Best Wool Blankets

Best Wool Blankets to Keep You Cozy and Warm

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Have you been looking for something to keep you warm wherever you are? These best wool blankets are perfect for snuggling in as you watch TV, work, go camping, and do whatever else you want. So what makes wool blankets unique? Besides the fact that you can carry them wherever you go, they are also very warm.

Having one or two of these wool blankets can go a long way, whether alone or having children with you. Even most militaries use wool blankets because of how diverse they are. In addition, wool is strong enough to handle natural disasters and other chaos.

What is a Wool Blanket?

A wool blanket is a durable, soft, strong, and highly diverse blanket you can use any time. You can also use a wool blanket as a stylish throw blanket. What makes wool blankets great is that you can use them for outdoor and indoor uses.

Because wool is such a durable material, you may not need to replace your blanket any time soon. We've compiled a list of some of the best wool blankets in the market for you. We've considered several factors while selecting the best blankets. We'll look at these later.

What are the best warm wool blankets?

1. Arcturus Military Washable Wool Blanket for Camping & Outdoors

Arcturus Military Wool Blanket - 4.5 lbs, Warm, Thick,...
  • THE BEST GOT BETTER: Thanks to input from thousands of customers,...
  • PERFECT ANYWHERE: Loom-woven and hemmed on all sides with...
  • PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL - Large size (64" x 88") will keep you and...
  • WARM & DEPENDABLE - Wool is a time-tested natural fabric that...
  • MACHINE WASHABLE - We make it easy to care for your new blanket....

100% wool blankets can be expensive, but not in this case. Arcturus Military Washable Wool Blanket is budget-friendly and designed from 80% wool and 20% synthetic fibers, making it a more affordable, ultra-resilient blanket. Besides, thanks to its durable makeup, the loom-woven blanket is ideal for a family camping trip since it's on your bedspread. Moreover, since it is machine-washable, you can conveniently wash it any time you want.

The wool blanket is large too. The blanket measures 88" long and 64" wide, making it enough to drape over any bed. In addition, the wool blanket comes in different color options, so you can snag one of them and warm up the whole house.


  • Machine washable
  • Endures rough use
  • Features no added flame retardants
  • Durable wool


  • Has an awful smell

2. Pendleton Eco-Wise Washable Wool Blanket

Pendleton, Eco-Wise Washable Wool Blanket, Irving...
  • Machine-washable blankets in colorfast wool won't shrink, fade or...
  • 66" x 96"
  • 100% virgin wool
  • Made in USA

Our third pick is this washable wool blanket made from 100% pure and naturally renewable wool. You can get these wool blankets in several colors. This is what makes these wool blankets unique. You can get bright or dull colors, and all of them will be okay. The best way to wash this wool blanket is to use a cold wash or a gentle cycle.

Once you tumble dry low, you'll have a fresh and clean wool blanket on your hands. Ensure you don't use bleach as you wash this blanket as this can damage it. Also, don't use a dry cleaner while washing this wool blanket. The king-size measures 108x96 inches, the queen measures 90x96 inches, and the twin measures 66x96 inches.

This wool blanket is made from 100% pure virgin wool, designed for the brand by Pendleton Woolen Mills and is made in the USA. You don't have to worry about fading, pilling, or shrinking once you wash this blanket in the washing machine.


  • Machine washable
  • Lightweight
  • WarmSoft
  • Has a luxurious feel


  • Expensive

3. EKTOS Washable Wool Blanket- Navy Blue

EKTOS 100% Wool Blanket, Washable, 5.0 lbs, 66" x 90"...
  • PERFECT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS - EKTOS wool blankets are loom woven,...
  • BREATHABLE WARMTH & COMFORT - If you've never slept with a wool...
  • NATURAL BENEFITS - Wool is a time-tested natural insulator that...
  • NO FIRE RETARDANT ADDED - Despite wool being naturally fire...
  • WASHABLE WOOL - EKTOS wool blankets are easy to care for (see...

