Snuggie finds a Coastal Living niche

SnuggieThe Snuggie, the silly television-advertised wearable blanket, has become the hottest item of the year.

It's on back order, and folks are clamoring for this unique outer garment that some call a blanket with sleeves.

Now it turns out, Snuggies aren't just for TV watchers or sports spectators.

Chicago is sponsoring a Snuggie pub crawl on April 18. New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are also planning similar events. All these coastal cities can get a bit chilly, so the Snuggie would seem to be the perfect evening wear.

But why limit it to bar hopping? A Snuggie would be great on the beach too. It practically seems designed for a cruise ship deck, or even sleeping in an airport if you've missed the last flight of the night.

Perhaps the Snuggie is really the ultimate travel accessory.

Have you joined the cult of the Snuggie? Let us know in the comments below.


  1. Cynthia Zabin

    Hey Larry,
    Though I have no personal snuggie coastal experience to add, I will say that I have been tempted on numerous occasions to pick up that phone and purchase two for the price of one (for each of my daughters)! She who hesitates…

    February 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm
  2. Alexandra

    It’s so clear to see in the commercial that it doesn’t close on your back, so your back is unprotected. This thing doesn’t make sense. A thick jacket or sweater and warm pants make more sense to me. As Seen on TV items never seem to function right.

    February 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  3. Tracey Eaton

    I told my wife that she’s welcome to shoot me in the head if she ever catches me draped in a Snuggie.

    February 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm
  4. Larry Bleiberg

    Wow, If only I could buy Snuggie stock, I’d have this economic downturn beat!
    I’d like to try one one myself, but afraid I’d look like Obi-Wan Kenobi or a Benedictine monk.

    February 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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