The Blanket With Sleeves


The newsroom was in an uproar yesterday because someone brought a Snuggie they’d purchased. As this person tells it, she bought it as a gag gift, but then tried it and immediately became a Snuggie believer.

So we watched her little fashion show, during which she modeled what the product’s makers describe as the blanket that has sleeves.&nbsp  And looking at it in person, I realized that it’s essentially nothing more than a bathrobe that you wear backwards!

And they’ve sold something like 4 million of them.

I don’t have a bathrobe at the moment.&nbsp  The one that I had wore out a good while back.&nbsp  But I do have a little throw blanket that I picked up at Walmart a while back for about four bucks.

If I did have a bathrobe, and I was chilly, yet I wanted to read a book or watch TV and have a blanket and be able to have my hands outside of it, I’d just grab the robe, put it on backwards, a voila!

The only drawback is that if I didn’t buy the Snuggie, I wouldn’t get that nifty little book light for free.


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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.


  • Patrick, how funny that you found this. My father, who usually doesn’t do the direct Christmas and birthday shopping, found this in a catalogue and bought one for me.

    It is very interesting and I would probably use it… but my brain, which clearly isn’t wired like most, can’t seem to “read” it. It’s confusing. It’s backwards; okay, that I can see. But when you hold it up to put it on, it is a diaphanous piece of fabric with funny placement for arms and a pocket for the feet. But I really have a hard time figuring out what end goes where. I’ll have Luis take some images, you may see what I mean.

    Then again, maybe if I had a normal brain, I’d look right at it and know what to do.


  • That’s what Leno said – “just put your robe on backwards.” The commercial shows the family outside around a fireput with marshmellows, like “Welcome to the Inquisition” time.

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