Snuggie versus Slanket – The Debate Rages On

by Theresa on December 16, 2008 · 35 comments

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.

Help! I'm drowning in my Slanket!

Help! I'm drowning in my Slanket!

**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.

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Slanket Sizes
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?
www.qvc.com
www.theslanket.com
Ebay - Various sized Slankets


The Travel Slanket Camel
The Travel Slanket Camel
$16.99
Time Remaining: 22d 8h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

Green Slanket Blanket with Sleeves
Green Slanket Blanket with Sleeves
$30.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

Slanket for Kids Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 44 X 68 inches
Slanket for Kids Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 44 X 68 inches
$12.95
Time Remaining: 15h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

Slanket Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 60 X 95 inches Throw Blanket
Slanket Fleece Blanket with Sleeves 60 X 95 inches Throw Blanket
$12.95
Time Remaining: 14h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

TOY STORY THE SLANKET NIP
TOY STORY THE SLANKET NIP
$17.99
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99

The Slanket 48x48 Repeat Print Youth Blanket
The Slanket 48x48 Repeat Print Youth Blanket
$6.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

Koala blanket by slanket
Koala blanket by slanket
$13.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $13.00

The Travel Slanket Camel
The Travel Slanket Camel
$35.99
Time Remaining: 17d 23h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $35.99

The Slanket Reversible Oversized 60 X 85 Fleece  Plush Blanket With Sleeves
The Slanket Reversible Oversized 60 X 85 Fleece Plush Blanket With Sleeves
$35.88
Time Remaining: 14d 9h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $35.88

The Slanket Chocolate Brown Fleece Blanket and Wearable Throw
The Slanket Chocolate Brown Fleece Blanket and Wearable Throw
$39.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 6m

The Slanket Kids Impending Bloom
The Slanket Kids Impending Bloom
$27.99
Time Remaining: 20d 15h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $27.99

NICKELODEONS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS SLANKET BLANKET WITH SLEEVES NEW IN BAG
NICKELODEONS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS SLANKET BLANKET WITH SLEEVES NEW IN BAG
$14.95
Time Remaining: 24d 18h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95

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.


McCalls Misses Comfy Blanket Snuggi Loungewear Pattern 5970 UNCUT
McCalls Misses Comfy Blanket Snuggi Loungewear Pattern 5970 UNCUT
$5.98
Time Remaining: 14d 11h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $5.98

NEW Uncut McCalls Sewing Pattern M5970 Easy Comfy Blanket Snuggle Cozy 3 Sizes
NEW Uncut McCalls Sewing Pattern M5970 Easy Comfy Blanket Snuggle Cozy 3 Sizes
$4.04
Time Remaining: 14d 15h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $4.04

Mccalls pattern MP324 comfy blanket uncut size osz
Mccalls pattern MP324 comfy blanket uncut size osz
$4.99
Time Remaining: 10d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99

McCalls Childs Girls Pets Dog 1 Hour Comfy Blanket Like a Snuggi Pattern 6174 UC
McCalls Childs Girls Pets Dog 1 Hour Comfy Blanket Like a Snuggi Pattern 6174 UC
$5.98
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $5.98

MCCALLS COMFY BLANKET PATTERN MP324
MCCALLS COMFY BLANKET PATTERN MP324
$3.95
Time Remaining: 25d 15h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $3.95

McCalls M5970 Pattern Comfy Blanket in 3 Lengths
McCalls M5970 Pattern Comfy Blanket in 3 Lengths
$6.29
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $6.29

2 Easy Pattern 2111 BATH WRAP  HEAD BAND MP324 Comfy blanket with sleeves
2 Easy Pattern 2111 BATH WRAP HEAD BAND MP324 Comfy blanket with sleeves
$10.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

MCCALLS PATTERN P270 MISSES COMFY COZY HATS + SCARVES + TOTE + BLANKET UNCUT
MCCALLS PATTERN P270 MISSES COMFY COZY HATS + SCARVES + TOTE + BLANKET UNCUT
$7.50
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $7.50

McCalls Sewing Pattern M5970 Womens Mens Kids Comfy Blanket Lounge wear 5970
McCalls Sewing Pattern M5970 Womens Mens Kids Comfy Blanket Lounge wear 5970
$5.49
Time Remaining: 10d 18h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $5.49

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

Here's what the Slanket back looks like.

Here's what the Slanket back looks like.

**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.

Sizes
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?

www.getsnuggie.com, www.freesnuggie.com
Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target
eBay - Various sizes, colors and types of Snuggies and child Snuglets.


