The Best Emergency Blankets - Ski Mag

The Best Emergency Blankets

If you're lucky, you won't ever need to use an emergency blanket, but when things go wrong, it can quickly become one of the most important pieces of gear in your pack. Having a quality emergency blanket to keep you warm can be the difference between life and death if things go amiss in the backcountry. That's why it's important to pick one that best suits your needs. Check out our list of the best emergency blankets to help you decide which is right for you.

Great Quality

Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets + Bonus Signature Gold Foil Space Blanket

Top-Tier Thermal Blanket

These Mylar blankets’ solid, military-grade construction means they are likely to last many uses.

What We Liked

This pack comes with a bonus gold space blanket in addition to the four thermal blankets. The stylish Army green coloring on the blanket exterior adds versatility, as each blanket can be used as a shelter without reflecting excess light and attracting attention. At 2 ounces each, these blankets are still quite light and will serve as a dependable mainstay in any backpacker’s pack. The gold space blanket adds additional utility. Get it here. 

Most Lightweight

Primacare HB-10 Emergency Foil Mylar Thermal Blanket


The lightest blankets on our list, and the most portable. Ideal for weight-conscious hiking and wilderness travel.

What We Liked

At a scant 1.6 ounces, these blankets are perfect to be stashed in day packs for added security on fast missions into the backcountry, where every ounce counts. They also come in a pack of 10, twice as many as the other blanket sets on this list, making these a good buy for families and large groups. Buy it now. 

Most Durable

Titan Two-Sided Emergency Mylar Survival Blankets

Large and Sturdy

A heavy-duty, larger blanket that holds up in the harshest of environments.

What We Liked

This hardwearing, jumbo-sized blanket depicts the US Military's Signal Panel 17 Emergency Distress Signal on the back, making it ready for use as an aerial distress or rescue beacon. It’s also much bigger than the standard blanket, at 70” x 90,” and consequently it is heavier at 5.5 ounces. This is a sound purchase for multi-day journeys into rough terrain. Buy it here. 

Best Multi-Purpose Use

ANMEILU Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

Versatile and Effective

Thermal blankets that get the job done and can be repurposed to fit any need.

What We Liked

Emergency blankets are designed for emergency use, but can provide a host of other functions. At 55” x 84,” these are slightly larger than most others on the list, and the dual-sided aluminum coating makes them perfect for a variety of uses, from ground cloth to pack cover to poncho. Get it now. 

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