Best Battery Operated Heated Blanket for Camping

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Written by: Derek Vitiello
Fact Checked by: Ashley Vitiello

Updated May 29, 2023

The joy of a heated blanket is no longer limited to being confined within the walls of your home, but can now be enjoyed from a variety of locations with a battery powered heated blanket. Whether you’re trying to stay warm in a tent, sitting at camp, cheering on your favorite team from the sidelines, or even if you’re one of those people that are just cold year round, you can stay warm and cozy with an electric blanket that runs on batteries. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to, and we’ve narrowed it down to the best cordless heated blankets currently on the market.

Lots of other “best of” posts will include wired blankets in their portable heated blankets top picks, but we have specifically featured only cordless, USB, or battery operated blankets only in this article. These are our favorite blankets that keep us warm, and we hope they’ll be exactly what you’re looking for.

Read on to learn the pros and cons of each blanket, and pair it with a propane camping heater, candle heater, solar tent heater or a Mr. Buddy Heater in your tent for maximum warmth!

Battery Powered Heated Blanket Reviews

These are our picks for the best battery operated heated blankets:

  • Editor’s Choice – Zen Portable Heated Blanket
  • Luxury – Cozee Heated Blanket
  • Blanket Hoodie – Venustas Wearable Blanket Hoodie
  • Softest – Maxwelf Apollo Heated Portable Blanket
  • Most Heavy Duty – Kodiak Heated Blanket
  • Non-Electric – Rumpl Camp Blanket


Power Source


Zen Portable Heated Blanket

Battery Pack and Charger Included


Editor’s Choice

Cozee Heated Blanket

Rechargeable battery via 12v car outlet


Venustas Wearable Blanket Hoodie

Portable Battery Pack Included


Maxwelf Apollo Portable Blanket

Battery Pack Included


Kodiak Heated Blanket

Battery Pack and Charger Included


Rumpl Camp Blanket

Non Heated Blanket


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Editor’s Choice – Zen Portable Heated Blanket

This Zen Portable Heated Blanket is one of the best battery powered heated blanket for camping for several reasons – battery life, quality, and warranty policy. Gobi Heat is the company who makes the Zen Blanket, and they’re one of the leading companies in the industry when it comes to heated gear and clothing, so it’s a great brand that makes high quality products you can trust.

One of our favorite features in this heated outdoor blanket is its larger size (70 x 50 inches or 5.8ft. x 4.2ft.) compared to most of the others on this list. This gives you plenty of blanket to cuddle up with when you get chilly.

Users love that the included battery is 20,000 mAh, which means you can power your blanket for up to 10 hours on the go – this is the longest battery life on this list! You can recharge it only 4-5 hours, or it also comes with a direct power kit and car adapter for when you have access to an outlet or 12V.

It’s really user friendly and you can control your heat settings with options for low (116°F), medium (127°F), and high heat (136°F), so you can customize your warmth depending on the situation. We like to turn it up to high to get the warmth going, then save battery life by keeping it on low for consistent warmth for hours on end.

The Zen battery heated throw blanket has three large heat zones surrounded by conductive thread technology, and we’ve found that the whole blanket is warm and cozy. Plus, the premium materials ensure great heat retention and extra warmth. The entire blanket is machine washable on gentle cycle (just make sure to remove the battery first), and it all comes with a one year warranty.

If you’re looking for a blanket to take camping, then the Zen is one of the best options money could possibly buy. We tested the Zen Portable Heated Blanket during a camping trip in late fall, and it kept us warm and cozy throughout the night, even when temperatures dropped significantly. It excels in all categories (like battery life and quality of materials) and exceeded our expectations for sure.


  • Three heat settings
  • Heats up to 136°F
  • Material: Polyester
  • Heating Time: 30 seconds
  • Battery charging time: 4-5 hours
  • Dimensions: 70 x 50 inches
  • Up to 10 hour battery life
  • 1 year warranty


  • Longest battery life on this list
  • 3-zone heating covers entire blanket
  • One year warranty
  • Three color options


  • Higher price point – but it’s worth it!

Cozee Heated Blanket

cozee heated blanket review

The Cozee Heated Blanket is proud to be the only patented battery powered heating blanket currently on the market, and the company began because of their daughter, Brianna, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. She loved to go on outings, but got cold too easily.

There wasn’t any portable heated blankets at the time, so Paul and Carolynne went on a journey to create the best blanket possible for their daughter. Now years later, they have a high quality heated blanket for outdoors that would be a great addition to your camping gear.