When looking for high-quality wool blankets, you can't miss the Ektos Navy Blue Blue Wool Blanket. Though it isn't cheap, we think the wool blanket offers considerable value regarding its design. The blanket is substantial in texture, providing a weighty feel and unique warmth through cold nights. Furthermore, the finished edges prevent premature fraying, while the 100 percent wool material should keep most campers warm through cold weather.

Besides, the high-quality material is crafted to keep even those sensitive users comfortable and itchy sensations-free. The wool blanket has no fire retardant chemicals added, and luckily the material doesn't catch fire easily. Additionally, this high-end heavy-duty cover is built to last. Plus, the wool blanket's durability is meant to endure the tests of time, giving you peace of mind that the blanket will last you for years to come.


  • Comfortable and itchy sensations-free
  • Offers exceptional warmth during the night
  • Durable wool blanket made to last
  • Static-resistant model


  • Has an awful smell

4. Alpaca And Sheep Wool Blanket

Alpaca and Sheep Wool Blanket, Soft and Thick, 72 x 88...
  • 100% VIRGIN WOOL! Our Andean Collection is a thick, tightly woven...
  • Earth tone stripes with tan, brown, gray. Color might vary...
  • Washable, or can be dry cleaned.
  • Made in PERU! Alpaca and sheep wool sourced from animals raised...
  • Queen size - 72 x 88 inches, weight 5.5 lbs.

sheep's wool is amazing when making blankets. But combine it with Alpaca wool, and you get the perfect blanket. Alpaca wool is luxuriously fine, has straight fibers, and is extremely soft. The Merino wool in this blanket makes it very soft. You'll love the feel of these best wool blankets across your skin. If you've been interested in knowing how these wool blankets are made, let's give you a little information.

The raw wool is taken to the mill, where it's carefully sorted, cleaned, spun, woven, and spun into this beautiful blanket. This wool blanket has a luxurious feel because the mixture of these two types of wool makes the blanket breathable, soft, warm, and thick. In addition, the reinforced binding is made from polyester, which makes this blanket durable.

You can be sure you'll be using this Alpaca Wool Blanket for a long time to come. Unlike our previous pick above, you can dry clean this blanket or wash it with a machine. The family-owned brand ensures you get the best bang for your buck. The sheep and alpaca used to make these wool blankets are raised in the Andes Mountains.


  • Machine-washable
  • Can be dry cleaned
  • Warm and soft
  • Has a luxurious feel
  • Durable
  • High-quality
  • Thick and comfortable to use


  • More expensive than the rest

5. Olive Drab Green Warm Wool Fire Retardant Blanket

Olive Drab Green Warm Wool Fire Retardant Blanket, 66"...
  • OLIVE GREEN MILITARY BLANKET - A similarly styled blanket to that...
  • WARM BLANKET - Designed to trap body heat even under extreme...
  • FIRE RETARDANT - Made of fire retardant material to give you...
  • 80% WOOL - High wool content not only helps trap body heat, but...
  • 66" x 90" - This large blanket is perfect to use alone or with...

Thanks to its portable and warm nature, this US military-style blanket tops our list today. If you are a fan of camping, hiking, or hunting, this is the wool blanket for you. You can comfortably carry it around in your backpack. You can also put it in your emergency kit. This will come in very handy, especially in an emergency.

You can place your emergency kit anywhere, including your boat, car, or cabin. The reason you can comfortably place it in your emergency kit is that this wool blanket folds up easily into a small size for you to store. However, don't underestimate the size of these wool blankets. They can comfortably cover you from head to toe without struggle.

If you've used blankets made of synthetic material, you'll feel a difference with these. This warm blanket will chase all the chills away. These wool blankets made of merino wool are soft and super comfortable no matter what. Imagine being snuggly and warm around the campfire staring at the stars. A dream come true. Right?


