2015 Cottage Gear of the Year – Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket

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I test a large amount of gear in 2015. Many of my favorites come from smaller companies that the outdoor industry calls “Cottage Companies”. The companies are the equivalent to the Technology Industry’s startups. Small in nature, innovative, and extremely flexible. Many of them have flocked to Kickstarter to help get funding to develop their products.

Father Nature Outdoors (FNO) introduced its Integrated Camping Blanket to the market via a Kickstarter Campaign. Their concept was to create a light weight and warm three season sleeping bag replacement.  With it’s unique design, high quality materials this blanket does just that.

FNO Blanket side by side

Having the foot box similar to that of your standard mummy bag and the pocket for your sleeping pad are a really nice for those of us who tend to move around in our sleep.

FNO foot pocket

Sleeping pad pocket.

The Olive clasps are easy to hook together and unhook when the needs arise.

FNO Blanket Closed Olive clasp

Closed Olive clasp

Specifications

  • Outer Shell: Ripstop Nylon
  • Inner Lining: Nylon
  • Filling: Superloft Synthetic Fill
  • Temperature Rating: 30 degree extreme
  • Weight: .95 kgs, 2lbs 2oz
  • Stuff sack dimensions: 12″ x 8″ before compression
  • Blanket dimensions: 210cm by 135cm (widest), 82″ x 60″
  • User Size maximum: 6’2″ or 200 lbs

Features

  • Adaptable design allows for range of temperatures
  • Draft Collar encircles the blanket minimizing drafts
  • Footer sleeve offers user option of securing pad without direct contact inside enclosure
  • Flared design maximizes comfort for the sleeper
  • Olive clasps eliminate the need to purchase an additional sheet or string a cinch cord through loops
  • Ripstop outershell material durable and water-resistant
  • High thread count nylon inner lining for soft feel and smooth to the touch

Cost: $159 | Learn More

What makes the Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket my favorite of 2015?

It takes more than a good product to set itself apart from others in the outdoor industry. The Integrated Camping Blanket is not a an entirely new concept. They took ideas from products already on the market and put their own spin on it making it better. It is light weight compacts down nicely and is perfect for many a backpacking or car camping trips.

I chose this because I find myself using this more than any of my other sleeping bags. I can just drape it over me when I get cold and push it aside when I get too hot. I have yet to be cold using it and have taken it on every camping trip and adventure in 2015. It is without a doubt the only product I had with me at all times.  The founders of Father Nature Outdoor are also what sells the product. Their can do positive spirit and their love for the outdoors helped them craft the concept. From idea inception to completed product they pride themselves and their products on using only the best.

To learn more about the Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket please visit the FNO Website.


Full Disclosure: The FNO Integrated Camping Blanket used in this review were provided to me by Father Nature Outdoors at not cost to me. This did not influence my review in any way. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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