Gathering together an Insta-worthy charcuterie spread and a few bottles of rosé for an elaborate picnic is always fun. You need to make sure that you’ve got a reliable and chic blanket on hand, though. That stylish throw that you have on your couch isn’t going to cut it as a picnic blanket. Imagine if a drink spills or the grass is damp. That throw will absorb that liquid, and you’ll be sitting your butt on a wet blanket. You don’t want your new dress to get wet. That feeling is the worst. Plus, while your throw is cozy to cuddle up with on cold nights, it’ll be too thin to sit on. You’ll feel every stick, tree root and bit of uneven ground. That’s why you should get one of the best waterproof picnic blankets.
When you think of things that are waterproof, a slick tarp that smells like plastic probably comes to mind. Luckily for you, these picnic blankets don’t even look waterproof. They’re made with comfy fabrics with vivid prints, so you can make a stylish statement while keeping your butt dry. Check out our top picks below.
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1. JJ Cole Outdoor Blanket
This cute mat, featuring a preppy pattern, is water-resistant. It’s ready for any unexpected storms or spills with its fast-drying outer fabric. This 5 ft. by 5 ft. mat also has a polyester filling, which will make sitting on the ground much more comfortable. This blanket rolls up to form a compact carrying case, which has a built-in and adjustable shoulder strap. It’ll be easy to tote this blanket anywhere.
2. Scuddles Picnic Outdoor Blanket
You’ll love lying back on this beautiful tartan, striped blanket. It doesn’t just look pretty though, it’s practical. It’s made with PEVA-backing, which makes this picnic blanket waterproof. The top layer is made out of soft acrylic and the middle layer is foam, so you picnic for long periods of time without feeling uncomfortable. Whether you’re picnicking on the sand or on some damp grass, this blanket makes it easy to shake any outdoor elements off.
3. Three Donkeys Extra Large Picnic
This blanket boasts three layers: Polyester on the top, sponge in the middle and a waterproof layer on the bottom. You’ll feel comfortable sitting on the ground for hours at a time. But just because this blanket has three layers doesn’t mean that it’s heavy—it has a lightweight design, so it’s perfect to carry around. It comes in either yellow or red.
4. Camco Classic Red & White Checkered Picnic Blanket
You can’t go wrong with a checkered picnic blanket. This large blanket, which is 51 in. by 59 in., can seat several people comfortably. It folds up into a cute little carrying case, so you can take this blanket just about anywhere. The top fabric layer is stain-resistant, which is good news for messy eaters. While the middle layer is made out of soft foam, and the bottom layer is water-resistant.