I was first introduced to the Gigsak ® when I met it’s creator Lyn at a local networking event earlier this year and was immediately intrigued by the idea of the picnic blanket with a difference.
When folded up the Gigsak just looks like any other picnic blanket with waterproof backing and it has both a hand handle and a shoulder strap for easy carrying. On hot sunny days, the Gigsak can be used like a normal picnic rug but, living in the UK it’s not always hot sunny weather we get at picnic’s or outdoor events and this is where the Gigsak comes into its own!
On cooler days, you can open a second layer of waterproof backing like a giant bag and climb inside to keep your legs warm and if the worst happens and it rains, you just turn the Gigsak inside out and you can sit inside it. The waterproof backing will provide shelter from a shower.
The Gigsak is simple to turn into a shelter – simply use the inside corner handles to turn it inside out. It’s big enough for 2 or 3 people to use in this way and convert it back to a picnic blanket when it stops raining.
The Gigsak waterproof material is the same as that used to make umbrella’s so it is very quick to dry. It also keeps little bottoms dry if the ground is particularly damp and is machine washable too – essential when you have kids. At a size of 170 x 130 cm its is big enough for a family picnic too.
We have used our Gigsak a few times now and it is fabulous. I opted for the funky pink daisy design but if you prefer something a little less bright it is also available in a green and burgundy plaid design with black backing.
We have also found another use for our Gigsak too – it’s perfect for an afternoon nap and I am sure this feature will come in very handy when we are at Camp Bestival.
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