SNUGGIE The Blanket W Sleeves This One Has Pockets Too NEW in Box
SNUGGIE The Blanket W Sleeves This One Has Pockets Too NEW in Box
$10.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 21m

Snuggie Blanket Blue with Sleeves BRAND NEW
Snuggie Blanket Blue with Sleeves BRAND NEW
$8.50
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

10 PC Dog clothng lot for Male Sz Medium sweater snuggie coat used canine
10 PC Dog clothng lot for Male Sz Medium sweater snuggie coat used canine
$18.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 40m

10 PC Dog clothes lot for Male Sz Medium sweater coat hoodie snuggie used
10 PC Dog clothes lot for Male Sz Medium sweater coat hoodie snuggie used
$18.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 55m

Harry Potter Designer Series Full Body Comfy Snuggie Blanket FREE US SHIPPING
Harry Potter Designer Series Full Body Comfy Snuggie Blanket FREE US SHIPPING
$29.99
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

BRAND NEW Snug Rug Kids Deluxe Coral Fleece Snuggie Couch Blanket
BRAND NEW Snug Rug Kids Deluxe Coral Fleece Snuggie Couch Blanket
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 27m

Los Angeles Dodgers Fleece Sleeved Blanket Snuggie 9 23 14 NEW SEALED
Los Angeles Dodgers Fleece Sleeved Blanket Snuggie 9 23 14 NEW SEALED
$4.40 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 46m

Camouflage Snuggie
Camouflage Snuggie
$9.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $9.00

Street Fighter IV 4 Colorful RARE Snuggie Blanket 2009
Street Fighter IV 4 Colorful RARE Snuggie Blanket 2009
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 44m

EUC BOYS GIRLS KIDS YOUTH SPONGEBOB SNUGGIE ROBE THROW FLEECE ONE SIZE 8 10
EUC BOYS GIRLS KIDS YOUTH SPONGEBOB SNUGGIE ROBE THROW FLEECE ONE SIZE 8 10
$4.99
Time Remaining: 20h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Snuggie Neon Green Blanket with Sleeves for kids BRAND NEW
Snuggie Neon Green Blanket with Sleeves for kids BRAND NEW
$9.99
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

11 pc GIFT lot DOG Clothes SMALL Pink SNUGGIE Jacket SWEATERS Costume FRAME Book
11 pc GIFT lot DOG Clothes SMALL Pink SNUGGIE Jacket SWEATERS Costume FRAME Book
$24.99
Time Remaining: 20h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $32.99

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!!

Nuddle Blanket Costs a Whopping $110!

Introducing the Grim Reaper Snuggie

Look like the Grim Reaper in a Blankoat

Look like the Grim Reaper in a Blankoat

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!!

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1 William L December 27, 2008

I don’t know anything about the snuggie, that’s what i was checking on, but i have a deluxe slanket, and although the dimensions on it are different than the one you’re showing (62″x66″) I find it to be extremely comfortable, although it’s not quite long enough to cover my feet.

2 Theresa December 28, 2008

Thanks so much for your comment Will! I didn’t realize that they are also selling different sized Slankets! Yeah the one you got is quite small…

It’s quite confusing because on slanket.com and on asseenontv.com they offer the large 97″x58″ size.Then when you go to QVC.com I see one that may be a womens size that is around 62″x66″.

You may have already looked there but if you go to QVC.com and type Slanket in the search box, it comes up with three different Slanket sizes. The two smaller ones are womens Slankets and larger is the wearable Slanket. Not sure why they don’t sell those on the Slanket site! No wonder everyone is confused.

On top of that there’s the Snuggie but I honestly looked everywhere and could not find the dimensions on that one.

3 Snuggie is not great January 13, 2009

I just got my Snuggie and it’s really nothing that special. It’s made of quite a thin flannel type material whcih is actually quite soft and warm. Although the problem is the length of it is longer when you stand up then when you’re lying down. So it’s not that great for walking around in. I wouldn’t have bought it had I known that you can’t walk around in the thing. Cheryl.

4 Theresa January 13, 2009

Thanks for your comment Cheryl…that’s really too bad. I’m sorry to hear that. So it’s basically more for lying on the couch then. That’s the thing with these warm, fuzzy infomercials… they really make you want to buy.

BTW Cheryl can I ask you what the dimensions of that Snuggie? There’s been so many others looking for this info. I could never get through to getsnuggie.com to ever find out.

