It may only be February, but that's not stopping us from counting down the days until boating season. Here in Minnesota, we probably won't get out on the lake until early May, but we're fully prepared for the spring temps thanks to Pretty Rugged Blankets.
Pretty Rugged Faux Fur Boating Blankets
Pretty Rugged blankets boast a variety of useful features for boating, outdoor sports games, and chilly nights on the dock or patio. Our favorite features include:
- Built to Last
- Luxurious Faux Fur
- Easy to Clean Backing
- Machine Washable (although Dry Cleaning is encouraged)
- Easy to Carry
That's right, these luxuriously soft blankets are also waterproof and easy to clean. Talk about a match made in heaven!
Not Just for Boating
Pretty Rugged Blankets are also perfect for sporting events, picnics, camping, glamping, fireside & stargazing, après-ski and so much more. And they look fashionable indoors, especially when draped over a sofa or bed.
All Pretty Rugged blankets come packed in an easy-to-carry, waterproof duffel bag and are embellished with a signature vintage ribbon.
Custom embroidery of name or initials is available for an additional $15.00. Popular choices are: Classic Monogram, Family Name, or Boat Name. Please allow an extra week for all personalized blanket orders.
About the Maker
Founder Tracy Slocum’s favorite activity has always been boating on Lake George, however, the chilly mornings and evenings coupled with mixed weather left her and her family cold and wet.
That gave Tracy an idea—to create a rugged-yet-beautiful blanket that doubles as a fashionable wrap, offering boaters luxurious warmth and protection from the elements. She drew inspiration from her great-great grandfather, Captain Joshua Slocum, who wrapped himself in fur to withstand inclement weather when he was the first person to sail around the world alone in the late 1800s.
Working with top fashion consultants, Tracy created the world’s first blanket with luxe faux fur on one side and waterproof, windproof, spill-proof RuggedTex® fabric on the other. The Pretty Rugged Blanket is the perfect marriage of modern, easy-care materials, designed to provide years of luxury, performance, and style.
It quickly became clear that this special blanket wasn’t just for boaters. With its many uses, including taking the chill out of sitting on metal bleachers to watch her son’s high school football games, it was great for picnics, tailgating, après-ski and so much more.
Awards and Recognition
In 2018, Pretty Rugged took home two Prestigious Awards - "Best in Market" and "Best New Product" at NY NOW. Upon hearing the exciting news, Tracy shared:
“For me, to have come up with a product that I love and turn it into a business is amazing” ... “NY NOW is my first ever trade show and to have won both a Best New Product and Best in Market Award is a perfect example of following through on something you love and making your dreams come true."