Looking for a super compact alternative to a sleeping bag? I’m here to share with you my Snugpak Jungle Blanket review. I bought mine back in early 2016 and have used it on most every overnight camping trip I have had since then. But I’ve also used it on family vacations when we have rented cabins or houseboats we have stayed in.
It’s a great blanket. Compresses into a small sack, easy to pack, weighs very little, and big enough to cover you up. It will also keep you comfortable in temps down to the mid 40s (Fahrenheit). I’ve tested it, and it works.
Snugpak Jungle Blanket Review – The Details
- Product: Snugpak Jungle Blanket, Olive or Black
- Price: Varies online, $30 – $49
- Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon
- Company: Snugpak, (U.K. based)
- My Rating: 5/5
Snugpak has been around since the 1970s. They not only manufacturer this blanket, they also manufacture tents, clothing, sleeping bags, and a variety of other gear for the military and outdoor enthusiasts.
All of their products are considered top quality and have excellent reviews wherever you find their items. I have a couple other pieces of kit they make that I am also highly impressed with, such as a hammock under quilt.
Here are the main details of the Snugpak Jungle Blanket:
- Warm and lightweight
- Travel soft insulation designed for exceptional performance
- Is antibacterial and antimicrobial as well as being windproof and water resistant
- Temperature rating 45 degrees, low 36 degrees
- 76″ x 64″ and weighing only 25 ounces
- Travel soft insulation
- Compresses down to 6″x6″ for lightweight, compact traveling
- Includes compression sack (very durable!)
What I like About My Snugpak Jungle Blanket
There are many things I like about this blanket. It is an important part of my overnight outdoor kit since I bought out back in spring 2016.
First and foremost I like the compact size when I compress it down to carry in my backpack. At only around 6″ x 6″ and 25 ounces, it travels well and takes up little space inside my Medium Alice Pack.
I’ve used it on a few cold nights at my cabin and camping when temps hit the upper 40s. It’s rated down to 45 degrees, and it did keep me nice and comfortably warm. I’ve also used it as a cover on warmer nights to great affect. I didn’t wrap up in it on those ‘warmer’ uses, and it was comfortable then as well.
Another thing I like about this item is that it is water repellent. It also dries out fast if it does get wet, just hang it out in the sun and breeze. It also blocks the wind excellent as well (windproof).
What I Don’t Like About My Snugpak Jungle Blanket
There is only one issue I have with the Snugpak Jungle Blanket, and it’s actually pretty minor. I’m six foot one inches tall (73 inches), the blanket is 76″ x 64″.
It would have been nice for me if the blanket was perhaps 79″ to 81″ tall. But it’s really not an issue, and here is why: When it’s cold outside I wrap and curl up in it to conserve body heat (like in the picture further above), and I stay plenty warm and cozy. It’s plenty big enough for me when I curl up…so it’s not really an issue. When its warm outside I just use it as a cover and don’t worry about covering my head. If I get warm I just uncover a little.
While it would be nice if it was a handful of inches taller, it really is not an issue or concern for me when I use it.
Snugpak Jungle Blanket Review – In Conclusion
I’ve been meaning to write a review on my Snugpak Jungle Blanket since I started this website, but have never gotten around to it until now.
The Jungle Blanket is lightweight and much less bulky than most alternatives for your outdoor sleeping needs. It’s warm, and a great piece of three season kit. I wouldn’t count on it to keep you warm under 36 degrees… it could help insulate, but for really cold temps you would want something else or in addition to it.
For Spring, Summer, Fall months… Snugpak Jungle Blanket for the win!
I have put mine through some rugged use at times, and it has help up perfectly well.
Looking to buy one and check out more reviews on it? Amazon has the best price in North America from what I have seen. Check it out here.
12 thoughts on “Snugpak Jungle Blanket Review – The Good And The Bad”
You mentioned that a larger size Jungle Blanket would be nice. Snugpak is now offering the Jungle Blanket XL. This model is the same great quality at a larger size. 72×90 inches, 6×10 in the stuff sack, weight 32 oz.
Thanks for the heads up, I will certainly be checking that out!
Made in China unfortunately.. I’ll go with kifaru woobie.
I hear ya… believe me, I hear ya…
It will be interesting to see how many companies pull back from doing business in China after the Covid 19 Pandemic. But then again, the bottom line of what money can be made seems to rule the world… If companies do pull out I wonder how long before they are back in China.
Man this really does look amazing. I was simply researching sleeping bags as i need an new one and Bam! Came across something i never knew existed.
When it comes to the average life span how does the snugpack stand up to traditional sleeping bags?
I would be curious to know!
Thanks for reading! I’ve had mine now for a couple years and use it on every camping trip I go on or just when going up to my cabin for the weekend. It has held up incredibly well – but it all depends on the person and how they use it.
I have no complaints regarding the durability of my Snugpack Jungle Blanket. Even the compression bag is held up fantastic.
Thank you for sharing with this great review on Snugpak Jungle Blanket.When camping we all experience the same problem” the cold”.I found this blanket very useful because none can be cold when there is such a wonderful blanket as it was made especially for outside places like jungle.
About the size ,I think the company has other size depending on the length of the customers.
I will recommend it to my friends.
They do also sell an XL version. I’m six foot one inches tall and currently around 250lbs, and the standard Jungle Blanket suits me perfectly.
This is definitely something that I would use, and the size would be the perfect fit for me.
What I like most about this blanket is that it packs up so small. There are several options of blankets and sleeping bags that can handle cold weather, but to be able to withstand cold, be wind and water resistant, and pack up that small is incredibly useful. Good price point as well.
What I’m wondering, is what kind of material is it made out of? I can’t sleep good if my blanket slides around too much or makes too much noise. Is the outside slippery?
It is not noisy at all. One of the things I love about it that is travels so small and is pretty darn warm. I use it on all my spring, summer, and fall camping trips. The Jungle Blanket makes a great Holiday Gift. I was gonna buy another one and give it to my wife among other things this season.
I bought 1 used it a few times and bought another and am considering a project to combine them into a light sleeping bag. As for the durability, I have had no issues. I’ve used them on pads in tents, in my hammock both an under quilt and over blanket (under quilt being I just layed it out in the hammock and was on top of it, while my other one was my blanket). I have also used it in colder weather inside my heavy sleeping bag, which made me toasty warm. I would reccomend picking 1 or 2 of these up. They pack down pretty small as well.
Great piece of kit!
I agree – they are a very nice addition to any camping gear. Sometimes my Snugpak is all I bring along, and it packs down well. Other times like you do, I use it in addition to some other gear for warmth when camping in colder temps.
Thanks for reading and commenting!