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
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaMimiV Perfect beach blanket
This is the perfect beach blanket as it has pockets to hold sand to weigh it down, but all the sand slides off easily at the end of the day. It travels in a small, lightweight pouch as well. Can't wait to try it on the lawn. Wish I had found it sooner.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DucatiRdr Better than expected. Beach perfection.
One of my summer time pet peeves is a sandy pile of soggy towels to deal with when we get home. Sand in everything is never fun, but the Parasheet (double) is the rescue from all of that. While the sheet isn't waterproof, it is an almost perfect ground cover between all of your beach stuff and the sand. Easy to secure with either rocks, sand or stakes, the double size covers plenty of ground for our group of 4. Then, when you're done you give it a shake, fold it into the integrated pouch and off you go. Sandless towels, cooler bottom, shoes, food, etc.
Also good for grassy picnics but remember, it's NOT waterproof so dew and any moisture will seep through in short time.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sigel468 Silky soft
This blanket was an awesome addition to my beach gear. Convenient pack size, nice bright color, and great soft texture. It was so easy to fill the pockets to keep it from blowing away. The sand just slides right off at the end of the day. I love it!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShenValley Great "utility" sheet
Bright and colorful, the parasheet packs small in an attached pouch. Tie loops and sand pockets at corners allow you to secure it in various ways. Might want to have some light paracord, stakes, or clips handy. We have used it to provide shade on the beach or as a ground cover. It could also provide quick shelter in a shower or cover gear at a campsite. Seems durable. Dries quickly. Light weight.
July 26, 2014