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The best blanket hoodies to buy

Who doesn’t love being wrapped in a cosy warm blanket or wearing an oversized hoodie? Why not combine the two and add a blanket hoodie to your wardrobe?

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Feb 11, 2022

Woman wearing a blanket hoodie

The very definition of comfy clothing, the blanket hoodie is one of the cosiest items you could possibly wear. Soft and enveloping, blanket hoodies are perfect for boxset binges, chilly work-from-home days and for taking on camping trips to stay warm under canvas.

Hooded blankets have been hugely popular over the last year as we’ve spent more time snuggling up indoors. Whether buying one for yourself, your kids or as a gift for a loved one, there are loads to choose from. We’ve rounded up a snuggly selection of the best buys.

Here are the best blanket hoodies to buy in 2022.

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Mumsnet HQ's best buys at a glance

1. Best overall hooded blanket: Sienna Hoodie Blanket Ultra Soft Sherpa Fleece

Sienna blanket hoodie

Price: £22 | Buy now from Amazon

"I’ve got a Sienna. Absolutely love it" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Dinosaur19

"Another vote for the Sienna, I ordered one to check quality and we now have four in the house!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, blibblibs

Perfect for cosy nights in, the Sienna Sherpa Hooded Blanket will become your new comfort buddy. One size fits all with this product and it's ideal for packing up and taking with you to outdoor events. Featuring a soft-touch outer fabric and luxurious Sherpa lining, this blanket hoodie is available in an array of versatile colours from black and blue to blush pink and silver. It has elastic cuffs and a double opening front pocket. It’s machine washable at 30 degrees.

2. Warmest blanket hoodie: Oodie Supersoft Hooded Blanket

The Oodie blanket hoodie

Price: From £59 | Buy now from The Oodie

"They are expensive but I was surprised that actually it’s very very good quality and ours has been well worn so I would get a real one if it is in budget" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Smallkeys

"I have a cat one and it’s genuinely the best thing I’ve ever bought, I’m getting a second one soon!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, WiseUpRiseUpEyesUp

Despite being more expensive than other blanket hoodies, many Mumsnetters wouldn’t be without their Oodie hooded blanket and feel it’s worth the extra money. This one-size-fits-all hooded blanket has a soft flannel fleece on the outside and warm Sherpa fleece on the inside. Suitable for camping trips, evening naps on the couch or cuddling up with your furry friend, it’s machine washable so when it’s time to part ways for a few hours just toss it in the drum. It’s definitely worth holding out for a sale or a promotion if you’re stocking up for the whole family as they can be a pricey addition to your wardrobe.

3. Best budget blanket hoodie: Sloth Fleece Hoodie with Ultra Plush Sherpa Lining

Sloth blanket hoodie

Price: £20 | Buy now from eBay

"eBay do some great blanket hoodies"

Snuggle like a sloth in this super cosy fleece blanket hoodie. It should fit all shapes and sizes and is perfect for lazy, leisurely days spent slobbing around the house. The long hem means you can tuck up on the sofa and watch your favourite box set in complete comfort. It comes in different colours including grey and pink.

4. Best oversized sweatshirt: New Look Fine Knit Long Hoodie

New Look oversized hoodie

Price: £20 | Buy now from New Look

Sometimes an oversized sweatshirt is the only thing that will do when you want to hunker down at home and this New Look hoodie is perfect for that. Made from a soft fine knit blend (polyester, viscose, elastane), it features a hooded neckline, long sleeves and a longline fit for a cosy wear. 

5. Best long blanket hoodie: Seogva Oversized Sherpa Hoodie

Seogva blanket hoodie

Price: £24 | Buy now from Amazon

If you want complete coverage when you’re curled up on the sofa, this hoodie — which comes in a variety of colours — could be the one for you. Its length means you can envelope your whole body by pulling your legs into the fluffy Sherpa lining to cover yourself completely. Whether you’re unwinding indoors, camping near the coast or hiking through woodlands – this blanket hoodie will keep you snug. The huge hood and pocket will keep your head and hands toasty warm. And the large pocket means you can keep whatever you need to hand. Needs a wash? Just toss in the washing machine on cold then tumble dry separately on a low setting.

