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The Ultimate Guide to Energy-Saving Hoodies

Save money on heating your home with energy-saving hoodies. Find out which are best here.

Shoppers are racing to buy B&M’s new £12 fleece-lined energy-saving hoodies b

As we are all aware, the steep rise in energy costs is affecting everyone this winter. The Cost of living crisis. This problem is made worse now more people than ever are working full-time from home. This of course has many benefits, but one of the downsides is that during winter you are no longer spending all day in a warm office - where someone else is paying the heating bill.

So, those working from home are facing the risk of having to make the choice between working in the cold or putting the heating on for most of the day. This is something I think everyone in that position would rather avoid. Not everyone will be getting the winter fuel payment/ cold weather payment this year, so we wanted to share some ways to cut down the costs of gas and electricity this winter.

Martin Lewis has suggested on his online blog, that a great way to save money this winter is by investing in an ‘energy saving’ hoodie. So we’ve compiled a list of the best ones on the market:

Oodie

Oodie

PRICE: £90 

THE GOOD: 

  • This is the name brand, so as you would expect, this is the best quality
  • This popular Oodie will last you for many winters to come
  • Lovely warm sherpa lining to snuggle into
  • A good range of colours
  • Covers more of your body - to keep even more of you toasty warm
  • Cruelty and vegan-friendly materials

THE BAD: 

  • This was by far the most expensive
  • Hand washable only
  •  It would be hard to recommend as a money-saving

SCORE: ⅘ 

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B&M Snuggle Hoodie

B&M Snuggle Hoodie

PRICE: £18

THE GOOD: 

  • An absolute bargain, so you know you’ll get your money’s worth
  • A range of 5+ funky designs - perfect for bigger families
  • 30-day return guarantee - so you can decide for yourself

THE BAD: 

  • May not last more than a winter or two due to its lower quality
  • Only comes in one size

SCORE: 5/5 

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Primark Snoodie

Primark Snoodie

PRICE: £16

THE GOOD: 

  • The CHEAPEST energy-saving hoodie on the market and a remake of the Primark version last year
  • Deep fleece exterior - making it extra snug
  • Ribbed cuffed sleeves to keep the drafts out
  • Comes with pockets to keep your hands warm
  • Machine washable - at 40 degrees

THE BAD: 

  • At this price, you have to question the quality
  • 100% Polyester - no real fleece here
  • Only available in two colours

SCORE: ⅗  

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Dunelm Oversized Blanket Hoodie

Dunelm oversized blanket hoodie

PRICE: £18

THE GOOD: 

  • A great deal at under £20
  • Large fleece lined to keep more of you warm
  • Comes with a central pocket to keep your hands warm
  • Machine washable - at 40 degrees

THE BAD: 

  • At this price, you have to question the quality
  • 100% Polyester
  • Reviews suggest the new version is not as warm as the previous version

SCORE: ⅖  

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Marks & Spencer Oversize Fleece Hoodie

M&S Oversize fleece hoodie

PRICE: £32

THE GOOD: 

  • Very thick material - extra warm.
  • Wide range of colours.
  • Machine washable.

THE BAD: 

  • Slightly more expensive than its competitors.
  • Sizing comes up on the small side - order a size up.
  • Doesn’t keep you as warm as competitors.

SCORE: ⅖

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And the Winner Is…


WINNER: B&M Snuggle Hoodie (Buy Here)

So, it would seem that at £16, the Primark offering is hard to beat for value for money. However, this is only two pounds less than several other brands and the quality is noticeably lower.

At the other end of the spectrum, is the original version from Oodie which offers far higher quality and warmth. Although, I think that £90 is way too much money to consider a money saving solution, but it may last the longest and that is worth taking into consideration.

The M&S version is more expensive than many others and seems to offer the same warmth as the other options, however, may be of a higher quality.  

My choice would be the B&M Snuggle hoodie, with its great price, huge range of designs and 30-day money-back guarantee. The Primark Snoodie is definitely a strong contender if you don’t have a B&M store near you - the pockets and elastic cuffs really make a difference. 

This is all in an effort of keeping the heating off for as long as possible as it’s starting to feel chilly at night. Now more than ever, it’s important to maximise our energy efficiency. 

This bargain was first noticed by Lucy Leeson, who wrote an article for Yorkshire Live. Lucy, who is the mother of two children wrote: “As a mum to two young boys, I am already wondering how myself and my husband are going to afford to pay the bills this winter, particularly with the rise in energy bill prices.”

Another way to make money this winter and to combat the cost of living crisis is by renting out your space space on Stashbee – find out more about becoming a host here


Elliot

6th Dec 2022

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