Rated 4 out of 5 by Trisha3 Great Item!
Love it but not fully waterproof.
I'm able to carry it around with me everywhere and it always comes in handy.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by THH1 Lightweight, cool, and perfect
I purchased this item earlier this year in preparation for our Hawaii vacation in June. I only bought one in order to "test drive" it before buying more for the family. When I pulled it out on the beach, family members were jealous. The Parasheet is very lightweight and takes up very little space especially when it's in its own pouch. I bought the single size and it's more than enough for one person (laying lengthwise). Sand didn't cling to it. It was an easy "setup". It dries very quickly, too.
Coming home, I washed and air dried it. However, I noticed the stitching in the pouch had come loose and started to fray. This was very disappointing. I quickly contacted LL Bean customer service and they were able to ship a replacement right away. I'm so glad LL Bean stands by their products. I ordered a second one for hubby for our next beach vacation. I'm hoping the additional Parasheets holds up post wash.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClamFan Love the Parasheet
I love the Parasheet! I bought when I was in the store and had credit to spend. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I didn't realize how useful it would be. It's incredible for traveling. On the same day, I used it to surreptitiously change in the car, then as a beach blanket (so great, the way you use sand to weight it down), then shook it out--the sand was gone--and used it as a sleep sheet at a motel that night. The one I gave as a gift was used as a blanket and pillow on long distance plane flights and at a camp in the desert.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flatlander802 Big enough for small family
I don't actually get to lay down at the beach. I'm wading with my daughter, building sand castles, etc. That said I like a place to sit. I have the double size and longed for something smaller and lighter. This (so-called) single size it perfect for the 3 of us to sit and have a sand-free spot for our beach bags. Thank you Grand Trunk.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RuledbyHounds Great for travel
This super lightweight, soft but tough parasheet is great. Whenever I pull it out, my beach companions are very impressed. I love that it takes almost no packing space and adds almost no weight to my luggage, but still serves me well. The corner sand pockets are effective in holding the sheet in place at the beach, and the sand easily shakes off when I'm ready to pack the sheet away. The parasheet is not a thick beach towel, and it's not supposed to be. If you know why you're buying it, you should be very happy with it.
July 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by savyshoppers Uncomfortable texture
The texture is very slippery, thin and uncomfortable. We weren't willing to sacrifice comfort for other benefits listed be other reviewers.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HokieTrax Packs tiny!
Got this for the beach this summer, the single size. Packs very small and light. Will probably be useful in several ways too, as a sun tarp or even beach cover-up if needed. I like that sand won't stick to it. Could even go with me for summer backpacking or an archaeology trip.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by practicalshoppped Grand trunk
Wonderful for the beach. No more sand!
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flow31 perfect purchase
I was flying to a camping music festival. So I really needed to have multifunctional equipment. This towel, dried extremely fast, was easy to keep clean, small and compact, and even got me a compliment or two. It is an outdoor must.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KaseyG Great Beach blanket
WE bought the huge one (not sure if this is "single" like just for one person... Anyways- it's great.. lightweight, and good coverage
August 11, 2012