Why You Need ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket

Sometimes we just need a little warmth. But when we’re camping, boating, or even cheering on our favorite team at the stadium, it’s inconvenient to carry around a typical bedroom blanket.

“With Chappy warmth on one side and water-resistant Boathouse Supplex® on the other, your outing stays covered, snug and dry,” is how ChappyWrap describes its Fair water-resistant outer cover. Winds. Does it really work like that? I recently had the opportunity to try this ChappyWrap blanket on my own bed and in nature. Here’s how it goes.

What’s wrong with the ChappyWrap Outdoor Blanket?


For its new cover, ChappyWrap has teamed up with the experts at Boathouse Sports to develop the best water resistant cover that can actually survive the harsh outdoor weather while helping you survive the cold. As the crew at ChappyWrap describe it, they were looking to “create a warm, water-resistant hybrid design that’s made for any outdoor adventure – from camping to stadium to boating.”

Since ChappyWrap only offers this specific blanket in its midi size (which measures approximately 38 by 57 inches), this is the type of blanket I use. If you prefer larger blankets, ChappyWrap offers their Original (60 x 80 inch) and Royal (90 x 90 inch) size blankets, but keep in mind that water-resistant outdoor blankets are currently only available. only available in midi size.

How does this blanket work in bed (and wherever you need it)?

The soft blanket side of the ChappyWrap water resistant outdoor blanket

What’s so nice about the ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket is that it’s versatile. If you need a blanket in the living room, this blanket will work there. If you need coverage for next weekend’s sunset cruise, that coverage will work there. If you need coverage for your next camping trip, this coverage will work there. If you need a cute blanket to place at the foot of your bed at home, this blanket will work there.

The water-resistant side of the cover has the same type of material (Boathouse Supplex, which is Boathouse’s patented nylon fabric) that is often used for windbreakers and raincoats, while the plush side of the cover is a cotton-acrylic-polyester blend. The water-resistant side is tougher for obvious reasons, while the plush side is extra soft.

What are the features of the ChappyWrap outdoor blanket?

A close up showing both sides of the ChappyWrap water resistant outdoor blanket.

If you’re curious about exactly what this cover is, here are all the critical details:

  • Measures approximately 38 by 57 inches
  • All blankets have a water resistant navy blue side, while the plush blanket side is available in ‘True North’, ‘Classic Wavy Stripe’, ‘Fair Winds Navy’ and ‘Casco Bay Stripe’
  • Machine wash and dry
  • Resistant to shrinkage, pilling and fuzz
  • Jacquard woven design
  • Cover side is a natural cotton blend: 58% cotton, 35% acrylic, 7% polyester
  • The water resistant side is 100% nylon

What do I like about the ChappyWrap Outdoor Blanket?

A look at the ChappyWrap water resistant outdoor blanket in my home
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  • It’s comfortably comfortable: In particular, the soft side makes me feel good in bed, and it’s great when I use it outside too.
  • It’s solid: Even after using it outside and cleaning it, the blanket still looks and feels great.
  • It’s nice: I have the “Navy of Favorable Winds » sailboat pattern blanket, and I love this look. If you don’t want sailboats on your blanket, there are other stylish options to choose from.
  • It’s low maintenance: As long as you follow the instructions on the label (and on the website), your ChappyWrap blanket should go through the washer and dryer just fine.

What don’t I like about the ChappyWrap Outdoor Blanket?

A preview of the ChappyWrap water resistant outdoor blanket in my home.
Andrew Davey/The Manual
  • It is little: If you are tall and tall, or even part of normal adult size, don’t expect this blanket to fully cover you. You can use it to cover the legs or the torso, but definitely not both.
  • That’s it! Honestly, I can’t think of any other downsides.

ChappyWrap Outdoor Blanket FAQ

The water resistant side of the ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket

If you have any other questions, here are some answers.

How comfortable is it, really?

It really is as good as they say.

Is it really water resistant?

Yes. If you use the cover with the water resistant side facing out, you should be good. Even if you accidentally use it the other way around, the water-resistant side should still work just fine, but it might not be as comfortable with the nylon touching your skin. Still, it’s machine washable, so it probably won’t be the end of the world if you use it inside out.

What are ChappyWrap’s return and warranty policies?

If you don’t love your ChappyWrap for any reason, you can return it for an exchange or refund within 30 days of the purchase date. ChappyWrap also offers exchanges for defective wraps.

What if I don’t like any of the patterns and colors?

Unfortunately, these are the patterns and colors that ChappyWrap offers. If there’s no way I can convince you to try ChappyWrap’s tastefully colored blankets, you should check out some of the other outdoor-suitable blankets we’ve tested and reviewed for you.

Should You Buy the ChappyWrap Outdoor Blanket?

The entire collection of ChappyWrap Fair Winds Navy water-resistant outdoor blankets hang out at the stadium.

In my very humble opinion: Absolutely, yes! Some might consider ChappyWrap’s covers a bit pricey (this one is $115), but I honestly believe it’s definitely worth it. It’s practical, versatile, pretty and comfortable. It is the best outdoor blanket. It basically checks all the boxes.

If you need more help planning your next big outdoor adventure, check out our picks for America’s best outdoor stores, our handy hiking checklist, and these 6 best gifts for dedicated hikers. Now get out there and have fun exploring the great outdoors!

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