I haven't been able to use the blankets yet but I'm happy with the quality I recieved at a good price. The ordering, shipping & billing were without hassle. I would recommend Arcturus to others.
'- I'm used to 100% wool blankets (which I can't take outside - I bought this one specifically to use outside on the ground) and in this one I could smell the synthetic fibres pretty strongly; haven't washed it yet so I'm not sure if the wash would get rid of the smell
- If you're not located in the US, you will be dinged with expensive customs fees, so either prepare to pay more than you thought or find a place to buy it where it won't cost you nearly 50% more than listed (I have ordered many things from the US and this is the first time I've had to pay customs so this is why it's a big deal)
- The blanket itself is great; so far, I've used it to go to the park and read (as a sort of picnic blanket, minus the food), and the size was perfect for me, the things I brought, and also to wrap me up (with my stuff still on the blanket) when I got cold; I'm 6 feet tall so this was incredibly satisfying that it fit all that
- Other than that, I am keeping it in my car to double as an emergency blanket, picnic blanket, sleep-in-the-car blanket (for the awkward night before a camping trip when it's raining but you don't want your tent to get wet), and I'm-freezing-it's-winter blanket'
This is a great blanket. I carry a spare with me in my car just in case. I think I have purchased six so far, and given them to anyone who has needed one. Now I have family members who carry them in their trunks as well.
I needed a wool blanket, nothing more, nothing less. What ended up happening is me using it as shelter, bedding, poncho and a blanket, all in one single (rather unfortunate) trip. The size, thickness and construction made for a very versatile and durable piece of gear and I can honestly and with confidence say I'm ditching my sleeping bag from now on and just bringing this blanket instead.
This is a great product and I do not have any complaints.
The only thing I can think of that could be improved upon is the trueness of the blanket colors on the web. I ordered a military gray blanket as well as a navy blue, but the colors are slightly different in person than the pictures show here. No big deal, just something to consider! :)
Overall a great blanket and company and I would definitely recommend buying!