How Can Waterproof Blankets Keep You Dry?

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Blankets are a great way to add a layer of comfort wherever you are. However, traditional options provide no degree of security against the rain, spilled drinks, or unexpected situations. While in the past, this meant that you needed to take extra towels, rain jackets, or ponchos when you were facing unpredictable weather, new technology from Pretty Rugged has transformed the game. Now, thanks to RuggedTex®, you can stay dry and comfortable wherever you are.

But, how exactly can these waterproof blankets keep you dry?

What is a Waterproof Blanket?

Waterproof blankets are one of the newest types of technology designed for optimal comfort year-round. They provide individuals with protection without sacrificing style or performance. However, not all waterproof blankets are actually “waterproof.” Many of them are only resistant to water, making them ineffective for long term protection. 

At Pretty Rugged, we use an innovative technology called RuggedTex® to make our blankets waterproof. This has a proprietary nylon backing that’s coated with Teflon to keep it waterproof in a similar way that ducks feathers are waterproof. This allows you to stay warm and dry, regardless of the elements. In fact, the water runs right off of the blanket, giving you the utmost protection and comfort.

waterproof blanket with RuggedTex technology

Benefits of Using a Waterproof Blanket 

While you might think that waterproof blankets are only good for rainy weather, they’re applications are extremely versatile. 

In fact, if you’ve ever sat outside somewhere that’s cold or wet, it becomes obvious how a waterproof blanket can help. Whether you’re at a sporting event or on the water, the technology provides a barrier between you and the elements, so you remain warm and dry. 

Unfortunately, up until RuggedTex®, the technology was limited. That’s why Pretty Rugged created new options for anyone who spends time outside. Now, you can spend your time outside enjoying the moment rather than running for cover. The fact that it’s 100% waterproof means you’re protected from rain, backsplash, and even spilled drinks. Simply put, a waterproof blanket from Pretty Rugged will keep you dry no matter what. 

When things do happen, the easy to clean technology allows you to wipe off the wetness with ease. After you’re done enjoying your waterproof blanket, you can easily toss it in the washing machine to restore it back to its original glory. To make sure you’re covered, the technology has been tested against all types of liquids—from maple syrup and wine to dog accidents and accidents from the stomach bug. 

However, to keep the blanket in great condition for years, it’s recommended that you only wash them when they really need it. The RuggedTex® technology allows you to simply wipe away any minor spills and non-hazardous material. Always make sure to wash them by themselves on delicate and tumble dry without heat to preserve the comfortable lining and luxurious faux fur. 

When to Use a Waterproof Blanket

If you’re still unsure about whether or not you need a waterproof blanket, consider the wide variety of applications they can be used in. Below are some of the best times to have a waterproof blanket at your side.

1. Protect Your Furniture

If you have pets, you understand how hard it is to keep your furniture looking it’s best. This is especially true if you have an accident-prone dog or one that can’t seem to stop drooling. A waterproof blanket can be laid over your furniture to provide a comfortable space for your dog with added protection from any wetness that comes along with them. You can also use waterproof blankets in your dog crate, on top of your dog bed, or in your car when traveling with pets.

2. Enjoy a Sporting Event

One of the most popular usages of waterproof blankets are while you’re outside enjoying your favorite team. Even if the weather looks clear and warm, it can be unpredictable. Having a waterproof blanket with you will keep you dry and comfortable from start to finish. This is especially beneficial if you’re a fan of winter sports. When watching your favorite football team, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you need to leave early because you’re uncomfortable. Luckily, waterproof blankets are game-friendly, easy to pack, and filled with immeasurable benefits. 

3. Stay Warm During Boat Rides

While most people enjoy boating during warmer weather, rain or backsplash can quickly dampen the mood. By packing a waterproof blanket along for your ride, you’ll avoid having to sit on wet seats and gain protection from any water or other liquids that make it your way. This means you can stay focused on enjoying the moment and taking in the sights while staying 100% warm and comfortable. Even if you’re not cold, wrapping up in a waterproof blanket will keep you dry and let you enjoy your experience wherever you are. 

4. During Rainy Weather 

Rather than carrying around a bulky raincoat that provides no warmth, a waterproof blanket gives you the best of both worlds. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with a jacket to provide you with unbeatable wetness protection, regardless of your location. It’s a great accessory to pack whether you’re camping, enjoying dinner outside, or simply sitting on your patio. 

5. On a Picnic 

Taking a picnic requires a lot of planning and preparation, making it frustrating when the weather turns, or the ground is soiled. Don’t let either of these situations ruin your time. A waterproof blanket can be used either under or over you and your friends during a picnic to protect you from wet grass or unpredictable weather. 

6. On the Beach

If you’re heading to the beach, a waterproof blanket can help you stay comfortable all day. The waterproof side can be placed face down against the sand to reduce adherence and keep your seat comfortable, or you can use the blanket when you’re finished for the day. The versatile material allows for many practical uses, regardless of the time of year. 


For optimal comfort, style, and warmth, Pretty Rugged is committed to mixing innovative technology with comfortable accessories. That’s why their founder created the world’s first blanket with luxe faux fur on one side and waterproof, windproof, washable RuggedTex® fabric on the other. The Pretty Rugged Blanket is the definition of livable luxury and was made to help you make memories in comfort without sacrificing performance and style. If you're looking for personalized gift ideas, we also offer customization options to add a personal touch to our waterproof blankets or any of our other products. To learn more about our waterproof blankets, or any of our other products, feel free to browse our selection.

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