I like to go out for a walk during lunch when I can, and with warmer weather thought it would be nice to have a picnic as often as I can. However, the nearest park to my work often is wet, or has mixed grass and dirt/mud. This seemed like a good way to go out, have a picnic, and keep my clothes clean. Finally took it out this weekend at another park to try it out and it works well. I am happy with it, and will probably end up keeping in under my desk at work, or put in a 'picnic kit' for road trips, concerts, and the like.
Things I like:
-It is waterproof.
-Folds up compactly and has a handle and two wrap around straps that can loop through the outside of a backpack.
-The corners have loops that can be staked down. Good for windy days, although I haven't needed to use that.
-I like the color.
Things that could be improved:
-The size is fine for two adults (and maybe two toddlers) to sit on and eat, but it is too small to lie down on and keep your whole body on the mat. That being said, I don't care if my feet hang off the end, but if I had a larger family or was using it for naps I would get something bigger.
-It is a little heavier than I expected. Totally fine for my purposes, or a leisurely day at the beach. But, I wouldn't take it backpacking.
Matches my table cloth:
First try at the park:
Scouting a spot:
it to the park today, and realized it also attaches to my bike : )