- 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.