Closeouts. The Swiss-Link Italian wool army blanket is crafted of thick, 100% wool for warmth and durability other fibers simply can't deliver.
Great for camping, hunting and home use
Heavyweight wool is extremely warm and durable
Care: Dry clean
Made in Italy
These blankets may smell heavily of naphthalene due to their storage with mothballs. The blankets have not been chemically treated. Normally, this penetrating odor can be eliminated with two cleanings or simply by airing it out in an open area.
Reviewed by Joey Bonzi from St.Louis, MI on Monday, June 27, 2011
Love the weight and muted color. Super price for all wool...no blend. I have read the complains about odor. I have a deviated septem and can't smell the moth balls; however, I have noticed the air taste funny. Buy several... you will be glad.
Reviewed by MD-Thoms from Vancouver, BC on Thursday, March 31, 2011
I bought three of these blankets. Some for camping and others for hydrotherapy treatments such as a Sitz Bath where the person is sitting in a chair with their feet in a container of hot water. The body of the person is then wrapped up in a sheet then the wool blanket to make the person sweat. This and many more treatments can be found in this excellent resource book called, "The Natural Remedies Encyclopedia".
The moth ball smell was very strong and nauseating. We found the best way to get the odour out is to wash the blackets twice one with soap then again with baking soda on gentle cycle. You can put them in the dryer on low for a bit and then they need outdoor exposure to the sun for the day. Hope this helps.
Reviewed by Elaine from Jackson, WY on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I wanted a blanket that could serve as a blanket and an attractive bed covering for a daybed. This is in a spare bedroom that doubles as an office. It has the casual but comfortable look I wanted. The smell that so many people don't like has not been a problem. I put it in the garage for a day and then moved it indoors.
Best Uses: Year-round
Describe Yourself: Budget Shopper
Pros: Attractive Design, Comfortable, It is also good looking, This blanket is warm
Reviewed by Linus from Tustin on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I bought two of these blankets. My main use was to use them in my yoga practice. However they are so handsome & well made that they have become the blankets I go for when I am cold, or just looking for a little comfort. These are thick well made wool blankets that are just the right size. I am 6'2 & one blanket keeps me comfortable & covers me quite well while I am in bed, or reading a book in my favorite chair. If you are looking for a soft blanket this is not the blanket for you. It is real wool. It washes up very very well. I used the hand wash cycle, a wool friendly detergent, & a small amount of fabric softener. Doing this made it as soft as wool can be. The smell that comes with the blankets, at no extra charge, was very strong. However it was not all that hard to remove. I opened the box outside & left the blankets to air out for 3 days. If you are looking for a great wool blanket buy this one. Once the smell is gone you won't regret it.
Reviewed by luv2shop from Midwest on Friday, March 11, 2011
I am very happy with the quality of these blankets. Bought 2 to keep for emergencies in each car. Very large & thick. Yes they had a horrible odor upon arrival. DO NOT OPEN THE SHIPPING BOX IN THE HOUSE!! I opened the box upon arrival outside on my deck. The smell was like everyone else has said. STRONG! I threw them over the rail of my deck & forgot about them for 2 weeks. Through pouring rain, sleet, & snow. Chicago's finest February weather. Two weeks later on a sunny dry day, I walked out there to check on them & they were great. Smell is completely gone!! They still feel nice & soft. If you can get past the first few weeks, these are an unbelievable buy. [...] Wish I would have gotten a few more.