  • Very comfortable
  • Durable
  • Super Warm
  • Very portable
  • Long enough to cover anyone from head to toe
  • Great for outdoor activities
  • Affordable


  • Has an uncomfortable smell

6. Woolly Mammoth Merino Wool Blanket 

Woolly Mammoth Woolen Co. | Extra Large Merino Wool...
  • ★ MERINO WOOL WARMTH – 80% merino wool using a twill weave...
  • ★ EDGING AND FINISH – Our Explorer Collection wool blankets...
  • ★ SPECIAL GIFT IDEA – One cannot go wrong with the timeless...
  • ★ MERINO WOOL IS SELF-CLEANING – Wool blankets DO NOT need to...

These merino wool blankets are made of 80% merino wool. These wool blankets are warm and durable. They have water-resistant qualities, which add to their appeal. Therefore you can comfortably use these blankets when it's raining without getting wet. The fibers are breathable and repel moisture vapor. If you're looking for a blanket that'll keep you warm and dry during your camping in the early mornings.

The quality of these best wool blankets is good enough to keep you safe from the sun. The temperature regulation properties mean that you can use these wool blankets no matter the weather. These wool blankets measure 66 x 90 inches. You can go with them while fishing, backpacking, hunting, bushcraft, stargazing, and more.

This wool blanket works well with outdoor activities. The miller finish of this wool blanket means that it is dense without being too heavy or rough. You can gift this wool blanket to your friends or family, especially if they love doing outdoor activities. Another great thing about this Merino wool blanket is that it is self-cleaning.

This means that you don't have to wash it with a washing machine. Unfortunately, washing this wool blanket in the machine can damage the wool made to make this blanket. These Woolly Mammoth woolen company blankets are flexible and durable no matter the outdoor activities.


  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Great for outdoor activities
  • Has self-cleaning properties
  • Thermal regulation properties for your comfort and convenience
  • Great for any weather
  • Has water-resistant qualities


  • Damaged by washing machine

7. EverOne 62" x 80" Wool Fire Retardant Blanket

EverOne Grey Wool Fire Retardant Blanket, 62” x 80”
  • SIZE – Our blanket is sized at 62” x 80”. The oversized...
  • WARM MATERIAL – Our blanket is made of 52% wool; The wool...
  • FIRE RETARDANT – The fibers in wool make the blanket naturally...
  • WARM & COMFORTABLE – The soft wool fabric provides extra...
  • MULTI-PURPOSE – It is designed for outdoor use, hunting,...

Another best wool blanket to count on is the EverOne Wool Blanket. This warm blanket measures 62" by 80" and folds to fit in your backpack. Besides, the blanket is made of 52 percent wool, which helps trap your body heat and keep you warm and comfy. Moreover, the blanket is naturally fire-resistant, giving you peace of mind when outside around a campfire or fireplace.

The soft wool fabric on this blanket usually offers extra comfort and will keep you warm under the most challenging conditions. The blanket is crafted for outdoor use, hiking, camping, or hunting though it's excellent for indoor use. It will keep you warm in the coziness of the home.


  • Fire retardant for extra safety
  • Ideal for outdoor use
  • Features soft wool fabric for extra comfort
  • Comfortable woo blanket


  • Has an awful smell

8. Pendleton Yakima Thick Warm Wool Striped Throw Blanket

Pendleton Yakima Camp Thick Warm Wool Indoor Outdoor...
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Woven of pure virgin wool in our American...
  • INDOORS or OUTDOORS: Sleep soundly indoors or out with our...
  • CARE: For best results, dry clean to help maintain fabric...
  • INSPIRATION: They're modeled after the ombré stripe blankets...
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: With rich colored fabric and minimalist stripes,...

Pendleton Yakima Warm Wool Throw Blanket is one of the best wool blankets you can rely on for indoor and outdoor use. The blanket is durable, easily portable and warm to resist chilly weather. Besides, the blanket is made from pure virgin wool, making it a natural and reusable source of wool.

The blanket is breathable on summer days providing no discomfort. Besides, even the minimalist stripe designs on the blanket are based on regular ombre stripe blankets used back in the past. Therefore, your blanket will last you years, look great, and match your home decor.


