Therm-a-Rest Vela Down Blanket - Double
£222.00 RRP £240.00
Next working day UK* delivery
Last year when we first started stocking The Therm-a-Rest Vela Double Down Blanket we described it as "the perfect piece of kit for technical yet luxurious camping. With the room to move freely, enjoy a great night's sleep" and we didn't think it could get much better than this! But low and behold Therm-a-Rest have updated this quilt for 2016 and added Nikwax Hydrophobic Down and added ThermaCapture backed seams to make it warmer for longer!
Treated Nikwax Hydrophobic Down quite simply stays dry and retains loft six times longer than untreated down meaning that it will offer improved performance, it can also be refreshed nice and easily with the use of Nikwax Down Wash and Downproof making it a much more practical choice for the fill of this quilt!
Also by adding ThermaCapture backed seams, ingenious thin strips of reflective tape, behind every baffle seam it reduces radiant and convective heat loss and so this coupled with the Hydropobic Down gives this blanket an improved and luxurious feel making them the ultimate blanket!
This awesome quilt has been designed for two people (or super-snuggly for one!), the Vela Double Blanket is made from polyester fabric with a lightweight, highly insulating down filling. It packs down surprisingly small - smaller than the equivalent two sleeping bags that you might use in its place.
Therm-a-Rest have really thought about how the Vela Double Blanket will be used and have added some really great features. The bottom of the blanket has an elasticated 'footbox' which allows you to hook it over the end of your sleeping mat. This keeps it in place all night long without restricting your movement.
Use the blanket loose, much like a duvet, or make use of the bonus loop kit to keep it secure. Included with the blanket, this pack of clever self-adhesive loops stick onto almost any sleeping mat. Once they're stuck on, the blanket can be secured to your mat for draught-free slumber.
The Vela Double Down Blanket also comes with not one, but two stuff sacks. The first one is for taking the blanket with you - compressing small for transport in your rucksack. The second is designed for storage. Down should not be stored compressed and the roomy second stuff sack keeps your blanket tidily packed away without crushing the down.
The blanket is simply ideal on its own for camping during the spring, summer and autumn season but, for serious warmth in the chillier months, use it on top of a sleeping bag. It's so cosy; you'll want to hibernate all season!
Once you try the Therm-a-Rest Vela Double Down Blanket you'll wonder how you ever slept in the wild without it!
Please note the mattress pictured is not included. We recommended the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max for ultimate comfort (and perhaps a down coupler sheet as well, also pictured).
- Use with a large sleeping mat or any two mats with a combined width of 125cm (50")
- Mattress sold separately
- 20D polyester outer fabric
- 50D polyester liner fabric
- Lightweight 650 Nikwax® Hydrophobic Down fill
- ThermaCapture™ backed seams to retain radiant heat for added warmth
- Box-baffled insulation prevents cold spots
- Full-length draft tubes maximize warmth
- Elasticized footbox keeps bottom of blanket in place
- Self-adhesive loop kit secures blanket to most mattresses (included)
- 2 stuff sacks included - storage/transport
- Average comfort range: 7-2°C (45-35°F)
- Small external pocket
- Size: 208 x 190 x 132 cm (length, shoulder width, foot width)
- Max user size: 6ft 4in
- Pack size: 36 x 23 cm
- Weight: 992g
- Therm-a-Rest Vela Down Blanket - Double
Just £1.95 next working day UK delivery - Free on orders over £50
Delivery Times Explained
Next working day delivery - stock is available from our warehouse and will normally be despatched the same day if you order by 3pm.
All items are sent on a next working day service (large/expensive items DPD Monday-Friday, smaller items Royal Mail Monday-Saturday). If you require Saturday delivery on larger/more expensive items (over about £50) there will be an additional charge, please give us a call for a quote.
Northern Ireland, Highlands and Islands will take 2 working days.
14 day delivery* - Stock will be ordered from our supplier. *Estimated
Very low stock - Please call to check availability
Small items may be sent by Royal Mail 24h, larger or more expensive items with DPD Next Day may require a signature on delivery. In the event that no one is available, the parcel will be taken to your local depot and a note will be left with instructions for redelivery.
Our "no quibbles" guarantee means that if for any reason you are unhappy with the item you have purchased just return it in its original condition within 28 days and we will issue a full refund or exchange.
Items purchased between 1st November and 25th December can be returned anytime until the 31st January 2017 as part of our extended Christmas guarantee! Normal terms and conditions apply