the black, white and pink blanket measures 50 inches by 60 inches. It’s available as a giveaway offer through May 14, or while supplies last.

Washing a Quilt

How long you can keep your quilt is also influenced by how many times have you washed it in a year? Generally, polyester quilts of all types are washable and ideally should be washed at least 2-times per year! Why? Just like any other bedding item, they do capture dust, mites and particles of skin.

Wool and feather-based Quilts will need dry cleaning and a good airing occasionally. It is recommended to dry clean once you have finished with these products for the season and before you put them away.

GSM and filling

Quilt thickness or density is measured by ‘gsm’ (grams per square metre). The thickness of the filling and the type of filling determine how warm the quilt is.

You will also find a corresponding relationship on price and quality with gsm. Cheaper quilts have a lower gsm generally whereas more expensive quilts have a higher gsm.

A number of quilt manufacturers also use a ‘high loft’ (equivalent to 2-blankets, 450 gsm), ‘light loft’ (equivalent to 1-blankets 300gsm) or ‘super loft’ (equivalent to 3-blankets 500gsm) rating. This is to help customers in determining warmth factor. ‘Light Loft’ is therefore a suitable summer blanket and high/super are more for cooler nights.

Polyester vs Microfibre Quilts

Synthetic quilts are another name for Polyester quilts and are the most popular around due as they are not expensive. They usually have a cotton stitched cover with a polyester filling. Some of these polyester quilts even have a treated polyester filling for allergy sufferers. Cheaper polyester quilts are around 150-250gsm level (ie an average amount of filling). Polyester these days is much more breathable than of old. There’s nothing wrong with a budget polyester quilt for Summer although of course, it isn’t going to last as many years as more expensive microfibre variants.

Microfibre is a type of synthetic and is the result of a different and newer manufacturing technique. Microfibre is definitely one of the wonder fabrics of modern day (see our Buying Sheets/Doona Cover Guide where Microfibre is explored in more detail) as they are generally easy to care for, breathe just like cotton and dry quicker.

Microfibre quilts also exhibit greater characteristics of fluffiness feeling more like a ‘luxury’ feather/down product as they to have a higher gsm filling eg 300gsm+.  Microfibre quilts are filled by blowing in a fine denier fibre to give the effect of being filled like ‘down’. Obviously microfibre quilts will be a little more expensive than your standard polyester range but are great purchases for warmer months.

Dacron is a trademark (brand) of polyester made by DuPont and commonly used worldwide by many manufacturers especially as filling for upholstery and bedding. A number of quilt manufacturers use this and it makes for an excellent value quilt.

Eco fill Quilts

There are a few Australian manufacturers producing very innovative quilts using eco-friendly fills like recycled plastic or euculyptus or bamboo fibre. For those seeking an environmentally sound choice, you can’t go past these types of quilts and they perform the same job and more in keeping you warm and cosy. They have greater advantages of anti-allergy properties and minimise bacteria because of their natural inherent properties of the fill and fabric. In environments of high moisture/humidity, these are just perfect as standard cotton fabric can breed mould.





How to save up to 86%? Here is little trick.

You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the beach blanket by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.



Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your beach blanket wisely! Good luck!

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