Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay2 Love it! Won't go to the beach without it.
I purchased this to use on while my family was at the beach at our villa in the Caribbean. There is only one way to describe it: MASSIVE. It?s large enough to store all of your beach bags, towels, flip-fops and cooler with room to spare to lay out.
It was a welcome spot for my one year old grandson to relax and take his mid-morning nap on a cool spot.
Yes, just as described it repeals every single grain of sand and folds compactly into its own pouch. While you can fill the built in pockets with sand to help it stay put, on a very windy day you may want to take along some plastic spikes to really secure it, particularly if you are not going to sit on it the entire time.
This is a nifty little item that packs away so small and was a welcome addition to our beach gear. Highly recommended.
P.S. The picture doesn't do it justice. This beach blanket is really spacious.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by screamingeagles A GAME-CHANGER!!!
We recently moved to the coast of Maine and received this as a gift. It packs up so small, that I just keep it in the car at all times. We have used this on grassy fields and at the beach several times. It air-dries quickly after use at the beach and has held up great when I've washed/dried it at home. ZERO sand will stick to it, so it is able to be packed up in it's sleeve right when you leave the beach. The pockets on the underside are easy to fill with sand, and it did not budge when we were just at the beach on a very windy day. The blanket is light enough that we've packed it when hiking so that we could use it for a picnic. Without hesitation, I can recommend this product 100%.
September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMB819 Parasheet is the best!
I received a Parasheet as a gift after watching my cousin use it at the beach. It was a very windy day and she scooped sand into the corner pockets and it made the parasheet stay PUT! I then purchased my own for use on our island camping trip to Lake George. We placed rocks into the corner pockets and it kept the parasheet in place. My daughters placed there lake towels on top of the parasheet so they didn't get dirty. When done for the day of swimming I removed the rocks, shook it out and squished it back into the little holder. I can not recommended this enough. A worthwhile purchase for ALL ages!!
August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by L2Belle Great idea!
I've used the blanket several times and it works just as promised. I have washed it on gentle cycle/cold water with line dry and it has come out beautifully each time. I live in the northwest panhandle of Florida so this is perfect for beach days. The only flaw I've found is that you tend to sweat a lot given the parachute material so I always lay a towel down on top. The corner pouches are easy to fill and then dump when you're ready to go. Love it!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by julybaby Such a great beach blanket!
This was such a great buy! It's super light, sand comes off easily and when it gets wet, it dries quickly. So pleased with this!!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanrevs Beach and picnic
I purchased this for a gift. It was used almost immediately and the comment was it was "just as advertised". Everyone was very pleased!
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveBeanNC Must have for beach vacations
I just purchased this for a beach vacation and will buy it as a gift for all of my friends. It's compact, lightweight, dries fast, and stays anchored on the beach by filling the corner pockets with sand. The sand blows right off of its' surface if there is a breeze. So much easier than carrying heavy blankets or towels to and from the beach!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by flowergirl5592 wonderful travel accessory
We took the parasheet on our trip to aruba. It was exactly as advertised. Folds compactly, dies quickly, and sand shakes off completely. My only suggestion would be to include stakes with it. We definitely could have used them. This will definitely be a must have on future trips
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AcadiaHiker As necessary as the Sand on the Beach
I purchased this item three years ago for our annual 2 week vacation to Myrtle Beach SC. It is soooo easy to setup and use. As others have pointed out, the sand simply does not stick to the material, it packs so small and just as importantly, weighs next to nothing. One added feature that is always a plus, the BRIGHT COLORS makes it very easy to find your spot again after coming back from a long walk on a crowded beach. JUST REMEMBER, when setting it up that the POCKETS that you push the sand into, are designed to be ON THE UNDERSIDE of the blanket. (I had to point this out to another owner). I'm telling you that you will like this item so much, that it is one of those things that if you forgot to pack it, would make you TURN AROUND, AND GO BACK HOME and get it....
April 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NanaLouLou Great Purchase
I purchased the Parasheet after learning about it on some TripAdvisor reviews. They were absolutely right--this is a great thing to have in your bag on a beach vacation. Super light weight, packs down small, dries quickly, completely sheds sand. Pockets across the four corners fill with sand to hold it flat, then shake out easily. Though not waterproof, it provided a great layer between the beach surface and our stuff. I'm looking forward to using it at outdoor concerts in the park as well.
December 6, 2014