  • Made of 100 percent pure virgin wool
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor use
  • Durable wool blanket
  • Breathable and matches with your home decor


  • Has an awful smell

9. Arcturus Patterned Wool Blankets

Arcturus Patterned Wool Blankets - 4+ Pounds Warm,...
  • HEAVY AND WARM - The Arcturus wool blanket weighs 4.5 lbs, with a...
  • GREAT LOOKING, LONG LASTING - Loom-woven and hemmed on all sides...
  • PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL - Large size (60" x 92" or 66" x 88") will...
  • 70/80% WOOL - Wool is a time-tested natural fabric that will keep...
  • MACHINE WASHABLE - We make it easy to care for your new blanket....

Our final pick is this Arcturus patterned wool blanket that will keep you warm even when it's wet outside. How cool is that? You can be walking around in the rain, but inside you'll remain warm and snuggly. If you are a fan of ski trips, camping, hunting, backyard BBQs, and more, you'll love this wool blanket.

Think of this wool blanket as your own portable home. You'll be able to feel good wherever you are with these best wool blankets. You can either use it for outdoor activities or place it on your bed for when you want to use it. This will come in handy on those winter and rainy nights when you need some extra warmth.

This wool blanket is heavier than most weighing around 4.5 lbs. You'll get a nice and thick woolen blanket to keep you warm through the days. These blankets are hemmed on all sides to ensure you get a durable blanket. You can also keep this wool blanket in your car as an emergency blanket.

The wool for this blanket is naturally fire-retardant. However, it's not treated with any flame-retardant chemicals. This means that you don't have to worry about these blankets being itchy. You can wash these blankets in the machine without damaging them.


  • Machine-washable
  • Durable
  • Affordable
  • Warm
  • Keep you dry and wet
  • Soft and gets softer with each wash


  • Can feel heavy
  • Tends to pill

10. JMR Grey Military Wool Blanket for Everyday Use, 62x80

JMR Grey 62x80 Military Wool Blanket for Emergency...
  • ➤ COZY AND DURABLE FABRIC: Beautifully crafted in 70% Wool and...
  • ➤VERSATILE USE: Best used during camps, emergencies or daily...
  • ➤FIRE RETARDANT: Best used as a military blanket as this...
  • ➤EXTRA WARMTH: This blanket is is provided with high wool...
  • ➤JUST THE RIGHT SIZE: Perfectly sized in 62x80 inches with a...

If you're looking for the best high-quality blanket that's ideal for everyday use, the JMR Grey Military Wool Blanket is the best option. This blanket is inexpensive, comfortable and offers you exceptional warmth. Besides, the blanket is made with 70 percent wool and 30 percent synthetic fibers, and you get durability and warmth all in one.

Moreover, the blanket is a natural fire retardant for extra safety and is lightweight enough to carry anywhere. Also, the wool blanket is made in a military style, so it provides both warmth and resilience and does not look too overbearing or heavy. Plus, the charcoal color is great and neutral and can match anything.


  • Comes with an affordable price tag
  • Natural flame retardant for extra safety
  • Ideal for everyday use
  • Synthetic blend provides extra durability


  • The blend may not be the warmest

What Are The Types Of Wool?

1. Merino Wool

Most of our wool blankets are made of merino wool from merino sheep. This type of wool makes high-quality blankets that will last you for a while. Breathability and durability are two traits this wool is known for. You can make a sleeping bag out of this wool, and it would still last you a long time.

Most wool blankets are made of this wool. If you have sensitive skin, these wool fibers are for you. You can use this blanket as a throw blanket or a bed blanket. Anyway, you'll be able to preserve as much body heat as possible.

This wool is also incredibly warm and soft on your skin.

2. Alpaca Wool

Our fourth pick is an excellent example of a blanket made with this wool. This wool is one of the most luxurious fibers in the market. This is why you'll find that blankets made from this wool are more expensive than the rest.

The softness and the water-resistant quality make this wool a great asset. Although it's super soft on your skin, this wool is also very durable. If you are prone to allergies, get this blanket because it has hypoallergenic properties.

3. Cashmere Wool

We haven't covered a blanket made from cashmere wool today. Nonetheless, you will love this type of blanket. This wool is made from goats and is considerably softer than the regular type of wool. It does not wrinkle, and it is long-lasting.

