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BW Wool Blanket, Unissued

Price 79.99 USD excluding sales tax

Achtung, nothing new on the western front but something awesome and old instead. Our raiders of the lost Atomic bunker fought through hordes of radioactive zombies to bring you this amazing treasure. Original Bundeswehr blankets, which are very difficult to find nowadays. And when you do find them, they cost a piece of your soul. To make the matters even better, no bundeswarrior has ever used these because they have been sleeping in darkness waiting for that final Götterdammerung.

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BW Wool Blanket, Unissued. Some of these have the text area in burgundy, others gray. There might be other possibilities as well.
BW Wool Blanket, Unissued. Some of these have the text area in burgundy, others gray. There might be other possibilities as well.
BW Wool Blanket, Unissued. Some of these have the text area in burgundy, others gray. There might be other possibilities as well.
BW Wool Blanket, Unissued. Some of these have the text area in burgundy, others gray. There might be other possibilities as well.
BW Wool Blanket, Unissued. The tag on the blanket says that they are 200 x 210 cm (79” x 83”), but in truth they are 200 x 200 cm (83” x 83”) plus/minus a couple of centimeters (inch or two).
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Achtung, nothing new on the western front but something awesome and old instead. Our raiders of the lost Atomic bunker fought through hordes of radioactive zombies to bring you this amazing treasure. Original Bundeswehr blankets, which are very difficult to find nowadays. And when you do find them, they cost a piece of your soul. To make the matters even better, no bundeswarrior has ever used these because they have been sleeping in darkness waiting for that final Götterdammerung.

Features

In West Germany, Cold War became a tad warmer when you wrapped this huge blanket around yourself. People weren’t cheap when it came to blankets on the better side of the Wall. The ones we checked seemed to be from 1962-66, and from several manufacturers. Therefore the details can vary to some extent. The tag on the blanket says that they are 200 x 210 cm (79” x 83”), but in truth they are 200 x 200 cm (79” x 79”) plus/minus a couple of centimeters (inch or two). I guess, it isn’t precision engineering in bundesmeasurements. In any case, you can fit a person of any size inside these.

These are in greenish in color, some greener and some more brown. They feature the text “Bundeseigentum”, which means the property of the army, either in brownish-burgundy or gray. There can also be other colors and varieties, so think of these a bit like collectable cards. Buy a bunch and trick your friends into getting the more common ones. The wool content is not given but they feel quite woolsome. The weight is around 2.7 - 2.9 kg (5.9-6.4 lbs). These are not for ultralight hikers but for megaheavy ones.

Use

Why would I buy this heavy and bulky monstrosity might some heretic wonder? Well, because they are bloody awesome! You can use them as a blanket at home or as a beautiful wall hanging. Or make yourself an epic blanket coat out of these. You could also take it in the wilderness, curl inside it and dream of detente.

Care

Wool doesn't require much washing. If the blanket gets soiled, it's best to spot clean it with soap and mild water. If it gets absolutely covered in vomit or something, you can probably try to machine wash it in 30 degrees Celsius. Use wool care products and lanoline to make this fresh and "alive". Hang dry. For basic care just airing out and brushing the blanket is enough. Ahhh, wool.

Condition

Unissued West-German military surplus. Clean, intact and fantabulous. These are in incredibly good condition but they do have that slight smell of surplus. But that is simply the smell of freedom. You can air it out if you want.

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One star
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16.04.2023 ⚠ Unverified purchase
Lämmin hyväkuntoinen loistotuote, mutta tuotekuvaus harhauttaa ihan huolella.
Mainittu hienoinen ylijäämän tai toisin sanoen vapauden tuoksu ei todellakaan kaikkoa tuulettamalla, ja pesemällä huovan saat vain pesukoneesi ja seuraavat pyykit tuoksumaan samalta "vapaudelta". Kannattaa pestä huopa siis pyykkituvassa, niin naapuritkin saavat nauttia tuoksusta. Olisi reilua kertoa suoraan, että haju on aika paha. Ei siis toimi näyttävänä torkkupeittona, seinäryijynä, mattona eikä varmasti makkarissakaan. Osta moisiin käyttötarkoituksiin joku toinen huopa. Mutta piknikillä aivan loistavan lämmin tuote. Suosittelen.
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