5 Tammy January 25, 2009

I will have to find a tape measure to get Snuggie measurements for you…but I can tell you that as a short fat woman (5’3″ 330 lbs) the Snuggie isn’t worth it. It doesn’t go around to my back at the shoulders (very tight through the chest, can’t straighten up in it) and the sleeves are too tight at the arm holes. My 6′ husband says his doesn’t fit properly either…he can’t wear a shirt with any bulk to it underneath. Since he works in our basement at a computer, he needs all the layers he can get!

On the other hand, my 8 yr old daughter loves hers, and even sleeps with it on under her quilt. But then again, she’s swallowed up in it, being so young!

The lights that come with them are awesome, however!! lol

I have a Slanket (large) on “waitlist” at QVC in pink, ordered before Christmas. If it doesn’t come in before the waitlist is cancelled automatically, I’m getting a different color. I’ll let you know the side by side differences!

6 Theresa January 26, 2009

OMG Thank you sooo much for posting this! This is very helpful info!! Are you both going to be returning the Snuggies? Hopefully that won’t be a pain in the butt for you. One lady told me that the box that the Snuggie came in didn’t have a proper zip code for the return address. She used the one on the getsnuggie.com site.

Oh Tammy can I please ask you…is the back of the Snuggie all open? Does it tie up somehow in the back? I’m thinking that it just hangs somehow from the neck area. It’s crazy that they don’t share the dimensions of it or show the back.

Again thank you sooo much Tammy! Let me know if you get that one from QVC.

I just phoned AsSeenonTV.com and they told me and the official dimensions are 60″x100″ but this isn’t right. Tammy was nice enough to give us a measurement. Please see comment below.

Theresa

7 Theresa January 30, 2009

Hello everyone!

Tammy wrote back with this very helpful comment… I phoned asseenontv.com and asked them the dimensions of the Snuggie but the dimensions are not correct because Tammy owns one and just measured it. Here’s what she has to say.

The Snuggie is completely open in the back. nothing to tie or fasten it (I suppose the user could sew something on, but it should come that way, in my opinion.) I guess it’s expected that you’ll be leaning against something all the time, but it shows people on bleachers outside in the commercial! Hubby and I tried wearing them backwards, but the sleeves aren’t placed to adapt well to that, too close together. We’re not returning them, there’s plenty of smaller people we can give them to in the family. In fact, I have two yet to give to my parents, who aren’t as large as us.

Note: I paid the extra $5 a pair to get the heavier fabric which also comes with big square pockets in the front. Nice idea, but not too helpful if the darned things don’t fit ya!

I noticed yesterday while watching the infomercial from QVC that the Slanket seems to have the ability to wrap over one shoulder, like a scarf or cloak. That makes so much more sense to me; although I’m not sure how the average person can do that when it’s facing it’s proper way, towards the back! lol At least the extra fabric is available to do so!

I placed an order yesterday for the different colored one on QVC that I mentioned; it’s waitlisted also, in fact I checked and all colors are waitlisted! However, my pink one ordered is only w.l. until the 30th, so I decided to try for the other color to see if it will come in before it expires.

I just took measurements for the Snuggie: width at bottom is 54 inches, width between sleeves is just a hair under 17 inches (a men’s XL dress shirt measures 17 at the neck!) and the length from top to bottom is 74 inches, 59 1/2 from the bottom edge to the bottom of the arm hole.

Tammy

8 Claude January 30, 2009

The slanket and snuggie are just robes (backwards). DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

9 Tyler January 31, 2009

I have the Slanket and I use it all of the time. I am 5’7″ and it is plenty long and wide. When I walk around the house in it I wear it backwards so it’s kind of like a robe. The Slanket is so long that I have a “train” when I wear it backwards and my dog likes to chase it.

10 Theresa January 31, 2009

Your dog chases it.. haha that’s cute!

11 Julie February 4, 2009

RE: 1/30/09 1:26 a.m. comment about paying $5 more for heavier fabric and pockets — what product had that option and what website offered that?

12 Theresa February 5, 2009

Hi Julie! I believe that getsnuggie.com offers upgrades. As you go in to place your order they’ll ask you if you want to pay the extra $5 for the heavier fabric and pockets. Just beware that you can’t ever get through to a live person there and the company screwed up a lot of orders this Christmas. Especially 2 month waits for the Snuggie.

AsSeenOnTv.com also offers upgrades like this all the time. You can at least talk to a live person their which is good.You could probably verify with a customer service person to see if they also do the upgrade.

