A Slanket for the Active Set
We’ve long been looking for an excuse to do a post on the Snuggie or Slanket. If you’re not familiar with these As-Seen-on-TV specials, they combine all of the comfort and warmth of a blanket, but with sleeves and a hood, they wear like an oversized poncho. Like we wrote about recently, the easiest way to warm your house is to warm your body, and if you’re lounging around, few things beat the Snuggie or Slanket for staying toasty.
Color us snobs, but something about the Snuggie and Slanket connotes hours spent sitting motionless in front of the TV–not exactly the type of living we try to promote (though not exactly incongruent with how we behave sometimes either). So our egos have prevented us from doing a post on these amazing, multifunctional, energy-saving, wonder-garments.
Enter the Napsack by Poler. It’s like a Snuggie or Slanket that aligns with our specious notion that we are consummate adventurers (it’s also a really cool product). Rather than being a big poncho-like thing, only suitable for lounging, the Napsack has the shape and functionality of a sleeping bag. But with a hood, zipper up its front, arm openings that zip up, and a cinchable opening at the bottom for your legs to go through, it’s adaptable for lounging–whether by the campfire or TV–and even walking around. Put a belt on it and you’ll be a fashion sensation on Bedford Avenue.
The Napsack will keep you warm down to 50 degrees, making it a nice summer weight sleeping bag. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you know what a pain it is to store several weights of sleeping bags. The Napsack’s ability to do double duty whilst not in the wilderness is a great asset.
The Napsack is available in four different colors, two lengths and retails for $130.