Baby, it’s cold outside and when it comes to beating chilly weather, there’s nothing quite like wrapping ourselves up burrito-style in the warmest blanket we can find, with a cup of cocoa (or vino) in hand. So, if you’re hoping to spend the coming frigid months like us, we recommend equipping yourselves with the ruler of warmth: the merino wool blanket.
“But wool can be so itchy,” you might be thinking, and while yes, we have all experienced the discomfort that comes with cuddling up in grandma’s scratchy wool throw, merino wool is totally different. Its fibers are ultra-fine, making it super soft and much gentler on the skin than that of regular wool. But beyond being one of the snuggliest textiles out there, merino wool has plenty of other pros, too.
It has thermoregulation properties, which is just a fancy way of saying that it’s able to help regulate your temperature and keep you from sweating through your jammies at night. It’s also odor-proof, thanks to the waxy lanolin fibers that make it difficult for odor-causing bacteria to latch on. And it’s hypoallergenic and mite-resistant, meaning it’s ideal for those of us with sensitive skin. Seriously, owning one is a win-win.
So, we decided to do some shopping for ourselves to find the coziest options out there. Below, 10 of the best merino wool blankets— from lightweight options great for travel to extra-chunky designs perfect for frigid temps—to help keep you extra warm this winter.