Product Review

Team Blankets: A Review

Baby feet sticking out of blanket

One of my most prized possessions is a simple Raiders throw blanket. It was made for me by my wife while we were dating as a Christmas present.

In addition to its sentimental value, I use it every day. I use it to bundle up on a chilly winter’s night, or in the summer to lay out at the beach.

It is more than just an ordinary blanket though. It shows the world that I am a Raiders fan through thick and thin. It instantly signals to other Raiders fans that we have something in common.

Regardless of your team affiliation, there is a team blanket out there for you. These are my top rated team blankets.

#1: Northwest Company Denali Silver Knit Throw

  • Price: $139.00
  • Best place to buy: FANATICS.COM
  • Star Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

This blanket is the Mercedes-Benz of team blankets. It is marketed as a luxury blanket and described as “like wrapping yourself in a cloud.” This blanket features two blankets that are hand sewn together. The limited reviews of this product describe it a super soft. It is also bigger than most throw blankets at 5 feet by 6 feet.

The only reason I don’t give this product 5 stars is due to the limited selection. I could only find 49 teams offered. But if your team is one of the teams offered, this blanket is worth the money.

#2: Northwest Company Silk Touch Throw Blanket

  • Price: $27-$39
  • Best place to buy: FANATICS.COM
  • Star Ratings: 4.25 out of 5

The reviews of this blanket online are very impressive. Although the reviews are spread out over the individual products, I was unable to find less than a 5-star review for anything other than mistakes in shipping. Almost all the reviews I read commented on how soft the blanket was. Many also commented on how stunning the graphics are. The only downside I read about is the blanket is somewhat thin, and I prefer a thicker blanket. Based on my research, this blanket is a great value.

#3: Northwest Company Raschel Blanket

  • Price: $30-$100 (Depending on size and style.)
  • Best place to buy: AMAZON.COM
  • Star Ratings: 4 out of 5

The Northwest Company offers Team Raschel Blankets in a variety of sizes and styles under a variety of different names. If you are looking for an NFL team blanket, Amazon recommends the 12th Man Plush Raschel blanket. All the teams are available, and with over 1,550 reviews it has a 4.5 star rating. Depending on the size, these blankets cost between $40 and $60.

Raschel Blankets are also available for MLB, NBA, College, and NHL teams.

A staggering 81% of the reviews of these blankets are 5-star reviews. The characteristics that these reviewers point out the most are that it is a very large blanket, very soft with good quality graphics. It is also described as being thick.

Only 6% of the reviews are one star. The Number one complaint is that it sheds “like a dog in summertime” and gets worse after washing.

#4: Sherpa Throws

  • Price: $20-$80 (Depending on size and style.)
  • Best place to buy: AMAZON.COM
  • Star Ratings: 3.9 out of 5

There are many types of Sherpa Team blankets of various sizes, qualities and teams. If you like the Sherpa style of blanket, I would pay close attention to the customer reviews. Choose a blanket with a number of positive reviews regarding quality.

#5: Northwest Company Home Advantage Woven

  • Price: $28
  • Best place to buy: FANATICS.COM
  • Star Ratings: 3.75 out of 5

My personal preference for throw blankets is not woven blankets. In my experience, they aren’t soft and cozy, but are scratchy and rough. Home advantage woven blanket has stunning graphics, but I can’t get past the fact that the blanket is woven.

Based on the review I read, many owners of this blanket feel the same way. Even the four and 5 star reviews complain that the blanket is not soft and is thin. Additionally, it appears that the graphics can be hit-and-miss.

#6: Double Play Jacquard Throw

  • Price: $27.99
  • Best place to buy: FANATICS.COM
  • Star Ratings: 3.5 out of 5

As I mentioned above, I am not the biggest fan of the woven throw blankets. However, the Jacquard throw looks to be pretty decent quality and size. It measures 4 feet by 5 feet, and is marketed as a traditional throw blanket. The promotional material also states that the “weaving process allows for true team colors.”

Th reviews on this product are generally positive. I It has an average star rating on Amazon of 3.8 stars, which is slightly higher than I give it. 63% of the reviews are 5-star with 14% are 1-star, which is pretty high compared to the other blankets reviewed here.

The biggest complaints that people have are that the blanket is very thin. Other complaints are stiff and scratchy fabric, poor quality, and leaves “fuzz balls on everything.”

The greatest praise given to this blanket is it’s appearance. The woven designs are appreciated over the printed designs, and many described the colors as “popping.”

For me, I enjoy a soft blanket over a scratchy one, so I gave this blanket a lower rating compared to some softer ones.

Don’t Forget To Check Out Bedroom Sets

If you are looking for a team blanket to decorate a bedroom, you should consider a full bedroom set by Northwest Company to complete the look of the room. These cost between $89 and $129 depending on the size of the bed. These look really great and will make any sports fan proud of their room.

==>Click Here To Shop For Team Bedroom Sets<==

10 Comments

  1. Dear Nate,

    Thanks a lot for the helpful and informative review post. Your reviews are very thorough and comprehensive. I can tell you I have taken some great insights from this post.

    The gift one receive from his/her life partner is always special and that too the first gift means a lot.

    I will go with the Northwest Company Silk Touch Throw Blanket, I too prefer thicker blanket and thanks a lot for your research and recommendation. You saved us a lot of time and this is on my list and I am going to share your post with my team as well and I strongly believe they gonna enjoy it. 

    I loved how easy the review makes it for readers. No additional research needed. You left no stone up-turned in explaining it all.

    Much Success!

    Paul

  2. Nice review on team blanket. All the blanket you reviewed are nice and affordable as it appeals. But currently in my country the climatic weather conditions is hot now and this may not allow me to make an order for this. But I can still get one to keep later on before we approach our cold weather. Thanks alot 

  3. This is an incredible post.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely review about different team blankets. I have experienced Northwest Company Silk Touch Throw Blanket and Northwest Company Raschel Blanket. They are highly durable and easy to afford, not too expensive and last longer. I hope to try others out anytime soon.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Great! This review was awesome.

    Thanks for sharing this review on the top rated blanket . Though I have flair for the use of blanket anywhere, I am a fan of it. I have three different team blankets in the game of soccer and NBA, allow me to keep my team affiliation to myself. Nevertheless, I would like to go for one of the rated blankets here in your article.

  5. Thank you for introducing these blankets. I really like the first Northwest Company Denali Silver Knit Throw. When I wanted to buy it, I found that it took a long time to deliver to the city where I live, and now I have arrived. Spring, I want to wait until the winter to buy, do not know if there is still sales at that time?

    1. Should be.  I believe their stock is constantly refreshed. If it not when you go to order let me know and I’ll help you find a similar product.

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