🛍️ Product reviewed: Oodie Hooded Blanket
⏰ Tested for: Two years
⭐ Rating: 5/5
💸 Reasons to buy: Super soft, oversized fit, keeps you warm and saves cranking on the heating, snug design, available in a wide range of prints
✋ Reasons to avoid: Storage can be awkward as it's so big, pricey for a hooded blanket
💰 Best deal we've found: Oodie currently has a sale on its best-selling hooded blankets, where you can save £35 off the popular buy
It's no secret that the UK has been going through a lot of financial stress as of late. The spike in energy bills this time last year, the increase in food prices - it has been a tough few months.
By now, you've probably worked out a few ways in which you can steer clear of heightened bills, especially those concerning your heating.
Enter my solution: The Oodie, a giant hooded blanket that comes in a range of colours and prints. While it's not cheap, there is currently a sale on where you can get £35 off the cosy item that I think is worth every penny.
Born in 2018 and described as "the world's best wearable blanket", an Oodie is a half blanket, half hoodie hybrid made from a premium blend of sherpa and fleece. As for its viral status, the cosy loungewear item has racked up over 59 million video views on TikTok.
Gifted to me during the height of the cost-of-living crisis, I can whole-heartedly say it's one of my favourite, and most cost-effective items in my wardrobe. So here's my honest thoughts.
💸 Reasons to buy
First and foremost, it's adorable. Designed with the mantra one-size-fits-most (it's based on a 6XL hoodie), each Oodie comes lined with a super soft sherpa fleece, features an oversized front pocket and a gigantic hood. Not to mention, they are available in a huge range of fun prints for both kids and adults.
The combination of sherpa fleece on the inside and flannel fleece on the outside means it's not just incredibly comfortable to wear, but it keeps you nice and warm at the same time.
Another bonus is the size — it's big. I'm 5'4 and around a 10-12 in clothes, my Avocado Oodie falls by my calves, and is wide enough that I could (if I wanted to) fit someone else in there with me.
The oversized pocket attached to the front is great, too. It comfortably holds things like my phone, books, chargers, snacks and more.
✋ Reasons to avoid
For a wearable blanket, it does come at quite the cost. But, I have to say, in the long run it's absolutely worth the initial investment.
Due to its size, storage can be a little tricky. In the summer months you could opt for a vacuum-sealed bag to help flatten it, but otherwise you'll need a spot with plenty of room. I've resorted to hanging mine on a hook on the back of my bedroom door for easy retrieval when it's cold.
💰 Best deal we've found
Usually, the Oodie will set you back around £80-£90 - but the brand is known to have sales throughout the year.
Luckily for you, there's one happening right now. When you order directly from Oodie, you can save up to 50%.