Alite Designs Meadow Mat Large

While the thought of sharing that artisanal salami log may give you heart palpitations, sitting atop the Alite Designs Meadow Mat Large on your own is admittedly pretty darn lonely. Designed to accommodate up to eight people and a myriad of cured meats, the Meadow Mat Large is fashioned with a waterproof material that prevents dewy grass or damp beach sand from ruining your picnic. Additionally, the Meadow Mat features corner loops that can be staked down in windy conditions, while the permanently attached straps and handles make packing the mat up easy as eating a block of cheese or a sleeve of crackers.

  • Fits up to eight people
  • Waterproof
  • Corner stake loops
  • Attached straps and carrying handle
  • Washable
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Quickly develops mold

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After using this for just a few months, it developed large patches of black moldy spots. Apparently the fabric is highly susceptible to mold – it is common enough that Alite has an FAQ item addressing this on their website!

So, unless you are willing to hang it out to dry every time you use it, I would recommend picking another mat, perhaps one with a mold-resistant treatment.

Rad Mat!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Are you looking for a mat to lay or have a picnic on in a majestic meadow without getting thorns water on your rear? Then this rad mat will be your best friend! Packs away small enough to carry/strap to your backpack for hiking. Love the loop feature to keep it tied down. The eight people rating is kinda sketchy. I would say 4 or 5 comfortably. (leaving no one half off the mat) The material is great no problems there. Perfect to throw in your adventure gear pile!