Let’s face it – finding the perfect winter wear can be a tiring task.
And there are days when we don’t want to get out of that warm and cosy blanket. But what if you could wear it around all the time? Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, Oodie has made this a possibility and is fast becoming a customer favourite. Not only that, but it also offers different types of loungewear and accessories to make your life easy. So, we decided to curate this review-based guide to help our readers make a purchase decision.
What Is Oodie Afterall?
If you think that the word “oodie” is reminiscent of “hoodie,” then you’re not totally wrong. The brand specialises in making wearable blankets that look like oversized hoodies and warm sleep tees. So, if you’re on the hunt for your very own blanket hoodie or hooded blanket, then Oodie can fit the bill.
The best part is there are different sizes for kids and adults, males and females, meaning your whole family can have theirs.
Aside from that, its diverse product range includes bathrobes and other bath accessories like hair turbans, scrunchies, summer PJ sets (tee and shorts) and calming blankets for pets. However, its best selling products remain the hooded blankets.
Now, before we take you further into the products, here’s a quick round up of some of the main advantages of this brand.
- Diverse product range, prints and colours
- Blanket and blanket hoodies made of soft, warm and comfortable materials
- Breathable sleep tees and loungewear
- Soft scrunchies, hair turbans, socks and underwear
- Vegan, cruelty-free material (except ugg boots)
- 30-day return policy
- Friendly customer service team
What Are The Blankets Made Of?
The Oodie weighted blankets are typically made from a combination of ultra-soft flannel and warm sherpa fleece, which make them both soft, warm and suitable for the Australian winters. In fact, Oodie is widely regarded as the top wearable blanket designing brand in the country.
On that note, let us take you through some of the best selling products and why they have earned rave reviews from customers.
Some Of The Best Oodie Are:
- Wearable Blanket + Weighted Blanket Combo
- Koala Oodie
- Otter Oodie Sleep Tee
- Calming Pet Blanket Bed
- Aussie Favourites Summer Pj Set
- Kids Oodies
- Bundle Packs
- Limited Edition Hoodies
- Original Collection
1. Wearable Blanket + Weighted Blanket Combo
We absolutely love this weighted blanket combo that does more than just provide you with adequate warmth on those chilly days.
Starting with the premium hooded blanket, it has a cruelty-free flannel fleece interior exterior and warm sherpa fleece. Plus, it’s 10% longer than most of its peers, so the fit won’t be an issue, especially for taller people. Likewise, the size of the hoodie is also designed to keep your head warm even if you shift in sleep. Moreover, you can wash it in the machine, so keeping it clean won’t be a hassle.
Moving on to the weighted blanket, its soft and luxurious lining is filled with non-toxic glass beads. In hindsight, the design employs the techniques of deep sleep stimulation therapy, where the beads stay in close contact with the body to help relieve insomnia and anxiety. Besides, the proper adequate weight distribution helps you get a good night’s sleep without feeling suffocated.
The blanket is also equipped with a separately sewn large front pocket that keeps your hands warm and stores some essential valuables like the TV remote, mobile, or keys. It’s safe for use for anyone above 14 years of age, and you can easily wash it by hand.
Furthermore, buyers can choose between the solid colours and cute designs of the hooded blanket and three weight variations for the blanket.
2. Koala Oodie
Another one of our favourites is the Koala oodie, which, as the name suggests, has an adorable koala print all over. If you’re on the lookout for a single blanket hoodie, then this one is worth considering.
Firstly, its interior has a toasty-warm sherpa fleece interior lining that traps heat to make you feel comfortable. And the Toastytek flannel exterior reinforces its heat-trapping capacity and makes the blanket soft to touch. Additionally, it doesn’t feel very heavy even while wearing for longer hours. You can even try the Quokka oodie variant, which has the same design and materials but with a slightly different print.
As far as the sizing is concerned, both versions come in one size (6 XL) that should fit people who are between 5 and 6 feet tall.
3. Otter Oodie Sleep Tee
Oodie ensures that you can use its products throughout the year and not just in the winter months, which is why it has come up with oversized and stretchy sleep tees. Available in different shades and prints, this line of clothing is essentially made from a blend of elastane and bamboo fibre to keep you cool and comfortable when the mercury rises.
Talking about the design, they have a solid colour (like grey or black) with a print in the middle or all over, depending on the variant you opt for.
Plus, we absolutely loved the twin side pockets that are of the right size to keep your phone and snack packets safe from the world. Or, you can just use them to keep your hands cosy. You can also choose the twin sleep tees for twinning with your partner, sibling or friend during a night out.
4. Calming Pet Blanket Bed
With a unique design and multiple 5-star reviews, the high-quality calming pet blanket from Oodie has become a must-have for pet parents. Made from soft fleece, these oversized beds have a special raised rim structure that calms your dog’s nervous system and provides it with warmth and security.
