ALOHA POW (POPPIES OF WAR) WOOBIE PRE ORDER OPEN NOW!
BAWIDAMANN x OTTE GEAR x WOOBIE USA ALOHA POW (POPPIES OF WAR) BLANKETS
Luxurious/functional Home Decor For those of us that love things that go “Bang”. This pattern is one of the coolest things I have made in a while IMHO. Inspired by the vintage Aloha shirts from the 70s. Subtle details woven into this intricate print pay homage to our troops’ on-going campaign in Afghanistan, the weaponry and the undeniable beauty of the surrounding poppy fields. Pre order open until 5.31.19 on Bawidamann.com . Ships out mid July. Order now and Save a few bucks. Order both together and save more.
What the heck is a Woobie?
Over the centuries there have been some amazing military innovations: supersonic aircraft, self-guided missiles, MREs, the USO! But none of these can hold a candle to the greatest invention known to a tired and work worn soldier — their “woobie.” Ask any soldier how they feel about their woobie, and they will get a warm smile on their face and extol the virtues of this cherished bit of equipment. It is perhaps the most-loved item in the armed forces.
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.
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