MPI Outdoor Safety Products developed aluminized mylar to make Echo Satellites more reflective, to insulate cryogenic fluids, and for space suit insulation. This technology has spun off to a variety of consumer products. Sportsman's blankets and jackets, ski parkas, sleeping bags, and even life-raft canopies are among them. Sportsman's blanket weighing 12 ounces can be used equally well to keep heat away or keep available heat in. Emergency rescue blanket has heat retention qualities similar to those of Sportsman's blanket. Strong enough to be used as a litter, yet folds up so small you can carry it in your shirt pocket. 10 ounce reversible jacket absorbs warmth from sun. A silver colored side next to your body retains a large portion of body heat. In warm weather you wear silver side out to reflect sun's rays.