They were very thoughtful with their blanket, so all the features are well-designed. We love the micro-fleece interior, which is super soft and acts a great insulation. There’s also a batting material and heat reflective inner liners to help insulate even more. This means it keeps you warmer for longer, and has nice heat retention even without having it turned on.

One user reported that the “Cozee has become a much-appreciated ‘game changer’ in my life.”

The outer casing is a highly water-resistant shell that helps protect you from the elements, which is perfect for camping where you can be exposed to rain and wind, as well as dirt and moisture.

Perhaps the best aspect of the design is that it’s meant to work with the user’s own body heat, where it redirects it towards their body. We recommend using this blanket like a cocoon, as this is the way it works most effectively. It’s like a warm hug with the coziest blanket ever!

The included battery pack offers up to 3+ hours of continuous warmth on three adjustable heat settings, and it’s rechargeable with a wall outlet or a 12v car outlet, so you can charge at home or on the go. The battery uses a unique surge to warm the blanket in just 5 minutes, then provides lower levels of heat that are intended work directly with the body’s own heat to keep the user warm.


  • Automatic safety shutoff for failure detection and power surge protection
  • Heat reflective outer and inner layer
  • Can take battery in a carry-on when flying
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Heating Time: 5 minutes
  • Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches
  • 3 hours battery life


  • Works with user’s own body heat
  • Heat reflective layers
  • Ultra soft feel with plush micro-fleece
  • Weather-resistant outer casing
  • Safety shutoff


  • Higher price point
  • Shorter battery life

Venustas Heated Wearable Blanket Hoodie

heated blanket hoodie review

This blanket is a much different design than the others on this list, and it’s super warm and cozy in a different way! It’s essentially an oversized hoodie that has three heating elements – one larger one in the front and two slightly smaller ones on the back.

The heat panels heat quickly and have the second longest lasting battery life of all the products on this list. We tested the three heat settings, and the battery life is as follows: up to 9 hours on low, 5-6 on medium, and 3-3.5 hours on high.

We love that the material is a super soft, anti-pill Sherpa material, and our favorite part is that it comes in several different color and print options. It’s machine washable and dryer safe, and the company has stress tested the blanket over 50 wash/dry cycles to ensure longevity. This means you can take it camping, get it dirty, and wash it over and over again without being afraid of it affecting the blanket.

The main downside of this blanket is that the battery life lasts so long because the heating elements are smaller and only cover a small portion of your body. While this blanket is still a great option, you may consider looking at one of the other products on this list if you want more of a full coverage heating element.


  • 40 (length) x 72 (chest) inches
  • Hem length: 78.7 inches
  • Material: polyester
  • Wearable blanket hoodie
  • Battery life up to 9 hours
  • Battery size: 7.4V 5,000 mAh
  • Durability: Washer & dryer safe for over 50 washes
  • 3 temperature settings


  • Longest lasting battery life
  • Soft Sherpa blanket material
  • Wearable
  • Several super fun prints available


  • Doesn’t cover legs
  • Smallest heating element

Maxwelf Apollo Portable Heated Blanket

The Maxwelf Apollo heated blanket is our favorite option when it comes to soft and comfortable materials. Plus, we like that it can either plug into an outlet or into the included battery, allowing you to use it outdoors or inside with a wall outlet.

There’s three heat settings, and we found that the blanket heated up quickly (as little as five minutes) and lasted upwards of five hours. There’s an auto-off after three hours so you don’t have to worry about if you remembered to turn it off or not, and the temperature ranges from 104-128 degrees.

We think a really cool feature on this blanket is that there are buttons so you can snap it on and wear it as a cape, keeping it hands free if needed. This means the Maxwelf Apollo will stay on even if you’re eating, drinking, or moving about the campsite. The blanket is machine washable and dryer safe, but the material isn’t as ideal for camping. While it feels super soft, the fibers will hold onto dirt and debris.


  • Dimensions: 63 x 47 inches
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Automatic safety shut off after 3 hours
  • Battery included


  • Includes power bank
  • Three heat settings
  • Heats quickly in only five minutes
  • Super soft and cozy materials


  • Fuzzy material not ideal for camping

Kodiak Heated Blanket

kodiak heated blanket

Kodiak makes some high quality wireless electric blankets, and we’ve found this product to be much more heavy duty than the others on this list. It uses a woven wiring system that heats the entire blanket and not just patches of heat, so your entire body will be warm when you’re wrapped up inside.