This type of wool also doesn't stretch a lot. So if you're looking for a throw blanket and you have some money to spend, consider getting a cashmere blanket.

4. Virgin Wool

Have you heard the terms virgin wool and recycled wool? Virgin is wool that hasn't been used before. While shopping for a blanket, you may have encountered these terms and wondered what they mean. This is what they mean.

Therefore, it is up to you to carefully decide if you want recycled wool or wool that hasn't been used at all. The advantage of virgin wool is that it's firmer and softer. However, recycled wool is eco-friendly. Therefore, if you are environment-conscious, you might like the latter.

What Do You Consider When Choosing the Best Wool Blanket?

1. Ease Of Cleaning

Before choosing the type of blanket you want, check whether it can be dry cleaned, machine-washed, or just hand-washed. This will allow you to choose the best wool blankets for you because they'll match the type of machine system you use.

The advantage of checking this first is that you won't have to go out of your way to wash your blanket. Also, this will allow you to keep your blanket cleaner for longer. If you've had a bean washable wool blanket, you probably have an idea of what we're talking about.

2. Size

Different blankets come in different sizes. This means that you can get a small blanket or a large blanket. Before settling on the blanket you want, consider where you'll be using it most. For example, in the car, on the sofa, in bed, at camp, and so on.

Once you decide that, you'll be able to get the right side of the blanket.

3. Hypoallergenic

If you have any allergies, you'll have to pay special attention to the blankets you're choosing. Luckily, wool is a natural hypoallergenic. First, however, ensure you're getting high-quality blankets because these are less likely to be treated with harsh chemicals.

4. Weight

The weight of the blanket matters a lot. The weight affects the comfort you'll get while using it. Merino and cashmere are some of the thinnest types of wool and are super lightweight. This means that they make for great throw blankets.

If you want something heavier, consider our first option and final pick. You can use these when camping or other outdoor activities.

5. Blanket Type

You can get a throw blanket, a coverlet, or a heavier option. The type of blanket you choose affects your convenience. For example, it would be uncomfortable carrying around a heavy blanket with you for short trips or while cuddling on the sofa. So before selecting the blanket you want, know where you'll be using it.

6. Durability vs. cost ratio

Wool is incredibly durable compared to the price. Wool blankets could last for almost ten years without signs of wear and tear, making them an attractive product when you are considering the value. In addition, the thread fibers are flexible and can bend over 20,000 times without splintering, making them more durable than cotton, which can only be bent about 3,000 times in its lifetime. Moreover, the fibers in sheep fur can stretch to virtually twice their length when wet, making them one of the most durable and reliable materials.

7. Insulation

Wool is usually versatile and could be handy in cold and hot weather. The trick to wool is its small air pockets within the material's stiff, crimpy fibers. Sometimes, you might see sheep out in the cold and sympathize with them because of the wet weather, but the material usually acts like a thermos for your body, so they are toasty warm regardless of the cold climates. Furthermore, the material is resistant to mold and mildew.

8. Style and aesthetics

Feelings are a significant consideration when dealing with blankets, though look counts a lot. All in all, you want your wool blanket to look nice when draped over your couch or bed. Fortunately, most wool blankets are lined with unique details, like stitched edges or fringed ends. And because they are available in a wide range of colors and prints, it should be easy for you to find an option that matches your decor theme.

9. Additional features

Some of the best wool blankets, particularly those specifically designed for hiking or camping, feature cases that have straps to attach them to the bottom or side of a hiking bag. Besides, if you will use the blanket around a campfire or fireplace at home, we recommend you to look for a treated one with a flame-resistant solution to avoid the blanket from catching fire if a spark pops out of the fire.

What Are the Benefits of Wool Blankets?

1. Warm and comfortable

Wool is usually warm since it comes from animals that endure harsh cold climates better than we do. The wool comes from animals, including sheep, alpacas, llamas, yaks and even specific breeds of a camel. Besides, the wool makes throw blankets that offer warmth during the cold season. So if you live in an area where the climate gets very cold at night, the wool blankets will come in handy. However, if it is cold all day, you will need to stay comfy at home or find yourself in a chilly emergency.

