By Pauline Alba.
The blanket I didn’t know I needed
Living and camping in Minnesota, USA, blankets are a necessity. I am pretty sure I go through them faster than I can afford them. When I was asked to review the Oceas Sherpa Waterproof Blanket, I was excited. Who wouldn’t want a new sherpa blanket, although the waterproof part I was not so sure about.
I took it camping thinking a dewy morning would be the best test. I love sitting next to a fire in the early morning wrapped in a blanket to keep the morning dew and cool away. This blanket exceeded my expectations. It kept me dry from the dampness of the chair, and just warm enough to enjoy my morning.
When I realized it also repelled dog hair and coffee spills, I was sold! I have two large dogs that each shed a cat every day. Those fibers find a way to weave themselves into any fabric. Having one side of the blanket not attract dog hair was a bonus for me.
One morning I found myself in a downpour with only the blanket to help me get across the campground. I threw the blanket over my head and ran. I stayed dry!
This blanket now comes with me at all times. It has proven its warmth and waterproof ability. My niece appreciated the softness of the sherpa as she napped on her trampoline. It took a bit of abuse while she jumped on the trampoline as well.
Who is Oceas?
Oceas pronounced “Oh-Shis” was founded in 2018 by a group that had an obsession to get others outdoors. With every blanket purchased, they plant a tree and are proud of giving back to those suffering homelessness in Los Angeles.
Oceas currently only sells waterproof blankets but has the vision to create innovative outdoor gear for everyday people. The sherpa blanket sells for $69.99. If sherpa is not your thing, Oceas sells a fleece waterproof blanket for under $40.00, and a compact pocket blanket for under $23.00.
What features make this a favorite?
The sherpa blanket is made with 300 gsm sherpa to create durability and warmth. The waterproof side is made of ripstop polyester with a polyurethane coating. The two sides of the blanket are ultrasonically stitched increasing the waterproof ability.
The Oceas Sherpa Waterproof Blanket comes with a 1-year warranty covering rips, stains, wear and tear, incidental damage, or any defects. I registered as soon as the blanket was received and received confirmation back right away.
I found it to be a great size at 79 X 58 in. and comes in a drawstring bag. You can choose to roll it back up to fit into the bag or squish it in.
The Sherpa waterproof has quickly become my go-to blanket. The rolled-up size might be a little big if you are hiking to a campsite, but it would provide comfort either under your sleeping bag, in the cool mornings, or when resting after a hike. It is perfect for cold sporting events or evening campfires. It would also be great as part of your emergency kit in the car.
I have received comments on how noisy the blanket was on the waterproofing side. While using it by the campfire others commented on how loud the blanket was as I shifted it around me. If you are sensitive to noise it may not be a blanket you would sleep with. I did sleep with it one night and it did not disturb me.
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