- Ease of Use:20/20
- Aesthetics: 14/20
- Cozy factor:20/20
- TOTAL: 94/100
“Are you wearing a blanket?” a coworker asked me during a recent Zoom meeting. I froze with embarrassment. Sure, we’re all struggling through a pandemic, but how did I get to the point where I was wearing a blanket to a work function? The other half of it was that…the answer was bit more complicated. While quarantining with my parents, I’d discovered this plush hybrid creation they left sitting on their couch and quickly adopted it as my own, without thinking twice.
“It’s like a sweatshirt blanket thingy,” I admitted, on the video call. “Oh! The Comfy!” a voice chimed in from the meeting. I looked down at the embroidered label on the front pocket; I was, indeed, wrapped in The Comfy.
In the evolution of wearable blankets, The Comfy is essentially the next logical iteration of The Snuggie, the as-seen-on-TV wunderkind that took the couch potato world by storm in 2008. But instead of a full blanket that drapes over your feet and arms like you’re Gandalf, The Comfy brings up the hem to around the knees and has proportional armholes and sleeves, making it actually functional for typing, eating, watching TV or doing all three at once. And while I’m not here to take down its predecessor, The Snuggie, I will gladly die—while basking in extreme comfort, I might add—on The Comfy hill. Here’s why I love it so much.
The Comfy lives up to its name
Is The Comfy chic? By any standard of the word, absolutely not. And that’s what I appreciate about it. In fact, it’s anti-fashion; it’s all form meets function. Made from 100 percent polyester with a fuzzy Sherpa lining and a hood, this Frankenstein monster of a hybrid blanket/sweatshirt is anything but luxe, and yet…it is so damn cozy. You can try to sell me on the finest cashmere fibers the world has to offer, but I’d take my synthetic, machine-washable materials any day.
It’s actually very multipurpose (if you’ve drop your standards)
The Comfy is ideal for binging 40 seasons of Survivor while stuffing your face with a Dairy Queen Brownie Dough Blizzard, which is to say, it’s the only garment I own that could simultaneously keep me cocooned in a shell of coziness without getting chocolate on my sleeves, which is not easy to come by. When enrobed in a Comfy, you can both melt into your sectional and be mobile enough to do a yoga class.
And once you’ve stopped caring about what people think of you, The Comfy never really needs to leave your body. Have to use the bathroom? Just lift it up like a dress. Need to walk the dog? Great, you won’t need to put on a coat because you’re already enveloped in one—with a hood, no less. Have to join a work call? If you’re ready to stop living a lie and show your true self on Zoom, let your coworkers know you’ve been wearing The Comfy all day, everyday.
There are lots of designs to choose from
My Comfy of choice is the original in blush. I like it because, well, besides looking like a Baby Pink Santa Claus, it could almost pass as a heavy-duty sweatshirt. But it also comes in black, burgundy, purple, camo and more. Aside from the OG design, there are other models of The Comfy to choose from, depending on your needs. There’s the Comfy Dream, a lighter version of the original; the Teddy, made of fluffy teddy bear material with a quarter zip; and even a sock version, so you can wear The Comfy from head-to-toe.
The Comfy is not just a fad, it’s a lifestyle. And it’s one I can proudly say I’ve chosen for myself.
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