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What is a hooded blanket?
A hooded blanket has the benefits of a hoodie and blanket wrapped in one.
It snuggles you up in a cosy fleece-lined blanket while being a wearable item you can use on the go. 🏃♂️
Are blanket hoodies worth it?
A hooded blanket has many benefits, such as reducing energy bills and keeping you warm without cranking up the heating. ♨️
These are blankets you can wear anywhere around the house, whether you’re relaxing on the sofa or working remotely in your chilly office.
They’re typically thicker and warmer than a dressing gown and easier to wear.
Our testers had a great experience testing the Oodie:
They also make thoughtful gifts for those who feel the cold more than others.
How to choose a blanket hoodie
Hooded blankets have become an increasingly popular choice for staying warm and cosy on chilly days, offering the perfect blend of comfort and style.
To help you navigate this vast selection, here are some factors to keep in mind when picking out the perfect blanket hoodie for yourself. 👇
Blanket hoodies are typically designed to be one-size-fits-all, making them suitable for most people.
However, it's important to note that some blanket hoodies may be larger than others, so it's worth checking the size specifications. 📏
Make sure that the size will fit you comfortably and provide the level of coverage you desire.
Like any product, the quality of your blanket hoodie will depend on the price you're willing to pay.
Typically, the more you spend, the better quality you'll get.
High-quality blanket hoodies are often made with a sherpa fleece lining for added warmth and softness.
They should also maintain their shape and feel even after multiple washes.
Reading customer reviews can provide insights into the durability and quality of the blanket hoodie you're considering.
Hooded blankets come in various designs, each with its unique features.
Some have a zip for easy wear and removal, while others have pockets for added convenience.
You may also have a choice between loose or fitted cuffs, depending on your preference. 🤔
For example, if you like to keep your hands warm, a blanket hoodie with pockets might be ideal for you.
While cheaper blanket hoodies may have limited design options, well-known brands often offer a wider variety of patterns and colours. 🌈
If you prefer a unique, vibrant look, you might opt for a patterned blanket hoodie.
Alternatively, if you have a more understated style, you may prefer a solid-colour hooded blanket in neutral shades.
How to wash a blanket hoodie
Most hooded blankets can be machine-washed using very mild detergents. 🧼
They should be washed on a low setting, 30 - 40°C maximum, but you should check the washing label of your blanket hoodie.
However, most manufacturers recommend hand washing in cold water to preserve the soft material.
You should also avoid tumble-drying your blanket hoodie and instead let it hang dry unless specified that it is suitable for tumble-drying.
Blanket hoodie discount codes
Some blanket hoodie brands have excellent promotions throughout the year.
Top-rated brands such as Oodie and Kudd.ly often have sales with as much as £40 off the original price.
Winter items like hooded blankets are also often on sale during the summer months.
You can also bookmark our discounts page for all the latest online promotions. 🏷️
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