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The Snuggie - Does it Really Work?

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    You've seen the commercials for a certain As Seen on TV product. But you're wondering, Does It Really Work? KWWL tests out the most popular products to find out.More >>
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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - For our second episode of "Does it Really Work?" we tested out the blanket with sleeves, also known as "The Snuggie."

It promises to keep you warm, while keeping your hands free to read, drink, and click your remote. We headed out and got consumers to try it on, to find out if it does what the commercials promise.

Our first tester didn't like it so well. He had problems putting it on, and said it didn't cover his backside as well as he'd hoped. He also said the fabric was a bit thinner than he was led to believe, and probably wouldn't keep him warm in lower temperatures outside.

The second tester liked it. She also said the fabric was not as substantial as she'd hoped, but said it probably keep her warm in a chilly home.

The third tester liked that it's a one-size-fits-all product, and that it only costs $15 to $20, depending on where you buy it.

We also took the Snuggie to the Home Ec. Workshop in Iowa City, where co-owner Codi Josephson gave it an average review. She said the fabric felt cheap, probably wouldn't wear very well, and would likely pill up with multiple trips to the washing machine.

Based on our feedback, we awarded the Snuggie a B-minus. It's a cheap product, but is, in turn built cheap. However, it does keep you warm, and allows your hands to be free. It also comes with a bonus booklight, which makes it a slightly above-average buy.

Online Reporter - Brady Smith

 

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