Yak wool is probably the best material for a travel blanket. Yak down is very light, warm and soft. It is more durable than cashmere. However, it’s rare to find a blanket made with 100% yak wool. Typically, you must look in stores that specialize in luxury fiber goods.
Here is a list of what’s available online:
100% Yak Safari Blanket by Khunu (UK)
100% Yak Wool Blanket by Khunu (UK) — 190cm x 120cm — 780 grams — $426
Khunu is a reliable yak wool brand — their travel blankets are very soft.
100% Yak Wool Throw Blanket by Northa
This is a high-end blanket by North is made with premium yak down.
100% Yak Wool Throw Blanket by Northa — 220cm x 110cm — 620g — $652
60% Yak Wool Blanket by Cashmere Boutique (Amazon)
Yak Wool Blanket by Cashmere Boutique — 178cm by 120cm — 60% and 40% camel wool — $200
This blanket is available on Amazon — it is 60% yak and 40% camel wool. In my tests, this blanket was warm and reasonably soft. I don’t love the tassels, but I can overlook them in this case.
Update: This new 100% yak wool blanket on Amazon look interesting — I have not tested for quality yet.
100% Yak Wool Blanket by Yakmere
This 100% yak wool blanket is made by Yakmere — 200cm by 150cm — €200 (about $236 USD).
Thick 100% Yak Wool Blanket by Mongolia Shop
100% Yak Down Blanket by Mongolia Shop — 200cm x 150cm — weighs 1.8 kg or 3.9 lbs — $277
I haven’t tested this blanket — it seems like it ships from Mongolia.
100% Eco Yak Down Blanket Travel Throw by Handcombed (UK)
Handcombed has a good selection of Yak Wool blankets including this inexpensive 100% yak wool travel throw — 170cm by 140cm — $278
100% Yak Wool Throw by Art Himalaya (USA)
100% Yak Wool Throw by Art Himalaya (USA) — 150cm by 130cm — $150
This is an inexpensive but thin yak-down blanket.
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In terms of travel blankets, nothing beats a yak wool one. Yak down is exceptionally light, warm and soft. Compared to cashmere, it is more long-lasting.
Yak wool makes an optimal travel blanket. Yak down is very light, warm and soft. It is more durable than cashmere.