Space All Weather Blanket (BLUE)


Originally developed for NASA. The MPA Space All Weather Blanket pound for pound is warmer than wool. It retains 80% of radiated body heat, preventing hypothermia and providing unsurpassed protection in sub-zero temperatures. Use as shelter, prevent hypothermia, ground cover…Precise vacuum deposition of pure aluminumReinforcing fabricLayer of colored polyethylene filmDimensions 60″(152 cm) x 84″(214cm)Weight 12 ounces (340 g)

$ 20.25

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  1. Andrew J Libby says:
    76 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great product. Many uses., October 28, 2011
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    I use these to keep warm at my kid’s sporting events. I also keep one in my car and take one when I go camping/hiking. They are much tougher (and I think they work better) job than the plain mylar sheet. When I was new to hiking, I made the mistake of wearing all cotton materials on a hike (not a good idea due to water retention). I live in Western Washington and, big surprise, it rained on me. I found myself at about 6000 feet, soaking wet, and freezing (very stupid on my part). It took about 60 seconds from the time I wrapped up in one of these to get comfortably warm. Another added plus is that it features eyelets so you can tie down if you need to. It is very light, in fact, I have started carrying one with me in my laptop bag when I go to work.
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  2. 74 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very effective and durable design., January 13, 2014
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    Ben B. (Seattle , Washington, USA) –

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    When you hear the words “space blanket” , most people think about those smallish, paper-thin mylar space blankets , which are basically designed for emergency use only , and pretty much disposable.

    This isn’t one of those. I’d actually refer to it more as a tarp , rather than a “blanket” . It’s built to be used over and over, so it’s too bad they didn’t include a little storage bag with it , but the box works OK for that I guess. One thing to note : This isn’t a soft, cuddly blanket designed for use on your bare skin or on a bed . It’s like a big thick plastic tarp , very “crinkly” and hard . However, it’s waterproof, windproof, and extremely efficient at reflecting heat , so it has many valuable uses , not the least of which could be saving your life if you roll your cold self up in it, or making a shelter to keep you dry if you get caught in a rainy , unexpected overnight campout.

    Mine gets a lot of use underneath my sleeping bag , as a insulator between me and the ground. Shiny side up , it reflects body heat back at you , and is even more effective if you can get an air mattress under it. Conversely, the “tarp” side acts as a vapor barrier that prevents dampness from seeping up from the ground into your bag (and you) .

    It has a surprising number of uses on a backpacking trip , and ends up being well worth the minimal weight and bulk it adds to my pack. And, of course, super handy in an emergency…treating for shock , hypothermia, etc.

    I’m going to buy another one and toss it in my truck’s roadside emergency kit .

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  3. 107 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Tested on 18 degree nights in an unheated camper, February 18, 2013
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    J. Marker (Clendenin, WV – United States) –

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    My husband works on the pipeline in Ohio. He used to be in the Marine Corps for 13 years and spent many nights in the cold during training, so he familiar with similar products. I purchased this blanket because he stays on the yard in an unheated camper most nights. He uses this blanket with his sleeping bag and he said “wow, what a difference” he is very comfortable now even on the coldest of nights.

    There is a con – it is stiffer than it looks in the picture, very similar to the typical rescue blankets that you see out there. It is silver on the inside not fuzzy green as it is portrayed in the picture. That is very misleading. However, we have tried both and this one comes out on top.

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