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  • Bright orange exterior is easy to spot, even in bad weather
  • Measures 84 in. x 56 in. and is sized to shelter 1 adult
  • Blanket provides protection from water and wind
  • SOL emergency blanket is easy to open and fold in cold weather; folded flat, it's easy to pack


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Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Plastic
Dimensions 84 x 56 inches
Weight 2.5 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inexpensive insurance! I liked how compact this space blanket was compared to others I've used. I bought 3 of these 2 for my packs and 1 to try before use. I consider these a last ditch / survival use and not as an everyday subsitute for a blanket or sleeping bag. I spent a night out on the AT in PA with just this blanket, an army poncho and liner in 45 degree weather. Like all space blankets it was noisey and there was some condensation inside. The blanket didn't tear and I believe it would have lasted for many days if taken care of. Even at home I wasn't able to fold small enough to put back in the bag but I could get into a pocket. I like the recloseable pouch it comes in because it protects the blanket while stored and gives you a waterproof pouch to store stuff like dry tinder etc.
Date published: 2011-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best! Keep one or two of these in your kit; they can be used in a variety of ways as any good, heavy-duty plastic sheeting can. This two-sided space blanket is easily visible in virtually any environment, and the reflective coating is resilient unlike most cheaper versions. Buy a couple of extra to practice with *before* you need to use it, however, as one needs a PhD in folding to get it repacked. Highly recommended even for a minimalist kit.
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Blanket Slept in my car at night with engine and heater off when temp. was about 38 degrees F. I'm 5'7", blanket covered me completely and within minutes I was toasty. I moved around quite a bit and it didn't tear. Appears fragile, but is extremely strong. Easy to fold back up when done. I purchased more after this experience.
Date published: 2011-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ultralight Space Blanket This is the best ultralight Space Blanket carried by REI. I've tried the other ones and this one is the most durable ultralight option.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Blanket I always carry a few of these when hitting the outdoors. Last camping trip two of my friends flipped their kayaks and water got in all their gear. With these they were able to spend the night comfortably
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need to have at least one You should already know from the other reviews that you need one. I'm writing this review to tell you how to fold it back up. The challenge is that you have to press out the air at each step. So fold it lengthwise twice, then once widthwise, and carefully press out the air, starting in the corner with the double fold. If you do it right, you'll be able to fold it in half widthwise, and then in thirds lengthwise and put it right in the bag. Or just consider the $5 a folding fee and forget it. :)
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy warm. I carry one of these in each of my packs, hiking, day, bug out, and emergency packs. For $5 a pop why wouldn't you? It's maybe 4 oz of weight, and so thin it can fit literally anywhere. There is no sacrifice to be made for a product that can save your life if you're caught off guard. I opened one and it's insane how warm this thing is nearly immediately. You could definitely increase your odds of survival with this very useful product in many various ways.
Date published: 2017-03-04
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What is the approximate R-Value of the blanket

Asked by: Frololdad
This product does not have an R-Value as such a characteristic is only useful for products that offers some insulation or thickness. This thin blanket does not offer insulation but rather protection from wind, sun, temperature, and precipitation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-05

What is the folded down (storage) size footprint of this blanket? Thanks.

Asked by: Detrich
When folded up the SOL Emergency Blanket​ is approximately 7 X 4 X 0.5 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-12
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