Titan Strategic Security Blanket Review: This Ain't Your Granny's Quilt - ITS Tactical
 

Titan Strategic Security Blanket Review: This Ain’t Your Granny’s Quilt

By Bryan Black

Titan Security Blankets

Wait a minute. A “tactical” quilt? I suppose you could call it that, but I really like Titan Strategic’s name for it. The Security Blanket. It’s everything you’d expect from a US made quilt, without the embarrassing pattern only your wife would love. Besides, who doesn’t want their favorite camouflage pattern on an extremely warm blanket?

I’ve been a fan of quilts ever since my wife Kelly made a few of her own. They’re warmer than a typical blanket that lacks insulation and perfect for your next campout, storing in a vehicle, curling up around the fire with a good book, or even eye guzzling Netflix on the couch this winter. I won’t judge your binge, #showhole.

Titan Strategic Group Security Blanket

I was approached a few months ago by one of our ITS Life Members and the owner of Titan Strategic Group, Brian Sneed, to see if I’d like to review the Security Blanket. Of course I was all over it and may have even watched a few Netflix shows with it. You know, for research.

Titan Security Blankets

Over the past few months, I really have put it through its paces, using it for everything from camping, to a replacement for my covers at night. I typically carry a rolled up wool blanket in my vehicle for emergencies, but I’m making the switch to a Security Blanket. Yes, it may be an expensive emergency blanket, but I’ll also have it there for camping as well.

The name Security Blanket may bring up visuals of Linus from Peanuts clutching his blue blanket, but the only thing similar here is that they’re available in the Navy’s blue NWU (Navy Working Uniform) Type 1 pattern, along with MultiCam and NWU Type 2 (Desert Digital) patterns. What’s resonated with me about the Security Blanket is a bit of nostalgia. These take me back to my youth and a Woodland Camouflage sleeping bag I’d use as a comforter on my bed. I have vivid memories of wanting to join the military back then, when I’d lie in bed and listen to the latest news on Operation Desert Storm.

Titan Security Blankets

Details

As mentioned, the Security Blanket is currently available in three different military-themed patterns, as well as three different sizes, 48″ x 76″, 60″ x 72″ and 60″ x 85″. I opted for 60″ x 72″ on the NWU Type II blanket I had made and feel that it’s a perfect size for me to cover up with, being 5′ 10″ tall.

Here’s Titan Strategic’s sizing guidelines:

  • 48″ x 76″  (sized specifically for submarine or surface ship racks)
  • 60″ x 72″  (standard lap blanket size)
  • 60″ x 85″  (standard twin bed or oversize lap blanket)

Titan Security Blankets

Not only do you have options for camouflage patterns and size, but there’s also two different kinds of quilting stitches available. A topo map pattern or dog tag pattern. I opted for the topo map pattern, but you’ll also see a Navy themed pattern in the photos here of the NWU Type 1 blanket. I was lent a few extra blankets to include in this review to show the options available.

Titan Security Blankets

Just when you thought the options were over, surprise, there’s more! You also can opt to have loop velcro sewn on to add a name tape or other morale patch flair you may want, as well as a border around the loop velcro squares. The standard velcro option includes six 3.5″ x 3.5″ loop squares and the bordered version has five loop squares.

Titan Security Blankets

Titan Security Blankets

Construction

Did I mention that the fabric used in the Security Blanket is Cordura NYCO Ripstop? This guarantees that you won’t have to worry about rough handling of your blanket. It’s durable and made extremely well with double stitched edge binding for additional strength. Speaking of stitching, something really neat on the MultiCam blanket is the use of varigated thread, which changes colors in the pattern. We’ve tried to grab a photo of it below.

Titan Security Blankets

Inside, Titan Strategic uses Hobbs Batting (80% Cotton / 20% Polyester) for insulation and the backside of the blanket is genuine Polartec Fleece for added warmth. All fabrics are sourced in the US, including the Velcro USA MultiCam loop.

When you first get your Security Blanket, you’ll see the recommended washing instructions that will smooth out some of the rough texture of the NYCO Cordura and make it even softer. The Polartec Fleece is super soft out of the bag, but a first washing on any quilt is always recommended. I didn’t know that tidbit until I was married, but I digress.

