I was so impressed by the quality of the tea infuser water bottle I recently reviewed from MIU Color! I was more than happy to oblige when they asked if I would like to try another of their products. It is the perfect time of year to be trying a picnic and beach blanket.
The blanket arrives in its folded form. When folded, It’s quite compact considering that it folds out to roughly the size of a queen bed. It could easily be put into a large beach tote. There’s a generously-sized handle that could be hung around a stroller. The striped pattern is bright and a bit patriotic. The colors have held fast through several uses… even wet conditions. (It’s also available in a leaf pattern and a plaid.)
It’s a bit heavy, but nothing that should get uncomfortable carrying to your picnic or beach site. The heaviness comes from the thickness of the blanket. It’s a tight woven, heavyweight fabric on top of a moisture-resistant base. In between is a sponge material. This layering gives the blanket weight that keeps it on the ground. It also does a great job of keeping you dry. Even when we placed the blanket on dewy grass, everything on the blanket stayed dry. The top fabric came clean easily when we got food crumbs or dirt on it. We were able to just brush it off with our hands or pick up the blanket and shake it off. The blanket can be washed by hand or in a washing machine, if necessary… we haven’t yet had need to machine wash, but I will update if the results are less-than-satisfactory.
Folding it back up takes a little patience if you want it to lay flat like it is when it first arrives. If you’re in a rush, you can still get a compact and relatively neat package. I am a bit bothered by the decorative top fabric being what you see when this is folded. I would rather see that surface protected from dirt while folded and have the bottom fabric that will touch the ground be what is visible.
Overall, a really great addition to your beach and picnic repertoire!
Pros: Lightweight yet durable. Generously sized. Folds quickly into compact size. Carrying handle.
Cons: Decorated fabric on outside when folded.
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Picnic blanket is made of layers. It has solid fabric and you can use it for a long time. In addition, the color is mixed with red, white, blue and grey. Striped color looks wonderful! Waterproof and Sand Proof. It’s also good in sandy conditions, because it’s easy to shake off the sand. Nice Size: 4′ 8″ x 6′ 6″x 0.2 when open, and when wrapped up and closed, it is 10.2″ x 6.6″ x 0.2″, with a weight of 3 pounds. It is enough large for your family to sit on. Easy fold, pack and carry about: After used, you could fold it as a little package, so it is easy to carry about. It is the light weight blanket. The material is sand proof and waterproof. You could just wipe it. It is also could be washed by hand or machine. This would be perfect for camping, picnic, hiking and other outdoor activities. ($39.99; Buy on Amazon for $29.99)