Wool is the warmest blanket material, especially wool from animals who live in cold terrains (see comparison of wool types in my previous article).
Wool is a natural material that includes a crimp, which helps to hold in more heat than a material with an open weave. It also provides natural insulation.
They way in which a fabric holds moisture is also important. Natural fibers like wool, silk and cotton will all absorb water, whereas synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon do not.
Absorbent fabrics will tend to keep you quite comfortable, wicking moisture away from the skin and leaving a layer of warm, dry air.
These are the warmest blankets available on the market:
Camel Wool Blankets
- Camel Wool Blanket by Gobi — 100% Camel Wool — good quality and nice soft felt — $250
- The Ispahan Blanket by Brun De Vian-Tiran — 100% camel wool, 530 g/m², king size (240cm by 260 cm), $1665
- The Khokan Blanket by Brun De Vian-Tiran — 100% camel wool, 390 g/m², king size (240 cm by 260 cm), $864
- The Soliman Blanket by Brun De Vian-Tiran — 100% camel wool, 480 g/m², king size (240 cm by 260 cm), $902
- 100% Baby Camel Hair Blanket by CashmereWool It –400 g/m² — King Size — 108″ x 88″ — $562
- 100% Cashmere Wool Blanket by CashmereWool It — 400 g/m² — King Size — 108″ x 88″ — $890
- 100% Cashmere Bed Sofa Throw Blanket by Love Cashmere — 81″ by 62″ (160cm by 208cm) — 4 ply Loro Piana Cashmere — $495
Llama Wool Blankets
- The Baby Lama 85 Blanket By Brun De Vian-Tiran: 85% baby lama,15% merino (warp yarn), 500 g/m², king size (240 cm by 260 cm), $1,245