5 Perfect Lightweight Travel Blankets For Airplanes

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There Are Quite A Few Travel Blankets For Airplanes – Here Are Our Top Picks. 

If you want the best travel blanket for an airplane – you might find yours in this post! We’ve compiled some of the top brands and styles out there and brought them into this post for you to decide.

Typically, many travellers are looking for a packable travel blanket – but what does this mean? It means that the blanket needs to be the right combination of a lightweight travel blanket and also a compact travel blanket.

Anything bulky might not work for minimalist travellers or travellers with limited space. These properties usually make them a multipurpose blanket to become a good car travel blanket as well, for example.

There are actually a few known brands out there already: Cocoon makes a travel blanket and  “World’s Best” Travel Blanket also exists – and yes, that’s their actual company name!

So, if you’re ready to get snugly and find the right travel blanket keep on reading!

How to Choose Your Travel Blanket for Airplanes

Choosing the right travel blanket isn’t an overly difficult process. However, you will have to think about a few things to make sure you get the travel blanket that is right for you.


Now, you might think “but a blanket is a blanket.. what other function could there be?” and that would be perfectly valid. To answer your question – there are LOTS of other functions that travel blankets can serve these days.

Because of clever designs and well-thought-out packaging, many of the blankets we feature have more than one purpose!

Some of the travel blankets below can be turned into a travel pillow for your head, neck or back. Some of them even have storage pockets on the blanket.

Point is, if you need a blanket to keep you warm and cozy then you can certainly get that. But, if you want a blanket that has other functions while on your travels, then those exist, too!

Shape and Dimensions

Size is obviously important because a blanket is only good if it’s sized right for you and/or your personal preference.

However, the bigger the blanket, the larger the space it’ll take up in your luggage or on the plane. Definitely something to consider when you’re deciding on the size.

Also, the shape is important to consider. One of the blankets below is a square. While this might be perfect for some, it might not work for other people.

Lisa, for example, prefers rectangular blankets to cover more of her body. Just things to consider!

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The material of the travel blanket is something you should keep in mind for allergies and overall comfort. A fleece one will likely be warmer than a simple cotton one. One with a blend of bamboo fibres is likely to be softer.

Also, the material dictates whether it’s machine washable. Most of them are but it’s wise to follow the care instructions. Usually, they state “do not iron”.

The material and the thickness will also dictate the warmth of the blanket. If you get a little chilly on airplanes, then this additional covering might be exactly what you’re looking for.

A “real” blanket like the ones below might be better than one given out by an airline – that is, if the airline you are flying with is even giving out blankets anymore! Lots of budget airlines don’t do that anymore.


There are a few different blanket styles like ones with sleeves and pockets. The one at the bottom of the list even goes over your head so it doesn’t slip off.

As for the design, there isn’t much variation between the blankets below. That said, a few of the brands below have a variety of colours and patterns to suit your personal preference.

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Travel Blankets For Airplanes: Our Picks

Below, you’ll find some of the best travel blankets for airplanes that are on the market today.

We’ll give you a little breakdown of the blanket but you should click through and read about the reviews to purchase the one that’s right for you!

Cocoon CoolMax Travel Blanket – Check Now

The reviews of the Cocoon as an airplane blanket speak for themselves. Its material is soft and super light (11 ounces) but somehow very warm – the perfect combination for a blanket you plan on taking on an airplane with you.

This is actually a brand we have heard of before since it’s also talked about in the camping and car trip blogs that we also read!

The Cocoon comes with a handy soft carrying case and comes in a variety of awesome colours so you get to choose the one that you like best!

Gox Cozy-Soft Travel Blanket – Check Now

Here is another super light, made-for-one-person blanket that you can take anywhere. The material is 30% cotton and 70% bamboo fibre meaning it doesn’t conduct annoying static charge and it’s machine washable.

The blanket’s case has a handy carrying handle and doubles as a pillow if you fill it with something else that’s plush or the blanket itself! It also comes in two really nice shades of blue for you to choose from.

World’s Best Cozy-Soft Microfleece Travel Blanket – Check Now

World’s Best (the brand) went out of their way to make sure everyone knew their brand and their product. However, they delivered with their travel blanket that is praised by lots of travellers around the world.

Their take on a super soft, lightweight blanket is a polyester/micro-fleece, soft to the touch, and large enough for one person. Unfortunately, there’s no carrying case but for the price and the size you can’t expect that.

It can be rolled up quite small and packed away for the plane. It also comes in SO many colours and patterns so there might be one you like!

Flight 001 Travel Blanket – Check Now

This “emergency” travel blanket has it all. It’s a lightweight “jersey sheet” material (polyester) and very soft. It comes with a carrying case with a convenient handle and the case doubles as a pillow for on the plane.

The blanket is big enough to cover a person but it is a big square as opposed to a rectangle so keep that in mind for personal blanket dimension preference! The Travel 001 also has funny packaging and comes in four colours for you to choose from!

Travelrest 4-in-1 Premier Class Travel Blanket – Check Now

While it’s a little heavier at 13 ounces, the 4-in-1 is a blanket that is MUCH MORE than just a blanket. You put your head through a large opening like a poncho.

This makes it impossible to slip off. On the front, there’s a zippered kangaroo pocket to store things and keep you extra cozy on the plane.

The material is a thicker polyester fleece that apparently does create a little bit of static but if you don’t care then don’t worry about that.

It also comes with a small carrying pouch that doubles as a back or neck pillow when the blanket is inside. The pouch has a strap for hanging off your carry-on luggage so that’s convenient!

And there you have it – some of the top travel blankets for airplanes that we could find.  Since there are so many different styles and materials, we’re confident you’ll find a blanket that works for your unique needs.

What do you think? Do you have any of the above blankets? We want to hear about your experiences with it!

As always, Happy Blanket Waddlin’!
– L&E

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