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Woolrich Partnerships & Partners

Trail Blanket Series

Trail Blanket Series by WOOLRICH® The Original Outdoor Clothing Company

Photo by Yumiko Sakuma

Woolrich is proud to release a series of collectible blankets whose proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organizations charged with protecting three of America’s best known National Scenic Trails: The Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. In addition to these pieces, we’re also introducing a blanket commemorating a Woolrich hometown favorite, Pennsylvania’s Mid State Trail.

This launch is part of a larger effort to highlight the importance of the organizations protecting and stewarding the “Triple Crown of Hiking Trails” so that future generations will continue to enjoy all of the beauty and wilderness this country has to offer. Click the links below to learn more about these wonderful organizations:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Mid State Trail Association

All blankets made in the USA.

The Appalachian Trail
As one of the longest, continuously-marked footpaths in the world at 2,180 miles long, the Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine. Approximately 2-3 million hikers visit this popular trail each year, with about 2,000 attempting to “thru-hike” the entire trail. Our Appalachian Trail blanket pays homage to the rugged souls who complete this 6-month journey with a soft wool jacquard weave blanket displaying the “A.T.” trail marker.

Appalachian Trail Jacquard Blanket by WOOLRICH® The Original Outdoor Clothing Company


The Continental Divide Trail
Considered to be the crown jewel in the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking trails, the Continental Divide Trail stretches 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada at altitudes ranging from 4,000 – 14,000 feet. To honor this challenging trail, we created the Continental Divide Trail blanket. Woven in a jacquard pattern in lightweight soft wool, with a graphic representation of the CDT emblem.

Continental Divide Trail Jacquard Blanket by WOOLRICH® The Original Outdoor Clothing Company


The Pacific Crest Trail
Quite possibly one of the most challenging long hikes in the United States, the Pacific Crest Trail runs from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, winding its way through bone-dry deserts, deep forests and heavily glaciated terrain. Our Pacific Crest Trail Blanket pays tribute to this majestic 2,650 mile trail. Lightweight soft wool woven in a jacquard pattern with the PCT emblem.

Pacific Crest Trail Blanket by WOOLRICH® The Original Outdoor Clothing Company


The Mid State Trail
Our Mid-State Trail Blanket commemorates Pennsylvania’s longest and wildest footpath: the Mid-State Trail. A section of this trail crosses through our village and the surrounding area and we’re proud to help maintain the MST in our region. This jacquard-weave soft wool blanket captures the spirit of this rugged, 310-mile trail.

Mid State Trail Blanket by WOOLRICH® The Original Outdoor Clothing Company


Shop the Trail Blanket Series here.


Woolrich and Almond present the Wax and Wool Collection


‘Wax and Wool’ is a collection inspired by the heritage of Woolrich, the Original Outdoor company, and the coastal lifestyle of California’s Almond Surfboards. Each piece is 100% Made in The USA and reflects their different backgrounds and the common appreciation for timeless, quality goods.

The clothing, which includes both men’s and women’s pieces, was designed for a perfect day outside at the beach. The collection includes graphic tees, a tote bag, henleys, sweatshirts and corduroy walk shorts.



Also included in the collaboration are custom Woolrich inspired surfboards that, like the rest of the line, combines classic California Almond aesthetic and incorporates hits of iconic Woolrich patterns. Each surfboard was custom built and hand shaped by Almond using prints inspired by Woolrich highlighted by the iconic buffalo check and a topographic map print celebrating the outdoors.


Shop the collection today:

Buffalo Pocket Sweatshirt

Surfing Sheep Corduroy Hat

Tote Bag


Tips From Black Owl Outdoors – Oregon Coast

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With Spring finally here it’s time to start thinking where the road might lead you this year.  Where will you FIND adventure or let ADVENTURE find you?

In this video check out the 2014 Oregon Trip clips… perhaps it will inspire you!  Welcome to spring and make your season one to remember.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!

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You can find their entire library of videos and photography at  And check back here monthly as we will feature videos, photos and stories from the guys as they continue the outdoor adventure that is Black Owl Outdoors!


Tips From Black Owl Outdoors – St. Anthony’s Wilderness

“While riding a bicycle, you’re able to explore large areas. In this video, Krik and Stony ride their mountain bikes around St. Anthony’s wilderness in Pennsylvania, stopping to explore cultural and natural features.”  Watch the video here!


You can find the entire library of videos and photography at  And check back here monthly as we will feature videos, photos and stories from the guys as they continue the outdoor adventure that is Black Owl Outdoors!


WOOLRICH x West America – Part XVIII

Woolrich, whose apparel has been worn by explorers and adventurers since 1830, has teamed up with Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe of adventure outfitter West America on an epic motorcycle odyssey from Whistler, BC to Patagonia and back. The duo will be wearing Woolrich apparel while documenting their trip and have developed a capsule of apparel inspired by the journey. Below is the a new post in a series of report from the road.

“With blisters on our hands we left the farm for the lush mountain town of Minca Colombia, only a short drive away.   On our way towards Santa Marta we pulled over to fill up on cheap gas brought over from Venezuela, any time you are close to the boarder the streets are flooded with people selling fuel out of jugs.  Although the gas is cheap I can’t say that is was the best quality, the bikes burnt it but were lacking the punch on the hills.

Halfway to Minca Jordan raced up next to me to remind me that it was my birthday, I have never been a fan of birthdays but was stoked to be with my best bud headed into the mountains with no plan.  We reached the small tourist town before noon and found a nice hostel outside of the main drag, a beautiful place perched up in the jungle away from the crowds bellow. 

The plan was simple, unload the bikes, put on swim gear and head upriver to find a swimming hole.  The road above Minca turned into an unmaintained double track within 10 miles of leaving town, we quickly forgot about swimming and our minds shifted into finding the end of the road.

At each road split we just kept going up, as we climbed the climate evolved around us, from dense jungle to misty cloud forest filled with plants we had never seen.  We were now deep into the Parque National Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a reserve that shoots up of the Caribbean coast, between the mist we could still make out the town of Santa Marta way below. 

After riding over 25 miles into the unknown we came around a corner to find a military base perched up on the ridge line, we approached slowly before being asked what we were doing by a very confused looking guard.  Not much was said but we got the vibe that we should be heading back the way we came.

As we rode back towards Minca the air once again became hot and humid, before reaching town we took a small path off the main road towards the river.  We were rewarded with the perfect pools all to ourselves, washing the dust and sweet off from the ride in the warm fresh water. 

The day could not have been any better, we walked down to town and got some burgers to wrap it up before crashing out early, we had a massive ride ahead of us the next day.”

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