The $19 Costco Outdoor Blankets I Regret Not Buying Sooner (They’re “Frigging Awesome!”)

published May 20, 2024
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As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, whether you’re hanging out at the beach, camping, or meeting up with friends in the park. But when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, having a good weather-proof blanket to keep pesky sand or itchy grass away makes all the difference. So if you’re looking to stock up on new park- and beach-friendly gear, Costco is selling a packable outdoor blanket for a total steal.

On March 17, the Costco Buys TikTok account posted about the blankets. One person immediately commented that they’d bought one already and couldn’t wait to use it. Someone else commented that the blankets are “frigging awesome.” Four days later, on March 21, Instagram user @costco.so.obsessed also posted about the blankets, writing, “I love all the patterns!”

The blanket measures 60×72 inches, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and still be comfortable. Plus it’s easy to cart from outing to outing, thanks to a packable Velcro closure and adjustable, removable carrying strap. Once the day is done, you can look forward to an easy cleanup because the blanket is machine-washable. It’s available in several different styles, including “Bear,” “Sun,” “Lights,” and “Stripe” designs.

“Such a good find to keep in the car!” another commenter wrote on the Instagram post.

The blankets are so popular that they’re selling out fast, and one shopper said they regret not buying one when they had the chance. So before you set out in search of one yourself, you might want to call your local Costco warehouse to ask where to find the blanket (which is listed as item 1727169) and to see if it’s available in your area. 

If you can’t make it to your nearby Costco in time to grab one, Walmart is selling two comparable blankets that reviewers are also raving about. Both are sold by Ozark Trail and feature designs similar to the styles available at Costco. 

The Blue Mountain Design Scene blanket is available for $19.98 and measures 70×60 inches. The same brand is also selling a Mountain scene in red at Walmart, which is also available for $19.98. 

Two other styles are available, and all are made from 100% recycled polyester fabrics and are sold with a stuff sack. Just like the Costco blanket, the Ozark Trail blankets available at Walmart are also machine-washable. 

Buy: Ozark Trail Blue Mountain Blanket, $19.98

Buy: Ozark Trail Red Mountain Blanket, $19.98