Wrap Up

Titan Security Blankets

Each Security Blanket is custom built-to-order specifically for you, which means you can work with Titan Strategic on a custom size, stitching pattern, or even having your name, rank or insignia embroidered on. Titan is currently quoting a two week shipping time from the time you place your order, with the holidays, it’s probably best to double check on that.

Titan Security Blankets

One last thing I’d like to mention comes from Kelly, she let me know that the pricing that Titan is charging is very competitive with US handmade and machine made quilts. These aren’t mass produced and are individually machine sewn and quilted by Titan Strategic right here in the US.

The price may seem high when you look what’s on the shelf at big box stores, but those quilts are typically mass produced overseas. In my opinion, the Security Blankets are worth the price for their American made materials and construction. It’s a keepsake that you can pass down to your kids and I plan on my Security Blanket lasting a lifetime.

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Discussion

103 comments
SSG Bland
SSG Bland

My unit is getting ready to deploy in oct and I would like to know how to get this blankets for my soilders we have 123 going overseas for a year...

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

@SSG Bland You can order at titanstrategic.com or email me at info@titanstrategic.com--Brian

S ko
S ko

Honestly, I visited the site after reading all the comments, I was expecting this blanket to cost $500+... $134 is very reasonable for a quality blanket. Made in the USA EVEN. Ever tried to buy a pair of original Denim jeans? I'm not talking the cheap Walmart denim either. True blue American denim jeans will run you $150+. But they last forever. Just like this blanket will. I can't even go to a local store to get a bed comforter for less than $80... Which gets torn the second I put it on my bed by my 100 pound Germans shepherd.

CamoPatriot12
CamoPatriot12

Awesome stuff, I am also a big tactical freak, and I'm just 12!

Anon4u
Anon4u

Wow! The blanket looks nice, but that price! I spend lots of money on quality things, buy once cry once. This blanket however is way overpriced. Perhaps intentionally to keep sales low.....?

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

@Anon4u Overpriced? How do you come to that conclusion? do you know the cost of the materials?  Do you have any idea how long it takes to make a single blanket?  How much is your time worth?  We pay a fair wage, we use the best equipment, and we use the best US sourced materials available.  They will last your lifetime and beyond.  

Anon
Anon

This is Amazing... I need to get one of these for my lil man. The one on the way can share! I agree its a bit highly priced but its a legit quilt. Every Quilt I've looked at getting made got close to this when it was all said and done and then you did not want to lay on the DAMN thing! 


Analogy for the Haters: Box Store Blanket To Security blanket as "try-spec" to "Crye" 


Buy once Cry once!

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

@Anon Thank you Anon.  We are ready to make your blanket whenever you are ready!

Chopperjockey
Chopperjockey

There is a group of veterans that makes these for all branches for donations. They send them to deploying units for free and only ask that you cover the postage and send a donation so they can keep paying it forward. It costs them $25 for materials and it's all done by veteran volunteers. My company did it and I'd do it again before I'd ever send money to a company trying to make profit off of service members circumstances. 

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

@Chopperjockey We are not trying to "make a profit off of service members circumstances".  Suggest you do a little research on our company before making such ridiculous comments.  You have no idea what genuine US sourced materials (genuine mil spec fabric, genuine polartec fleece, hobbs batting, and thread) cost, and obviously no clue as to the amount of work required to make a blanket of this caliber.  

Matt Verellen
Matt Verellen

Is it soft though? I was given a black velvet blanket for Christmas I've already begun using . It feels like a 5'x5' pussy. Warm too. In absolute love with it

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

It is very soft.  The article got one point incorrect-- we don't use Cordura fabric for the top layer.  It is actually NYCO ripstop uniform fabric.  It's backed with genuine 200 series Polartec fleece.  Soft as a baby's butt.

Mike
Mike

This is an awesome blanket, I myself can appreciate all the hard work put into it and your dedication to the men and women who served. Out of my budget, But I would spend the extra on it for sure.

Ryan Wood
Ryan Wood

Awesome blanket... waaaaayyyyyy out of my budget though..