But the best part about this product is that it has a removable cover, which you can unzip at any time for machine washing. And the waterproof base prevents unnecessary moisture accumulation, which in turn, helps prolong the life of the bed.
We absolutely love the fact that buyers can go for a matching blanket hoodie to twin with their fur-babies and beat the cold together.
5. Aussie Favourites Summer Pj Set
If winter clothing isn’t on your mind yet, then the summer PJ line from the brand may prove to be a good alternative. Much like the hoodie blankets, these tees and short sets are manufactured from a lightweight blend of bamboo, cotton and elastane that facilitates optimum body temperature regulation during summers.
The sizes range from XS (extra small) to XXL (double extra-large) so that every buyer gets the right fit. Besides, the shorts have two spacious side pockets that serve as the perfect storage space for everything from your phone to keys and snacks.
You will also find different prints and colour combinations for men, which come in the same size range mentioned above.
6. Kids Oodies
Keeping in mind optimum comfort, the kids’ oodie range is designed to be extremely soft yet warm and is suitable for children aged between 3 and 13. We should also mention that they come in one size and measure about 75 cm long.
Much like the adult hoodie blankets, these are made of sherpa fleece interior and Toastytek flannel exterior to keep your little ones cosy without adding any extra weight. Plus, the hoodie has a fur lining that doesn’t feel rough on their delicate ears and heads.
As a result, they can be worn pretty much everywhere, no matter indoors or outdoors. Furthermore, parents will be happy to know that these hoodies are machine washable, so they don’t have to worry about getting rid of any stubborn stains or dust deposits.
What appealed to us the most about this product is that it is available in various cute designs and prints, with the kids’ favourites being the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Monsters Inc. collections. And trust us- these will be the best purchase for parents who struggle to dress their children in warm clothes!
7. Bundle Packs
Given the quality of the Oodie hoodies, it’s no surprise that they come with a premium price tag, which can be a concern for people looking to buy multiple units at once. However, with the bundle pack offers, you can save on the budget.
In this regard, here are some of the options that you can avail:
- Mega pack – includes 6 hoodies
- Kid and family bundle- 2 kids and 2 adult hoodies
- Family bundle- 4 adult-sized hoodies
- Twin hoodie bundle- for both kids and adults
- Kids four-pack bundle
Moreover, buyers are free to choose the pattern or colour of each piece by choosing their preferred option from a diverse drop-down list, no matter if it’s for kids, adults, or the whole family. However, let us tell you that this offer is usually available on the official Oodie website and not on the other sites.
8. Limited Edition Hoodies
The limited-edition hoodies from the brand are designed to ensure that adults can wear their favourite themes without compromising on quality or warmth. Whether you’re a superhero fanatic in love with superwoman or batman or a DC comic enthusiast, there’s something for everyone.
You will also find the Star War line in three colours, the Gryffindor (Harry Potter) blanket hoodie as well as the Lion King, Toy Story and Spongebob Square pants. After all, there isn’t a better way to express your love for your favourite movie character, is there?
Perhaps, the only complaint we have here is that the limited edition pieces aren’t available in the bundle and save option, so you may have to shell out a little more.
9. Original Collection
The original collection includes some of the top-selling single-coloured and printed blacked hoodies, which are definitely worth checking out.
We especially liked the tie-and-dye kids’ hoodies that have four solid colour variants, viz., purple, peach, green and blue. The white prints distributed throughout the body do a good job breaking the monotony, and the wide sized pocket in the middle adds to user convenience. And unlike its predecessor, this line includes bundle packs as well.
What Else Does Oodie Make?
So far, we have talked about the Oodie clothing line. But as we have stated before, the brand sells other accessories as well, which is why we decided to try out some of them. And we have documented our thoughts about them in the following sections. So, hang on tight!
The Oodie bathrobes are a great way to ensure optimum comfort after a super-relaxing shower routine. What truly sets them apart from their peers are the flannel fleece and brushed back lining materials, which bring in the right balance of warmth and comfort.
At the same time, they are designed to be breathable, meaning you can wear them all year round. And the sleeves ensure a tight fit around the wrists so that users don’t have to deal with wet, annoying sleeves while washing up. Besides, they don’t miss out on the hoodies either, which calls for bonus points from us.
Talking about the sizing, the bathrobes come in four sizes- small, medium, large and extra- large. The brand recommends the small and medium sizes for women wearing sizes 6 to 12, while the large and extra-large sizes are suitable for 12 to 18.
Although they come in two attractive prints (green avocado and white happy flowers), we’d have liked them better if there were more options available.
2. Hair Turban
Tired of hair damages caused due to blow drying after every wash? Then these soft hair turbans will come to your rescue. Featuring a simple “twist and loop” design, these lightweight wraps will cover almost any hair length and density to absorb all the moisture and reduce frizz or dryness. All you have to do is wrap all your hair with the turban, twist the elongated portion and tie it at the back with the help of the button and loop.
