Back in the early days of open-air travel by motorcar, a blanket was a necessity for staying warm. That tradition continued through most of the 20th century and is still a good idea today. Pendleton is of the more iconic blanket makers in existence (the company opened its first woolen mill in Oregon back in 1889) and one of its more popular items remains the Motor Robe. The 100-percent virgin-wool product is available in one of eight unique patterns and can be ordered with a leather carrying strap (another Pendleton classic). The blanket measures 52- by 66 inches, not including the 3.5-inch fringe. Order the Motor Robe for $100 ($25 extra for the carrying strap) from


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