My best friend and I had been angling for a catch-up over the past few weeks, despite the fact that temps in our area have recently been hovering in the mid-30s. So, I was resigned to absolutely freeze, all in the name of socializing. That is, until I saw a friend’s post on Instagram about the Selk’bag sleeping bag. It’s not exactly what it sounds like; this Amazon find is actually an insulated wrap for your body that’s designed to keep you warm from head to toe—and it’s intended to be worn out and about in brisk weather.
“This is chic AF!” I typed in my friend’s IG comments. As I switched over to Amazon, the vibrant hues (FYI, my friend was rocking the purple evening color) and surprisingly figure-flattering fit caught my attention immediately. This was no Michelin man look; the sleeping bag actually has a slightly nipped in waist. The Selk’bag is technically designed for seasoned campers and outdoor enthusiasts, with two layers of insulation, elastic hand enclosures and deep cargo pockets for carrying essentials. So yeah, I had to try one out myself.
TBH, I wanted to copy my friend’s fuchsia-like shade, but it was temporarily sold out. So the exact color I opted for is called Blue Puffin and it features neon orange piping along each zippered pocket. And I’m not going to lie, I put my wearable sleeping bag on as soon as it arrived. Yup, I simply took it out of the box and zipped it up over my clothes. At the time, I was wearing skinny jeans and a bulky sweater but the Selk’bag went on seamlessly. It wasn’t too snug or tight and I could chase after my toddler without it ever feeling restrictive. This is where the size chart supplied by the brand comes in handy. It's based on your height, so you want to be sure you select accordingly. (I’m 5-foot-2 and opted for a medium.)
But wait, you might be wondering, what kind of shoes go with a wearable sleeping bag? The Selk’bag comes with zip-off booties made of durable nylon, so you can toggle between your own boots or the included booties for an added layer of warmth over your regular shoes.