The Snuggie/Slanket issue is still alive and kicking! Looks like there's a lot of confusion around the differences between Snuggies and Slankets. They look almost identical and alot of Slanket pictures on the net are named Snuggies by mistake. Here's a [tags]snuggie vs slanket[/tags]comparison between the two.
**Slanket General Description
- Slanket came first and Snuggie came along with a cheaper imitation.
- Costs almost twice as much as the Snuggie.
- The Slanket has more pile to the fabric. It's 100% polyester and is more luxurious fabric than the Snuggie.
- Looks like it’s more able to wrap around your back than the Snuggie.
- Very difficult to get up and walk around because of the length and bagginess of it.
- It's more like a one sided blanket with sleeves. Snuggies is more of a robe.
- There's more material so you can wrap more of it around your back as opposed to the Snuggie.
Here's a Slanket video! You can get an idea of the size of a regular Slanket and the child sized Slanket in the video below.
13 inch wide sleeve
Regular Slanket Sizes 97x58, 95x60, 66x62, 80x60
Slanket on the Go 66x60 inches
Travel Slanket 44x63
Slanket for Kids 66L x 44W inches
Slankets for Kids is actually big enough to fit adults as well. Please see the video to see the actual size.
Where Can You Pick Up a Slanket?
Ebay - Various sized Slankets
The Slanket ORIGINAL FLEECE BLANKET WITH SLEEVES 60 x 95 New in Package
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 5m
YOUTH SLANKET TRANSFORMERS THEMED COMFY THROW BLANKET WITH SLEEVES
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $8.00
Slanket for Kids Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 44 X 68 inches
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
The Original Slanket Alaskan Blue
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 33m
Slanket Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 60 X 95 inches Throw Blanket
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
Ultimate Slanket beige color brand new in package
Time Remaining: 16d 15h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
The Travel Slanket Camel
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
The Travel Slanket Camel
Time Remaining: 26d 5h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
TOY STORY THE SLANKET NIP
Time Remaining: 10d 8h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $20.89
Full Sheets The Slanket Fleece Full Size Sheet Set
Time Remaining: 6h 43m
NICKELODEONS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS SLANKET BLANKET WITH SLEEVES NEW IN BAG
Time Remaining: 28d 15h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Slanket Blanket With Sleeves Peace Sign Print Snuggie
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Slanket Pattern Alternative
I was searching on eBay and discovered that McCalls has come out with their own version of the Slanket/Snuggie Pattern but they call it the "Comfy Blanket". These should be new and unused patterns but double check with the seller just in case.
McCall 5970 One Hour Personal Comfy Blanket Sewing Pattern OOP 2009
Time Remaining: 8d 2h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $4.75
McCalls Sewing Pattern M5970 Womens Mens Kids Comfy Blanket Lounge wear 5970
Time Remaining: 13d 14h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $5.49
MCCALLS COMFY BLANKET PATTERN MP324
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $3.95
McCalls Misses Comfy Blanket Snuggi Loungewear Pattern 5970 UNCUT
Time Remaining: 16d 7h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $4.96
McCalls M5970 Pattern Comfy Blanket in 3 Lengths
Time Remaining: 8d 7h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
COMFY BLANKET IN 3 LENGTHS Snuggly Blanket Make in 1 Hour UC Craft PATTERN
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $7.95
South Park Kids Pattern Comfy Cozy Blanket with Sleeves
Time Remaining: 15d 10h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
2009 McCALLS PATTERN M5970 COMFY BLANKET In Three Lengths
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $7.25
Mccalls pattern MP324 comfy blanket uncut size osz
Time Remaining: 14d 14h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
The pattern sizes are as follows...
Short length - 56.5 inches wide x 60 inches long
Medium length - 56.5 inches wide x 72 inches long
Long length - 56.5 inches wide x 90 inches long
Sleeves are either 25 or 29 inches long
**Snuggie General Description
- Material is thin like an airplane blanket. It is a fleece fabric with less pile than the Slanket.
- Can't sit on cold surfaces because your back and bum are fully exposed.
