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Italian Wool Blanket 64x80 Oversized Brand New

 
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ZWN-325
ZWN-325
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Oversized, 100% wool blanket from Italy is about 64x80" and weighs over 5 pounds. It's tough, durable, and comfortable; Brand New. 
Total number of Reviews: 105

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4.0 5
"I bought this blanket for a fall camping trip. They looked brand new. However they smelled like moth balls. I washed them in cold water twice. The smell was still there. I put them in the dryer on low heat with about 6 fabric softers and the smell was gone. It's a great deal once you get rid of the smell."
– Keeping Warm
5.0 5
"excellentheavy and warm. wash it a couple times and i never go ANYWHERE without it, very literally, it goes with my everywhere"
– whitedemon
4.0 5
"These are great blankets. Dense, tough, sturdy, warm. However, don't plan on using them in your car or bedroom until you have aired out the mothball smell.On a side note, I have spotted this blanket in a couple modern movie Westerns. Pretty cool!!"
– Darth Stetson
5.0 5
"The blankets look brand new. We bought 4 of them and each one was in perfect shape. I'm glad the other reviews told how to get rid of the smell. Very Pleased!"
– Steve
4.0 5
"I got this product and as I read in the previous review it did have a strong smell. After washing with woolite and fabric softener sheets the smell went away.This is a well made product that is very close in quality to the swiss blanket."
– JBowman
5.0 5
"Great blanket. Funny how the price went up 2 bucks when the word got out about the good quality of these blankets at ARFCOM. Presumably they already had their surplus supply on hand, so I doubt THEIR cost went up. Still a good deal though. I bought 4 when they were less than 9 bucks and I wish I had bought 6 or more."
– doobie
5.0 5
"These blankets are virtually unobtainable anywhere else that I know of. I can't say enough good things about them. The price probably makes them the most reasonable buy CTD has.The moth balls odor that other reviewers have reported are a minor issue as far as I am concerned. They probably wouldn't be available if they had not been stored properly!These things are the kind of quality that you might have seen back in the 1870s through maybe the 1930s. They are big and heavy and deliver the kind of warmth that breaths. You won't be hot and sweaty under these things. Sandwich them between two cotton sheets and you'll be warm all winter at home or camping. Wash out or air out the preservative odor and hide them between designer sheets and you'll have a super comfortable sleep not obtainable under polyester or cotton/poly blend blankets.I use them in my cowboy bedroll and they are absolutely authentic, not to mention warm and comfortable. They are perfect for re-enactors. The heavy wool content and brown-and-tan color allow them easily fit into the mid-to-late 19th Century time frame.I also use them as horse blankets. Fold them lengthwise and then over on themselves again for a 32\" x 40\" horse blanket. And, they are 100% wool, the best there is. After riding, unfold them to dry quickly over a fence or a rack. They'll last forever with reasonable care, and wash up very well.I make old-style rifle and shotgun cases out of them, too, by sewing them together with heavy canvas and creating a zipperless, open-ended case.The uses for these blankets are endless. If you buy ten of them, you'll be kicking yourself for not buying twenty of them!"
– JFY
4.0 5
"These are the best value in blankets on the internet."
– Linus
3.0 5
"Great blankets, found no signs of them ever being used...Washed the blankets and used 6 dryer sheets each when drying, smell is still there but not as strong, put blankets in sealed trashbags w/ dryer sheets to see if that will get out the final bit of stench.downside: my entire neighborhood smells like mothballs now, washing machine smells so bad it may need to be replaced."
– det
4.0 5
"I Bought 2 of them, as far as the quality and warmth of these things go they are awesome. They are definately worth the money (however you have to factor in the shipping on these are quite pricy) still worth it. The main thing is, nobody is exaggerating on the smell of these suckers, they stink to high heaven!!! 3 Washes with woolite Gentle cycle cold water + Dry on low heat with 6 dryer sheets as said before does the trick."
– Texicali_Slim
5.0 5
"I got the blanket, wasn't too stinky, stuck it outside while i was at work to air out, no problem. It's the \"throwing it in the washer\" that brings out the moth ball scent. I figure they dipped these blankets in the formula for moth balls and then in a starch-ish formula. 3 washes and about 10 dryer sheets later, mine came out fine :) Definetly recommend getting one at least."
– Ookami
4.0 5
"Really a big blanket. I am 5' 9\" and it covers me up easily. I can even double it over and be covered although the sides get a little drafty. I don't mind the smell of moth balls normally, in fact I rather like the smell. The moth ball smell of this blanket is absolutely over powering. After about 5 minutes under it my head was hurting due to fumes. It is a really heavy blanket, first wool blanket I have ever purchased and the weight was surprising. It is warm though, and not too itchy. New condition, you can't go wrong with this."
– Colt.
4.0 5
"These blankets are heavy weight, like new and of good quality. The mothball smell is overpowering at first, but one washing (just one is enough) and a day hanging on a clothes line in the sun will remove it. (Mothballs are made from naptha, which is volatile. Sunlight will simply make it evaporate.)"
