Outerknown’s Best-Selling Blanket Shirt Is Now a Travel-Ready Hoodie
Perfect for travel and leisure, we keep finding reasons to wear the Blanket Hoodie
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Cut from the same cloth as their best-selling Blanket Shirt, the Blanket Hoodie from Outerknown features the same remarkable comfort and classic traits you love, but in a brand new style. Available in two easygoing colors, this no-frills hoodie blends top-notch quality, softness and a loose fit, cementing its status as a go-to pullover whenever you need another layer.
Recently, we got our hands on the Blanket Hoodie and packed it for a weekend getaway in Stowe, Vermont, a wintry destination that would test its warmth, durability and comfort. Below, our thoughts on Outerknown’s latest piece, and why you might consider adding it to your wardrobe.
You could make the argument that any hooded pullover is bound to be comfy, but the Blanket Hoodie capitalizes on comfort in ways you might not expect. Owned by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown draws inspiration from coastal vibes in both style and substance. As such, the Blanket Hoodie feels similar in many ways to your favorite beach towel; it’s durable and heavy but soft enough to warrant hours upon hours of wear. For instance, we wore it after a day on the mountain without an undershirt, and the organic cotton delivered irritation-free warmth through drinks, dinner and an evening walk.
Durability might not be the first feature that comes to mind when considering a hoodie, but because Outerknown calls attention to the Blanket Hoodie’s resilience, we thought it best to see how it fared through travel. After stuffing it inside a duffel bag alongside ski equipment for over six hours, the heavyweight cotton resisted tears, abrasion, loose ends and unwanted wrinkles. We also tumbled the hoodie after soaking it with water on high heat — something you shouldn’t do with cotton — but it came out of the dryer feeling just as soft (and looking just as good) as it did when it went in.
As we turn our attention to brands that recycle, resell and repurpose old gear, it’s worth noting that Outerknown is also making an effort on behalf of the environment. The Blanket Hoodie’s cotton is 100% organic, the buttons are made from nuts, and the brand’s sustainability roadmap has commitments in place through 2030. What’s more, you can shop “Outerworn” clothing to find deals on used apparel or sell Outerknown threads you no longer need.
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Even as we ask ourselves if the pandemic has truly ended, we continue to embrace comfortable, lasting apparel that has come to define the past few years. There’s a good chance you’ve used the pandemic as an excuse to stock your closet with sweaters, hoodies, and other comfy wears, but the Blanket Hoodie’s heavyweight fabric, sustainable materials, kangaroo pouch and easy fit are undeniably wonderful. Considering those details, and the multiple colorways to choose from, we wouldn’t judge you if you picked up just one more go-to layer courtesy of Outerknown.
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