- A little long for the average sized person.
- Doesn't stay on around your shoulder very well.
- Biggest issue is that there's no back to it and doesn't completely close or tie shut.
- Creates lots of static cling while wearing it.
- Piles badly after several washes.
Adult Snuggie 71x54 inches
Kids Snuggie is 42x54 inches
Other Shipping Info from Snuggie Site
I looked at the freesnuggie.com site and it looks like they have a order tracking link now. So if you can’t get through on the phone with a real person you can still check the status of your order.
In Oct 2008, there has been a report of Snuggies Co shipping a product and not including any information in the box. On top of that the product was ordered in Oct and took two months for them to get the Snuggies. Then the colors were wrong. Anyway when they tried to return the product the zip code was wrong. Then they got on the phone to call the toll free number and they could not get through to a real person. Great first impression of a company!
Here's a Recent Consumer Reports Review
Below they put the Snuggie through some challenging tasks to see if it really lives up to the hype.
Still Want to Pick Up a Snuggie?
Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target
eBay - Various sizes, colors and types of Snuggies and child Snuglets.
Spiral Ring Snuggie Adjuster Reducer 3 Sizes NEW Clear Original Manufacturer
$5.80 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
Harry Potter Designer Series Full Body Comfy Snuggie Blanket FREE US SHIPPING
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
9 pc clothing lot for Female Sz Medium snuggie dress harness shirts
Time Remaining: 9h 41m
SNUGGIE Soft Fleece Blanket with Sleeves Pockets Cloud AS Seen on TV
$5.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 52m
SGA 5 20 11 San Francisco Giants Orange Snuggie
Time Remaining: 15h 53m
Spiral Ring Snuggie Adjuster Reducers NEW Spiral STAYS ON Ladies
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
NEW Batman Fleece Cozy Throw Snuggie Blanket Sleeves Costume Robe SOFT DC Comics
$20.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 18h 24m
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME Snuggie Blanket with Sleeves NEW IN BOX
Time Remaining: 5h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Sanrio Hello Kitty Robe Snuggie
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
BRAND NEW IN BOX Disney KINGDOM HEARTS Comfy Throw Blanket w Sleeves Snuggie
Time Remaining: 15h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 22m
New Disneys Alice in Wonderland Snuggie
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 25m
Don't Go Snuggieless This Christmas! Here is a Solution...
GetSnuggie.com has been having some problems with their latest Christmas deliveries. And some people are looking for alternate solutions. So whats a snuggie/slanket lover to do?Ok I know one thing from taking some sewing classes…. If you can sew, you could literally whip one of these babies up in a couple hours tops. Free Adult and Child Snuggie Pattern If you're interested in sewing up your own Snuggie, Sara Elliott was so nice to provide these patterns! Have a look right here. If you prefer to have a large pattern,
Other Snuggie/Slanket Alternatives - Introducing the Nuddle Blanket
Or if you want to spend a fortune on a very classy (only because she's posing with a glass of wine) looking form of the Snuggie/Slanket... I will now introduce the Nuddle Blanket! Ooh brother! Give me a break. They are charging $110 for it! It's main features are the openings for arms, cozy hand pocket and enclosed foot pocket. Why not just get a piece of fleecy fabric from the fabric store and cute holes in the arms?? Same thing!!
Introducing the Grim Reaper Snuggie
It's a rather creepy, avant-garde design made by an Icelandic designer Sruli Recht. It's called the Blankoat. The material is said made from the wool of inbred Icelandic sheep. Apparently no other wool in the world is warmer, lighter and more water-resistant. They mention that it is pretty warm. but somewhat itchy and the material is rough. By the way this design will set you back 250 euros! That's around $320 US dollars!
The Snuggie/Slanket debate is hopefully solved. I think I’ll skip the whole Snuggie purchase this year and just stick to my comfy sweat suit and some warm fuzzy slippers. Then I don’t have to rack my brain trying to figure out which one is a better buy! If anyone could shed some light on this debate I'd be more than happy to hear from you! You can leave a comment by clicking the link to the right. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!!