– Tim
5.0 5
"GUYS, IF A SERIOUSLY HEAVY-DUTY, HIGH QUALITY OUTDOOR BLANKET IS WHAT YOU NEED, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER, THIS IS THE BEST DEAL YOU'LL FIND ON THE WEB OR ANYWHERE ELSE! SURE, THEY'VE GOT A HEAVY MOTHBALL ODOR, BUT AFTER WASHING , YOU'VE ONLY GOTTA DRY IT IN THE SUN FOR SEVERAL HOURS , AND ZAP... THE ODOR'S GONE! GET ONE OF THESE FOR YOUR MULE WHEN YOU GO COUGAR HUNTIN'!"
– JCH
4.0 5
"Top of the line quality. Also like brand new. Pretty stinky moth ball smell however. I washed it twice and I am going to let it air out in the sun. You can't hardly beat the price for a good quality, heavy wool blanket."
– Tim D.
4.0 5
"These are a value at the price offered. In order to get the mothball smell out, make sure to FIRST leave them outside 2 days (best way to reduce the extremely heavy smell), then put them through 2 - 3 washs. Either use the 6 sheets of Bounce in the dryer approach, or let them airdry on the clothesline."
– Will
5.0 5
"I own twenty of these blankets, along with ten of the other styles. Please folks, let this be the final word onthe moth proofing. DO NOT WASH THEM FIRST! Set them out on a line and let the odor evaporate. For the really heavy blankets it takes about two to two and a half days for the smell to leave depending on how much sun is available to help it evaporate. Washing them first really only makes your house, dryer and washer reek and honestly doesn't do much to get rid of the smell. If you have already done this the odor will eventually leave the dryer and washer. Just takes a while. And, do you really want to take an item that smells like it is overloaded with naptha and stick it in a dryer? Really? These are warm, heavy, durable and the best part is they are used so they don't shrink when washed in cold water and put in the dryer. They will shed some. No more expensive wool blankets from Bed, Bath and Beyond that you have to dry clean. Costs as much or more to dry clean those as it does for one of these wonderful blankets. As for the scratchiness, I sew two sheets together and make a duvet for them. Stick the blanket inside with a series of snaps on the open end of the sheets and you have an excellent blanket for the winter months. They are also great for use as batting in a quilt. Just expect the dry time to be longer. The best thing about wool blankets for camping is they can get wet (rain etc.) and you can still sleep under them and be warm. I have turned the white ones into coats for my husband when he goes hunting, just needs a lining. I can't say enough good things about these blankets. Stock up."
– Sunny
5.0 5
"everything sunny says is true.I put mine out in the open air for a few hours, then washed in woolite.EGADS! the stench was intense! much worse than before washing.didn't use the dryer, i just spread it on the deck railing and let it stay all night and all the next day.every bit of the odor is gone now.I should have ordered 5 instead of one, it's a great blanket in a beautiful color and pattern."
– dennis
5.0 5
"I bought two of these wonderful blankets. Buy a bottle of the cheapest, GOOD SMELLING HAIR CREAM RINSE and after the moth ball smell is gone, pour the WHOLE BOTTLE of cream rinse into the washer with the blanket during the LAST RINSE to make the blanket soft and cuddly and eliminate the itchy or scratchy feel of wool. It will make the blanket smell so nice too."
– grandma
4.0 5
"Well, I bought 2 wish I had more.. great wool blanket. its barely been above 10 here for weeks in Salida, Co. I just put mine outside and freezedried them for hours, they hardly smell at all! besides that moth ball smell reminds me of \"old\" people and I like that!"
– antiquedave
5.0 5
"I bought two of these blankets, they look like new and are very heavy, my wife washed them in cool water and Downey and warm dry with dryer softiner sheets and the moth ball smell was gone. I think I will buy at least one more."
– Gene
5.0 5
"I bought two of these blankets. These are as new as you can get without joining the Italian ArmyThe moth ball smell reminds me of grandma's house. I'm going to get used to it or it will go away, I'll let guests deside."
– William Hodges
5.0 5
"I ordered two of these blankets. As usual, with CTD orders, they arrived quickly. As with previous reviews, there is a strong odor of moth balls about the blankets (nothing that a little airing out won't take care of). As far as I can tell, these blankets look brand new - if they were used, they were used very gently. All in all a great price for a solid wool blanket."
– Uncle Marty
4.0 5
"NICE BLANKETS my only complaint is that there very itchy if your trying to sleep with them with out a shirt besides that very warm moth smelling but after a while that goes away nice surplus mine came in great condition"
– FOBC
5.0 5
"I ordered one of these blankets. Right out of the bag I noticed the terrible smell of moth balls. Instantly put it in the washing machine. DO NOT DO THAT. The smell was just as bad, maybe worse after it came out. Aired it outside and in about two days the smell was completely gone. It took about 3 days for the moth ball smell to leave the washing machine and laundry room. I ordered two more and hung them outside right out of the box. In about 3 hours the smell was completely gone."
