You're not going to win any best-dressed awards when you're suited up in the Slanket. But you're likely to be too cozy to care.
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. . . .