The Heatsheets material is a great improvement over traditional foil blanket fabric as it is more pliable and less crinkly so you can get it into the shape you want and it will stay there. The fabric will also stretch and deform without breaking meaning your bag will last longer even with repeated use, plus it can be effectively repaired with tape. Heatsheets material reflects 90% of your body heat back at you.
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This is the exact same material as used by SOL's Emergency Bivvy, just in a flat-packed form instead of a bag. It's good material & much less crinkly or prone to rustle than previous "emergency" blankets. The weight is as advertised although the plastic (resealable) pack does add a few grams - this definitely helps keep the grit out though, which can only be a good thing for something so thin (& potentially vital).
Other reviewers have commented about the alternative uses described on the back of the pack & this is no doubt useful. Suggested uses (in addition to the blanket) are to cover gear, as a tarp shelter or indeed as a ground sheet. I see a very real benefit having it instead of my Tyvek groundsheet as it has a much smaller pack size as well as a reduced weight, with the added benefit of reflecting heat back into the tent.
Finally - the size is 142 x 213cm which is actually enough to cover 2 people, so long as it's still - in the wind, it's necessary to tuck it underneath to keep it from blowing away.
As an emergency blanket, I think it's well worth including, especially for changeable weather trips.
Firstly the total weight of the amk heatsheets emergency blanket including the zip lock bag is 80 grams, which is a little heavier than I thought. But compared to the other emergency blankets it is far superior in design and manufacture. It is a more durable and robust emergency blanket, the material is quieter and more tear resistant than others. I also really like the additional uses on the back of the zip lock bag that is a really nice touch! The blanket is orange (although I think it more a copper/ orange than a bright survival orange) on the outer and the inner the heat reflective side is a bright silver. I am pleased with it although it is 80 grams in weight I do think it deserves a permanent place in my rucksack in case of emergency!
This blanket initially looks like any other emergency blanket, but as soon as you touch it you find out it is much softer in feel, less noisy and more robust than the normal ones. This makes it a much better item for me. But still very light. It comes in a nice plastic pocket with a 'plastic zipper' - and yes, it it possible to get the blanket back there after use. I've used the blanket for keeping warm and dry while resting, and as a ground-cloth for a tent. I certainly prefer this one to a 'normal emergency blanket'. However, for even better protection a full bag is better, but this is so light that it goes in my pack every time.
Super lightweight blanket, good for carrying for emergency use when out in the hills. Is more robust and warmer than the traditional foil blanket. Being a blanket it does have considerable downsides in terms of the protection it offers but it remains lighter than a full bag. Comes packed in a robust plastic wallet to keep it clean and dry when in a rucksack.
A nice little piece of safety gear. Ideal for one time emergency use in a winter/snow setting.
It comes in a resealable ziplock bag which is a nice touch. Very light weight means that it will always be in my off-piste backpack with all the other safety gear. I would not expect to get multiple uses out of it - it is flimsy and light, but that's also a good thing and the main reason why I got it!
Best emergency blanket I have owned.Tougher/thicker/quieter(you know if you have used ordinary ones) material than usual,seems to be more durable than the older ones.
This is an excellent product, I have used it as a wind shield in minus -28 deg while caught out snowboarding, and as an extra blanket while camping. I carry this with me for all my outdoor adventures hiking, kayaking, snowboarding and camping I know it will help me keep warm if needed.
There are many positives and weaknesses to this product. If placed in the correct position it can and will keep you warm, however after testing this in the Brecon beacons I found that in a survival bag helped retain warmth better with a roll mat underneath the person which helped a lot better. However eventually I managed to get this product in the right position and managed to tighten the edges together and yes, the product was excellent.
3 stars for the only reason that there are better products out there that work efficiently, but this product does work well also.
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