We're bringing the mystery back to online shopping, at a price point that makes it all worthwhile.
You get one of our high-quality blankets, but the color and style is a mystery until it shows up at your door.
It may be a unique variation of one of our current blanket styles, or a completely new style or color that we don't carry on our site.
These aren't 'seconds', they're all brand new and defect-free.
Size (and every other detail!) will vary, see below to learn about the differences between the Mystery I and Mystery II options.
All sales are final and supplies are limited.
Go get 'em Sherlock.
Our Mystery Blankets are available in two tiers - the Mystery I and the Mystery II.
Here's what you can expect with no expectations:
The Mystery I is typically a midweight blanket, around 4.5' x 6.5' in size and weighing around 3-4lbs.
The Mystery II may be a midweight or heavier weight blanket, ranging from around 4.5' x 6.5' - 5' x 7' in size, and typically weighing between 3-6lbs.
The descriptions above are simply examples of the quality, size, and weight you might receive when you order - they are not guarantees of any particular spec or feature of the blanket.
All details can vary from blanket to blanket (including variances in size, weight, etc. from what's described above), but rest assured that you'll receive a blanket of the same quality and craftsmanship as other comparable styles we sell on our site. These aren't factory seconds or defects.
Remember, all sales are final and we can't accept returns or exchanges for Mystery Blankets.
We're confident you'll love what you get, but if you're extremely picky about colors or patterns you're much better off ordering one of our standard blanket styles.
What gets shipped out always depends on what's in our mystery stock on the day you order. While you may receive a variety of blankets, "mystery" does not necessarily mean random - so please be aware that when ordering multiple mystery blankets you may receive blankets that are all the same (or similar) color/style.
If it's essential to you that each blanket you receive is completely different, we recommend that you order from the individual styles on our site.
Check out the product reviews on this page and see what our happy customers have shared!
When you receive your blanket, take a picture of it and share it in a review so others can see what you got!
We're thrilled to be able to offer you a great price and surprise you with a fun shopping experience - it allows us to be more flexible with our stock and carry more unique blanket styles without having to come up with a witty name for each one!
For the absolute best results, we recommend dry cleaning the blankets as it will always be the safest and most gentle process for them.
But, we're also big fans of this Mitch Hedberg line:
"This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty."
We get it, it can be a deterrent if your favorite blanket is the one thing that forces you to have to make a trip to the dry cleaners.
Which is exactly why we made sure that all of our current blankets are washer-friendly! Just do it with love.
If you do wash at home - do it on a cold, delicate cycle and then either hang the blanket to air dry or tumble dry on the lowest heat and tumble setting (again, delicate!).
The cold part is very important! Some of our blankets have both dark dyes and light areas on them. Washing on cold will prevent the red and darker dyes from bleeding into the other areas.
If needing to wash multiple blankets, we recommended washing and drying each blanket separately for best results.
As with just about any material, you want to keep fire and flame away from it. Refrain from smoking near the blanket and if camping, make sure to set it up far enough away from the fire that hot embers or ash won't land on it. The blanket isn't coated with any flammable chemicals so it won't burst into flames if a spark hits it, but it will burn a hole in your favorite new blanket and that's no fun.
Something sharp or abrasive can obviously cause a tear in your Trek Light Gear blanket. If you're using it on the ground, watch out for sharp sticks or other objects that could snag on the blanket. Remember that snags in a woven blanket can look worse than they are - the woven threads are just getting pulled apart so it looks like a hole, but you can make that 'hole' disappear just by pushing the threads back together again.
Like most textiles, you don't want to let your blanket get moldy or mildewy. The blankets can be washed, so you certainly don't need to be afraid of getting it wet, but just remember not to pack your blanket away while it's wet and forget about it. As long as you hang it to dry or tumble dry (see above) you'll have no issues with mold.
Over a period of time, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the colors of the blanket to fade and will eventually weaken the fibers in the yarn. You don't need to be concerned about using your blanket in the sun, that's normal. But we don't recommend leaving your blanket (or any other Trek Light Gear products) permanently outdoors as it will shorten the life of your product and void your warranty. For more detail, see this page on UV and Elements Exposure.
For every item sold, we work with Trees For The Future to plant a tree in your honor.
Why is that so powerful? By helping small farmers and villages around the world with the planting of fruit & vegetable trees, shade trees and more, together we're going beyond basic environmental change.
Trees For The Future uses a Forest Garden approach to reforestation - planting trees to not only provide environmental benefits, but also food, income, and community agriculture where it's needed most.
Every purchase creates a chain reaction of good and happiness in the world, and it all starts with you.
Our warehouse is continuing to take all necessary measures to ship orders and keep our team safe. Life may feel like it's returning to normal in your local area (we hope!), but the impact of COVID is still extremely present in the world of shipping and fulfillment.
Most orders for in-stock items are leaving our warehouse within 1-3 business days, but please be understanding if it takes additional time to get your order shipped.
If you choose an express shipping rate (FedEx Overnight or FedEx 2-Day) we're still getting most expedited orders out the door within one business day from when you order.
Please note that even though FedEx Ground or Priority Mail may cost more than Standard/Free Shipping, they're not considered an expedited shipping method. Any delivery times quoted are estimates only and it may not ship for 1-3 business days after you order as noted above.
