Mambe Blog

11 Amazing Places to See Along the Washington Coast November 27, 2018 21:58

Rugged, remote, and wild, the Washington Coast is one of the most gorgeous strips of land in the country. Here are some of its can't-miss destinations.

5 Winter Sports You Wouldn't Expect to Find in the Midwest November 12, 2018 12:28

The Midwest is well known for its intense winters, but perhaps less well known for these intense winter sports.

Fall Camping Around Portland: 5 Stunning Spots November 12, 2018 12:17

From family-friendly spots to hidden gems, fall camping around Portland offers a variety of spots to fit your style. Here's where to go.

MAMBE FUND RAISING IS HERE! September 18, 2018 22:25

Do you, your team, or your organization need to raise some money?  Mambe Fund Raising can help!


New Colors Here or Coming - Hooded Blankets, Extreme Blankets, Ponchos, Silky Throws May 21, 2018 13:44

Team colors. New binding options. Navy, red and purple backing. Deep burgundy Silky Throws. Take a look at some of our customers' favorite products to check out all the new colors currently available (Hooded Blankets, Custom Hooded Blankets, Ponchos, Extreme Blankets) or coming shortly (Silky Throws). Don't see a color combination you want? Drop us a line in email. Need a custom product? Give us a call to talk possibilities. We also offer embroidery and silk screening options.

How to Choose Between Pet/Furniture/Silky Products May 1, 2018 11:46

Let’s start with how all the indoor products are the same: same waterproof barrier, polyester and nylon fibers, same lifetime guarantee, same machine wash/dry, same designed and sewn here in the USA.

Long (Sofa) Size Added To Silky Throw Line March 1, 2017 16:24

We received several requests for a longer version of the Silky Throw for couches and sofas. Long and narrow (60"x120"), it's been doing a great job covering Team Mambe's couches - so now you can get one too. Even better, they are on sale. Buy two!

New Mambe Hooded Blanket Sizes: Petite and XL February 21, 2017 12:44

You asked for them and now they are available! Black fleece only at the moment but here are the size comparisons:

   - Regular: Ideal for people between 5'2" and 6' in height
   - Petite: Ideal for people up to 5'2" (available in Black only)
   - XL: Ideal for big and tall people (available in Black only)

New Double Pocket Design



XL (54 x 86")



L (50 x 80")



P (44 x 74")






Shoulders measured from shoulder to shoulder laid flat on table



Length measured from center back bottom of the hood to hem down center back



FURNITURE COVERS ON SALE! January 8, 2017 22:22

For a limited time, Mambe Furniture Covers are 15% off regular prices.  This is a great opportunity to get some peace of mind and protect your expensive furniture or bedding.

Find your furniture cover here.

Chocolate Cappuccino Furniture Covers are back in stock! November 11, 2016 13:59

We expect fabric to be delivered on Monday and will begin shipping Wednesday, Nov. 16. Yay!

New Furniture Cover Size For Couches October 14, 2015 14:26

We’ve introduced a new size Furniture Cover, specifically sized for large sofas. At 120” long and 70” wide, this sofa cover will thoroughly protect almost any couch. Compared to its larger 120x90 King-size cousin, the Sofa-size cover is a little easier to handle in the wash and will dry significantly faster. This new size will cover the full length of the seat plus the arm rests of most couches. It’s also wide enough to comfortably hang over the back of the sofa to keep it in place. If you don’t need the extra square footage of the King to do the job, give the Sofa Furniture Cover a try and let us know what you think.


Just Added Small Pet Blankets to Sale Page! September 30, 2015 12:10

Get a great deal on some very small Pet Blankets - perfect for cats and small dogs. 24x24 and 28x28-inch sizes, in a variety of colors, until they are sold out.

Mambe Extreme Blanket a Versitile Piece of Gear September 22, 2015 13:18

 "Hi. I am a member of the Australian Army and purchased one of your blankets a couple of months ago for use out field. I usually try to give reviews on the gear that I buy in terms of how job-suitable it is for military use as I myself am always on the lookout for feedback on anything that will make life easier and / or more comfortable.

 Anyway, I found that your blanket was nothing short of brilliant! It is lightweight and easy to pack away without taking up too much space - and it performs: on my last field exercise we had some fairly frosty nights on sentry which were almost immediately made warmer with the blanket, it also doubled as a great sleeping bag liner which kept the colder nights nice and toasty. Having one side waterproof is also a great benefit as it can act as a ground mat and also adds an extra layer of water-protection to items in your pack. Additionally it is very durable - it has undergone some fairly rough treatment and is still in fantastic condition - clearly very well made. Also very easy to clean.

A great product, highly recommended for military use. Thanks a lot."

All companies love to hear good things about its products or service, but some stories just really put a smile on everyone's face here at work. We wish David many years of hardy and safe use of his Mambe blanket. Cheers!

Caring for your Mambe Blanket August 12, 2015 21:04

We continue to get questions about washing and drying Mambe blankets. So here’s a short course: we wash our blankets in the washing machine in cold/cool water with ordinary laundry detergent, and tumble them dry on low heat (or hang them to dry). Never use bleach.

Fleece is really tough stuff but it will “shrink” if it gets too warm. (Hold a hair dryer on a plastic grocery bag to see how synthetic fibers react to too much heat.) Some customers (and the staff here at Mambe) prefer to partially dry their blankets in the dryer, and then hang them to finish drying completely. Polartec fleece dries really quickly, so it only takes a little longer than in a dryer only, but hanging helps keep the fleece looking like new.

