Space All Weather Blanket

By on October 19, 2015
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The Original Space® Brand All Weather Blanket is a by-product of the super insulating materials originally developed for the NASA/APOLLO Space Missions. Engineered to reflect and retain over 80% of radiated body heat, it provides the user with warmth, comfort and protection from harsh elements. Utilizing a four layer construction technique that gives the blanket dimensional stability, while enabling the reflective properties to function effectively in an outdoor environment, it's an ideal accessory for all those venturing into the outdoors. The blanket is totally reusable and will last a very long time. Some of the many uses are:Shelter: Use as a personal emergency shelter against the effects of wind, rain and cold. Use the silver side facing towards you for maximum reflectivity. Use as a sun reflector by facing silver side outward or line the inside of your tent to keep out heat or cold.Medical: Help prevent hypothermia by maintaining body heat. Sit or squat, when possible, to effectively concentrate your core body heat. Protect your head and chest area. Move around frequently, to maintain good circulation and create body heat.Protection: Use as a heat reflector on the back wall of a shelter; sit between fire and blanket. Line the roof of any makeshift shelter to keep out the wind and moisture. Keep in your vehicle; place over inside of windows, fabric to prevent heat build up and UV damage when leaving your vehicle for extended periods in hot weather (silver side to the sun).Ground Cover: Helps keep moisture and dampness away from your sleeping bag or tent floor. Use folded as a comfortable seat cushion while fishing, open it's a table cover, or picnic blanket.Universal: Use as a clean ground cloth when repairing a vehicle, cleaning game or fish. Just rinse off excess dirt or blood and wipe with a damp sponge.

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Customer Reviews

used to supplement summer sleeping bag in the Grand Tetons

48 people found this helpful.
 on August 16, 2013
By Capt;’n Jon
I recently returned from a back-country backpacking trip in the Grand Tetons. Due to the steep climib to over 10,000 feet with a pack, I needed to keep weight to a minimum. I took my very light weight summer sleeping bag but knew it would not be enough at altitude to keep me warm. This product did the trick. What works best is to first lay out the blanket with about 35% on the floor of your tent and the remainder folder on top. Then slip your ground pad and sleeping bag inside and fold it over and tuck it underneath at the feet and the side(that’s why you need to leave more on the top). Essentially, make yourself a burrito. This kept me very comfortably warm with very miinimal weight. The blanket is much studier than the disposal true emergency blankets that are the size of a pack of cigarettes, and thus has a bit more bulk and weight. But the weight is very slight and it does fold up to a small size if you take a bit of time (about the size of a medium length paperback book). Definitely a very useful item when backpacking across a wide range of temperatures and weight must be kept to a minimum.

Tough and does the job.

19 people found this helpful.
 on April 21, 2015
By BobbyG
I purchased this to cover some of the tubes in my solar hot water system during the peak of the summer to reflect back some of the heat. I produce too much hot water in the summer. It was out in the Florida sun for about 9 months and held up well. After being up in the roof during the summer heat and rain, it had a few spots where the mylar had worn through but the fabric and blanket are still intact. I would definitely recommend it. It has six grommets that help strap it down.

The "Heavy Duty" version of the "Space Blanket"

39 people found this helpful.
 on March 15, 2013
By Stevie P
Yo…so everyone has probably seen those little pocket sized “Space Blankets”…Well this is NOT one of those. Rather this it is a (relatively) heavy-duty “Tarp-like” version (hemmed outer edges, grommets, etc) that is -much- more durable than those little aluminum foil like “blankets”. As a result it is somewhat more bulky (the package is about the size of a cigar box)…but still not so large that you can’t find room for it in the trunk of your car, in an emergency kit or in the bottom of your backpack. Over the years, I’ve taken similar products on camping trips to Alaska and Canada and have found use for them several times. When I lived in Minnesota I -always- had two or three of these tucked away under the seat of the car. Highly recommend.

Great Space Blanket for Car and Home Kit

13 people found this helpful.
 on May 23, 2012
By M. Ross
I’ve been using this space blanket for years and always have one with me in my car, my home emergency kit, and my day hike backpack. Below are some points of review based on my experience:

Get One For Your Emergency Kit.

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 20, 2014
If you roam the outdoors or travel during winter, you really should have one or two in your emergency pack. I ordered enough to put at least one in every one of my vehicles. Living in the Pacific Northwest, it does get cold during the winter and if you’re driving thru the mountain pass, you will see snow. If you have a breakdown, having an emergency blanket to keep you warm is one point in favor of your survival.

Small enough to be packable, large enough to provide decent shelter.

One person found this helpful.
 on June 8, 2016
By Bacchus
Top knotch, all around. Small enough to be packable, large enough to provide decent shelter. I take mine and add some Gorilla Tape to each corner to help reinforce the grommets, and put extra grommets on each side (if you haven’t done this before, you can get grommet kits everywhere . . . put a strap of Gorilla Tape on each side and one wrapping from front to back, put a piece of wood down and punch the hole right through the tape and blanket, put the gromment on the tool in the hole, put the washer on top and give it four or five whacks with the hammer). The extra holes give more flexibility for lashing it down, and weigh almost nothing. They also don’t get lost when you need them most (like the incredibly evasive tarp clamps I keep trying to capture).

The original

One person found this helpful.
 on January 11, 2016
By John T
I had an original space blanket back in the ’60’s when I was a Boy Scout. It survived a lot of use up until the mid-’70’s when I was in college. It made a great groundcloth for use with tents that don’t have a floor. I also used it as an emergency lean-to on a backpacking and canoeing trip when the weather turned foul and we had heavy cold rain. It also served as a cover around my sleeping bag on frigid nights. You can’t use this against your skin since condensation will form and make you colder. Wrapping it around a sleeping bag or over your parka does work well and you will be toasty warm.

like I was one night

One person found this helpful.
 on June 18, 2015
By Jessica
The tarp works very well at retaining heat. I used it as a footprint for my tent. When used mylar side up it really helps keep the heat in the tent, and if it’s really warm I use it mylar side down. Big difference in my overnight temp. If in a snowstorm, like I was one night, or just very cold weather it can be wrapped around your sleeping bag to keep you extra warm. Condensation does form from your body heat on the bag side of the tarp so if you’re bag isn’t waterproof or you don’t have dridown or down tek this may not be a good suggestion for you. I have down tek and it worked extremely well for me. I was toasty warm in about a 40 degree bag with a fleece liner wrapped in the tarp in about 20ish degree weather with a hour water bottle. This tarp gets 5 stars because it’s only $10 and is identical to the olive color one. Also, great necessity product.

Tough but not mylar

 on February 22, 2017
By Doc Jim
I bought 3 of these for two purposes: emergency warmth if needed and also for a heat reflective ground cover for use under my tent. I know the flimsy thin mylar film you can get for cheap wouldn’t hold up to either of these uses. This “blanket” does help you retain heat in a pinch but just like mylar, it doesn’t breathe. One side is a rip-resistant tarp-like material and has aluminum bonded to it that shows on the other side. Not aluminum foil. The edges are sewn and finished with grommets on each corner. These are made well enough where they should last several years with reasonable care. I wouldn’t mind seeing something of this quality made with a mylar backing instead of aluminum though since mylar reflects heat about 10% more.

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My passion is to teach what was passed down to me – the skills of self-sufficient living. Some call it survival or prepping. I call it wisdom. And my goal is to convey my wisdom and knowledge in a way that is doable for the average person.

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