This popular 'Shark Tank' sweatshirt is a must-have for lounging around the house

If you're like me, you'll end up with more than one.
TODAY
By Megan Foster

Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY.

There are tons of new products on the market — but the ones that stand out to me are either innovative, unique or affordable. Rarely do I find one that fits into all three categories, but The Comfy checks all those boxes.

My Comfy is one of the first things I reach for when I’m looking for a good loungewear item. The oversized sweatshirt is extremely soft and doubles as a blanket which is ideal when I want to relax on the couch, work at my desk or cook in the kitchen. It's basically like wearing a blanket that you don't have to continuously pull on or throw off.

When I'm sitting down, it keeps me warm but if I need to get up to refill my coffee or grab lunch I can easily walk around with it. It also pairs perfectly with my favorite, equally comfortable and versatile leggings!

The Original Comfy

When I first discovered The Comfy on an episode of "Shark Tank," the quirky product seemed odd: a combination of a sherpa-lined blanket and a large hoodie. But the inventors were determined to convince the investors that their product was the one that would change the game of lounging for good.

Spoiler alert: The brand founders walked away with a deal that would bring their prototype to the market for the public to buy.

Thanks to this show, The Comfy ended up on my wish list for the holiday season and on Christmas morning, I opened one to call my own.

This giant blanket-hoodie hybrid is made from a microfiber fleece outer later and a plush sherpa layer on the inside. At the time, I was living in Colorado where we were battling a rollercoaster of temperatures that dipped down into the teens, so having this gift certainly came in handy.

Megan Foster / TODAY

While The Comfy comes with a large hood and sleeves, it quickly shifts into a soft blanket when you sit down. The high-low design and spacious opening on the bottom allowed me to tuck my knees under it to ensure that literally nothing — feet and all — was exposed to the chilly air.

I love the fact that it’s reversible. If I’m looking to curl up for a movie night I flip the sherpa lining inside to stay warm and comfortable. If I’m working, I enjoy flipping the fleece inside because it helps me stay cooler throughout the day

Every so often, I got a little toorelaxed and spilled coffee, salsa or the myriad of holiday treats onto the front of it. Luckily, with a quick toss in the washing machine and a spin in the dryer on low, my Comfy came out looking brand new.

I love my Comfy so much, I even bought myself one to grow my collection to two. With 18 options ranging from camouflage to leopard and seasonal festive options, there's no telling how large my collection will grow.

Now that my living room doubles as my workspace while I practice social distancing, The Comfy has become a wardrobe essential!

For more stories like this, check out:

To discover more deals, shopping tips and budget-friendly product recommendations, download the new TODAY app and subscribe to our Stuff We Love newsletter!

This article was published on Nov. 19, 2019.