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Oodie - what’s the big deal?

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daisydalrymple · 24/10/2020 14:54

I keep seeing them recommended on gift threads. Dd is 11 and they seem especially popular at this age. She’s loves all things cosy / any excuse to leave her pjs on etc. But I just don’t get it?!! To me they just look baggy and shapeless, but don’t even go further than the knees, so lose the all over cosiness of a long dressing gown or snuggly blanket.
Enlighten me? Would dd love one??

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MustardMitt · 24/10/2020 15:07

Well...what does it say on the gift threads you’ve already seen?!

I’ve ordered two for my boys for Christmas, they love slobbing about in a hoodie or onesie so I think they’ll like these. They have pretty much everything else they could possibly want but won’t have seen the ads for these so it’ll be a proper surprise.

MustardMitt · 24/10/2020 15:08

My boys are also 11 by the way. I suspect they’ll be massive but then I can borrow one when wfh Wink

YerawizardHarree · 24/10/2020 15:09

I'm 5 foot 3 and mine reach mid calf length. They're huge and snuggly the outside is soft and the inside is like Sherpa fleece, i love mine!

Have a look on eBay though because £80 for a big hoodie is a bit much!

daisydalrymple · 24/10/2020 15:16

The gift threads just recommend them. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Just hoping to hear off people who’ve got them why they love them.
I usually get them one surprise, ds1 will have an away footy top, so this is a similar price. Am thinking she’d probably love it, as she just loves lazy days on the sofa, but I suppose I was just surprised when I saw it as it looks so boxy.
She’s year 7 now, and it’s probably something she’d also love to have from the point of view it’s current and popular too.

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daisydalrymple · 24/10/2020 15:17

Thanks for the eBay tip!
They’ve also got £25 off on their own website at the moment.

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Holothane · 24/10/2020 15:47

Well I’ve brought two for me one Christmas one arriving 23rd December then one arriving at the end of December I can’t wait, to snuggle in them.

Piwlyfbicsly · 25/10/2020 08:44

Well, the concept is nice I will buy myself one (not from Oodie). I've got a blanket like this and it's very cuddly and warm. The price is outrageous though. You can find many options at least twice cheaper and from similar materials, but I guess children are already brainwashed into "oodie" only. They are good at marketing (I mean the company)

AzraiL · 25/10/2020 08:50

They are so unbelievably warm and soft and roomy. I can wear one of these with nothing but a bra on underneath and no matter how cold it is it keeps me toasty warm. We haven't turned on the heater since we got them.

DrGachet · 25/10/2020 08:52

I like them, but they're v. expensive for what they are - a polyester blanket. I bought one for 13 quid from Wowcher - not as pretty though.

PleasantVille · 25/10/2020 08:56

I hadn't heard of them until recently, they must have a huge advertising budget this year

I don't think they look attractive at all and wouldn't spend that much but I do like the idea of something easy to wear and warm during the day when I don't have the heating on.

Are there any good dupes that anyone can recommend?

PleasantVille · 25/10/2020 09:11

Thank you @SoupDragon that looks perfect

EerilyDeleted · 25/10/2020 09:13

Lots of kids at my DCs swimming club have them, as they can't change at the pool any more they can just sling one of these on over their costume. The main thing that puts me off is that they must take up a massive amount of storage space when not being worn.

Bluewavescrashing · 25/10/2020 09:13

Get one from onlinehomeshop for a fraction of the price. Wear with leggings and fluffy socks, so cosy! Original Oodies are extortionate.

DinosApple · 25/10/2020 10:31

I got the one Soup linked to, it's fab. Very warm and cosy. It is shapeless, but I only wear it in the house so it's fine.

thenightsky · 25/10/2020 10:34

All that synthetic fur makes me think I'd be sparking and getting static electric shocks all the time.

janaus50s · 25/10/2020 10:38

They are all the rage here too, in Australia. People are buying them for Christmas gifts. Nearly summer, 40 degree days. Not for me.

OrigamiPenguinArmy · 25/10/2020 10:42

They’re just the new onesie really. In a few weeks there will be knock off versions in Primark with Harry Potter and Disney stuff all over them. I’ve ordered a “fake” one for my DD for Christmas, they’re warm, soft cuddly, what’s not to like?

InFlagranteDerelicto · 25/10/2020 10:45

I think the reason they are so popular in Australia is that their houses are designed to keep the heat out in the baking hot summers. Although their winters aren't as cold as ours, they are still quite chilly, & a lot of Australian homes have only got quite limited / inefficient heating, due to being designed for hot weather. According to a YT video I saw, anyway...

Many Americans & Australians find it strange at first that we don't have air conditioning as standard in the UK. Why would we, it's too cold most of the year.

daisydalrymple · 25/10/2020 11:49

Thanks all!

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