VOITED Trooper: 3-in-1 camping blanket/poncho review

The VOITED Trooper is the ultimate 3-in-1 poncho blanket. It’s the perfect companion for surfers, van lifers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • 3-in-1 camp blanket, poncho and changing robe
  • Handy pockets for stowing essentials and warming hands
  • Water-resistant, breathable outer shell (13,000mm water column)
  • Made from 100% recycled REPREVE® Our Ocean fabric
  • One size fits all (XXS or XXL adventurers may struggle!)
  • Size: One
  • Open dimensions: 203cm x 124 cm
  • Weight: 1.47kg

VOITED Trooper review

Disaster strikes. You’re wrapped up, toasty and warm in the most comfortable camping blanket. Maybe there’s a campfire going, you’re enjoying your favourite drink. But you start to feel a nagging urgency – you need to nip to the loo. 

Ugh. The worst feeling. Now you’ve got to leave the blanket that you’ve worked so hard to warm through. Struggle to find your down jacket (which is somehow colder than the air around it). Climb into it and shiver the entire round-trip to and from the toilet block. 

Your evening is ruined. You may never be as comfortable – or as warm – for the rest of the night. 

But now there’s a solution. The camp blanket geniuses over at VOITED know this problem well. They’ve worked their very best to solve it and I think they’ve done a cracking job. 

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The ultimate 3-in-1 blanket 

The perfect companion for surfers, van lifers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The VOITED Trooper is the ultimate 3-in-1 poncho blanket. 

Founded in 2018, VOITED is best known for their uber-colourful blankets. They’re on a mission to create unique, eco-friendly, purposeful products to inspire outdoor adventures. We’ve been lucky enough to work with the brand and test out some of their incredible gear. 

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The Trooper adds to VOITED’s high-quality product lineup with an innovative 3-in-1 poncho/blanket that fills a gap in the market. Part blanket, part poncho and part changing robe – the Trooper is a versatile bit of kit. Imagine the highest quality camping blanket, now add a poncho-style opening, a warm hood and a couple of handy pockets. That’s the Trooper in a nutshell. 

Transform the blanket into the hooded poncho with snap buttons along the edge. Tighten the hood with drawcords and settle down for the evening. Use the kangaroo pocket to warm your hands and the top zip pocket to stow your wallet, keys and phone. 

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Durability is fundamental at Adventure Pending and we’re pleased to see the Trooper engineered to last. The poncho is resistant to rips, dirt, and moisture and can be used and abused day in and day-out. 

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Trooper is a bit of a heavy, bulky beast. But at under 1.5kg, it’s actually one of the lighter camping blankets out there. The packsize is also nice and small and the supplied stuffsack has compression straps to reduce the bulk. 

If you’re looking for something that ticks all the boxes, the Trooper might just prove the perfect solution. 

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Materials and sustainability

VOITED has a clear mission, ethical values and a sustainable approach that carries through to each of its products. Everything, from the materials to the construction optimises eco-consciousness.

The Trooper, for example, uses plastic bottles collected from areas of coastline to create a recycled polyester that reduces the impact of ocean plastic pollution. The 50D 100% recycled REPREVE® Our Ocean fabric is extremely comfortable and resistant to rips, dirt and moisture. 

The outer shell uses a sustainable Bionic Finish®Eco Fluorine Free water-repellent. That translates to a huge 13,000mm water column and a 5,000mm breathability rate. You’ll stay just as dry in the most challenging British downpour as you will in the highest humidity. 

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The unique, partially planet-based DuPont Sorano high-loft insulation gives the Trooper its warmth. It’s environmentally friendly and, just like the ocean-fixing fabrics, reduces the impact on our planet. It also boasts the ability to keep its loft wash after wash. 

The Trooper is designed with a comfort rating down to 11°C. Below this, we’d consider adding another warm layer (think a fleece or comfy hoody). Use the Trooper as a comfy, water-resistant top layer. 

To top things off, with every order VOITED will plant 1 tree, offsetting 5 kgs of CO2. 

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Overall verdict

The VOITED Trooper is the perfect blend of comfort, versatility and sustainability. Whether you’re exploring van life, camping in the countryside or chasing waves on the coast – the Trooper is a worthwhile addition to any gear room.

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