There’s a funny thing that happens in New York during wintertime: One day, everyone’s breezing through the parks wearing slim camel trenches, and the next, people are buttoned up in puffer coats; darting toward the subway like “The Great Appalachian Storm” is upon us. Nevertheless, colder temps are here—and whether you live in the Northeast or are rolling your (icicle-filled) eyelashes from somewhere in the Midwest—we share a mutual interest: a warm, cozy blanket. Picture thick, puffy duvets and electric/heated numbers to cult-classic throws like Jenni Kayne's Alpaca Basketweave and Barefoot Dreams’ CozyChic blanket.
Yet, before we get into our picks for the 11 warmest blankets (peep: the faux fur in number two, which doubles as eye candy for your sofa), you need to ask yourself: How warm do you need this thing (i.e, for extreme cold)? And what kind of feel do you prefer (like a thick, faux fur or breathable bamboo for sensitive skin)? So below, see a breakdown of the warmest blanket—including types and materials—according to experts from Nectar Sleep Mattresses.