There’s also a site called TaylorsGifts,com which seems more friendlier and I believe you can talk to a real person. I get the impression that they actually care about their customers. :-) Just double check with them if they also do the upgrade. Hope this helps!

Update: If your still interested in getting a Snuggie, as of Feb 9th I’ve heard that one lady saw Snuggies in a Walgreens store for $15. If your interested in getting one it would save you a lot of hassle from having to buy it online! Double check to see if your local Walgreens has them.

13 Nicole March 1, 2009

O.k, I ordered my snuggie. I paid for it and I ordered it before 2008 Christmas!!! >:(. I NEVER GOT IT!!! I’m mad.

14 Theresa March 1, 2009

Oh my Lord! That’s a long wait and totally ridiculous…the frustrating thing is that you can’t ever talk to a live person. They have a major logistics problem there. Wondering if you can cancel your order and just pick one up at Walgreens…

BTW I heard back from Tammy and her Slanket..I wanted to post this for anyone who might be interested. They never sent her the pink color but shipped her a blue instead.

I rec’d my blue Slanket a week or two ago; I’ve been enjoying it ever since! It’s actually large enough to go around my rotund body, with enough left in the back (at the shoulders) to overlap itself! It’s long enough for me to wrap under my feet with a little left over. I’ve actually been using it to sleep with at night instead of a blanket as usual!

The sleeves are much more generous than the Snuggie’s, the width between them is better as well. The Slanket fabric is also much thicker (and I paid extra for the “heavier fabric” on the dumb Snuggies!)

All in all, I think the Slanket is much better quality. Just surf around until you find the least expensive source for them! (Mine was QVC, but they seem to have trouble keeping/getting them.)

15 Lois March 3, 2009

I just saw Snuggies at Bed,Bath and Beyond for $15.00. We have 4 in our house and while not the warmest blanket in the house we like them when watching movies.

16 Theresa March 3, 2009

Thanks for the update Lois!

17 Jason from NYC March 16, 2009

I am reposting this comment from another site…but think it is worth saying here….I know the founder of the Slanket and he is not a thief. He is a good guy who thought of an idea on his own and tried to figure out how to sell it. He started with just a few to his friends and family and then figured out a way to sell more. I just did some research and it does look like the Freedom Blanket was first, but I know he didn’t steal the idea. I would like to know if the Freedom Blanket had a website in 1998. Do we forget what the world was like 10 years ago…it wasn’t so easy to know what someone in NJ was doing up in Maine. Anyway, what are we talking about here? A blanket with sleeves!! I give props to Snuggie for obviously marketing better (hey Leno is talking about them) but I would suggest buying either a Slanket or a Freedom Blanket. From the reviews they are obviously better products than the Snuggie.

18 Theresa March 16, 2009

I know that Gary Cleggs a good guy…It’s crazy how everyone is ripping off the idea from everyone else. I feel so bad the original owner of Freedom Blanket. I’m sure he really feels cheated especially after Snuggie became a huge hit. The website at freedomblanket.com looks like it has a picture of the Snuggie on it though. But I do see a write up in the New York times here on freedom blanket right here…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/media/27adco.html?_r=2

Very interesting but kind of sad really. In 1998 that was when the internet started to take off. If they were positioned right and as you say marketed it better they would have done really well. You see so many As Seen on TV products with everyone trying to make knock off imitations of the original product.

Thanks for the update Jason.

19 Kate March 21, 2009

First – thanks for all the comments. I couldn’t find any comparisons like this elsewhere! :-) I need a blanket for plane travel and I was thinking of getting a snuggie or slanket.

Any recommendations on which is best (ie. size, compact, fabric weight?) Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks – K

20 Theresa March 22, 2009

Kate, I agree… all the comments are very helpful. I know how chilly it can get on planes and Tammy and the “Does it Work” test mentioned that the Snuggies isn’t really that warm. I would probably go with the 60″x95″ Slanket since its going to wrap around your body better and the fabric is much thicker and warmer. When you toss and turn in your seat… at least you’ll have plenty of length and width there! Although, I’m wondering if you can get away with getting the 66″x 62″ Slanket and then it won’t weigh as much.

I guess another issue would be weight…This larger 60′x95′ Slanket weighs 5lbs. They don’t give the weight for the 66″x62″ Slanket but I’d approximate it at probably 3lbs. The Snuggies weighs 2lbs. So I assume Slanket will be a bit bigger to fold up and store in your carry on which may not be good. I personally would go for warmth over weight, just for the comfort factor.

