Hot Tip on a Cold Night: The Slanket Warms
The creator of The Slanket says his invention will keep his customers 'wrapped up snug like a toasty burrito... '
Gary Clegg dreamed up the fleece blanket with sleeves (thus the name) as a freshman at the University of Maine. Huddled in a sleeping bag to ward off the chill of an Orono evening, Clegg was happy as can be - until he realized that the TV remote wouldn't work from inside the bag. Rather than expose his hand to the wintry draft, he took a knife and slashed an arm hole in the bag. Add a few refinements and, voilA , the Slanket, which retails for $48.95 (www.theslanket.com).
Now if only Clegg can find a way to warm up the tip of our nose. . . .
- By: Michaela Cavallaro