– Speakezy
5.0 5
"Purchased one unit for now. Just like everyone else says, \"Smells like mothballs just out of the bag\"! Folks, Hang the unit on the line, drape it over a fence or bench. In the sunshine of course. Let the smell evaporate. For way, way, low money, you will have a warm, heavy, blanket that will last for years. Huge piece of wool in GREAT shape that will last . I could not be more pleased with the purchase. For what most all of us will be using them for, you cannot go wrong. Better get two or three. I am ordering 2 more most ricky tic. Before I close, VOTE in November. Think freedom, not socialism. Please!"
– RECONDO
5.0 5
"Heavy weight blanket.... AIR-OUT the blanket B4 using. Must buy!!!!!"
– HardluckHill
5.0 5
"A fine blanket. I bought got a few several years ago from CTD and have been using them ever since. In the winter I keep one in my car and use another on my bed. Its a little small for it, but I'm not complaining. An all around great product for the Andrew Jackson!"
– shortchevy
5.0 5
"Not for backpacking, due to the bulk and weight...but you won't find a 100% wool, heavy blanket of this quality anywhere else for less money. Once you have aired it out properly, store it in something like a large Zip-lock bag, to ensure moth larvae don't eat it. Real Italian quality, for cheap. This is a very good quality wool blanket."
– Cartwheel
4.0 5
"Hmm... the description says comfortable... I don't like to touch this thing with any bare part of my body. It is most definitely not comfortable, but it is big, heavy and wool. I did smell of mothballs, and most of the smell is gone after several days outside airing out, but you can still smell it. Good emergency blanket, but I don't think I'll find much more use for it as I thought I would."
– McJoe
5.0 5
"Very heavy and warm blanket for a cheap price!! Like others have reported, you have to hang it outside to let it air out to get rid of the moth ball smell. Definitely a good buy for the price!!"
– Al
4.0 5
"i think it is a great warm and itchy blanket one thing it reaks of moath balls"
– sal
5.0 5
"Outstanding blanket. Great bargain. Just take it out of the package, and hang it out side. The mothball smell will go away in a day or two. I'm going to buy another one"
– Rich G
5.0 5
"Add me to the whole lot of people jumping up and down about these blankets! WOW! --just AWESOME! I aired mine out for only 1 day (10 hours) and zero moth-bally smell remains. One (of the two I purchased) I shook enough sand from to create quite a dust cloud -- but hey I figure that just adds to the authenticity! After an airing and a cleaning --These are the DEAL OF THE CENTURY! I might just buy 2 more before they're gone!"
– Aworkofmarc
4.0 5
"Well, here we have a 5 pound wool blanket. I would use this on trips driving up in my Plymouth Voyager to western New York state in late fall, early winter and when I would pull over to sleep for a bit, I'd use the blanket as a \"topper\". A cotton blanket would go over me, and the wool blanket on top of that. And despite freezing temperatures, with frost on the window, I'd sleep (relatively) comfortable. The mothball smell was awful, and took a long while to get rid of it, but that was the only negative!"
– Charlie Spencer
4.0 5
"DO NOT WASH THIS IN YOUR HOUSE/APARTMENT. I aired this outside for four hours, and mothball smell went away. Thinking all was fine, I put it in the washing machine, which suddenly released so much toxic mothball fumes that I thought I'd have to ditch both my washer and my apartment permanently. Lesson: first let it air outside in the sun for SEVERAL DAYS, then take it to a laundromat to wash/dry. Or wash it OUTSIDE with hot water in a tub, and let it air dry in the sun for SEVERALS DAYS. Then for good measure take it to a laundromat and stick it in the drier with six sheets for the heat to evaporate the mothballs. I swear that stuff is vile and the stench gets on everything. Don't let that blanket into your house until all mothball odor is gone, or you will regret it. Other than that, the blanket itself though is thick, heavy, warm, and very good quality."
– James
5.0 5
"i have bought several wool blankets and the best way i have found to break them in is to wrap your self in them and sit by the camp fire it basically smokes them then they smell like camping :) if you want to air them out after ward but all in all the best thing for them is some hard core use like sitting by the fire sleeping under the stars or what ever you use them for just air them when you are done and they are ready for inside use like on your bed then they have faint outdoor smells that help you sleep good"
– d stover
5.0 5
"Who doesn't need a couple extra blankets around the house. Its true, they do smell like mothballs. However, these blankets would be easily over $100 at a place like Cabela's. It took me about 2 minutes to hang them over the fence to air out and another 2 minutes to bring them in. I'll air them out once more for a total of 8 minutes labor for 2 blankets. I think thats a good deal. If I can think of any reason at all to buy more, I will without hesitation. If you think you need 1, get 2...etc."
– rx4pain
5.0 5
"Where as I haven't used the blanket yet (rain rain rain) it seems like a great buy. large enough to wear as a cloak or to fold under and over you while sleeping. Comes with huge recommendations from dave canturbury of wildernessoutfitters on youtube for use in a simple \"common man's shelter\" coupled with a tarp and ground pad. for this price, go for it. Can't tell it was ever used and I'm really happy I got it. Can't wait to try it out."
