The Eagles Nest Islander is a beach blanket for laying out in the outdoors. Okay, so you don't have to be at the beach but at least find yourself a space of grass and the Islander will happily lay out on it. The lightweight blanket comes included with a stuff sack, making travel incredibly easy, carry it in your hand or toss it into your backpack. Stake your claim at the beach, literally, by staking the blanket down with the included 4 stakes. Now you can get up for a dip in the water and when you return the blanket will be just where you left it. Unless your friends moved it.
Rated 4 out of
Lightweight, but thin.This is what I wanted - a lightweight ground cloth. That being said the material is very thin, as it is exactly like any ENO hammock, but for the ground. I was slightly disappointed at the loops on the corners as they don't seem very reinforced and I don't expect them to last very long especially if much tension is placed on them. 4 stakes included are pretty nice, solid aluminum. Not sure what I would use the "stash pocket" for, as it is merely a zippered pouch in one corner of the blanket (not for packing/storing the blanket, that is a separate pouch/bag). All in all satisfied with the purchase as I was looking for lightweight and small packable solution.