Winter grilling on the Traeger in Minnesota means you need a insulation blanket. Traeger makes these and they are exceptional quality. Unfortunately, we have a Pro Series 575 and Traeger hasn’t released a blanket to fit quite yet. No worries! I have a quick fix that costs less than $10 and took less than 10 minutes.
We bought our Traeger this summer and intend to use it all year long. To get the best performance, you should really have a Traeger blanket. The Pro Series 575 is most similar to the 22 Series, meaning you can make the Traeger Grill Insulation Blanket – 22 Series work.
Traeger 22 Series insulation blanket
Ultimately, you’ll get a perfect fit on the grill and straps that are too short.
A closer look. So close, but not enough to actually get this to securely fasten in place.
Extending the Traeger blanket straps
If you have $10 and 10 minutes, you can easily resolve this issue. Total cost for me was $6.72 since I used a JoAnn Fabric coupon that saved me $3.01.
Bust out the sewing machine and sew a loop that holds the D-rings to the belting. I used white thread to match the Traeger style, but you can do whatever.
Once you have it sewn, get a lighter and melt the ends of the belting. It’s quick and easy and prevents fraying.
Note: I did fold over the melted ends and add some stitching to the bottom to mimic the Traeger look. It’s not necessary, but does make the ends a little more sturdy. You can see this in the image below. I also made sure to use the ends of the belting for the D-ring loops. If you use a cut end, make sure to melt the ends of that as well.
Installing the straps
Once you have your straps sewn, get outside and get them installed! Attach your D-rings to the existing Trager straps and loop your straps into the existing blanket D-rings.
The blanket is secure and the straps are a perfect match. Super easy fix!