– sb23406
5.0 5
"Sure enough, they smell -- but it's not the end of the world (its just mothballs). Little hanging outside and done. It IS heavy, looks brand new, big enough for me and picking up another to throw in the car for the winter. Great stuff."
– Fubar
5.0 5
"Bought one of these blankets last year, and I am so glad I did! Layered between a flannel sheet and a quilt, it provided wonderful warmth, even on the coldest winter nights! There's nothing better than pure wool for warmth, and I can't wait for it to get cold to use it again! As many others have mentioned, make sure you air them out before using them, to rid them of the strong mothball scent. At the end of the winter, I recommend dry cleaning and storage in a cedar chest to deter moths. This blanket is so nice, you're sure to be pleased with it!"
– Jean
5.0 5
"OMG if you buy one of these blankets and you don't take my advice seriously, shame on you. lol. Please DO NOT open inside your home. I received mine today before work and opened the box it came in. Of course the bag had a quarter sized hole in it. Holy moly, had to run it outside. I placed it on a table to air out, and it started to rain while I was at work, so my husband decided to bring it in and left it in the garage. The smell was so overwhelming when I returned home from work. Moth balls are a pesticide and are very toxic. The amount they use is extremely overboard and will kick you on your butt. I mean breathing problems, so do not put in the wash before you air them out. Better yet after airing , take them to a laundry mat. Protect your family and pets. On a good note you can't buy a heavier blanket for your money. 5 ***** minus the smell."
– Stan and Lynn
5.0 5
"I bought two of these blankets; for the price they are a good buy. They came packaged in clear plastic. The mothball smell was strong when I opened the package, but after hanging the blankets outside on a windy day with plenty of sun, the smell is very faint at most; nothing to lose sleep over; I did not wash my blankets - they appear NEW. The size is perfect for most occasions I have found and the light grey color with the tan stripes makes the blanket somewhat attractive. I'm in the process of order two more for my emergency kit. One other note, I had one blanket arrive with two small cuts (about an inch in size) I contacted CTD who provided free shipping to replace the damaged blanket. I would recommend these blankets to anyone - Good quality and heavy duty!"
– Dan from Mississippi
5.0 5
"Ordered mine Tuesday 22nd September and had them in hand on Friday. That's with ground shipping. Have to say, take all the other reviews advice on airing them out. The chemical had leached through the plastic and into the cardboard box. Smelled up my office, car, garage, etc... Washed them Friday night and still smelled strongly. So did the laundromat when I was done. But now they have aired out outside over the weekend and I used one last night on my bed. Loved it! Such a nice quality blanket. Still smiling over how great a deal I got on them. Glad I bought 4 of them."
– Clyde
5.0 5
"It is a heavy, brown-green-grey colored blanket with white stripes. Feels heavy-duty enough to swordfight in, but soft enough to snuggle in. Smells of moth balls, and the remedy is to air for a day in the sun, followed by a COLD WATER ONLY washing. Heat shrinks wool so be careful when drying. If I can get my ma's permission, I'll probally get two more for the price. NOTE: My blanket has a black, fist sized stamp on one side that's in Italian. RALLY AWESOME!!!"
– 45-your screwed-70
5.0 5
"Left outside for 24 hours to air out...mothball smell was cut in half until I made the mistake of trying to wash. Used a bottle of cheap conditioner plus 1/4 cup of woolite to wash on handwash gentle cycle after soaking for 30 minutes...then used clean water to soak again and rinse...whole house smells like mothballs now...should have left outside for a few more days to air out...but I still love it for the money...will probably leave out side for a few more days to air out...maybe a couple of hard rains will be the cure."
– NC Ridgerunner
5.0 5
"**** Make absolutely sure to do as the other many reviews have stated and let it air out before washing ****This thing keeps us so warm at night even though it is 60 in the house (windows open when it is cold outside) I kick my leg out at night for some relief. Two of these bad boys would probably get your through an Alaskan winter...maybe not but hey. My wife took one of these on a camping trip and although it dropped below 40 outside and they had a dinky sleeping bag this thing kept her and one of my kids toasty."
– bl3nd3r
4.0 5
"I bought 2 of these blankets...just before last winter. Soooo they were very stinky til spring, summer. Stored them in our out-building. Took mine a good 2 weeks to air out enough of the smell to be washable. Super warm, though. One for car, one for bed. Would have been 5 bullets if not for the horrid stench. Totally worth getting the stink out, though."
– Outdoorsman
4.0 5
"Just like everyone said. Its nice and heavy, airing out in the fence for day 2. No way in hell I'm bringing that in yet."
– Chuck
5.0 5
"These blankets are about what I expected. They are large,heavy, tightly woven wool of excellent quality. DO NOT WASH THEM OR PUT THEM IN A HOT DRYER! Air them in the sun for a few hours. I'm a former Marine Corps supply man and I've handled lots of blankets. These are bigger and better than anything we had. When they get dusty take them outside and shake the daylights out of them then hang them on a clothesline for a couple of hours. I bought two and I'm going to buy some more. Uncle Al"
– Uncle Al de Tucson
5.0 5
"this is a nice blanket. it about 3/32 inch thick. smells heavily of moth balls but washes very well in normal cold water wash, no shrinking. very warm. fits full size bed"
– dollarbill
5.0 5
"Buy 10,you wont regret it. Hang on line for 2/3 days,90% of the smell is gone. WORTH every penny,THANKS CTD,High quality."