Justin Gray
Justin Gray

I read it, and wouldn't even consider it at half the price

Joshua Stang
Joshua Stang

Jacqueline Herbst Stang, the blue camo one please \U0001f609

bigarmedbear
bigarmedbear

Snug Pack Jungle blanket - $ 35.00 on ebay.    Movers blankets from Harbor Freight  work also.     I admire this blanket,  but I also admire a 2016 Corvette Z06 - I can look,   I just cannot justify or touch.


My wife is a quilter,  as in 4th generation hand sewn custom made  hand stitched quilts,  she makes a fleece backed, ripstop nylon pack blanket for us, total cost in materials is 20.00.  We also have taken moving pads,  sewn on some ripstop sail material and use for beach blankets. 


I love American made items, but I agree that sometimes, the price gouging is a biut hard to take without lubrication.


BrianSneed
BrianSneed

@bigarmedbear No price gouging.  Just the best US sourced materials money can buy.  We use about 2.5 yds of polartec fleece for a single blanket.  That alone exceeds your "$20" of material costs.  

Ron Walsh
Ron Walsh

I must have one. Now if they would just let them make it in MARPAT.

BrianSneed
BrianSneed

We do make them in MARPAT Ron, woodland or desert, your choice.


Jeff Walker
Jeff Walker

90% wool Swedish blanket is $35 and can be used in any situation.

Brian Sneed
Brian Sneed

Heavier and larger. This is not meant to replace a poncho liner.

Brian Sneed
Brian Sneed

We can make one that size Galen. Contact us for a quote. [email protected]

Brian Sneed
Brian Sneed

This is not meant to replace a poncho liner or woobie. It is a warm blanket for the cabin, living room, den, man cave, car, or RV. It is not ideal for damp rainy conditions.

Richard Finneran
Richard Finneran

It looks like a great blanket but I'm not sure about cotton for insulation in the field. The only comparable made in America product I've seen is the Kifaru woobie but the material it is made of is very slick.

Jeff Walker
Jeff Walker

80% cotton is worthless when wet or even damp. Cotton and especially fleece is worthless around a flame. Stick to wool folks.

Radócz Tibor
Radócz Tibor

Security blanket? I think it is bulletproof blanket but is only expensive blanket.

Brandon Kelso
Brandon Kelso

I can get this cheaper from a Russian army surplus online just saying.just cause made in USA shit not gonna waste $$ on these ridiculous prices .half my gear I have isn't American anyways .lol I checked out prices on jackets on here and lol who the fuck in right mind gonna waste almost 1000$ smh lol

Bill Mulleady
Bill Mulleady

There's a dozen better, warmer, quilts for that price. Hammock Gears Burrow, for one! Probably be worth the money if you deducted your kickback on it. It's barely worth $150 at best

Bryan Fillinger
Bryan Fillinger

$280 who is buying me one for Christmas? I sure would love one but can not afford right now!

Kathleensiegrist
Kathleensiegrist

$240.00? That's reasonable, I'm a quilter and with fabric, batting ,quilting ,thread and time involved in making one that about right

Wayne Kahler
Wayne Kahler

Davina Kahler. I want a blankey for. Christmas.

Gerald Tatton
Gerald Tatton

80% cotton batting, not very cold wet friendly

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis

It's pretty cool and would love to own one. I'm in Minnesota where if you can't handle the weather move. It's either extremely cold or really hot. I'd loves something like this I sleep with 2 blankets cause of my diabetes. But my money goes to my kids so even tho I believe it's worth the price. Its still way above my paygrade.

Davey Rogulich
Davey Rogulich

I was surprised to. I thought you guys only made patches now.

Stephen Micalizzi
Stephen Micalizzi

I'm gonna order one if they ship to APO addresses. I need a good travel blanket in addition to my woobie. While traveling from base to base within the AO. Is there additional costs for additional embroidery, like getting my name embroidered along with campaigns I served and worked in?

Gilbert Cuzdey Jr
Gilbert Cuzdey Jr

I read the article... But for 240 it better make me coffee in the morning too.

Curtis Rowe
Curtis Rowe

ITS Tactical Jason means the crowd that goes camping in all brand new gear once a year.

Curtis Rowe
Curtis Rowe

No matter how you spin it, it is still 240 bucks for a fucking blanket... Lol.

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