Bottom line: We're doing everything we can to get your order to you quickly and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Our shipping takes place Monday through Friday - any orders placed over the weekend or after our daily mail pickup will be shipped in the order received.
If you choose a shipping option that has a quoted time like "FedEx Ground (2 Business Days)" or even "FedEx Overnight (1 Day)", please remember that isn't a guarantee that the order will be there exactly 1 or 2 days from the moment you order it - we still need time to pack & ship your order (see above).
When it comes to the carriers, the quoted times should also always be thought of as estimates, not guarantees. Expedited methods like FedEx 2-Day or Overnight are pretty reliable in their delivery times (hence the cost), but services like Ground/Priority can certainly be optimistic with their estimates.
We offer the ability to pre-order and backorder some items on our site when they are not yet in stock. If an item you are purchasing isn't currently in stock, you'll see a note displayed in your shopping cart that indicates the expected shipping time for your order.
Please note that the expected shipping time is an estimate based on when we expect to receive new inventory.
Sometimes it takes us even longer than expected to receive inventory (especially with unpredictable COVID delays) and sometimes we receive inventory much sooner than the timeframe we estimate. Your order will always ship as soon as the inventory is in our hands!
We aren't able to split-ship your orders into multiple deliveries - so if you are ordering an item that isn't currently in stock along with other items that are, please be aware that your order won't ship until all items are in stock. If you're anxious to receive the in-stock items, we recommend placing a separate order so you can receive the in-stock items without delay.
Please see our Can I Request A Specific Shipping Carrier? page with important details on which carriers we offer and how to make sure you get your package delivered properly.
When receiving an international order your package will need to pass through Customs in your country. All of our packages will have a Customs Declaration Form which details the items in your package and their value.
PLEASE NOTE: There are almost always additional charges to receive your package when you order from outside your own country - these charges are Customs Duties and Import Taxes which are your responsibility to pay (often before you are allowed to collect the package). The laws and taxes are different in every country and Trek Light Gear has no way of knowing in advance what these taxes and fees will be. Please be aware of this when placing your order, we don't want you to be surprised when the package shows up and you owe additional money!
If you have any additional questions about international shipping methods or rates just let us know!
As you've likely seen on our website, we stand behind our products with what we call our Happiness Guarantee. So, what does that mean exactly?
In a nutshell: We want you to be happy with what you buy from us, and if you aren't - you've got our promise that we'll always do whatever we can to bring you happiness.
Within reason, right? Maybe you're sad because everything in our store doesn't cost $1, or you wish our 30-day return window was actually 3 years - well, we need to have some policies and rules so we can survive as a small business.
What matters is that we're here for you.
We truly care about your happiness, and will always do what we can to help - maybe it's a discount on your next order, store credit for a future purchase, or just going out of our way to make sure that the next item you buy from us is exactly what you want.
Feel Good. Do Good. Pass It on.
If for any reason you're not happy with anything you ordered from us, just send it back to us within 30 days by following the instructions below.
The product must be in unused or 'like-new' condition - you're welcome to try a product to make sure you like it, but we cannot accept returns that are abused, stained, washed/laundered, or otherwise damaged (unless the damage is the result of a manufacturer's defect, in which case it is covered under our Lifetime Warranty).
Holiday Extension: All purchases made in November or December will be allowed an extended return window thru 1/31. We'll make it easy for the gift recipient to handle any returns or exchanges!
To view our full return policy details and initiate a return/exchage of your product, just click the button below!
I tried the mystery blanket because I really love the daisy design blanket I previously purchased. It’s a good ‘working’ blanket. Not really soft and cozy but it has its own style. The mystery blanket I received has the same good quality. But what is this color scheme and design? The blankets should maybe be categorized mystery’darks’ or mystery’color’. Because this is not attractive by either design or color. If you are needing to get rid of low selling or not popular design/color blankets..
maybe just call it that? This will go in the back of my sons car for his dogs.
I ordered the mystery blanket thinking that it would be a good thing to have on the ready when I needed a gift - but after receiving this awesome blanket with the sun face - there was no way it was leaving my house! I don’t know if it was by luck - or by design - that the mystery blanket is the perfect compliment to the Halley’s Comet blanket that I ordered. If it was by design - then my many thanks to the person who fulfilled my order!! Both blankets are amazing! Love all the positivity and good that Trek Light Gear puts out there...keep up the great work!!
Yay for treating yourself! Sounds like you might need to order a few more to have on hand... for you or for others, we won't judge :)
loved the surprise of not knowing what the mystery blanket would love like until we opened the mail. great quality, lightweight, and doesn’t seem to pick up sand, dirt or dog hair based on our first river trip. definitely recommend supporting this small business and super appreciate trek lights pay what you can deal.
I went with the mystery II option. I couldn't be more thrilled with what was sent! The colors are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get this out on a camping trip. The weave is very tight, making the blanket itself stiff, but the texture of the material is softer than I anticipated. I will need to use this and wash it a few times in order to loosen the weave just a bit. This going to be perfect for wrapping up on cold mornings or using with my hammock on cooler evenings.