– DJD
5.0 5
"thankfully i read the reviews very helpful thank you,nice heavy wool blanket airing out on deck for day 2 smell is going away slowly,used fabreeze on the blanket and seemed to help,don't bring in house until aired out.smelly but will buy more for the camper and hunt camp good deal."
– dmq12
5.0 5
"100% wool blankets are hard to find and these are excellent quality!"
– Bill
5.0 5
"Very nice blankets. Better than what I had in the USAF in the '70s. I bought 4 and I'm gonna buy 2 more. Took a week to air them out. Well worth the cost."
– buck
4.0 5
"Okay, I just got my two blankets today. All the reviews were right. These are nice quality wool blankets, but I've just started the process of de-smelling them. I didn't air them out like everyone noted because it's raining outside. I have put them through 2 long washes and they still smell pretty strong. I'm going to get some downy and put them through a couple more washes. Hopefully that will do the trick. They are perfect blankets for the High School winter soccer season, so hoping I can get them right like everyone else!"
– Lisa
5.0 5
"I aired mine outside for 3 days in the wind. These blankets are VERY heavy and not good for home washer first time. After 4 spin cycles was still getting out more smelly water. Finally took them BOTH to laundromat, placed in seperate oversized washer with regular detergent and NO FAB SOFTENER TO MASK THE MOTH CRYSTAL ODOR. They came out smelling only like wet wool instead of softener which is what I was checking for. I line dried them all day in the warm wind. These are a WONDEFUL BARGAIN!"
– Jencia
5.0 5
"All in all a good product. A great all around blanket. The previous reviewers are not joking about the smell of mothballs. It took three days to air out the blanket. My house smelled like some little old ladies house from the 60's for a day. Also when you first receive you blanket open it up OUTSIDE."
– Labrat
3.0 5
"Bought two of these. Just arrived at the house. Both came wrapped in individual plastic bags, one smelled mothballish, the other had so many white crystals of chemical on it that I almost repacked it and returned it. I decided to get a brush and try to knock them off. I would guess there was close to a cup full of visible white chemical crystals on the blanket. I will work with it V/s returning it. I would have given a five bullet review if they were both like the first one. I knew they would be smelly from the reviews I read here."
– BirdDog
5.0 5
"I bought two of these wool blankets after reading all the reviews before-hand. I Knew what to do as soon as they arrived...from the front door, straight to the back yard, I opened up the box and put them on the clothes line for 3 days. On the third day I hosed them down and left them on the line for 3 more days. Next I took them to the commercial laundry and put both of the blankets in the heavy duty front loader using a small box of baking soda, half a bottle of Tide (small bottle), and almost a full bottle of Snuggle softener. Next I put them both in the commercial dryer for 35 minutes on medium dry. I Brought them home and put them on the line for 2 hours to finish drying. They smell great, much softer! Great product!"
– SoCalRandy
3.0 5
"I bought two blankets. Here in the midwest it gets very cold in wintertime and i wanted to put them in my two cars just in case. Holy crap...............do not order these blankets with any other items..........the mothball smell stains everything around it. The blankets are very good thick wool, but I've washed them 3 times at the laundry mat and once at home and so far they still smell bad. I am determined. I have 2 jugs of Febreeze and will power !"
– marc
5.0 5
"Can't find them cheaper. New and good quality. Ordered two; will get more."
– ...
5.0 5
"I just placed my second order for 6 of these blankets. I received the first 6 a month ago. Yes, they smelled strongly of mothballs, but I draped them around my husband's fishing boat in the open garage and aired them for a week. I Then washed each one at home in lukewarm water with OxyClean and liquid Tide, I dried on med/low, and repeated with another wash and dry. They ended up soft and fresh smelling. I use one on top of our mattresses, one underneath the sheets (for added warmth), as well as one on top of the bedspread. I just hope I haven't jinxed hubby's boat! Because I just ordered 6 more -- our church is requesting blankets and sleeping bags for homeless young people in our area. I will give them the blankets I've already washed, and get ready for the next batch of 6. For this price, and this quality, I am more than happy to give them away to someone who really needs them. Awesome wool blankets. Thank you!"
– Karen
4.0 5
"I just received my blanket and it went straight to the washer. Smell is horrible! Other than that it's a great product. Will be ordering more. Thanks CTD."
– billy beer
4.0 5
"So, when I received these I took them straight to the backyard. The MB stench was noticeable but it seemed for the most part that everyone was exaggerating. They have been airing out since Saturday evening. It is now Tuesday almost 3 AM and it just rained here in SoCal. The rain has released a lot of the MB stench! People weren't exaggerating, it's keeping me awake. I'm pretty sure the whole block can smell it. I feel bad. I'm sure once the stench goes away these will be worth every penny! Does anyone know if the rain ruins these things?"
