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The Slanket - The Best Of The Sleeved Blankets

Updated on November 24, 2013

The Slanket A Great Gift Idea For Keeping Warm

The Slanket is a great gift idea for the Winter season, especially for someone who feels the cold.

No let me tell you all about the Slanket, which I can do from experience, as I bought one for my wife 18 months ago, and she wouldn't be without it. This is a review of one of the best purchases that I have ever made, and my wife will back me up on that, since she is the one who wouldn't be without it.

There is nothing like being cold, especially when you are sitting in the living room watching television, and sometimes no matter how high you turn the heating up, it makes no difference, except to your energy bills.

The Slanket, which is a blanket with sleeves, is the perfect solution, because it covers you from head to foot, and it's a nice thick heavy blanket too, not one of the thin fleecy ones that you often see advertised on television, and which don't really compare as I will show you later on this page.

The Slanket image above is from Amazon.com, who sell a wide range of Slankets in lots of different colors.

Slanket Reviews

The Slanket vs The Snuggie - which sleeved blanket is the best?

There are now a few makes of sleeved blanket on the market, but the most popular are the Slanket and the Snuggie.

The Snuggie is the best known of the two, having been advertised extensively on television on the shopping channels and As Seen On TV. It is the cheaper of the two, retailing on Amazon.com currently at around $9.99 as compared with $29.99 for the Slanket, but it is also very much the lesser of the two.

A March 2009 review on Gizmodo has the following to say about the Slanket:

By comparison, the same review says this about the Snuggie:

The Gizmodo review also covers the "Blankoat" which costs an arm and a leg at over $100 and concludes as follows:

Another detailed independent review of Sleeved Blankets by Daily Finance in November 2011 pronounced :

The evidence is there - which Sleeved Blanked do you prefer?

Your Thoughts About Sleeved Blankets?

Do you have a Sleeved Blanket? If so, is it a Slanket, a Snuggie or something else? Do you use a regular blanket or throw when you are sitting on the couch? Do you even see the need for a Sleeved Blanket?

What do you think about Sleeved Blankets?

I think they are a great idea

I think they are a great idea

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    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Wakerra LM: For some people sleeved blankets are a fad, for others a complete waste of money, and yet as with everything there are people who just can't live without them. That's my wife with her Slanket.

    • Wakerra LM 4 years ago

      my parents got me a Snuggie for X-mas, I was all "Really?" cause I just despised the commercials. I think they always saw me carrying around my fleece blanket over my shoulders and back all the time so they figured I needed one. Its actually not a bad design, and unlike the commercials tend to make one think, its not a full covering "gown". Despite its "one size fits all" my Snuggie is actually pretty long on me, but I find it easiest to wear it from behind like a robe.

      Though the Snuggie has left a bid of a Faddish feel, its design is quite ingenious, and by looks of it, has inspired improvements/other designs.

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Nancy Hardin: That is so true about the Snuggie, it is very thin and much smaller. It's best used as a blanket in a car really, or if you are snuggled up and reading in bed maybe, but it won't cover your whole body like a Slanket. If the air is dry you can also get static off a Snuggie, but we have never had that with the Slanket.

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @LisaAuch1: How funny. I had seen they made them for dogs, but hadn't found anyone who had bought them. Even some dogs get cold though, I think it's a great idea.

    • Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      Love them! in fact every member of the family has one, and we bought the dog one! (I kid you not!)

    • Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Someone got me a Snuggie for Christmas, because I seem to be extra-cold this winter. I must say, when I hold the Snuggie up it's so thin, I can see right through it. So your review is obviously right on the money about that. I wouldn't hurt the person who gave it to me so of course, I've said nothing. But I wish she'd saved her money, since it doesn't do the job of keeping me warm at all.

    • Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      I bought my Step Mum one for Christmas and she loves it (so she tells me)

    • poutine 4 years ago

      Great idea for cold nights.

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @ismeedee: Definitely nice and snuggly. My wife is sitting next to me right now wrapped up in hers.

    • ismeedee 4 years ago

      They are a wonderful way to keep the heating bills down!! And so snuggly!

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @AmandaTWaH: I agree the name is a bit corny, but the Slanket is worth every penny. Debbie si sitting next to me now with her Slanket on. 18 months old, been through the washer/drier many times and still as good as new.

    • flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      I think I need one of these!

    • AmandaTWaH 4 years ago

      I have a Snuggie and while I like it, they wear out too quickly and aren't thick enough for very cold days. I'm going to have to look into the Slanket! The biggest drawback is that the name isn't quite as fun to say as "Snuggie" lol.

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I bought a Slanket for my wife over a year ago and she uses it all the time. It's been in the wash dozens of times, and still as good as new - it hasn't shrunk or faded. These are excellent value and well worth paying a bit extra.

    I think they are a waste of money

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      • Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

        hmmm sorry but I'd stick with my extra long extra wide and totally old wool sweater. No sleeved blankets for me

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          Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @Frischy: My wife uses hers all the time. They really are good.

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          Frischy 3 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          This would be great to use while writing Squidoo articles! My hands would be free for typing. I like this idea!

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          writerkath 3 years ago

          I could use one of these right now! It's 15 degrees (F) here, blowing snow... brrr!

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          Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @KimGiancaterino: It really is a lot better, Debbie's is still just like new after 2 years of almost daily use. The Snuggie isn't much better than the travel rugs you get for the car really.

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          KimGiancaterino 3 years ago

          I move around too much for one of these, but can see now that the Slanket outperforms the Snuggie by a long shot. Color options are nice too!

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          Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @Nancy Hardin: Thanks Nancy, very kind of you. The Slanket is perfect for any occasion when you feel cold, and sometimes cranking up the heating on a cold day does nothing more than run up huge energy bills, it doesn't always make you feel warm. The best solution is to wear something that keeps your body warmth in, and the Slanket does this, plus it keeps your arms free for reading, using a laptop/tablet, or even holding hands.

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          Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

          Las Vegas has had a very cold winter this year, and I sure could have used a Slanket. I like your review and the testimonials. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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          Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

          Sure looks warm and cozy.

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          carolinarobin 4 years ago

          I love these things. I got one for Christmas and I use it on those rainy days laying around on the couch watching mindless tv

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          Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @robertzimmerman2: Handy for when you do get a cold spell in Florida, but fortunately they don't last too long.

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          Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @Mamabyrd: They would be definitely great for keeping the chill off late in the season. I used to go to Notre Dame tailgates in Indiana and once the cold weather hit, sometimes sitting outside by an RV watching TV on campus all through the game, it used to get a bit nippy.

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          Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @RhondaAlbom: Thanks Rhonda. It's definitely been a rotten summer in the UK, it's rarely got better since we saw you, and it's frequently been worse. Debbie would not be without her Slanket, that's for sure, probably the best value gift I have ever got her.

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          Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

          Debbie is a lucky girl! I have a competitive product and also wouldn't be without it in winter (and could have used it when I was in the UK). This slanket looks so much better than what I have. Great review. blessed.

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          Mamabyrd 4 years ago

          It is football season here in west Texas. Slankets would be perfect for football games and tailgate parties.

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          Robert Zimmerman 4 years ago from SE Florida, USA

          I can only imagine needing one of these where we live. I would have to turn the A/C down as low as it could go! Great idea for cold climes though, I hope everyone up north buys one!