Lounge Off: Slanket Vs. Snuggie 14

A couple of friends (who happen to be a couple) expressed a good deal of interest in the Slanket vs Snuggie review, so I sent them a test kit to run through the paces. They delivered more than I’d dared hope for. If they’re game, I may just impose upon them again. Their payment? They got to keep the merchandise.

Just in case you haven’t been following the thread (how could you? I thought we had something), I’ve been circling this issue for weeks. As follows:

And one more link, if you can stand it: The Difference Between The Slanket and Snuggie

The Vital Stats:

Didn't Ashcroft do something similar at the DOJ?

Didn't Ashcroft do something similar at the DOJ?

Slanket dimensions:

  • length to floor: 76 inches (top of arm hole to bottom)
  • blanket width: 60 inches
  • collar length: 18 inches
  • sleeve length: 29 inches
  • weight: 3.8 lbs
  • color tested: forest green

Snuggie dimensions:

  • length to floor: 64 inches (top of arm hole to bottom)
  • blanket width: 54 inches
  • collar length: 8 inches
  • sleeve length: 29 inches
  • weight: 1.4 lbs
  • color tested: royal blue

Visual Inspection

As you can see, the Slanket is a much more substantial product.  As fleece goes, the Slanket is thick, heavy and plush.  The Snuggie is thin and of visibly lower quality than the Slanket. Maybe that is why it comes with a free book light.

Charge! Static?

Now, with more feline.

Yes, please! Slanket wins the lesser-of-two-evils award in the static category.  The Snuggie is made of the same material as the “car blankets” you can find at CVS for five bucks.  As such, it can generate enough static electricity to blow your cat across the room. [editor’s note: no cats were harmed in the making of this blog post]

Would you leave the house in your Snuggie/Slanket?

Hell, no! Maybe if I were 15 years younger and it meant I’d get free beer (kudos to the Snuggie pub crawlers) but those days are long gone.  But if you HAD to leave the house, take the Snuggie over the Slanket.  The Slanket is too heavy and large for maneuvering, being so long that a face-plant into the carpet is in your future.  The Snuggie wins the mobility contest.

Are the Snuggie/Slanket sleeves effective?

Yes, both models keep your arms free for what is important: channel surfing, text messaging, cat loving and wine sipping. Sleeves are long enough to keep you warm while you work on your couch tasks.

The Slanket is an actual blanket with sleeves and lives up to its name.  The Snuggie is less of a blanket and more of a backwards robe.

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