– E. Romo
5.0 5
"My wife went to my CTD page, viewed my cart and purchased everything in it as my Christmas gift. Little did she know how bad these blankets stink. I knew. Well, she recieved my gifts in 4 days and thought she would hide them in our bedroom closet.LOL LOL LOL. Within 3 hours the entire bedroom and all our clothes stunk to high heaven. And I know what I'm getting for Christmas. Thanks CTD for such fast delivery, now I have something to open Christmas morning, outside of course."
– happyhusband
5.0 5
"This is a awesome blanket, it's heavy and warm. The smell is bad. Do not wash it first thing, air it out outside for about a week than put it in the drier on airdry for about an hour, then your good to go. I will buy more of these."
– Ryan
5.0 5
"I am in the process of washing and drying my 12th blanket. My second order of 6 aired outside under cover for a week, now I'm washing each blanket on warm with OxyClean and liquid Tide, drying on med/low, and washing & drying again. I've done enough blankets recently that I can tell you the smell gets worse when they get wet, and it's the DRYER that gets the smell out. Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the air flow, maybe it's all the lint coming off the blanket. Probably all of the above! Water doesn't hurt them, and they stand up to a med/warm dryer just fine. But be sure to keep your dryer lint screen cleaned off!! Check it within a few minutes of starting the dryer, and you'll be amazed at how much lint has already accumulated. Keep cleaning it throughout the drying time, and your blanket will dry faster. (And it will be better for your dryer!) I came back on here to share my observation about the dryer helping with the smell, and I see that the blankets are \"out of stock\". I'm not surprised -- these are great blankets. And now I wonder if I should buy even more, just to have on hand, or to give away...."
– Karen
5.0 5
"Great product for the price. I'll add my two cents to the mothball smell. OPEN THE BOX OUTSIDE! I opened my Cheaper Than Dirt goody box as usual in the foyer of the house, and funkified the house instantly. I suspect some sort of Italian chemical warfare here LOL. Took the blankets outside and hung them up for a week, washed 5 times with fabric softener, then hung outside for another week. Good to go. Thanks for another good product CTD!"
– Dan
4.0 5
"I got mine over a week ago and yes it does smell like moth balls. I let this blanket air out for 4 days in the back yard. The wife complained about the smell, but some women will complain about anything. Afterwords I washed mine with Gain & 2 scoops of Oxyclean and yes it does leave lint in washer, but the washer can be cleaned. I just had to do a good job before wife complained again. I then put in the dryer on low with about 20 fabric softener sheets and constantly kept cleaning out the lint filter. It all came out ok from a man\uFFFDs point of view. I can't complain for price. This is a heavy blanket but it will do the job in case of an emergency. This is a good buy for price. Thanks."
– barranness
5.0 5
"Ok so the moth ball smell was there, but luckily my three were not as bad as some...Washed them in washing machine warm wash / warm rinse.... with fabric softener and reg laundry detergent with a cup of vinegar....They got really stinky when wet...but warm cycle in dryer emptying the lint trap about every 15 minutes.... then laid them out febreezed both sides of them and let them air dry over night no smell now at all....we are so happy with them we just ordered 5 more....best bargain in 100% wool and WARM....thank you so much CTD!!!!"
– kev
5.0 5
"I bought two of these blankets and Im going to buy two more. What ever you do hang them outside for 3 or 4 days before you try to wash them in your own washing machine. If not you will stink up your washing machine and house, believe what you read on this one!!"
– Mike C
5.0 5
"I ordered 2 blankets and I received my order the following day in the late afternoon. You could smell them through the box, so I took them outside on the back porch and laid them out over some chairs with the ceiling fan on fast, turning the blankets over in 30 minute intervals for 2 hrs. I then took the blankets inside and threw them in the drier for 40 min. on low heat with 3 dryer sheets. That worked for me. I hope this helps others. Thanks CTD for a great product and super fast delivery."
– frank
5.0 5
"They smell like Grandma's house and are beautiful.I am back for 3 more......."
– steelnut
5.0 5
"I couldn't believe how fast my order got here, and the blankets were just perfect and didn't smell too bad. Did have too hang them out in the sun for a few days. Thank you for the wonderfull service!"
– Ann
5.0 5
"This is a great general purpose blanket, in new condition. The mothball smell was a +. I'm ordering some more, for the deer camp. In an emergency, you could just roll up in this, and go to sleep in the snow."
– SuperDave
1.0 5
"I bought this based on the reviews and I thought that the smell would go away. It is a very thick wool blanket.I let it out in the garden shed for a week. I washed it 3 times and it smelled up the whole house. I put it back in the shed from November 2009 till today, 2/1/10 and it still smells! I am going to give it to a homeless person here in Seattle."
– Bard
5.0 5
"I love these blankets. You can\uFFFDt get any better for the price! I will be back for more. Thanks a+++++"
– BOURLAND MOUNTAIN
5.0 5
"Yes, there is a smell. Yes, order this by itself. Yes, open the box outside. Lay it out in the open, over chairs, etc., in the sun for a 3-5 days. The smell goes away quickly. Air dry it first. Then wash it on gentle in woolite. Air dry. Handsome and quality enough to be a throw or folded up binkie on your couch. Very masculine for you leather furniture types - like me."
