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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?

Not Forgetting The UK!

If you live in the UK you can still buy a Slanket from Amazon.co.uk

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    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      4 years ago from Southampton, UK

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

    • Frischy profile image

      Frischy 

      4 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!

    • writerkath profile image

      writerkath 

      4 years ago

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

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      4 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.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 

      4 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!

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      5 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 

      5 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.

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 

      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Sure looks warm and cozy.

    • carolinarobin profile image

      carolinarobin 

      5 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

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      5 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.

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      5 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.

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      5 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.

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      5 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 

      5 years ago

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

    • robertzimmerman2 profile image

      Robert Zimmerman 

      5 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!

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