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
Rated 5 out of 5 by EDFeather Great to have along
Keep it in the car for those instant blanket/ ground cover/ or shade needs. This is a great light weight all purpose cloth. I used it while camping this week when the summer weather got chilly. Threw it over my sleeping bag for that extra bit of warmth. Then used it as a shade tarp over the picnic table to keep of the sun as the day got hot. I am thinking that it will serve many purposes as the years go along. It has corner pockets with loop tabs so one can be very creative with uses at the beach or other venues. I love this new find.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nationalpark Versatility +
My son had one of these and we loved it so much that my daughter and I got one too. It was very useful on a recent trip. Great design, lightweight and easy to pack.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Drood Fit the bill but...
Best features: lightweight, packable (has attached bag), and provides a large surface.
It was easy to carry and spread out at the beach; however its light weight made it almost impossible to keep straightened on the sand. There are corner pockets that can be filled with sand to weight it down, but that didn't work that well with 3 little ones in constant motion on top of it.
September 3, 2014