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We Try It: The Slanket

Readers, I’m cold all the time.  I wear long sleeves in the summer, and Indiana summers are a bit like living in America’s sweaty jock strap.  Come winter, I wear lots of layers and wrap myself in quilts.  Being as I’m also stingy, I like to keep the thermostat set low in the winter.   I’m a study in duality.

The other day, as I was going shopping with my dad, I found a Slanket at a discount store for $5.   If you haven’t been introduced to the Slanket, it’s the cheaper, trashier cousin of the Snuggie.   Since I’m here alone all day, and the only person I might see is the UPS guy, I feel no shame in rocking a blanket with sleeves.   My Slanket is a lovely shade of early 90’s hunter green and it’s made of fairly thick fleece.  I tossed it in the washer the day I brought it home to wash off the discount store smell and it fluffed up a bit, plus now it smells like Downey.

People, I am warmer than I’ve been in years.  I may look like a giant green Fraggle, but I am a toasty Fraggle.   Paired with my uniform of wool socks and flannel pajama pants, this may be the perfect blogger ensemble.   My cats agree, whenever I’m wrapped up in this monstrosity there’s one under the puddle of Slanket on the floor and one in my lap.  As a result, my Slanket is enhanced by a layer of cat fur.

Giant blankets with sleeves are not for everyone, but I’m holding on to mine until someone pries it from my cold, dead hands.  Slanket 4evah.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

One reply on “We Try It: The Slanket”

I couldn’t agree more. I fit all the crazy cat lady stereotypes when I bought my Slanket – I purchased it from QVC. However, my reasons were solid. I have the coldest hands and feet known to man and my Slanket came with a pocket on the front and an interior pocket at the bottom for my feet. It’s the coziest thing I’ve ever curled up into in my life and whenever I’m using it, the dog and cats battle for a spot. Best purchase ever.

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