Rated 5 out of 5 by Swimover Survival blanket
I have tried other blankets and have not been satisfied. The S.O.L. blanket is light and tough. I use it in my Hunter Safety survival classes. I use it as a shelter. I tie knots in it and poke it with boughs and it doesn't tear. I did manage to put a hole in it. but it did not tear beyond the area of the hole. I always carry one in my truck and in my hunting vest.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kisa new improved version
This blanket is much improved over the old mylar version. The older ones were basically one-time use items; they were very difficult to re-fold. This one is easy to fold up and put away. It's a lot less crinkly and a lot more durable, and the larger size provides better coverage. It has so many uses--as a ground cover on a freezing night, blocking a tent door or window, a rain shield, but my favorite use is between my sleeping bag and air mattress. Just don't use it as a bivy sack when you're completely enclosed because it is not very breathable and you will wake up wet and cold. If you must get all the way inside it, make sure you leave an opening for ventilation. This is a lot heavier than the older versions but the added weight is worth it in terms of better durability.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jumbjimbo Don't leave home without it
I keep these blankets in all of my packs.I have never had to open them and I hope I am never have to use one to find what star it should be awarded.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katie369 For my sister...
Got it for my sister who lives in Maine! Where it is almost never warm. It seems like it will work well but I hope she doesn't has to use it!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dabro Safety
This blanket should be in everyone's car glove box, especially in the states with cold winter temperatures.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 30yrBeanGirl Survival Blanket
I gave 4 stars based on what the pkg. states the blankets will do. They have yet to be used. I ordered 3 of these as Christmas gifts for family members who work at snow removal during winter. From what the pkg. states, each blanket has a full zipper and fits 2 people comfortably; like a sleeping bag I guess. Apparently your own body heat keeps you warm in the event of being in your car/truck or possibly outdoors for awhile. When they need to use these I will definitely update my comments. Considering the price, ($6.95ea.); I'll probably order a few for my cars in case we have winter car trouble, need to wait for a tow, or stuck in winter traffic in a snow storm.
November 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Light weight, easy to repackage
This is better than the old space-blankets I have seen because the material isn't as crinkly. It can be more easily folded up after use and put back into its package. It is light enough to carry for emergencies, but it doesn't take the place of a bivy sack because it would be difficult to use in windy conditions. The advertising suggests that it reflects 90% of body heat back. The problem is that it provides about zero insulation so it doesn't take the place of carrying extra warm clothing for emergencies. It has it's limitations, but is worth carrying because it weighs so little. Look up some YouTube videos for reviews on this product. Interesting.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by erincs Seems great
A bit heavier and bulkier than I thought, but definitely durable feeling. I haven't had to use it yet, and hope I don't have to. But it would be a great ground tarp or shelter in a pinch.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by macchickpro Protection again sun and dust at Burning Man
I taped it over the screen part of the LLBean King Dome tent on top of the bedroom and the side screens in the front room and that really helped in preventing the dust to get into the bedroom (we found out how much dust that could have been when we took the fly down). On top of that I put the reflective side out and it helped with keeping the heat out. They are really easy to cut to fit and are light and flexible to accommodate the tent's shape. I bought some extra once I used the one I had just in case I still needed the blankets as survival gear. I bought the 2 people ones because they are not a lot more bulky when packed than the small ones but you get much more usable coverage. Note that it took me almost 5 hours to cover the screens of the tent and the roof part was tricky. They also have survival tips written on the orange part that could be useful if needed.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ceasersalad Always carry one
I ended up using this as an emergency cover for our cooking area when we discovered that we had left the tarpaulin behind at base camp.
It proved invaluable in the rain and snow and now always carry one in my pack.
July 24, 2013