6. Best poncho-style blanket hoodie: Catalonia Classy Womens Hooded Blanket

Catalonia Classy blanket hoodie

Price: £22 | Buy now from Amazon

Channel your inner superhero in this cosy cape! Suitable for snuggling in front of the TV or wearing on brisk nights in the garden, this one-size-fits-all design comes in a range of colours including camel, grey and pink. It can be thrown over your shoulders as a poncho, or worn as a cloak using the string ties under the chin. The inside pockets will keep your hands toasty warm. It’s machine washable on a cold water setting and can be tumble dried on a low heat.

7. Best zip-up blanket hoodie: LOPILY Ladies Teddy Blanket Hoodie Fleece

Lolipy blanket hoodie

Price: £21 | Buy now from Amazon

The zip design on this blanket hoodie means if you’re getting a bit hot you can easily unzip to let some fresh air in. Great to slip on while hanging around the house, it’s also suitable to wear when popping to the shops or walking the dog on a chilly morning. It has a super snug hood and elasticated cuffs to keep the warmth in and comes in four different colours: black, grey, yellow and pink. It’s recommended to go a size bigger for full-on comfort. And when it needs a clean just pop it in the washing machine at 30 degrees and hang it up to air dry.

8. Best blanket hoodie for kids: Rejuvopdeic Deluxe Kids Hoodie Blanket

Rejuvopdeic blanket hoodie

Price: £16 | Buy now from Amazon

It’ll be hard to get your little ones out of this super plush velvet-touch Sherpa fleece lined blanket hoodie. The oversized style will keep your rug rats warm when they’re snuggling up with you on the sofa or reading a book in their bedroom. It has a cosy fit with elasticated cuffs and giant pockets. It’s machine washable at 30 degrees and can be popped in the tumble drier on a cool setting.

9. Best blanket hoodie with a print: Sundae Tee Stella Peach Tie Dye Print Hoodie

Sundae Tie Dye blanket hoodie

Price: £27 | Buy now from Amazon

Add a festival vibe to your wardrobe with this tie dye print hoodie. It has a relaxed look for when you’re hanging around at home but could equally be worn out and about. Cut from classic soft viscose, this Stella peach tie dye print hoodie is a colourful piece that offers a little more style than your average blanket hoodie. It comes in small to medium or medium to large and is machine washable.

What is a blanket hoodie?

It’s basically a large jumper with a hood that doubles up as a blanket or in simple terms, an oversized hoodie. It’s not only functional (it keeps you super warm) but it can be stylish and cosy. It’s a versatile garment for your wardrobe and is perfect for lounging on the sofa, wearing after a gym session, taking on a camping trip or keeping the wind chill off at the beach.

What material is best for a blanket hoodie?

The best materials for hoodies are cotton and polyester, or a blend of the two. Cotton is breathable and soft, while polyester is durable and moisture-wicking. Many blanket hoodies feature a fleece lining. Fleece is a fabric that's extra insulating and can be made from natural cotton or synthetic material

Is the Oodie worth buying?

The jury’s out on this. Some buyers reckon it’s worth the extra money with one Mumsnetter saying "100% yes, I have a cat one and it’s genuinely the best thing I have ever bought". But other Mumsnetters think it’s overpriced and you’re paying for the brand name and cheaper brands are just as good. If you've got your heart set on an Oodie original lookout for their seasonal sales to grab yourself a bargain. 

What is the best blanket hoodie to buy?

The best blanket hoodie is the Sienna Hoodie Blanket Ultra Soft Sherpa Fleece. Not only are Mumsnetters raving about it on the forums but users give it a big thumbs up in reviews across the wider web. It’s super soft with two easily accessible giant pockets making it perfect for lazy days on the sofa. And it’s reasonably priced as well at just over £20.

How we chose our recommendations

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out what blanket hoodies were being recommended.

We then did some research across the wider web, looking at what blanket hoodies had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites, and what customer reviews said about them. Having collated all that information, we then narrowed our list down to the best blanket hoodies online at the moment.

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