I’d worn my comfort hoodie into the ground and it had holes at the elbows. So naturally I was looking for a replacement. By comfort hoodie, I just mean something I wear basically all the time, that helps me feel less anxious because it’s so familiar. This is how I operate. I’m a nervous kitty cat, and I need a sweater to make me feel better. (Please note: This doesn’t work on most kitty cats.) So, when I came across the I’m a Cat hoodie over at Zaful, it seemed profoundly appropriate.
Shopping and Customization Options
The only thing left for me to decide on were size and colour. I knew I was ordering from China, so the sizes are often a bit skewed. I read the other reviews, checked the actual item measurements, and ultimately settled on a size 2XL in black. That’s right, I bought the biggest one. In black. They seem to be a bit short on stock currently, but here are the other size and colour options available.
Payment and Ordering Process
Ordering from Zaful, and other ecommerce shops like it that are shipping from China, is straightforward. I used PayPal for this particular transaction. No issues. The only thing to be aware of is possible sizing discrepancies and shipping time. I mean, it is coming from China. It took a while. I can’t remember exactly how long at this point, but it was somewhere in the neighbourhood of 6-8 weeks. And I get an awesome comfort hoodie for $20? I’m not complaining.
Assembly Usually Required
Put It All Together And What Do You Get
I put the sweater over my torso, as one does with sweaters. It was comforting.
Form And Function
Tell Me Everything You Know
Right, the sizes are off. I’m normally a size small or medium for extra comfort. This 2XL fits me like a large. For reference, I’m about 5’5 and 130 lbs. Is comfy.
Quality Check Please
It’s Business Time
No complaints here! I wasn’t expecting a luxurious $200 hoodie for $20, so I wasn’t disappointed. It’s comfy, it fits well, and it’s easy to maintain. The lettering on the front is good quality and hasn’t really deteriorated in the wash. I’ve been wearing this pretty constantly since around April.
What Does the Bank Teller Say?
I wish I’d been taking notes. I’ve honestly had so many comments and compliments on this hoodie. I have a good memory. Let’s see…
“Funniest looking cat I’ve seen,” said a gentleman on the street.
“I’m a dog!” said a teenager on the street.
“Were you born in the year of the cat?” asked a woman in the clinic waiting room.
“Not following the crowd, I love it,” said the pharmacy cashier.
“Can I ask where you got your hoodie?” said a grocery store clerk, and also a bank teller.
As someone with social anxiety, this hoodie has prompted short bouts of human interaction I likely wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. It’s a real conversation starter!
Kitties Have Opinions, Too
Photo Evidence Attached
Including an Arbitrary Score Out of 10