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Social Circle: Your thoughts on Snuggies / Slankets?


Baby, it's been really cold outside and at least one of the OnMilwaukee.com owners call this "Snuggie weather." (Hint: It's not Jeff Sherman.)

Hence, the Social Circle question of the week revolved around these iconic, as-seen-on-TV sleeved blankets – which have been marketed by various brands such as the Slanket, Snuggler, Doojoo and Toasty Wrap.

OnMilwaukee.com asked the group what their thoughts were on sleeved blankets. Do people still wear them? Do they love them? Hate? Find them entirely "too 2009" to even comment?

Here are the responses and feel free to post yours via the Talkback feature.

Kory Beavers: "I was given a knock-off one (much softer) for Christmas two years ago and I love it! Use it kind of like a robe."

Patrick Davies: "I put a Snuggie out in my rummage sale for free and it didn't sell. It's probably still at the Goodwill store if you're interested."

J. Celeste: "I love the idea of them. I own a Snuggie, but I always go back to a blanket."

Laura Fefferman: "I've been using mine as a couch cover!"

Jason Groves: "I want to be buried in mine."

Charles D. Hill: "Never tried it but I smoke and would most likely end up in flames."

Deb Hurd: "Yes, you can wear a robe backwards – but robes are not long enough to cover your feet. I love mine!"

Paul Kennedy: "I prefer a single tube sock. I call it a Skankie."

Tammy Kolbe: "Not for me. I pee too much to be climbing out of that sucker all the time. I considered it from Santa because my son is always cold like me – but all I've seen are Ninja Turtles for boys, which he could care less about those characters."

Lisa Krolasik: "I don't even know what those are."

Al McCracken: "Best idea ever."

Jenna Maguire: "I have a Ninja Turtles Snuggie that I still use. It's rad."

Jennifer Mahan: "Still loving mine in the winter months for sitting and reading."

Scott Mizzen: "#dead."

Erin Nevicosi: "I have a pink Slanket that I got for Christmas 2009 (ha!) and on the rare occasion I have time to watch TV these days, I still looooove to cover up in it!"

Christina Poth: "I received a thick plush lavender one a few years ago as a joke. I use it almost everyday. It's even got a foot pocket. It makes weekend nap time epic!"

Lindsay Puetz: "I received a re-gifted leopard-print Snuggie from a friend who got it for Hanukkah and did not feel its vibe. I beg to differ! It is perfect for snuggling up and solving crimes or playing video games in my spare time and my mom is jealous, so I know it's awesome."

Julie Ragland: "Isn't it just a robe that you wear backward?"

Dana Renee: "I want one."

Nicky Revv: "I'm a smoker. That material and I do not mesh well."

Tia Simoni: "I have a big walking-in blanket with sleeves. It's pink and in the shape of a giant bathrobe with a zipper. I still don't get the appeal of the Snuggie."

Jen Skladanek: "I would totally wear one! My house is drafty!"

Corey Webster: "A cold night, or I am sick and my Bucky Badger Snuggie is on! Love it."

Alice Wilson: "I love my leopard print Snuggie!"

Patty Zastrow-Jankowski: "I wish! Snuggies are totally banned from the Zastrow-Jankowski household, along with glitter. The husband says "'nuggies are stupid. If you want a Snuggie, wear your robe backwards.'"

Dustin Zick: "I bought my first Slanket a month ago: A Milwaukee Brewers one for work, and a Batman one for home. After years of mocking them I still find them ridiculous, but when you're freezing and need to use your hands, they actually are quite practical. Sure, you could just wear a robe backwards, but that's not how you're supposed to wear a robe."

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