Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Wearable Blanket
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When it comes to ultimate comfort, tossing on a blanket no longer cuts it when you can don a full-body wrap of sumptuous fleece and warm plush linings. Wearable blankets wrap you 360 degrees, but you’ll need to choose the right one to match your level of desired mobility and warmth. Some are best for hours and hours of couch-potato level activity, while others are cut and designed so you can still move around in comfort. When you’re ready to wrap yourself head to foot in sink-down-deep comfort, here are three things to consider when choosing a wearable blanket.
When it comes to wearable blankets, there is no standard design. Some flow to the floor, others stop below the waist like an oversized sweatshirt. So, first, ask yourself: how mobile do you want to be? If all you want to do is lay on the sofa and veg out in front of the television, a long, unconstructed wearable blanket is perfect. But if you want to walk around the house, ride in a car, or otherwise move around a bit, you’ll want a shorter, more fitted model that won’t trip you up.
While a wearable blanket is so comfy, you’ll be tempted to do nothing but curl up in a favorite chair, sooner or later you’ll need to change the channel or fire off an email. If your wearable blanket is outfitted with handy pockets, you can lounge about with the television remote, smartphone, or e-reader close at hand.
Some folks think of a wearable blanket as a quick item to don on a brisk morning or cool evening. Others will want to wear them all day long. Wearable blankets come in a wide range of thicknesses, from plush double-sided fleece throws suitable to chilly outside temperatures to thinner materials more suitable for indoor wear. Given their excellent thermal properties, wearable blankets hold in tons of body heat, so match the blanket to the use so you’re not too hot.