29 05 2009

As if the textile world couldn’t get any weirder, now the Slanket has competition from the Wearable Towel. Please help us.

But if we’re going to be good consumers, we need the facts.

So here’s the matchup.

On the defender’s side, the Slanket. A giant, fleece blanket available in a variety of colors that its producers say “Simplistic and practical, its innovativeness opens up possibilities, but still can replace any normal blanket.”

The Web site encourages you to go ahead, and call in sick. On the color below, called “Ruby” by Slanketheads, the company says “This color is so hard to describe with words. It’s a feeling, a vibration, a longing. It’s rich and vibrant. It draws you in and drapes you with comfort and color. If passion was a Slanket, it would be this color…maybe passion IS a Slanket. Slide into one and find out.”

The Slanket (Photo owned by SlanketLoungin LLC, copyright 2007 a
On the contender’s side, the Wearable Towel, aka “The Towel with Arm Openings.” It has three arm openings, no fasteners, and can be worn in either tunic or toga style. As the company’s CEO says, “We simply made the towel better.”

Just in time for July 4, the Wearable Towel is available in Red, White, and, yes, Blue. The W.T’s motto is Confidently, Completely, Comfortably Covered. It also comes with a free backpack. Yessss. As the company says, “This may seem quite familiar as you might recall ‘the blanket with sleeves’ that took Americans by storm this winter, but with the summer head headed our way, these blankets are all being put away. This, however, is not the end of the wearable craze; in fact, IT HAS JUST BEGUN….”


Which will dominate the wearable world? Comment with your vote!




7 responses

29 05 2009


29 05 2009

Wearable towel. Slanket is SOOO last season…

29 05 2009
Graham "G-Money" Tait

Neither. Deer fur from the Canadian north works best, especially when combined with the water-repelling properties of beaver fur.

So I propose the “deerver” fur blanket.

30 05 2009

I’ve had a ‘wearable-towel’ since before it was cool. My money’s on the towel because I look damn good in it.

31 05 2009

for comfort and warmth: the slanket. for ease-of-use and practicality: the wearable towel.

it’s a tough call.

2 06 2009

it appears there is a divide in the voting. in a cage match, who would win and why?

2 06 2009

so, nobody’s going to mention the elephant in the room?


It will dominate the Slanket and the wearable towel in a cage match.

Time to rest.

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