Whether or not you’re a germaphobe like me, the truth is, most airlines only replace the blankets in the morning for the first flight of the day — shocking, right? When I first discovered this need-to-know tidbit for travelers, I immediately searched for the best airplane blankets to find one before my next trip. There’s nothing worse than boarding an airplane that feels like the arctic and realizing you forgot a jacket, and I’ve found myself in that frigid situation more times than I’d like.
Now, I won’t travel without a blanket, and it has to be one that folds up easily to fit in my carry-on personal item, which is why this four-in-one wrap blanket from Travelrest is brilliant. It’s a nod to the good ‘ole Snuggie that you probably purchased in the ‘90s — and solves quite a few travel problems too.
Most travel blankets fall down or prevent you from finishing your complimentary beverage and snack, but this one won’t. It fits on your body like a poncho, so it’s a lifesaver for when you need to get some work done without freezing. The concept is simple, but it really makes all the difference, and you no longer have to embarrassingly wear your jacket backwards (or use a communal airplane blanket!).
When you’re not using this blanket to stay warm on planes or on a road trip, you can also fold it up to use as a neck pillow or lumbar pillow, and it even folds up into a carrying case that easily attaches to the handle of your suitcase. Available on Amazon in two sizes and two colors, this might easily be your new favorite travel accessory.
Travelrest 4-in-1 Travel Blanket
To buy: amazon.com, $30