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03. 10. 2009

Snuggie vs Slanket in the big blanket wars: Which side are you on?

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There's always some new trend every year that no-one could have anticipated. Who would have thought that 2009 would be the year of big ol' blankets? And yet... it is.

I'm not sure which came first, the Slanket or the Snuggie, but both are similarly large wearable blankets that have gathered a huge following as winter weather has cruelly continued into spring al over the northern hemisphere. Both big blankets come in a range of colors and both claim to keep you warmer than a traditional blanket (you remember - those things without arm holes?)

A New York Times reporter took the Snuggie (apparently it's "great for outdoors!") on a test run around Manhattan to see if wearable blankets are suitable attire for public, as well as private, places - read the results here.

Do you have a wearable blanket? Would you buy one? Or does it just look too silly? Let us know.
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Posted by Diane    Category: body | culture | wearables
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Comments (2)

Katherine:

I have slanket, but I haven't used it in a while because it is not warm enough :( And yeah, static is not good for me.

Veronika:

Buy a large bathrobe and turn it around ... simple, effective, cheap !

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