There are a few sponsored ads that pop up on my Facebook feed all the time and the Oodie is one of them. It shows pics or videos of grinning people cuddling up to their oversized fleecy hoodie blanket. The comments are generally so positive (which always makes me a bit suspicious) but when I see the price of over $100, I scroll rapidly past.
But with winter setting in, I can’t help hankering for my very own cuddly blankie / hoodie combo. And now, thanks to Kmart, I don’t have to spend a bomb on getting one.
Kmart has just launched their own affordable version of the “Oodie”, priced at only $29 – which is crazy cheap compared to the real thing.
No Need To Spend A Fortune For Warmth
The Kmart dupe is marketed as a Pull Over Gown and features the signature fleece lining, hooded neck, long sleeves with ribbed cuffs and an internal large secret kangaroo pocket to store your phone or perhaps some snacks. The item has an oversized fit and pretty much sounds exactly like it’s much pricier cousin, with the big difference being the price.
A savvy shopper alerted us to her find, posting her budget discovery on TikTok.
“You’re welcome, save yourself the $$$,” @yaasssminee said on her video, showing her wearing the massive blanket/gown covering her whole body.
“So worth it!! Sooo cozy,” she wrote.
@yaasssmineeYou’re welcome, save yourself the $$$ ##Kmart ##oodie ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##kmarthacks♬ baby my phone yameii – ????????????????????
I Want One!
The video has attracted over 1,000 comments with viewers expressing their excitement at the find.
“OMG I have to go get one,” one excited shopper said.
“I would never take this off,” another commented.
Others were devastated that they had recently bought the real thing.
“Wow, right after I bought the real one this comes out,” said one sadly.
Who Cares If It’s Not The Same!
Some weren’t convinced that the Kmart hooded blanket was the same quality as the Oodie. However, the price difference is enough to justify the cheapy version for me.
“The real one is a lot better but if you don’t have the money, that one is almost the same – it’s just thinner,” she said.
Get It Now!
The Kmart pull over gown is available in a midnight (very dark blue) colour in S/M or L/XL. You can buy it online and there is also limited availability in store.
Kmart also sells an adorable Koala kids version with a hood and built-in mittens for only $9.
Big W also has its own oversized blanket hoody for $40.
Would you be keen to buy this Kmart version of the “Oodie” or would you prefer to spend more and buy the real thing? Tell us in the comments below.