SOL Emergency Blanket

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

0

Best when new. I used this once to keep my butt dry…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7

Summary

Best when new.

Pros

  • Light
  • Inexpensive
  • Small

Cons

  • Doesn't last

I used this once to keep my butt dry while I sat on a riverbank while my son played in the water. It is not a very good thermal barrier, being so thin heat conducts to the ground right through it. The aluminum coating might reflect radiant heat and as a tarp it certainly will keep you dry and out of the breeze.

That said when I went to use it a second time all of the aluminum reflective material had come off. It still will make a light ground cloth or an emergency tarp, but its claim to fame reflectiveness is gone. 

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Yep, these things are "one and done." Also, I once learned the hard way that when they sit in the package too long, they deteriorate.


9 days ago
0

An emergency blacket that is small enough to fit in…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $6

Summary

An emergency blacket that is small enough to fit in a large locket on your pants or jacket. If you become separated from your pack/camp (don't laugh, it happens) you will be glad that you had this blanket with you.

Pros

  • Small and lightweight
  • It is better than nothing

Cons

  • You have to physically carry with you everywhere

Hopefully you never need it, but if you do it will be the best $6 you ever spent.