Japanese Slanket TV commercial

Gary Clegg, the inventor of the Slanket was a surprised as anyone about his product’s whirlwind success. He invented it one cold night as a student, completely oblivious that it would grow to become a wordlwide brand and company, making him pretty rich along the way. All he wanted to do was to stay warm while watching TV.

From its humble beginnings The Slanket has now grown to be a fully-fledged manufacturing company that states that it is proud to listen to its customers and aims to put them first at all times.

The Snuggie may have come along and ridden a dumb but memorable TV Commercial to success and wild riches, outstripping the Slanket in like for like sales along the way – but it is the Slanket that has put quality above quantity, and for our money it is still the best blanket with sleeves available on the market.

The Slanket is now sold in 40 countries and here is the official Slanket TV Commercial for Japan. Gary Clegg even features at the end of it to tell viewers a little bit about the Slanket story.

Watch the Japanese Slanket TV Commercial featuring Gary Clegg:


Interview with Gary Clegg the inventor of the Slanket

This is an interesting little interview with Gary Clegg, the guy that invented the Slanket when he was 17.

Gary Clegg talks briefly about the Slanket story on ‘How’d You Get So Rich?’, a US show focused on entrepreneurs and wealth. The interview is cut a bit short, but it is interesting to hear a little bit about the story behind the growth of the Slanket.

The Slanket is now sold in over 40 countries around the world

Interview with the inventor of The Slanket

Forbes recently interviewed Gary Clegg – the inventor of The Slanket.

On The Slanket website Gary writes that the slanket was born when he was a cold student, he writes:
“One subzero night in 1998 during my first semester of college I could not escape Maine’s winter bite. While watching Late Night with Conan O’Brien I decided I needed to tear a hole in my sleeping bag so I could keep my upper body warm as I channel surfed during the commercial breaks. During Christmas vacation I commissioned the first Slanket to be made by my mother…and it was born.”

You can watch the Forbes video interview with Gary Clegg, the inventor of The Slanket below:

Find out more about The Slanket and where to buy it HERE