– Big Dave
5.0 5
"I purchased mine about 14 years ago. Mine has the Italian Star on it in addition to the stripe.You can't find a warmer or heavier blanket. If you want to keep the heat in....this is the blanket to buy.So wool smells a little...air it out in the sunshine for a few days....the smell will go away."
– Blanketman
5.0 5
"This is a very good blanket. It is Heavy, thick, and very warm. Luckily I read the other reviews before I ordered the item. The moth ball smell wasn't as bad on mine as the other people\uFFFDs blankets. What I did was first off I put it in the dryer with 2 dryer sheets for about 45 minutes it seemed to get rid of the smell fast. Then I hung it on a line for 2 days, turning it after the first day. Now I have a very good & warm blanket. I will be ordering more in the future. I hope this helps. Thank you."
– brian
4.0 5
"Don\uFFFDt open the bag till you get to the Laundromat."
– Jimbo
4.0 5
"I purchased this blanket a few weeks back to put on my single bed. When I opened it it smelt horrible. It took a few days to air out... and some febreeze. Once I put it on my bed I became convinced it was worth the time it took to air out. It is WARM. I'm from Montana...I know about cold winters...this is a great blanket to keep you warm. Yes it will smell horrible when you get it....just keep it on the clothsline for a couple of days turning once a day or so and the smell will go away leaving you with a great wool blanket."
– Montana born
5.0 5
"Yes, they smell. But mothballs aren't the worst smell in the world. Anyway great blankets and a great deal. I plan to make a capote out of the ones I bought. I will probably buy a couple more. Can't wait to wear it."
– Fred
2.0 5
"Mothballs emit toxic gas that is harmful to you, your children, and pets!!Immediately!! Hang these on a line in the yard in direct sunlight to begin airing out the mothball smell. Do not wash them, or your machine will have the mothball scent for weeks. It will take many days in the sun to remove the smell from the blankets. Reverse the side exposed to the sun regularly. After several days of sun you can then try to wash them. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME THIS BEFORE I EMERSED MYSELF INTO MOTHBALL HELL. CTD should be liable for not warning people of the information I just gave you.. ENJOY."
– immovable1
5.0 5
"I bought two of these blankets here several years ago when they were 12.99 each. They are better than the Hudson Bay quality. EXTREMELY heavy and warm. Yes they come with an overpowering smell of moth balls. I did not know to simply hang them outside and the smell would go away. I washed them several times WITH a big dose good smelling cheap HAIR CONDITIONER in each wash and they came out soft, and non scratchy, and smelling like your girlfriends hair. HAIR CONDITIONER IN BOTH THE WASH AND RINSE CYCLE WILL KEEP ALL WOOL ITEMS FROM SHRINKING TOO."
– Ainitfunny
4.0 5
"I want to ammend my rating to 4 bullets, I mean't to originally, due to the quality and the value of the purchase. I only meant to caution folks not to try and sleep in them with mothball smell. The blankets are definitely worth the money. Just be warned they need to go straight to the clothesline. I also found that laying them in the grass works well for some reason. I think the ground draws out the smell faster than a clothesline in the sun. One blew off the line and it was fully aired out when the other still on the line still smelled heavily of mothballs."
– immovable1
4.0 5
"A very good product with one HUGE drawback. When you receive your package, don't open it. Take it straight to the dry cleaners and open it there and have them deal with the mothball (naphthalene: very toxic) smell. The odor is the reason for 4 bullets instead of five. Once properly cleaned and deodorized...these are awesome blankets. If you decide to clean them at home: Heat! Lots of heat! Either put them out in the sun for several days/weeks or be prepared for your washer and dryer to stink to high heaven."
– Warm...finally.
5.0 5
"Arrived and stinky as described. Terrific quality, may order more. As others have said, don't open in house and hang outside to get rid of moth ball odor. On the plus side, there is no insect damage and the blankets are factory new and perfect. Definitely recommend, fantastic value once the smell subsides!"
– TRS
4.0 5
"I ordered 2 of these blankets and 2 five gallon collapsible water bottles. The strong mothball smell leached into/through the plastic water bottles and ruined them during shipment. \"Mothball 1; Cheaper than dirt 0.\" Do not order anything else if you decide to get the blankets."
– nunyas
5.0 5
"Bought 2 and laid them out on the back deck for a week in the sun. That got rid of 95% of the smell. Threw them in the dryer (on air dry, no heat) with 5 dryer sheets and they're good to go....VERY heavy and warm. Check the lint trap every 10 to 15 minutes...it'll be full!"
– Duck007
5.0 5
"Used these blankets and I was very pleased. They really kept me warm and cozy last winter. Highly recommended. These are worth the money."
– primer
5.0 5
"Definately mothbally, other than that well worth 20 clams. Looks to be worth way more. Definately will buy more!!!!!"
