What’s the best blanket you can have on an airplane?
Hint: It isn’t the blanket the airlines lend to you. Or, used to lend to you. Several airlines have stopped offering blankets on their domestic flights. Of those airlines that still have blankets an increasing number are charging for you to use them!
So what is the best travel blanket. The answer is . . .
. . .the Cabin Cuddler.
At this point we’d like it to be known that our recommendation of this travel blanket comes despite the considerable pain we feel every time we type the words “Cabin Cuddler.” To the founders of the Cabin Cuddler: we beg you to change the name of your product. A “Cabin Cuddler” sounds like something the Care Bears would use while your product is, in fact, a serious piece of travel gear developed by a veteran airline pilot.
The Cabin Cuddler This blanket is a 6.5 foot (2 meter) long, 5.5 foot (1.7 meter) wide piece of fleecey goodness designed to warm your entire body. At the bottom of the blanket there’s a pocket into which you can tuck your feet. In the midsection the blanket has little “wings” you can fold over lap. Then, near the top of the blanket, there are longer wings you can drape over your arms or wrap around your chest. Held open, the blanket looks like a flying squirrel. Wrapped around you it just looks—and feels!—comfortable.
The blanket folds up into a compact carrying case; the whole unit weighs 20 ounces (566g). And here’s the coolest part: The included tote bag is reversible and serves as an inflatable pillow!
Take the unfortunately-named Cabin Cuddler with you on your next flight and you’ll feel like the airlines should be paying you to use one of their blankets.