Best Made in the USA: Annin Flagmakers Model 145260 Texas State Flag

Did you know that many Texas flags sold today are not made in the USA? Well, as our Texas friends might say: that dog won’t hunt.

Sure, there’s nothing wrong with flags made in elsewhere—but if you are going to fly the flag of the Lone Star State, why not make it one made in the USA?

Based in Virginia, Annin Flag Makers traces its roots to 1847, which is just two years after Texas became a US state. This flag is made by American workers in an American factory . . .  Annin has manufacturing facilities in Virginia and Ohio.

Quality is very good. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Bright colors!

• Large 3′ x 5′ size.

• Arrives in its own box—great for gifts.

• Heavy-weight nylon fabric is 200 denier.

• UV resistant dyes. 

What Needs Work

• No embroidery. Yes, some Texas flags have an embroidered star, which looks nice. But this one passes the look test in our book!

Best Budget-Friendly: Anley Texas Flag 3×5

This flag may be easy on the wallet, but you still get an impressive flag here with bright colors and decent quality.

What We Liked

• Vibrant colors!

• Reinforced hem.

• Brass grommets.

• Affordable.

• Reinforced hem.

What Needs Work

• Not made in the USA.

• Star isn’t embroidered.

• Probably not the best for windy areas. You know, like Amarillo. Or Lubbock. Yes, the quality of this flag is good . . . but if you want a more heavy duty outdoor flag that can handle a Blue Norther, read on for our last recommendation.

Best Outdoor Flag: State of Texas 3×5 Feet Flag

If you’ve lived in Texas for even a short while, you know Texas weather can be unforgiving. The wimpy flags that might work in some northern state may lack the gumption to survive a Texas dust storm. Or wind storm. Or rain storm.

This flag meets our test for an outdoor flag flying in Texas: heavyweight construction with sewn stripes. And note the heavily embroidered star. 

What We Liked

• Sewn stripes.

• Brass grommets.

• Embroidered star.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Not made in the USA.

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