We probably don’t have to tell you what a military poncho-liner or a woobie is. You probably know how amazingly warm & comfortable it is for pretty much every occasion. Custom made with our popular Samurai logo on them, WoobieUSA uses a special printing process so the image is actually part of the fabric – it won’t flake off and you don’t feel anything but the smooth poncho liner fabric you know and love.
If you don’t know what a poncho liner is, we had ours custom made from WoobieUSA, and here’s how they describe them:
The woobie is an all-weather poncho-liner/blanket that consists of two layers of sturdy nylon wrapped around a polyester filling and then quilted. They are designed to trap heat and keep the wet and cold out, but are light enough to pack anywhere and use on warmer nights. Introduced to the army in the 1960s during the Vietnam War when troops needed something to keep them dry and warm in the wet jungles and during cool nights these tie-in poncho liners became a huge hit… and not just for lining ponchos. The popular covering gained it’s nickname ‘woobie’ around the 1990s and it stuck. It wasn’t just the soldiers who loved their blankets, spouses, girlfriends, and kids back home fell in love too. The woobie is lightweight, remarkably resistant to both heat and cold, and dries quickly when wet. It can easily be folded and stashed in a bag or pack. It’s universally loved by just about everyone who comes in contact with one.
WoobieUSA Woobies have been carefully crafted to the same military specifications, with one change… no camo or string ties! Our blankets are just as lovable as the original, but unlike their standard-issue counterparts, they have been designed to fit nicely into your home and outdoor life.
And Just like Crisis Medicine, Woobie USA is a veteran-owned and operated family company with a clear goal. They make awesome woobies, we provide awesome training.
Want to know more about that Samurai logo? It was custom created for us by a local woodblock print artist. Read more about it in the article.