Plus, it’s perfect for camping and spending time outdoors because of the soft micro plush interior and a water-resistant exterior that protects you from moisture and wind.

We really appreciate that the Kodiak blanket comes with two battery packs, 1 surge and 1 non-surge. The surge battery pack lets you quickly and efficiently heat the blanket in just five minutes. Simply fold the blanket into thirds, let it sit on surge mode, and then it’s ready to use. Between the two batteries, we got a run time of 4 hours max, and recharged it using a wall outlet or 12v car outlet.

There’s also three temperature settings, and the fabric is machine washable. With an automatic safety shut-off for component failure, as well as built-in power surge protection, this blanket has several safety features. You can’t go wrong with the customer service either, since this blanket has a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty from a company that’s based in the USA.


  • Dimensions: 72 x 60 inches
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Battery size: 20,000 mAh
  • Material: polyester
  • Heating Time: 5 minutes
  • Automatic safety shut off and surge protection
  • 4 hour battery life with 2 battery packs (2 hours per pack)


  • Includes two battery packs
  • Most high quality construction
  • Large, heavy duty blanket
  • Automatic safety shutoff


  • Most expensive blanket on this list

Rumpl Camp Blanket

If, for some reason, you have decided to forgo using an electric heated blanket, but still need something to keep warm, a Rumpl camp blanket is your next best option. They’re one of our favorite brands for outdoor gear, especially camp blankets and towels.

This blanket is built to withstand the ruggedness of camping and is made of 100% recycled materials. The DWR finish repels water, stains, and rain, and the ripstop fabric resists snaps and tears.

It includes a cape clip, which allows you to wear the blanket over your shoulders hands free, so you can still move around camp or use your hands and optimal heat retention. It’s perfect for travel since it packs down really small, and is super lightweight for the size and warmth of the blanket. This Rumpl blanket is easily the best camping blanket currently available and we highly recommend it if you’re not going to use something that’s heated.


  • Dimensions: 52 x 75 inches
  • Fabric: DWR Finish and recycled polyester
  • Packed size: 7 x 16 inches
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs.


  • Perfect camp blanket
  • Made from 100% recycled materials
  • Warm and comfortable
  • Packs down small


  • No heated element

How We Tested, Reviewed, And Rated These Blankets

We love outdoor gear, and we love recommending gear that adds value to our outdoor adventure. We know and understand the importance of having gear that’s worth every penny, so we thoroughly research and test every product we recommend. No matter how we procure an item, our goal is to remain as unbiased as possible, and we put it to the test against its competitors to find the best and worst features.

We also understand that each adventurer is different, and our favorite blanket may not be yours. That’s why we rate and review a wide variety of products currently available, so you can see a breakdown of all the features and pick what’s best for you and your situation. We don’t recommend anything we wouldn’t personally use, so whether you’re looking for highest quality, an affordable price, superior weather resistance, a certain brand, or any other desirable feature, there’s sure to be a blanket on our list that’s perfect for you.

How does a Cordless Heated Blanket Work?

A cordless heated blanket works just like a regular heated blanket except it relies on a battery for an energy source instead of a wall outlet. The power from the battery pack will activate the interior heat elements, which radiate heat throughout the blanket, keeping the user warm and cozy even when it’s chilly.

Thing to Consider When Choosing a Heated Blanket for Camping

Because it’s essential for you to choose the right blanket for your situation, here’s some features to consider when deciding:

BlanketBattery Included?Battery LifeDimensionsFavorite Feature
Zen BlanketYes!Up to 10 hours70 x 50 inchesOverall Best Quality for the Price
Cozee BlanketYes!Upwards of 3 hours60 x 60 inchesLuxury Materials
Venustas Wearable BalnketYes!Up to 9 hours40 x 72 inchesBlanket Hoodie with Fun Prints
Maxwelf Apollo BlanketYes!3-5 hours63 x 47 inchesSoft Materials
Kodiak BlanketYes!2 hours per battery pack60 x 72 inchesHeavy Duty
Rumpln/an/a52 x 75 inchesNon-Electric

Power Source

Portable battery bank.

The whole point of using a battery operated heated blanket is that you can get heat in situations that don’t have a electricity, which means it must be truly battery operated. Don’t get confused by travel blankets (which will usually rely on a 12v plug), or USB heated blankets (which require a USB plugin – these normally don’t include a battery) versus battery operated blankets.