17.04.2023 Verified purchase
I don't get people that complaining about this particular blanket.
I tried to find such blanket for years - you can't buy it anymore anywhere. It is original one - nothing like china products. Similar quality products made in EU cost several hundreds now days and you could barely find it. The blanket is awesome. It is warm, quite soft and quite rigid together, no any pile leftovers. Made 60 years ago and will serve next 60 in the right hands.
Of course it smells a bit in the beginning. Just use it - don't wash it. The smell goes away with time.
It is one time purchase for the whole life. Don't be a fool - just buy it if you see it anywhere.
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

19.04.2023 Verified purchase
I bought one of these within an hour of it appearing on the website, and Varusteleka upgraded my shipping on their dime (very kind, much appreciated) so it arrived here in the UK a few days after. They picked for me the brown one with burgundy lettering, made in May 1962 which is a couple of years younger than me. It is a beautiful thick soft wool blanket that still has the original lanolin in it. The guy who wrote the review in Finnish below was complaining about a bad smell, my blanket smells very faintly of clean sheep, certainly nothing that would prevent me from sleeping under it as is. I remember the Italian wool blankets that were around ten years ago that needed three weeks of being outside in sun and rain to de-funkify, these blankets are nothing like that.

I am giving this one a solid five stars - beautiful heirloom quality heavy wool blanket, excellent condition, and fast cheap shipping. Thanks Varusteleka, now go and find more of this awesome stuff!

PS - Another load of these just appeared today, so I nabbed another one. There is a Canadian wool cleaner and conditioner called Eucalan (Amazon has it) that I highly recommend. Use about an ounce of Eucalan in a bathtub of cool to lukewarm water. Add your blanket and gently hand surgitate it around. Leave the blanket in there for ten to fifteen minutes, and gently hang the blanket over a rail or fence to dry (wool dries quickly), turning it every half hour or so. Do not rinse the blanket, Eucalan leaves lanolin behind. When dry, your blanket will be even thicker and softer than it was before. It also gets rid of that surplus smell, so that might be good or bad for you.
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Two and a half stars
I would not recommend to a friend

20.04.2023 ⚠ Unverified purchase
This blanket is big, thick and heavy~~~but it doesn't keep warm~it doesn't keep warm. Yes ~ you read that right. I am in TAIWAN. It is very humid here, so the winter is very cold and damp. I bought various wool blankets, about 10 brands. The bw army blanket is very thick and heavy~ but it is too breathable, so it is not warm in Taiwan. I bought it at the beginning It felt very good value for money at the time, but when I used it to keep out the cold in the cold winter, I found that it was very bad, and it couldn't keep warm and I caught a cold.
A good product is the Swiss Army blanket~ Yes, you have all seen it. The Swiss Army blanket is very solid and smells like wool. The disadvantage of the Swiss Army blanket is that it is too small. Two pieces need to be sewn together to be like this bw army blanket. big enough
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Five stars
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21.04.2023 Verified purchase
This blanket is amazing. Thick, warm, surprisingly soft, and absolutely perfect condition. Feels like it should have cost three times as much. This will become an heirloom piece for sure. German stuff is just unbeatable (except maybe by the Swiss, but don't tell them that).

Edit: I bought a second one, this one has a different manufacturer, but clearly the Germans have a high level of quality control because it is identical in size, weight, and quality. Get one now while they're still in stock
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

22.04.2023 Verified purchase
Dense heavy wool blanket. Clearly never used. Mine had no smell of must, funk or storage. Excellent buy. I wish I bought two!
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

05.07.2023 Verified purchase
Beautiful blankets... like a few people have mentioned, surprisingly soft with no smell. Mine was from 1968. One guy mentioned that it wasn't warm enough...maybe or maybe not, but you won't want to use this for camping. Initially bought it only because I collect early Bundeswehr and BGS items, which is also the only reason I coughed up $80 for an old surplus blanket, but I'll be buying another.
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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

27.09.2023 Verified purchase
Laadukas ja oikein mukava huopa pussilakanan kanssa ja miksei ilmankin. Käyttämättömyydestä en tiedä, sillä omani oli hiekkainen ja heiniä täynnä. Toimii ilmeisesti myös rantapiknikillä.
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

29.09.2023 Verified purchase
One of those typical varusteleka items where you "uhmm" and "ahhhh" about it for a while, then one day buy it and then wish you had ordered like 3 of them.
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Gary B. 17.04.2023
To the Varusteleka person who managed to track these down and make this happen, I want to buy you a beer one day! You made a bunch of loons very happy.
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David W. 21.04.2023
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