EDIT: Revised: OR - Neat Sheet - Jennifer Pope
- Hello Jennifer,
An intriguing review. The item's a bit heavy for my taste (as you say,
it is a luxury), but none the less sounds useful. As a matter of
interest, have you used it over a sleeping bag for extra warmth? If
so, does it add a few degrees? I think that, as a reader, that would
be one query I'd have, but I'd not hold up the review if you haven't
tried this. Also, has it been used as a groundsheet? Again, if not, no
biggie--it's your specific use of it that we are examining here. But
if you have personal experience of these matters and haven't mentioned
them, do put the info in...
BGT OR Editor
> Product Description (back to top)
> The Neat Sheet is a multipurpose ground cover. There are countless
> ways it can be used for camping and backpacking as well as in many
> other capacities (the manufacturer's website lists many). It's also
> water and sand repellant
>###EDIT per your conversation with Andrew, I understand you will alter
> Neat Sheets are widely available here in the US, or at least in the
> stores I frequent. I've never seen them in an outdoor retailer like
> REI, but they're common in "big box" stores like Target. I've even
> seen them in my grocery store recently. Although the manufacturer
> doesn't list a suggested retail price on their website, I've never
> seen them for over $10, often much less.
the wording here. I think that it is OK to make a statement that they
are widely available and inexpensive.
>### EDIT eight
> Field Information (back to top)
> The Neat Sheet has come with me on all my backpacking and camping
> trips for the past 8
months or so. It has seen use on rocky grounds
### EDIT ground (singular) is correct here
> the Sierras as well as wet moist ground in the Angeles National FOrest### EDIT Forest (wrong case on O)
> near streams and creeks. It been in the sand, in the dirt, just about### EDIT Units on each dimension, please, here and in the conversion of
> everywhere (no snow yet though).
> Review (back to top)
> For starters, it's very lightweight and compact for a groundcover. It
> weighs slightly less than a pound (.45 kg) and packs down to
> approximately 8 x 8 x 3"
(20 x 20 x 8 cm)
> On these occasions, I spread out my Neat Sheet in front of my### EDIT "another" should probably read "one" here since you haven't
> tent so I can walk around camp in my socks. On another
specified a first occasion.
> trip, I wasn't feeling well but I still wanted to be outside and enjoy### EDIT(?) lay (but this may be one of those UK/US things I get
> the fresh air. I spread out the Neat Sheet and put my sleeping pad and
> pillow (yes another luxury item) on the sheet and laid
stuck on. I remain hopelessly mid-Atlantic, even after all these years
in the US).
outside. It was
> nice to be able to be outside, but still be comfortable. I also use### COMMENT bit of a style edit, I know, but two dirties in one
> the Neat Sheet to keep my rear clean while sitting on the ground. I
> can fold it up a few times and use it as a pad while sitting on the
> ground. It's also nice to wrap around my shoulders on cool nights.
> Once back to my car after a backpacking or camping trip, or even a
> trip to the beach, I spread the Neat Sheet out in the back of my car
> to keep all the dirty packs and boots from dirtying my interior.
sentence seems excessive to me. I think just "packs and boots from
dirtying the interior" reads fine. The fact that these are dirty is
- I made all the changes and uploaded my review. Unfortunately I
haven't used the Neat Sheet in either of the capacities you mentioned.
If I do end up using it either way perhaps I'll update my report.
I'm actually thinking of cutting the weights out of my Neat Sheet to
cut down on the weight, I imagine this will eliminate at least half of
the weight. Colleen has done this.
Anyway, thanks for your help.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "edwardripleyduggan"
> Hello Jennifer,
> An intriguing review. The item's a bit heavy for my taste (as you say,
> it is a luxury), but none the less sounds useful. As a matter of
> interest, have you used it over a sleeping bag for extra warmth? If
> so, does it add a few degrees? I think that, as a reader, that would
> be one query I'd have, but I'd not hold up the review if you haven't
> tried this. Also, has it been used as a groundsheet? Again, if not, no
> biggie--it's your specific use of it that we are examining here. But
> if you have personal experience of these matters and haven't mentioned
> them, do put the info in...
> BGT OR Editor
- just FYI, the NeatSheet does indeed add warmth when used over a
sleeping bag. it is a great groundsheet, a very cozy windbreaker, and
an emergency bag cover when rain is splashing under the edges of one's
tarp. i love my Neat Sheet!
- I totally agree. I've used mine hung under my hammock and it works
great. Definitely adds warmth and wonderful at blocking wind and rain.
Mine is cut up a bit to fit the hammock but it only weights 8oz now!
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Emma Eyeball"
> just FYI, the NeatSheet does indeed add warmth when used over aand
> sleeping bag. it is a great groundsheet, a very cozy windbreaker,
> an emergency bag cover when rain is splashing under the edges ofone's
> tarp. i love my Neat Sheet!
- Hi Jennifer,
I noticed the link for your "Summary" section is not working in this
OR. Please fix this ASAP so I can remove you from the Queue.
Edit Admin Officer