The Matador Pocket Blanket™ 2.0 Review



For a blanket, this has a great level of features which put it on par with other blankets that are a lot thicker and much harder to carry. This product has a surprising level of usability concerning just how thin the material is.

The blanket can give you a good amount of space in which to relax and is not only easy to get out but it has a pattern included that makes it easy to fold back. Here we look at the headline features that set it apart from its rivals.

  • Can seat four adults sitting, or two lyings down
  • Folding pattern included in the design
  • Built-in corner stakes
  • Weighted corners with sand pockets
  • Water and puncture-resistant



Material: HyperLyte nylon

Capacity: 2-4 adults

Durability: Water and tear-resistant

Color options: Red or green

Weight: 3.8 ounces

Size: 63 x 44 inches

Packed Size: 1 x 3 x 4 inches

User Experience

Portability: Perhaps the greatest aspect of this blanket is how portable it is. It can literally be taken anywhere with you as it compacts to such a small size. That makes it ideal to tuck away inside your picnic basket or your beach bag.

The packed size of 3 x 4 inches is going to be able to fit in with most pockets and the 1-inch depth of its packed size isn’t going to be an issue either. The fold-out size of the blanket is very spacious and will comfortably be able to seat four people or allow two people to lie down fat.

The portability of the blanket is also aided by the lightweight of the product. Some pocket-sized products will weigh quite a lot and not be very comfortable to carry but at 3.8 ounces, this is a product that is going to be very comfortable to carry.

Build quality: Such is the thin size of the material, it would be natural to worry about how durable it was going to be and how easy it to will tear. Despite its thin profile, the blanket is highly durable and should last for a very long time.

It is puncture resistant and therefore you will be able to lay it down on the ground without fear of the material ripping and getting ruined. It is also water-resistant too and you wouldn’t have to worry about sitting on the ground when the floor is damp.

It has a surprising size and durability when you look at its packed size and that’s an area where it really impresses. Also, the built-in order stakes and the corner pockets mean that you will easily be able to keep the blanket pinned down, even in difficult conditions.

Uses: One of the great aspects of this product is the number of different uses that you are going to be able to get out of it. You are probably looking to buy the product for one specific reason but may well end up using it more often for a different reason.

It is great to be used on the beach, as taking a regular beach towel or a beach blanket will take up a lot of space. The same can be applied to your camping blanket as well as any other activity where you will want protection from the floor, such as picnics or at music festivals.

There are moments when you are not sure whether you will need a blanket or not, and this product is brilliant for such occasions because it is so small. It takes up such little space that you can take it with you wherever you go and use it when needed.


  • Compact design
  • Lightweight
  • Water-resistant
  • Highly durable
  • Easy to keep down
  • Simple fold away


  • Lack of ground insulation
  • Not fully waterproof

Overall Rating


This is clearly a product that has been built with a lot of care and attention. It manages to produce a great blanket in its own merit and that makes it more remarkable that it can fold away so easily. Here we will look at some key areas and look at the overall value of the product.

  • Price: 90% – This is a high-quality product that comes with the appropriate price tag. It’s not the cheapest product that you are going to have available but the price tag is fair and justified by the features that it has. The price is very affordable and you can easily get your hands on a great blanket for a reasonable cost. That is only added to by the usability of the product which makes it a great investment as you will be using it many times.
  • Material: 100% – This aspect that sets this product apart from its rivals is the materials that it uses. The high-quality nylon that it has will be able to give you that protective layer from the ground with very thin and lightweight material. The puncture-resistance that it has is remarkable and it’s a product that is highly durable and should last you for many years. The water resistance is also a great feature and there’s nothing about the material that you could gripe about.
  • Design: 100% – This is a brilliantly designed product that delivers exactly everything that it needs to go. It performs very well in the basic function of being a great blanket and then also excels in all its other features too. One of the great design aspects that it has is the ability to be folded away very quickly with the design on the pattern. To able to get the amount of durability and protection it has from such a thin material though shows how durable it is.
  • Overall: 97% – When a product comes with a unique selling point, it often means that it is going to fail in other areas. That always leads to disappointment and the wish that you’d just purchased a standard product instead. With the Matador Pocket Blanket though, that isn’t the case. It can give you the great advantage of its unique selling point in terms of the size of the product when it is folded away, but it also can perform as well as most blankets that are out there on the market. Even with all those qualities, it is very reasonably priced and would be a good investment. It’s made from the highest quality materials that will be able to give you a high amount of protection and added to that is well-designed with the great build quality.

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There’s a temptation to look at a product such as this and think that it’s a bit of a novelty. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as this is a genuinely brilliant product that is going to give you a great base for many different events.

Taking all of your camping gear to a site can be a huge chore, but its products such as this that will make an experience like that so much easier. It’s not just made for camping, of course, as it will be perfect for protecting yourself against surfaces anywhere.

The Matador Pocket Blanket will simply give you a place to sit that is going to be dry and clean but it will also do that without blowing away as soon as you get up with the in-built stakes that it has, as well as the sand pockets in the corners.

This is a highly recommended product if you care about making sure you have the most convenient, lightweight, and portable gear that you can have. If that sounds like you, then this pocket blanket would be a great purchase and a product that you will likely get a lot of use out of for many years.

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