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Best Oodie alternatives – 7 great hoodie/blanket hybrids we love just as much as the original

Published by Finn Hayden

The Oodie is a hoodie blanket that has exploded in popularity recently, particularly with more people working from home during lockdown.

The issue that some people have is that the Oodie products can be a little bit expensive (unless you nab one in the sale section), however, we found some great Oodie alternatives that you can check out if you're looking for something a little cheaper and different.

Let's get into it:

The Comfy - (best all rounder- Shark Tank endorsed hoodie blanket)

Price: £49.99

If you're based in the UK you might be familiar with Dragons Den, where businesses go to try and get investment from some of the biggest names in the business. In the States, they have Shark Tank, their bombastic equivalent. The team behind The Comfy appeared on Shark Tank, and their product was very well received. We think this is a great Oodie alternative because their product selection is really straightforward and no-nonsense, plus you can also buy this one from Amazon UK (even though the brand is based in the USA).

Check out The Comfy hoodie blankets here - amazon.co.uk

The Big Softy (Our Favourite)

Price: £34.99

The US-based company's website is currently completely out of stock, but thankfully there are some Big Softy cuddle jumpers stocked on Amazon UK.

Unlike other cheaper oodie alternatives the Big Comfy Teddy Hoody is a wopping 38” long, so it covers  you completely when you pull your legs inside, and is rammed with 250gsm of Teddy Fleece alongside 230gsm of Sherpa for one of the thickest, most comfy sherpa hoodies out there.

You can pick a range of different colours from Amazon.co.uk, but sadly not The Big Comfy Website.

 

 

The Big Softy Sherpa jumper

Sienna hoodie blanket - best cheap Oodie alternative

Price: £15

If you're looking for a cheaper version of an Oodie, that will arrive quickly and without fuss, then definitely try the Sienna hoodie blanket.

You can buy it from Amazon and it is actually within the category of 'Amazon's Choice'. The Sienna hoodie blanket is available in a few different colours and styles, including a similar grey to what you can get from Oodie. One main difference with Sienna is that you can't get patterns and styles such as the Rick and Morty pattern from Oodie, but the classic styles are still pretty cool.

Check out the Sienna hoodie blankets here (prices at less than £20!) - amazon.co.uk

Kudd.ly - best for a large hoodie blanket

Price: £89

If you're looking for a really big Oodie alternative then look no further than the hoodie blankets from Kudd.ly.

This brand is known for creating a range of quality blankets and bedding accessories, but their range of hoodie blankets is really popular. Their 6XL hoodie blanket is one of the best value hoodie blankets you can buy, and comes in a 'one size fits all' size. The blanket has a MicroCool exterior and a sherpa fleece interior, making it super comfortable and breathable. What's pretty cool about the hoodie blankets from Kudd.ly is that you can buy them with pattern styles, including a cute Koala one.

There is also a 30-day moneyback guarantee, check out the 6XL hoodie blanket here - kudd.ly

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Primark Snuddie (Best Value)

If you're in the mood for a much cheaper Oodie alternative, then look no further than the Primark Snuddie. Believe me when I say it that this blanket hoodie is worth a trip on its own.

We picked up one last week from our local Primark and can say that it is one of the best value alternatives you can find. The Snuddie is warm, soft and colourful - with a fleece inside and pockets.

Ours was a nice purple one with Dinosaurs. Super cute and comforting.

In terms of quality, we don't see this Oodie alternative lasting very long. The materials are nice to begin with but after a few washes there is a chance that the material will loose its soft texture and will not be quite as cosy.

In saying that, for the price of the Snuddie, you could buy one for the next three winters for the same price as other inclusions here.

The best place to purchase the Snuddie is, in our mind, the physical shop. That way you can touch the Snuddie and feel its quality yourself.

 

Primark Oodie
Primark Oodie

Three Poodle - Best for Kids

Price: £39

We thought we would include an option for kids. Three Poodle sherpa Oodie for kids is at the top end of the price range, but the top end of the 'cool' scale. We've included this alternative simply because of its design and the reviews.

Buy it here - amazon.co.uk

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Snuggy - best for a premium Oodie alternative

Price: £69

The Oodie products are really well-made and high quality, so a good alternative would also have to be quality. That's why we love the hoodie blankets from Oodie - the products are pretty straightforward in terms of design, but they're made from materials such as sherpa fleece, plus they're handcrafted which is really impressive.

Take a look at the Snuggy products here - snuggy.com

Snuggy hoodie blanket

Final Thoughts

Well, that finishes off our blog post for the best Oodie alternatives that are either cheaper, or easy to buy when you're in the shops. In honesty, there are few of these alternatives that are quite as good as the Oodie, so if you have the money, it is better to spend extra.

If you'd like to leave a comment or suggest another alternative hoodie blanket that you love, then use the section below.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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