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A TV reporter in Grand Rapids, Mich., tries out the Snuggie and finds it to be cozy enough, but dislikes the static that the Snuggie creates and the fact that it doesn't stay in place. Snuggie reviews on retail sites Amazon.com and Walgreens.com are a bit mixed, with some loving the coziness of their Snuggie and some finding it to be inferior to blankets. Contributors to InfomercialRatings.com were also mixed in their reviews; some love being in the Snuggie club, while others fail to see the appeal.
Lauren Stanton puts the Snuggie to the test and finds it to be cozy enough for indoor activities, but due to the thinness of the fleece and the fact that it has no back, it's too cold for outdoors, she adds. One of Stanton's friends describes the Snuggie to her as "like a fuzzy hospital robe." The Snuggie also had a tendency to slide off her shoulders and caused a lot of static electricity. Stanton decides she prefers using a regular blanket.
In a four-way matchup of wearable blankets, the Snuggie is lambasted as too thin, too prone to static and not long enough. Reviewer Jason Chen simply writes, "Don't buy this." The competing Slanket emerges as the better choice, with more generous sleeves and thicker fabric.
More than 20 customers review the Snuggie on Amazon.com, and while a couple find it to be comfortable enough for curling up in at home, most users are displeased. Among the common complaints users report: The fleece used for the Snuggie is too thin and not warm enough, the sleeves are too long and get in the way, and it's hard to keep in place and constantly slides off the body. Most say they fail to see what makes the Snuggie superior to a regular blanket or bathrobe.
Customer reviews on Walgreens.com are a bit more positive about the Snuggie. Most find it to be warm and comfortable enough for using around the house, though some cite "unattractive design" as a drawback. One user in particular calls the Snuggie "silly," and says you might as well your robe backwards. A handful of customers say that the fleece is too thin and creates a lot of static.
Reviewers on InfomercialRatings.com are split in the middle on their opinion of the Snuggie. Half of them are perfectly happy with how warm it keeps them while relaxing at home. The other half say the fleece is too thin and it doesn't stay in place easily.