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68 of 88 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2013
I'm going to start by saying this, all the good reviews on this product are by people who've never tried it. DONT REVIEW SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER USED. Now loads of people have bought this peice of crap thinking its a genuine survival/ emergency aid.
I bought two from the 99p store (you can get them there)and all I can say is when I tried one I found out they're cheap crap. This won't do you any good in an emergency, even as a space blanket, because they're that thin. The smallest thing will tear a huge hole in them, and it's a good thing the night I slept in it wasn't windy, because it would tear itself apart. Also, there are no holes for tent pegs so forget that A frame shape you see in the picture because to do that you would have to push tent pegs through the material, and that would cause a tear that would spread (tried it on one corner). The only good thing I can think of for this shelter is that it might be good for a cheap kit for a kid to put together for a laugh, and I will admit me and my mates enjoyed camping in them (but only cos they were crap). That and I guess no one could sneak up on you when you were in one, cos you can see through the walls!
And water-proof MY ARSE!
I forgot to write this in the review but if you're looking for a peice of small, light and not break-the-bank expensive survival shelter to get you through the night, try one of SOL's bivvy bags. The cheapest ones are really small but I've used them before and they have proved actually pretty impressive. I threw one in my ruck for Duke Of Edinborough and sat in it at our campsite outsidewhile talking/cooking etc to test it out. While it might not be great, I think it would keep you alive overnight. Happy trecking!