Matador Pocket Blanket
The storage pouch on the Matador Pocket Blanket features a reminder to ‘put yourself out there’, embrace the outdoors and appreciate the joy that Mother Nature has to offer.
Whether you are going camping, trekking or planning a family picnic, you are sure to enjoy this handy, versatile and so useful product from Matador. Smaller than most smartphones when it is folded up, this compact blanket takes up so little pack space, and it is the ideal choice for anyone who appreciates lightweight portability and functionality. Designed to be tough and durable, this is a blanket that has been designed with the outdoor adventurer in mind.
I tend to keep the Matador Pocket Blanket in my purse most of the time, so when I am going out for the day with the kids, we have a blanket on hand to stop and enjoy lunch at the park. I even used it once to keep the youngest dry when I got caught in a shower and had forgotten the rain cover for the pram. If you would like to find out why we think this is a must-have item for any family, backpacker, hiker, or explorer, read our in-depth review of the Matador pocket blanket. A family favorite that any outdoor adventurer is bound to love.
- Excellent portability
- Puncture and tear resistant
- Weighted corners and sand pockets
- Weights not effective enough
- A bit small
- Small and compact pack size
- Corner Stakes
- Integrated sand pockets
- Storage pouch
- One year warranty
When we go camping as a family, we tend to use this blanket pretty much every day. It can be thrown across a picnic table as a tablecloth or even used as a groundsheet for a small one-person tent. It is the perfect choice for taking to the beach, with the included sand pockets keeping your blanket in place as you enjoy the seaside. The sand easily brushes off the soft satin top finish, and with a quick shake, the blanket is sand-free and ready to be stored.
This would also be a great option for anyone who enjoys backpacking or hiking, and in a pinch, you could even use it as a tent or tarp when you are out in the wild.
Usually, one of the biggest issues with these pocket purchases is getting the item refolded and pack into the storage pouch. However, Matador has thought of this already, with a stitched pattern on the underside of blanket which clearly shows you how to fold it. The red seams are a great touch, with reviews online suggesting that the Matador can be packed and unpacked in a matter of seconds. However, this is not necessarily the experience that I have had, and it can sometimes be a challenge to put the blanket back into the pouch. Several users have agreed with me, but if you are struggling with this, Matador does have a YouTube video online which provides the step-by-step solution.
Furthermore, if you are planning on using the blanket in windy weather, the weighted corners will prevent it from blowing around. However, there have been some suggestions online that these weights are not quite as effective as what Matador makes out; with one user stating that even in light winds, the blanket still did not stay in place. When the wind is blowing a gale, the metal weights can also act as stakes, in that you can peg the blanket down for extra protection. Alternatively, the blanket also has sand pockets which can be filled with sand to keep it in place at the beach.
Lots of users online have reported that as a result, this blanket is likely to last for years to come. I only got my Matador pocket blanket a couple of summers ago, but it has been used a lot, and it still looks like new. The Matador pocket blanket is relatively easy to keep clean, and it is machine washable. Just wash on a cool wash and allow to air dry. You can also wipe clean the blanket, which is ideal after a picnic or if someone spills a drink.
However, while Matador says that you can place this blanket just about anywhere, you should probably still check the ground for any sharp objects or rocks that could potentially damage it. Moreover, the Matador pocket blanket even comes with a one year warranty for that all important peace of mind. There are very few reports online that have indicated that they have had any issues with durability, but the ones that do, have highlighted that Matador was quick to respond and super-helpful. A company that provides excellent customer service is always a bonus.
It is so small when it is folded, and the super small compact size makes it the ideal choice for anyone who is travelling with limited storage options. Smaller than the palm of your hand and weighing in at only 98 grams, you will hardly notice the extra weight when you are carrying this teeny tiny blanket from Matador.
Whether you are heading out on an outdoor adventure or just planning a day out in the park with the kids, the Matador Pocket Blanket provides a superb solution to your seating problems. If you are looking for a multi-purpose blanket that will provide the perfect spot to relax outdoors and last for years to come, you cannot really go wrong with Matador’s affordable, versatile and durable pocket blanket.