2. Versatile usage

Wool blankets have various properties that are beneficial in different cases. Its insulating capability usually helps keep your body heat close to you when the temperatures are cold. At the same time, the natural moisture-wicking and breathability properties make the wool blanket an excellent cooler for the summer. Thanks to its year-round applications, the versatility can make a quality blanket a great value purpose.

3. Gets rid of moistures

The wool blankets have moisture-wicking properties for additional comfort. The natural fibers usually in wool are breathable, so sweat from your body doesn't become an uncomfortable problem through the night. Besides, live in a damp environment. A quality wool blanket will help prevent the excessive development of bacteria which would be an issue, especially if you are allergic.

4. Fire and water-resistant

Wool blankets are ideal options when it comes to staying safe from fire. Wool material is naturally fire-resistant, so there is no need to add flame retardants to the blankets. In addition, the wool blanket is chemical-free and meets safety standards.

Conversely, the blankets will keep you warm even when wet, making them ideal for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

5. Get rid of dust

The wool blankets have thick fibers packed with a natural protective layer that prevents stains and dust from collecting.

6. Sustainable & naturally renewable

The best wool blanket is sustainable and naturally renewable. Also, its durability is non to notch, lasting you for years so that you won't throw it away any time soon.

How Do You Know Whether You Are Allergic to Wool?

If you want to know you are allergic to wool, here are some of the symptoms that you will experience:

i). Eye irritation

ii). Coughing

iii). Itchiness or rashes

iv). Running nose

Though you might not be allergic to wool, you might still be sensitive to the material. An allergy is usually a genetic condition where your body sees wool as a foreign intruder that it has to fight off. Allergies can be life-threatening symptoms, while sensitivity might cause mild symptoms that will disappear when you are no longer around wool.

Wool vs. Other Materials, Which to Choose?

Although wool has attractive features such as cost, durability, and warmth, the material has a few drawbacks: washability and allergies.

i). Synthetics

Wool is usually blended with other fibers; it is combined with high-quality material, making it exclusively soft and warm. Nonetheless, some types of wool are lower quality than others, making it a crucial consideration if you are looking for a soft blanket. Besides, if you want to cozy up by a fire with the wool blanket and expect it to touch your skin regularly, then think about how luxurious you prefer the feel. Moreover, if you don't mind much, it is a bit itchier, and you only plan to use the blanket as a top layer over the asleep bag; for instance, the fall of the material might not matter as much.

ii). Fleece

Fleece can be an affordable, lighter alternative if you are looking for something cheaper and less of a burden on your pack when hiking to your camping location. Besides, fleece hardly retains water and can still be insulating.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wool Blankets

1. Are Wool Blankets Fire Resistant?

Yes. Because wool material is naturally flame-resistant, you can use it in case of a fire and if you have no other option. In addition, even when faced with very high temperatures, wool will hardly stick, drip, or melt.

2. How Long Do Wool Blankets Last?

Decades. Depending on how much you protect wool blankets from outside forces, these blankets will serve you for a very long time. If you use it in your car, you should change your blanket every few years. Ensure you clean and maintain your blanket well to allow them to last longer. 

3. How do you brush off the dirt from a wool blanket?

To get rid of small amounts of dirt from a wool blanket:

  1. Place the blanket flat on the floor and use a soft bristle brush.
  2. Brush down gently the long axis of the weave.
  3. Use long and slow strokes to prevent weakening or ripping the wool fibers.
  4. Are wool blankets comfy for hot sleepers?

Wool blankets might seem like the last thing a hot sleeper goes for; however, wool blankets are suitable for hot sleepers. A wool blanket should warm you up but not overheat you, and it should also breathe better than some of the synthetic fiber-based blankets you will find.

4. How do you keep moths from your wool blankets?

To protect your wool blankets from moths, store them in a cedar chest or an air-tight box. Then use the blanket often and keep drawers and closets clean.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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