Product Type: Slanket in Homeware
Newest Review: ... the house was so cold. I swear by the slanket after that little experiment!!! The one thing it doesn't do is keep my feet warm but I ... more
No, no and no again.
Member Name: MagdaDH
Disadvantages: not versatile, silly
This is clearly a ''novelty product'' that caught on, and as my daughter has been mentioning it (she has a penchant for all things fluffy and soft that I sincerely hope she loses before becoming a teenager when it would make her and object of ridicule), I tried it out with an acquaintance who was gifted one by somebody.
As you can probably gather, it's a blanket (fleece, and quite nice to the touch, unlike some fleeces that remind you constantly that they were made of crude oil or something). However, instead of being a normal blanket, it's more of a robe - imagine a ginormous hospital nightie or a monk's habit with a backside opening... mind boggles.
It does feel warm, but I really, really, really cannot understand the point. A blanket can be used in a variety of ways, of which wrapping oneself in is only one (and I think a minor one). You can use it at night, to top up your duvet; you can sleep on it for extra padding; you can wrap it around your shoulders or cover yourslef with it at the front; you can spread it on the floor, a car seat or even grass for sitting or playing on. Even to built a den or hang in the window if you lack black-out curtains and your children tend to get up at dawn.
A slanket can be used in only one of the ways (the front-covering one), which I find extremely limited. I feel it's unnecessarily so, and not only encourages spending money on one-trick items but also probably make sit less likely for the ''wearer' to get up. I can also imagine people (children?) not bothering to take it off and dragging it downstairs, or to the kitchen or hall and the whole thing getting filthy in no time.
Also, for me personally the main time when I get cold WHILE REQUIRING USE OF MY HANDS is sitting at the computer at night, and the front-coverage makes no sense (though I think you can actually wear it back to front). But for that it's too long.
I don't quite understand this ''no constant fussing with the blanket'' tagline either. Surely most people above the age of about 3 are capable of wrapping themselves in a blanket if they so desire?
To top it all, it is more twee than just about anything short of crocheted loo-roll cover.
I now have realised that they make double ones.
Mind boggles even more.
Summary: Use a flipping blanket or put on a jumper.
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