Wearing the Woolrich Fireside II Wool Blanket Poncho is like wrapping yourself in your favorite Woolrich blanket. After wearing the Woolrich blanket, that we previously tested, like a poncho, Woolrich suggested I try the Fireside II. I admit, it’s easier to show up somewhere in a good looking poncho, then wrapped in a blanket, and it’s just as warm and cozy.
The poncho is a blend of wool and nylon and is made in the USA at their woolen mill. It has a beautiful leather buckle to keep the poncho in place. My only criticism is the buckle, I wish it sat higher or had a few adjustments, which would help it sit on my shoulders a little better.
The poncho is dry clean only. Luckily, wool does not get smelly easily, so it can be worn for a while before it needs to get cleaned.
The Fireside II poncho works great in the city or around the campfire, but can also doubles as a blanket for really chilly nights car camping.
Colors: Dark gray and brown (tested)
Best used for: around town, loungewear, campfire, and as a car camping blanket