The Kelty Hoodligan Blanket is a versatile hooded blanket that can be used also as a poncho. It is with synthetic insulation and incredibly affordable.
Key features & benefits
- Hooded blanket & poncho.
- Two colors.
- Synthetic insulation.
- Stuff sack included.
- Incredibly good price.
What this is about
Here you have yet another typical Kelty-built product, and this means unique, interesting, and really affordable. They built it with an opening and hood in the middle (hence the word Hoodligan in the name), so you can use it as the pictures below show. There is a pocket to store the mentioned low-profile hood when not in use.
You have soft brushed polyester fabric on both sides. This is a 75D 210T taffeta on the top and a 190T poly pongee liner. The fill is CloudLoft insulation. They use the same material in many of their blankets and sleeping bags.
Synthetic is good because it preserves its insulating features even if vet. It is easy to maintain and clean. You can also wash such materials in a washing machine. A stuff sack is included, see how it looks:
Please see a bit more in this video:
Who is this Kelty Hoodligan Blanket for
Regarding best use & users, they build it in two different colors, apparently for two genders. But in my view, the colors are such that you can use any no matter your gender. They do not provide any information about its R-value, but I would not expect much. This is a blanket to use in the camp as shown in the picture below.
Regarding the dimensions, it measures 71.65 x 71.65 inches (182 x 182 cm). So this is a square object, and although it is quite wide and can be used perhaps even by two people as a blanket, I find it strange that it is not longer.
To realize what I mean, see this Therm-a-Rest Ramble Down 2-Person Hydrophobic Camping Blanket that measures 88 x 88 inches (224 x 224 cm). So I would say it is a pity that they did not make it longer to be used as a blanket for sleeping. It is great as a camp poncho, but it is hardly a bed blanket.
Regarding the weight, it weighs 2.76 lb (1.25 kg), and note also that its stuff sack measures 15 x 8 inches (38 x 20 cm). So it is backpack-portable, but this is not an item for the trail. It is small enough to be transported even on a bicycle.
Regarding the price, as already mentioned above, this is an incredibly affordable product.
- Weight: 2.76 lb (1.25 kg).
- Dimensions: 71.65 x 71.65 in (182 x 182 cm).
- Packed size: 15 x 8 in (38 x 20 cm).
- Materials: synthetic.
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
So Kelty has built yet another interesting outdoor product. This Kelty Hoodligan Blanket is versatile and unique on the market, above all it is very affordable. Fully recommended. I have included it in my list of best camping quilts and blankets.
It is a bit difficult to properly rate such an unusual product, but here is how it stands against my usual rating criteria:
As usual with Kelty products, many brands are happy to offer it to their customers. So here are a few of them:
Let me know if you have questions or comments, there is a comment box below. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.