– Evilz
5.0 5
"These are among the highest quality Wool Blankets on the market. 5 pound each tells you everything, ha. Yeah, they reek of Moth balls (Feel like I'm at my great grandmothers house) but they are 100% wool and Moths would eat them quickly. After clearing the strong smell, I will pack them air tight to stop Moths from getting to them. I highly recommend these to anyone seeking warm blankets. I bought 4, and will buy 4 more next month."
– Theo
4.0 5
"Despite the warning reviews here, I made the mistake of opening the shipping box in the house. After a day of windows and doors open with fans going, I can still smell it.... obnoxious!Take the shipping box straight outside and hang these things on the line for a few days.... mine smell better after just a day in the breeze and sun.I wouldn't order these along with any other products if it matters that they get smelly.... because they will.Apart from that.... very nice quality blankets and only losing a point because of the effort involved to make them usable.... once they're fumigated and washed, they'll be great.... thanks."
– Mark
5.0 5
"Update: I finally killed the beast (smell) after airing outside for weeks. I hung the blankets in the garage attic where temps reach 140+. After a few weeks, the beast has been removed. These are seriously smelling blankets but excellent value!"
– TRS
5.0 5
"I just recieved two of these Italian wool blankets in the mail, and after reading all the reviews and remarks about the smell, I decided to write one myself. These are an extreme good quality wool blanket and are protected with a moth ball scent to assure that they do not get infested by any little critters that may want to infest the cartons they are stored in. The makers of this product through experience know that wool is an attractive thing to a bug and to humans also. This is done to protect your purchase. They are not harmful in any manner and if you think about it will protect the enviroment they are put in from little critters also for a time. The smell will go away and also the protection. I put both of these blankets in each of my two vehicles for emergency's and cold weather, they will and have been keeping bugs out of my truck and car and leave the car smelling fresh and clean. I hope that no one will let this pleasant smell detour them from buying a very good product. Thank you..."
– Alan
1.0 5
"Smell wasn't as overwhelming initially as other views made it out to be but...it's a lingering smell that will eventually overtake your house even though I only left my empty box inside the basement door. Smells like bad breath. Material is thick but... very scratchy. So unless you are used to and looking for that traditional wool feel then I cannot in good conscience recommend this item. If you are looking for some value get the Swedish officer's wool blanket for 10 more bucks...it's less itchy and the quality of the material is superior. Or save your money and get a merino or loden wool blanket."
– Jimmy
5.0 5
"I own a handful of older military (U.S. and Swiss) wool blankets and higher-end civilian wool blankets as well. These blankets are an incredible deal; although I bought four, and didn't really need more wool blankets to begin with, I almost regret not getting more. Mine stunk, no doubt about it, but I considered that only a small annoyance. Overall my purchase was overwhelmingly pleasing. I favored leaving mine outside on sunny/dry days and letting them air naturally. I didn't and won't wash mine and the smell is perfectly acceptable after four days in the sun."
– Mark
4.0 5
"100% Wool! These are a great value for the money. It is just a shame that the moth ball smell is so strong. I did as many people on this site, said to do with these blankets. Aired them for several days and washed them with fabric softener and air dried them for several more days. It seemed to help but the smell was still very strong. I actually had to air them for about three weeks in the garage till they got to an acceptable level to use on the children's bed. If it wasn't for the strong smell and the difficultly in ridding the smell, I would have given them five stars."
– A Warm Body!
5.0 5
"I got two of these, they were a bit smelly but I just left them outside for 4 days, and they are fine now! Very warm and very tough blankets. I will buy more when they come in again!"
– Dave
5.0 5
"I have had this blanket for a year now, and I love it. Yeah, it's itchy, but it's wool. It is not as thick as I thought was going to be, but it's still a really good blanket. As for the smell, yeah, it stinks. I left it outside for about 2 weeks hanging over a table. It got rained on and then I put it in the washing machine at least twice. I guess you are not suppose to wash wool, dry clean only, or at least that is what I read. But I did not have any problems with it falling apart, so I guess it's washable."
– aj
5.0 5
"I bought four of these great blankets, and wish I bought more. They are a great value! You will not find a warmer, heavier, or higher quality wool blanket at this price. A word about the mothball odor: as others have stated, the mothball odor is absolutely overwhelming. Do not bring the box into the house and open it. Open the box outdoors, and air the blanket out for several days. I hung mine outside for 7 days, and then took them to a laundromat to wash them. I washed them (gentle cycle, cold water) in a front loading machine with Woolite, and then hung them outside to air dry for another 3 days. The mothball smell is gone! I would strongly recommend that these blankets not be washed in a top loading washing machine, as the agitator may cause damage. I highly recommend these blankets!"
– Matt
5.0 5
"Love these blankets and want more. Heavy gauge wool and in great shape. Makes great wool batting for quilts."
– powpower
5.0 5
"Great blanket. I have had mine for 3 years. I use a top load washing machine to wash my blankets. At first, there was a lot of fuzz, but after a while, the fuzz was gone. I immediately brought my blankets inside and washed them. As long as you don't mind the mothball smell, no problem."
– dolarbill