This Ultra-Durable Blanket Can Keep You Warm for All Your Outdoor Adventures
By Elaine Selna
Whether you're going on a hike or a camping trip, packing the right supplies can be a crucial part of your experience. Crua Outdoors, a brand known for making insulated tents and accessories, now has a Kickstarter campaign for a new outdoor blanket, which is designed to keep you cool in the summer and cozy in the winter.
The Culla blanket was specifically created for outdoor use, so anyone from hikers to campers can have something snuggly to bundle up with. The Culla uses graphene, a lightweight yet durable material that's machine-washable, antibacterial, and functions as a powerful thermoregulator, meaning it allows your body to maintain its core internal temperature. This blanket is also made from tear-resistant ripstop fabric, so you don't have to worry about twigs or branches puncturing it and causing holes or snags.
Besides the fabric itself, there are many features outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate about this blanket after a long day of trekking. There are two sets of fleece-lined hand pockets, and another that's specifically for feet. You can even protect valuables like phones, wallets, and keys inside a hidden zipper pocket located discreetly in the corner of the blanket. If you want, you can also turn it into a sleeping bag by snapping the sides of the blanket together, or connect it to other Cullas to make an extra-large picnic surface.
This Kickstarter campaign—the ninth one held by Crua Outdoors on the site—has already raised nearly $300,00 and has over 1400 backers. However, you can still show support for this project by contributing to one of its many tiers. The blanket will retail for $239, but when you pledge $139 or more as part of the Early Bird plan, you’ll receive one Culla blanket. (Note: This offer expires Saturday, September 4; after that, this offer is valid when you pledge $159 or more.) By pledging $219 or more, you’ll get a Culla blanket, an LED light, a pillow, and some other outdoor essentials. If you donate $269 or more, you'll get two blankets, with plans—and goodies connected to them—going all the way up to $919 or more. All of these products come with a two-year warranty, and the brand expects shipments to go out in December 2021.
Check out the Culla blanket by Crua Outdoors on Kickstarter now before the campaign closes on Friday, October 1.
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