Robes certainly have their fair share of critics these days. First, the Snuggie took over the infomercial waves with its robe-hating message, and now, the Wearable Towel ($20 + S&H) is on the Summer scene making claims that robes are just too heavy and hot. According to the infomercial, its leg up on regular old towels is that it "gives you the freedom with your hands" while staying totally covered.
The straight-forwardly named product has no fasteners — it's simply a cotton towel with arm openings that make it possible to wear it in two different ways. Worn "tunic-style" or "toga-style," the infomercial claims it's perfect for activities like getting the paper and ideal for wearing before a swim. What do you think of the Wearable Towel — is it brilliant or baffling?