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Are Snuggies really snug?

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009, at 9:16 AM

Has anyone bought the Snuggie that they advertise on TV? They are basically blankets with sleeves. I saw one commercial where all of these people are sitting on bleachers while wearing Snuggies, and then they jump up to yell. It made me wonder how cold they are while sitting and standing, because the things are open down the back - like hospital gowns.

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I haven't tried one but the look like they just put their house robe on backwards to me.

But somebody sure has made a lot of money on those backward housecoats :>)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 9:31 AM

I haven't tried the Snuggies but I have seen Cato's version in action.

Dumb old me didn't know you put 'em on backwards,at first,so they didn't seem to fit right.

After a chagrin-filled "Duh!" moment,they seemed just fine for lounging without a lot of fabric to bunch up in the back and plenty to cover the feet.

As I understand it,the Snugglie was invented by a boy freezing his assets off in his dorm room.

He needed something to keep him warm yet let him read,type or whatever without having to fool with a blanket.

I'd guess it would come in handy for doing needlework or sleeping without the covers falling off or having to free legs from a sleeping bag.

Santa may bring me a backward housecoat of some kind.

Until then,I'll dream it's covering me in an Elderhostel or on a bus,train or plane somewhere exotic in the wee hours of the morning.

I WON'T imagine myself tripping over the foot of excess fabric at the bottom as I try to navigate bleachers and stairs.

But,a deck chair on a fog-shrouded liner and a mug of hot tea sounds like the perfect accompaniment for one of these sleeved blankets.

(Or,staying up all night in a cold,damp barn waiting to play midwife to some critter.)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 11:04 AM

They sell the official snuggie at Wal-Mart now. I saw them as I was standing in the check-out.

I personally don't see the point of them, but to each their own, I suppose.

-- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 11:30 AM

Before "Snuggies" there was "Slankets", which looked the same. I suspect that the name was a drawback. The problems with them is when one has to walk; you have to pull up the end so that there is no tripping, which would be hard to do if one is carrying something. The fashionista think that they ought to be banned; what is wrong with a warm robe and fuzzy slippers.

-- Posted by Tyger on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 3:12 PM

Give me baggy fleece sweats any day! That's my official home wear and sleepwear from now until the last frost.

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 3:29 PM

I've been staying warm (even in summer) by having my critters pile on top of me while I try to relax.

A thirteen ounce kitten,two pounds of bunny,etc. ain't so bad.

Try 250 pounds of dog.

(Two at roughly 85 pounds and two at about 35 pounds.)

They can generate a lot of heat.

Snuggies,Slankets,etc. may be warm but I bet they don't share your meals or give free spa treatments: (facials and full body massage).

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 6:33 PM

quantumcat, I liked the idea of a "deck chair on a fog-shrouded liner and a mug of hot tea."

Today I looked through a Plow and Hearth catalog & saw something similar to a Snuggie except it is enclosed in the back & has a front zipper. The best thing is it has cuffs around the wrists & ankles. The worst thing is that a female would have to completely remove it to go to the restroom. Evidently it's for home wear only.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 11:06 PM

I have one, it is really thin, and I really could do with out it. And yes, it does look like my bathrobe is on backwards!

-- Posted by Amanda Flynn on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 12:13 PM

I have even seen snuggies for pets, but would anyone actually admit to buying one?

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 5:44 PM

I haven't seen any for larger pets.

(Horse Slankets,anyone?)

It sounds as if it might be good for shorn or short-haired pets or to keep an animal from over-licking or chewing on itself.

Such a covering might protect a critter who'd lost fur due to an allergy or whatever until their coat grew back.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Nov 18, 2009, at 3:25 AM

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