The Lowlands Blanket comprises two layers: a super-soft and insulated quilted top side made of polyester and rayon, anda waterproof polyester base that’s much more rugged and tarp-like. The blanket is about a quarter of an inch thick, weighs 5 pounds, and measures in at 78 inches long and 55 inches wide, making it perfect for picnics.
The blanket is much softer and more versatile than the competition. The quilted layer — available in blue, coral, or red — is coated with DWR, which is a durable, water-repellant finish. Basically, liquids bead up on its surface instead of sinking in, meaning that you won’t have to worry if you accidentally spill your drink on it.
When we were greeted by an overly excited English bull terrier at the dog park, I didn’t mind one bit that he drooled on the blanket. I just poured a little water on it and it wiped clean. My German shepherd sheds like no other and one swift shake completely freed the blanket of her dark brown and black hair when it was time to leave.
I also took the blanket to the drive-in movie theater. To my surprise, there wasn’t grass anywhere. Its soft, padded side was plenty comfortable after I laid the blanket on the gravel, and since it’s impervious to dust and debris, I was able to shake it clean. I haven’t taken it the blanket to the beach yet, but it kept me warm on a 40-degree evening while I was stargazing in the Texas hill country.
I can also attest to its washability. My dog got the blanket muddy after a hike, and I was able to toss the blanket in the washer and dryer with no issues whatsoever. The blanket (and its carrying case) came out perfectly clean, soft, and it didn’t fade one bit.
The YETI Lowlands is a really good outdoor blanket — and with its steep $200 asking price, it should be! Thanks to its waterproof, ultra durable layer on the underside and the softer, much cozier layer on the flip side, the YETI Lowlands is an all-in-one blanket that’s tailored for any adventure, rain or shine.
YETI Lowlands Blanket