Going through the customer reviews, we found out that most of them have praised these turbans for their ease of use and secure grip around the head. This means that you can go about your daily tasks without risking the turban coming loose.
Beyond that, they can be used to keep the hair strands off the face when you’re washing your face, applying makeup, or putting on face masks. And these come in three colours and prints, so you can choose the one that best fits your bathrobe.
If full-sized hair wraps aren’t your thing, then the oversized microfibre Ooide scrunchies can be a good alternative.
The first thing that grabbed our attention was the extra width on offer, which has high moisture absorbing properties. In tandem with the fast drying and quick-absorbing material, they absorb the excess water from your hair without kinking or damaging the strands.
Furthermore, they can efficiently hold the hair in place, irrespective if you want to tie it while doing your makeup or under shower caps in the shower.
People who aren’t crazy about wearing blankets can try out the oversized blankets, which are larger than king-size beds. Hence, users can easily share it with their sleeping partners or kids without losing any warmth during those cold winter nights.
Its highlight is the regulating fabric construction that regulates body temperature to keep things comfortable. Moreover, it’s completely machine washable and the funky cover design makes it a perfect fit for the children’s room.
Another variant in this category is the weighted blanket that has a non-toxic glass bead filling, in line with the deep sleep stimulation therapy for proper weight distribution. It comes in two different weights (4.5 and 9 kg) and three designs (Winnie the Pooh, Mandalorian and solid colours), so you can pick the one according to your comfort and preferences.
5. Ugg Boots
The high-quality Oodie ugg boots are a result of the brand’s collaboration with the market leader Original Ugg Boots Australia. Sporting funky and adorable designs, they have soft sheepskin insoles and double-faced sheepskin exteriors to keep your feet snuggly and warm.
Aside from that, the reinforced heel support feature takes care of comfort so that users can wear them practically anywhere, be it at home, while camping, or for those evening grocery runs. And if they become dirty, simply use a damp cold cloth to spot clean. But we’d suggest adding a coat of waterproofing spray from the get-go to increase their longevity.
We were also impressed with the size variations, which range from men’s 5 and women’s 6 to men’s 11 and women’s 12.
6. Tote Bags
The oversized canvas cotton tote bags at Oodie are designed to appeal to the Harry Potter lover in you! Available in three solid colours, they sport the iconic Hogwarts logo and have one large compartment to comfortably store your clothes and other essentials.
Additionally, the polyester carry handles come across as pretty durable and don’t inflict any pain on the hands or shoulders. And there’s a removable shoulder strap to suit different user requirements.
Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, the Oodie socks are made from a combination of cuddly cotton and stretchy nylon to remain warm and comfortable for prolonged periods. The lightweight design is also a great way to ensure optimum breathability for your feet, meaning you can bid goodbye to the chances of developing foot odour or infections from sweat.
They come in three prints (peach, avocado and eggplant emojis), with two of them available in bundle packs. Just keep in mind that the one-size design is suitable for feet size up to 12.
Last but not least, the briefs and trunks (for women and men, respectively) are made from breathable bamboo and have a certain “Coolmax technology” that keeps sweat and heat at bay. Besides, the soft fabric is extremely comfortable for the skin and is stretchy enough to give you the right fit.
Does The Brand Have A Return Policy?
Yes, Oodie has a 30-day return policy, where buyers can return their products within the said time in unused condition with the original packaging. Buyers can get in touch with the customer service team to provide their order details and for further assistance about the return procedure. The amount should be credited within 2 to 5 business days.
Are The Materials Used Vegan?
Apart from the ugg boots, all other products by the brand are made from vegan and cruelty-free materials.
How To Care For The Hoodie Blankets And Weighted Blankets?
Although the brand recommends hand washing the blankets with cold water, you can wash them in the machine on a gentle cycle. And make sure you use only mild detergents meant for silk and wool.
Furthermore, wash them separately to avoid mixing with other colours and air dry them once washed. Do not opt for tumble drying, ironing, or send the blankets for a dry wash.
4. What Is The Ideal Blanket Weight That You Should Go For?
If you want to purchase the weighted blankets, then the brand recommends going for a weight that’s at least 10% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh between 25 and 49 kg, then choose a blanket that weighs 4.5 kg. Likewise, people weighing 50 kg or more should buy a 9 kg blanket.
A word of caution: ensure that you can lift the blanket properly and consult a doctor if you plan to use it alongside any medical condition. Moreover, they shouldn’t be used by children under 3 years of age and shouldn’t be used near a fire. And lastly, dispose of it if the fabric rips and the beads start leaking.
So, is Oodie worth your hard-earned money?
We’d say that despite offering premium products for the most part, the brand assures users of quality and comfort. And while the hoodie blankets are designed to keep you warm, the weighted blankets aid sleeplessness and anxiety.
Furthermore, the quirky prints, attractive colours, accessories and unisex clothing for kids and adults make it a one-stop solution for many buyers.
On that note, it’s time for us to say goodbye. See you next time!