I think QVC would be your best bet to get the Slanket. You can go to qvc.com and put Slanket in the search and it comes up with pictures and videos of the three different sized Slankets. It’s $7 cheaper there than at Slanket.com. Hope this helps!

21 Pat October 17, 2009

I just bought 2 snuggies tonight the demensions on the one I got is 71×54. I purchased them in the mall at the as seen on tv store. I was disappointed that it does not close around the back. I now why the just show it siiting down. My son loves his he got the same demension the adult size and we were able to wrap it in such a way that it covers his back. Had I read these review I would of ordered the slanket instead. I will probably buy a slanket even though I have the snuggie.

22 Dez October 30, 2009

I dig the Grim Reaper drag, and, I am a wool professional, so I know the icelandic wool is awesome. But? Otherwise, instead of buying another “thing,” why not do what I’ve done for decades and just … drum roll … turn your favorite bathrobe around when you slouch on the couch?

23 Theresa October 31, 2009

Haha! Yeah the bathrobe would be much more comfy than that itchy wool…They definitely have strange fashions over in Iceland. :)

24 orangesugar November 12, 2009

You forgot the freedom blanket. Which according to legend made it’s debut before the snuggie or slanket. It is the OG of blankets with sleeves.

25 Allie December 29, 2009

I got a Snuggie last night, and it was very thin, not very warm. Our home has no heat right now, and the Snuggie didn’t help at all with keeping me warm. I have now had my mom go and get me a Slanket in hopes that it works better.

26 Theresa December 30, 2009

Allie, I know I agree the Snuggie is not all it’s cracked up to be. I can’t believe there’s so much hype about this thin little blanket it’s ridiculous! Doesn’t even keep you warm.

27 noella January 1, 2010

I’m very disappointed in the Snuggy, it doesn’t have a back, so it keeps falling off, it’s only useful if you’re lying down.

28 Susie January 12, 2010

I got my Slanket last Sunday at Marshall’s for (get this) $8.99 and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It’s thick, plush and soooo soft. They only had two left and now I wish I had bought the other. I wanted one for my husband, also, but the only color left was hot pink :o ). I found a “Cozy Wrap” for him at another store, which I imagine is comparable to a Snuggie because it’s lighter weight and not plush at all. It reminds me of a soft , thin felt. As for complaints about the Snuggies, Slankets, etc not having backs…that’s what robes are for, theses wraps are intended to be worn sitting or reclining and used as a blanet, but with the convenience of arms. I do agree that they should have at least a “latch” of sorts in the back to hold them on if we do get up for something.

29 suspicious January 27, 2010

seems like this site is solely to slander snuggie and make them sound terrible so you go and buy a slanket. I wonder who runs this webpage? I wonder if the comment will make it to the comment boards?

30 Theresa January 31, 2010

I’m not slandering the Snuggie! I try to be unbiased and over the past year, examining both pros and cons of the Snuggie vs Slanket debate, the Slanket is coming out on top! All comments are welcome. :)

31 thegeekmom October 29, 2010

Greetings and Aloha All,
You say a snuggli, and He says a slanket, doesn’t matter, we made our own. With Pockets for stuff. We took two twin flannel sheets and used a caftan pattern, we just made the bottom long and created our all purpose, and we have zip lock bags of goodies too, in the pockets, coverall. We used velcro at the bottom so that you can have it closed when you are on your comfy chair, and open when you need to get up for urgent matters. We have even used patchwork to create the patchwork kimono snugglie/slanket ( love the velcro and pockets). You can whip one up pretty quickly and your kids, friends, grandkids, etc. who live in places where it isn’t warm with tradewinds year round will love you and take care of you in your old age.
Basically think of a large rectangle with pockets ( you gotta have a place for your stuff) and sleeves, with velcro to close the bottom and voila you are good to go. Doesn’t matter your size (We made several out of king size flannel sheets for a friend in North Dakota) Just get your flannel, fleece, patches, etc. fire up the sewing machine and hot chocolate and make your own. Cashmere, fleece, flannel, knitted, crocheted socks are a nice addition to the snuggli/slanket whatever you want to call it.
Be Peaceful, Warm, and Prosper
Aloha from Hawaii

32 David B September 19, 2011

Okay, so I’m not biased in any way, and have used both products, and in my humble blanket-based opinion, I’d say that the Slanket wins hands down. Why? Because it is harder wearing, stands up better to cycles in the washing machine, it has thicker material, and it collects less static.

Just personal opinion :)

33 Bill October 24, 2011

I love the naked feeling all while being clothed!

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