It’s that time of year again! School is back in session, the air is getting cooler, and outdoor sports are back in full force. Whether you’re a sports fan with a favorite pro team or just a proud parent of your kid’s little league, there’s nothing more thrilling than sitting in those bleachers, cheering them on.
One of the downsides of outdoor sports events is that the weather can be unpredictable. One minute you’re sweating, and the next, you’re shivering in the cold—or worse, drenched by a surprise rain shower.
When you’re not well prepared, it makes it a lot harder to focus on the game. Sometimes, you’re so uncomfortable that you end up going home early, a real bummer when you spent so much on tickets for the perfect seats.
Stadium blankets are the perfect solution to keeping you comfortable during the game. A warm outdoor blanket will help you cozy up in the stands and stay to support your team when they need it most.
Sew Sweet Minky Design’s minky blankets are the perfect choice for a stadium blanket to keep you warm and happy.
Finding the Perfect Stadium Blanket
Before you head off to the game, taking a little time to find the best sports throw blankets for you will pay dividends in the long run.
Here are a few things to consider when purchasing an outdoor blanket for the game:
- Size: You’ll want something big enough to snuggle under and maybe cover a friend too!
- Comfort level: No one likes a scratchy blanket. Look for soft materials you’ll enjoy being wrapped up in for hours.
- Ease of care: With popcorn grease, mustard from your hotdog, and sticky soda spills all likely to end up on your blanket, you’ll want something you can throw in the wash after the game.
- Waterproofing: For some, this is a must-have; for others, it is a nice extra. Based on the weather in your area, you’ll know if you need this in your outdoor blanket or not.
- Team colors: While not necessary to keep you warm, getting blankets in your team’s colors is a fun way to show some team spirit.
Take some time to research online before buying any stadium blankets. Below, we’ll go into three popular types of stadium blankets and the pros and cons of each.
Wearable blankets have become especially popular at stadiums because of how convenient they are. They free up your hands to carry snacks and drinks because you can wear the blanket like a poncho. It may also eliminate the need to pack a hat.
Wearable blankets are usually made of waterproof material and have a similar texture to a polyester sleeping bag. While they do block the wind, they are often thin and may not be as warm as you would like.
It’s also fair to note that they can be a little awkward to wear and definitely strange-looking. But sometimes staying warm is more about function than fashion.
Wearable Blanket Pros:
- Frees up your hands
- Usually lightweight
- Blocks the wind
Wearable Blanket Cons:
- Made for one person to wear, so you can’t snuggle with a friend
- Primarily covers your shoulders and torso but may leave your legs exposed
- May not be very warm
- Not the most fashionable
Minky blankets are the perfect combination of comfort, style, and warmth. These 100% vegan polyester blankets are so soft to the touch that you won’t mind curling up in them for hours. Plus, their durable material will hold up in any weather, and they can be washed in the washing machine after a game.
Minky blankets make great stadium blankets because they are soft and comfortable. You can also buy a large enough size to share with a friend. These blankets are extremely warm. No more shivering in the bleacher. You’ll be so comfortable you won’t even mind when the game goes into overtime.
Perhaps the best part about minky blankets is the different color combinations from which you can choose. Sew Sweet Minky Designs has hundreds of colors and patterns on their website, so you’ll easily be able to find the colors you need to rep your team.
Minky Blanket Pros:
- Soft and comfortable
- Machine washable
- Extremely warm
- So many colors to choose from
Minky Blanket Cons:
- Not waterproof
Waterproof blankets may be a good choice if you live in an area that is likely to rain or snow during a game. Waterproof blankets are frequently lightweight, making them easy to carry up and down bleachers, but they may not be very warm.
There are many different types of waterproof blankets you can get. However, the texture is usually smooth, similar to the material used in waterproof tents, rather than soft and fuzzy. The blanket may look a bit crinkly due to the waterproof filler used.
Some waterproof blankets are dual lined with fleece inside to make them a bit softer on one side. It’s also possible to find waterproof blankets in a variety of larger sizes so you can share them with someone else.
Waterproof Blanket Pros:
- Comes in a variety of sizes
Waterproof Blanket Cons:
- May not be very warm
- May be a bit crinkly
- Usually not the softest texture
Take Sew Sweet to the Stadium
Sew Sweet Minky Designs makes the beautiful, comfortable minky blankets you’re looking for. These wonderful comforters make for perfect sports throw blankets and stadium blankets.
Don’t just take any blanket with you to the game; take something that will keep you warm and cozy. When you’re snuggled up in the stands, cheering for your team, you’ll be so glad you invested in a Sew Sweet minky blanket!