During our research and testing, we found several blankets that didn’t fit the qualifications. There are very few blankets on the market that are truly battery powered, and even fewer that are highly rated. Be sure to confirm that the power source really is a battery and that the blanket is highly rated!

The other option for a power source that still makes your blanket portable is the use of a power bank. If you have one of these already, some of the blankets above would be great additions to your gear, especially the Cozee blanket (Editor’s Choice above). Since it comes with an adapter that it can run solely off electricity or be battery powered, you have the flexibility of using it with a plug or battery. A separate power bank can even act as a extra batteries so your heated blanket can working for hours on end.

Other than that, we purposefully didn’t include any plug-in heated blankets on our list because that defeats the purpose of the ‘portable’ blanket.

Can a Power Bank Power an Electric Blanket?

Yes, a power bank can provide enough power for an electric blanket, but only if the blanket is designed to run off batteries. This list only includes blankets that are exclusively designed to run off batteries, so you can see there are several options. Do not try to use a battery pack with a regular corded electric blanket, as their electrical requirements are too high.

Battery Life vs. Intended Use

The blankets above have a wide variety of battery lives, and the higher the battery life, the more expensive it will be. That being said, you should base your required battery on your intended use. For example, if you specifically need a blanket that can last somewhere close to a full night’s sleep, don’t settle on a blanket with a battery life of 2 hours. On the other hand, if you just want a blanket for around camp here and there, don’t bother spending tons of extra money on a larger battery.

How long will a battery run an electric blanket?

A portable battery will run electric blankets for varying amounts of time depending on the energy requirements of the blanket and how large/small the battery is. If the manufacturer includes a battery pack, they will usually say the size of the battery and the intended run time for that specific blanket. If you want or need to purchase your own battery, you’ll have to first determine the requirements of the blanket, the select a large enough battery that can handle it.

Picture of the heating elements in the Zen Blanket

Heating Element

The heating element in a blanket is the main feature, so don’t settle on something with a small heated area (unless that’s what you’re looking for, of course). We believe that if you truly want to be warm, the heating element should be spread throughout the majority of the blanket, and not just concentrated in one place. The blankets on this list above do a good job of dispersing the heat throughout the material.


Are heated blankets good for camping?

Heated blankets can be great for camping, especially in the fall, winter, and early spring. If you won’t have access to electricity, you can select one of our recommended battery operated heated blankets so you can have heat no matter where you are.

Can I use an electric blanket while camping?

Yes, electric blankets are great for camping! We highly recommend battery powered blankets since good sources of electricity aren’t always easy to come by while camping.

How do battery blankets work?

Battery blankets essentially use a battery pack to heat their warming element, and their power is limited to the size of the battery. You can plug it into a 12v or wall plug to recharge the battery between uses.

Do electric blankets run on batteries?

Most electric blankets do not run on batteries, but there are several options on the market that use a battery pack instead of a wall outlet. Some options include the Zen Portable Blanket, the Cozee, and several others.


Whether you’re sitting at a chilly campsite, sleeping in a cold tent, or cheering on your kid from the sidelines, these cordless battery operated heated blankets are great options when you can’t rely on having electricity. Their battery packs vary greatly in the amount of heated hours, so make sure you’re taking into consideration intended use and the size of the battery before purchasing!

Our #1 Recommendation: Zen Portable Heated Blanket

With a larger size, multiple heat zones, and an extended battery life, this Zen Heated Portable Blanket is easily our Editor’s Choice.

Derek, Co-Founder at Know Nothing Nomads

My goal with my writing and Know Nothing Nomads as a whole is to share my passions of hiking, camping, and a love of the outdoors with our readers. Making the difficult and uncertain feel more approachable to people that might not know enough to feel comfortable taking their first steps into the wilderness is a driving factor for me. When I’m not writing you can find me on a trail, in a forest, or next to a river with hiking shoes on my feet and a fly rod somewhere close by.

Ashley is an adventurous soul who loves all things nature, especially warm sunshine, wildflowers, scenic snacking, and mushrooms. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has spent years enjoying time outside doing things like hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
Her goal with Know Nothing Nomads is to make these hobbies easily accessible through knowledgeable content and how-to’s based on all the stuff she’s learned on her journey. If she isn’t writing an article, she’s probably in a forest looking at big mountain views and tiny pieces of moss on the side of the trail.

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