The 5 Best (and Warmest) Wares From Backcountry’s Woolrich Sale

Wool vests, ‘rough rider’ blankets and buffalo flannel

The 5 Best (and Warmest) Wares From Backcountry’s Woolrich Sale
By Alex Lauer / January 14, 2019 9:00 am

Sad news you may have missed over the holiday: Woolrich closed its Pennsylvania mill, its last domestic plant and the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the U.S.

That’s not to say the buffalo-check pioneers are going belly up. Woolrich President Nicholas P. Brayton said this move was made expressly with the future in mind: “If we are not thinking long term, we won’t be here.” But as production further shifts to other domestic and international plants (a move that happened long before this closure), we hope the quality doesn’t suffer.

Before that transition happens, we can still wholeheartedly vouch for Woolrich’s highly bequeathable duds, and right now all of Backcountry’s stock is 25% off. There are more than a few flannels and blankets to choose from, so to help you decide what to stock up on we’ve highlighted our five favorites below. But be quick about it — some styles have limited inventory.

Wool Buffalo Flannel Shirt
A well-reviewed, rugged Woolrich staple. If the classic red-and-black lumberjack isn’t your style, there are three subtler colorways. There’s also a cotton version for $56.

BUY IT HERE: $101 $135

Sherpa Rough Rider Blanket
Iconic wool-blend plaid on one side, cozy sherpa polyester on the other. Willing to forego the latter? They’ve got a pared-down version for just $82.

BUY IT HERE: $119 $159

Wool Alaskan Long-Sleeve Shirt
Wear it as a layer in the winter or as a jacket in the spring and fall. This heavy-duty wool shirt features metal snap closures and nylon lining for comfort in the collar and upper back yoke.

BUY IT HERE: $101 $135

Bitter Chill Wool Loft Vest
Maximum warmth, meet full wood-chopping range of motion. This vest is waterproof, insulated and one of the handsomest options out there.

BUY IT HERE: $146 $195

Wool Pullover Sweater
Sometimes the simplest option is the best option, and this supremely layerable Shetland wool pullover qualifies.

BUY IT HERE: $82 $109

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