When washing a blanket or furniture cover that has been hit by urine, it is important to first thoroughly treat the whole spot with an enzymatic odor remover prior to washing the entire blanket in the washing machine. Odor eating enzyme treatment will prevent the nasty stuff from coming into contact with the entire blanket. That makes sense, right? Remove (by killing) the odor where it lies, so it doesn't spread to the whole blanket or cover via your wash water.  

What is a Mambe Blanket you ask? August 8, 2015 00:00

That is a great question!  It is — comfort and peace of mind!

We are always there to keep you warm and dry, whether (or should we say weather) it’s sitting in the bleachers at your kid’s sporting event, at a picnic where the ground may be soggy, or even in your own home. All of our products are waterproof and windproof, and they come in a variety of colors and styles to accomodate almost any situation, indoors or out.

Here’s a quick guide to different types of Mambe products:

Indoor Blankets
Reliably protect your furniture from dirt and moisture. We may have started our little company in the great outdoors but our products for protecting the inside of your house, car, or camper are some of our most popular products. We think it's because they are both effective and beautiful. Let's face it, life can be a little messy and we offer two types of protection for the furniture you live on most: Pet Blankets are made from two-pieces of fabric, bound together (much like our Outdoor Blankets). Furniture Covers are lighter weight, a single piece of fabric, and come in a larger variety of sizes. Either product is 100% guaranteed to protect whatever is underneath from any type of moisture - from overturned water glasses to "leaky" people and pets.  

Outdoor Blankets
We started with a single waterproof fleece blanket (the Essential Outdoor Blanket), designed for a wide range of outdoor uses: picnics, camping, concerts, sporting events, etc. We've added three more, each with its own warmth rating and price point:  The Essential is our original blanket, our all-around, mid-weight outdoor blanket. The Classic is a lighter-weight blanket ideal for sitting on, where staying warm is not a concern. Mambe Extreme is made with thicker fleece and has a heat reflective lining to help retain radiant body heat. It’s great for fall & winter activities, especially when the weather turns and the temps really begin to drop. And the warmest Mambe we make is the SuperExtreme, an Extreme (warmest fleece, heat-reflective backing) with a layer of Primaloft added in between.


Sometimes, regular outerwear just isn't quite enough protection. So we offer both a Hooded Blanket and a Poncho, made from the same great fabrics you find in our Outdoor Blankets. Hooded Blankets are like an Extreme Blanket, but it wraps you up, head to toe, in our warmest fleece. Our fleece-lined Poncho, made from lighter-weight fleece, keeps the rain off, the wind out, and your hands free. (We also have a Wheelchair Poncho and Wheelchair Lap Blanket, too.)

Boat Blankets
A blanket designed specifically for use on boats, Mambe Boat Blankets include a foot pocket along lower edge for keeping spray off and toes warm. Buy it standard or choose the option that attaches it to a boat’s retractable heat hose/vent. Warm air flowing trough the layers of the blanket will ensure your guests a warm oasis, out of the chilly wind.


We are excited to share the stories of Mambe Blankets with you and invite you to let us know your favorite way to use your Mambe too!

Til next time…

Getting Pet Hair/Fur off your Mambe Blanket August 7, 2015 00:00

Every once in a while, you just need to get all the pet hair off your Mambe blanket. You could wash and dry it. You could use a lint roller on it. But you know what really works the best? Don’t laugh . . . wet/damp hands. Really. And believe us, Margaret has tried just about every product and technique there is out there in the 10+ years she’s been cleaning pet hair/fur off Mambe blankets. (The rest of us here at Mambe have experimented too, but no one has been doing it as long as Margaret.) Just wet your hands and lightly brush them across your blanket. The hair comes right off onto your hands. If your blanket is really covered with hair, start in the center with your blanket on a flat surface – table height will save your back – and work your way out to the edges. When your hands get “full”, just dust them off over a trashcan. A spray bottle with water is an easy way to keep your hands damp as you clean a big blanket with lots of fur. You should end up with a very clean – or at least a very de-haired – blanket.

The Companionship of an Old Dog August 5, 2015 00:00

"Ran across this love letter to a faithful companion and thought some of our Mambe Pet Blanket customers would enjoy it too."

Spencer is in decline.  I have known this, intellectually, for some time, what with the two surgeries last year and the enlarged heart, but now I can’t avoid seeing him slowing down, little by little, day by day.  His hearing is reduced to a narrow band of sound frequencies (which seems to include my voice, since he still responds when it suits him).  He gets confused about where I am in the house, sitting patiently outside the wrong closed door in his nearly silent world.  He stumbled on the stairs the other day.  The nose still seems to work just fine as he waits expectantly for the drip or crumb or the special treat from whatever I’m preparing in the kitchen.  I’m not sure about his vision.  He could be nearly blind and still find his way around the home where he has lived most of his life.  True, he…

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Mambe keeps Survivor competitor warm! August 29, 2014 00:00

A Mambe Extreme blanket kept a Survivor-like competitor warm and dry during a recent outdoor challenge and fundraiser in Maine! We made a custom size blanket for Rebecca because there were limitations on what each competitor could bring to the competition; but we’re thrilled she chose to use a Mambe and proud that it worked so well for her.

“Just wanted to let you know that my Mambe blanket literally saved me in the survival challenge this past weekend in Maine. I was one of the only players warm, dry and toasty and it bottomed out in the low 40’s! Thanks again for your awesome product!!”

Look for pictures of Rebecca in the linked news articles about the event, which was created by a real Survivor winner.

Bangor Dailey News

Portland Press Herald