For months now, I’ve been hearing about this thing called a Snuggie. I’ve never seen one in real life, but I read so much about them on enough blogs, Twitter, and Facebook that I finally went to the website and poked around for five minutes did some serious research.
Wow, that is, um, interesting. It’s basically a wardrobe for couch potatoes.
What I cannot figure out is if the Snuggie has velcro or something that makes it close in the back so that you don’t get a cold draft down your neck and further. I mean, what’s the point of this thing if you can’t get 100% coverage with no cool breezes?
I will say this, I love the video, which I ended up watching twice — with the sound off. I am sure that the music sucked and the narrative was crappy, plus I was too focused on the acting, which was so. very. bad.
If you get a moment, check out the photo on the Snuggie main web page — the one with a man and a woman wearing his ‘n’ her’s Snuggies and then snuggling together on their sofa.
Awww, how sweet.
Pete and I are scheduled to wear his ‘n’ her Snuggies on the 13th of Never.
Not even the Snuggie Sutra will convince me otherwise.
On a related note, around the time I decided to write this post, I heard about a similar (okay, identical) product called the Slanket.
Think about that for a moment.
Doesn’t that just sound like something nasty you might pick up in a third world country?
“Dude, I wish I could come surfing with you, but I’m still getting over this bad case of slankets that I got in Gabon.”
See what I mean?
How in the hell did they come up with that name?
sloppy + blanket?
slothful + blanket?
sluggish + blanket?
Pete posited that it was sleepy + blanket. Based on my research, I’m thinking it might be sleeves + blanket, but I’m still not sure.
No matter what, I don’t think either a Snuggie or a Slanket is for for me. Because I just know that wearing one would put me one loaded nacho away from watching reality TV and welcoming Sloth and other vices into my life. This excellent article at The Gawker says it better than I can.
Seriously though, if you are thinking about getting a Snuggie or Slanket and need an erudite comparison of the two, from what I’ve read, the Slanket is the better buy, even though it’s more expensive, because the fleece is thicker and warmer and the product provides better coverage, particularly for taller or larger people.
So tell me, where are you on the Snuggie/Slanket spectrum? Do you have one? Do you secretly want one?
Really? Do I even have to add the disclaimer here that I am not employed by the companies mentioned, nor was I paid talk about their products?
Oh yeah, and don’t forget about that giveaway I have going on this week. It has been interesting to see how many lurkers have come out of the closet since I’m giving away stuff. Apparently, I have to buy your comment love.