Baby, it’s cold outside. No, really, it’s freaking freezing out there. You get through December buoyed by the warmth of the holiday festivities (and the booze you’ve imbibed at the numerous parties you attend), but once January and February roll around, you’ve got nothing to keep you warm against the cold.
Our advice? Screw going outside. You’ve been running around since Thanksgiving, and the months of January and February are perfect for staying indoors. There’s so much Netflix to catch up on! Grab a bottle of whiskey and your favorite woman, and cozy up under an extra-warm wool blanket for a few hours/months. Check out our favorite, extra-warm wool blankets to get you through the remainder of the winter. See you when everything thaws out.
Perf Herringbone Wool Blanket
All of Perf’s blankets are hand-woven by Mexican artisans, so if you’ve never known the comfort of a cozying up in a blanket made for you by your Nana, this is the next best thing. Weaved with a classic herringbone pattern (with tassels on the end for extra flair), this will quickly become your favorite blanket. And, bonus: a portion of the proceeds from sales go to Habitat for Humanity.
Lake Superior Woolen Company Lap Blanket
Michigan-based Lake Superior Woolen Company literally makes all of its wares from their two flocks of sheep that are currently grazing in the fields of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This Lap Blanket is one of the company’s best offerings—it’s available in a variety of colors, is made with 100% virgin wool, and is the perfect thing to reach for when you’re feeling a little chilly when chilling on the couch.
United by Blue Wool Throw Blanket
United by Blue is an eco-conscious company dedicated to making quality apparel while helping to preserve the ocean, which means you can feel good about buying this Wool Throw Blanket. Available in traditional buffalo plaid or green, white, and blue tartan, the blanket is made of 100% wool and is just as perfect for a picnic by the lake as it is for lounging on the couch.
Woolrich x Huckberry Ridge Blanket
Woolrich has been producing quality made-in-the-USA products since 1830, and when they team up with one of our favorite new outdoor gear retailers, Huckberry, we’re immediately interested. Available exclusively on Huckberry, this Ridge Blanket features a black, orange, and yellow striped pattern inspired by the Pacific West. The wool blanket is backed with soft Sherpa lining, making it extra cozy.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. got its start in the 1890s, making blankets for the US military, and this Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket harkens back to that history. A replica of the blanket issued to the US Army Medical Corps in 1917, it’s the perfect blanket for anyone with military roots or in the medical field.
Topo Designs Camp Blanket
Colorado-based Topo Designs is best known for its colorful mountaineering backpacks, but they have a highly curated selection of home goods as well, like this classic black and red Camp Blanket. Made out of 100% wool, the blanket is nice enough to provide you comfort during camping trips, but not so nice that you’re afraid to spread it out on the ground after a long hike.
Pendleton Woolen Mills Glacier National Park Blanket
With roots stretching back all the way to the 1800s, Pendleton is a true American heritage brand that specializes in crafting products out of quality fabrics and textiles. Since the establishment of the National Parks System in the early 1900s, Pendleton has had its signature striped parks blankets on offer, and it’s really time that you had one of these guys in your own home, especially this one that is dedicated to Glacier National Park and is arguably Pendleton’s most signature pattern.
Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Foot Soldier Military Shadow Plaid Wool Blanket
Another offering from the military collection at Faribault Woolen Mill Co., this Shadow Plaid Wool Blanket is based on a design originally commissioned by the US military, and will look good on the back of your couch from now ‘til the end of time.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. US Navy Blanket
Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. offers up a litany of classic and well-designed home goods, and this US Navy Blanket is no exception. Crafted out of 100% domestic wool, this blanket is a replica version of the blankets commissioned by the US Navy during WWII to keep our soldiers at sea warm. This blanket has been keeping guys warm since the 1940s, so you can be sure it’ll keep you warm too.
Best Made Co. Owyhee Saddle Blanket
Best Made Co. teamed up with Faribault Woolen Mill Co. to create this Owyhee Saddle Blanket (named after the brand’s favorite rodeo), which is made with a wool and cotton blend. The blanket features a unique pattern and is large enough to cover you and a friend. Snuggle up.
Pendleton Woolen Mills Ceremonial Stripe Blanket
Another offering from Pendleton, this Ceremonial Stripe Blanket showcases the brand’s long tradition of using Native American patterns and symbols in their wares. The pattern used on this particular blanket was first used by Pendleton in 1924, and its various colors will jazz up your living room.
John Smedley Travel Blanket
Traveling used to be glamorous, but nowadays, it’s hard to not feel like cattle, being shuffled along in lines until you get to your final destination. It’s not unusual to be on a chilly airplane and get an indifferent shrug from the flight attendant telling you there are no blankets available. Don’t be left in the cold with this Travel Blanket from John Smedley. Crafted from premium merino wool from New Zealand, the blanket packs neatly into a button-fastening pouch, meaning it can easily slip into your carry-on.
Shinola + Faribault Woolen Throw
Detroit-based Shinola burst onto the scene a few years ago with their American-made watches, but they’ve also been cranking out quality home wares, like this Woolen Throw. Crafted in conjunction with Faribault Woolen Mill Co., the navy, gray, and black blanket includes a black leather strap to allow for easy portability.
Poler x Pendleton Jacquard Blanket
Oregon-based Poler is dedicated to creating quality outdoor gear with personality, so when they pair up with Pendleton, you know whatever they have on offer is going to be amazing, and this limited edition Jacquard Blanket doesn’t disappoint. Gorgeously patterned, the thick, extra-large blanket can easily be used as a bedspread.
Apolis Striped Alpaca Blanket
Apolis specializes in offering unique, handcrafted goods from across the globe, and this Striped Alpaca Blanket is one of their best offerings. Crafted out of 100% extra-fine baby Alpaca wool sourced in Peru, this gray and white blanket was hand loomed in a 35-person Peruvian co-op.