As a Florida family, we’re at the beach several times a week during summer. One thing that’s always been frustrating about our beach trips is how the sand gets stuck to everything. Our snacks, towels, blankets, and bags always end up in a thin coating of sand no matter what we do. CGEAR sand-free products have been a game-changer for our family! Now when we go to the beach we know we’ll have a sand-free spot to rest all of our gear.
At CGEAR, we like to think of ourselves as serious outdoor enthusiasts. Our products are made for those who appreciate all that nature has to offer.
We understand that life outdoors can have its downsides. Worrying about sand, dirt, grit and grime doesn’t have to be one of them. Why not be just as comfortable sprawled out under the stars as you would be home on the sofa?
CGEAR offers sand-free products for every outdoor activity from camping to beaches to picnics. The patented design allows you to simply sweep sand from the mat with your hands for a cleaner outdoor experience.
Sandlite Sand-Free Mat Review
Normally when our family goes to the beach we use our largest beach towel as a makeshift mat for our bags and shoes. Inevitably the towel gets crumpled as we sit and walk on it, covering our things with sand in the process.
The Sandlite Sand-Free Mat from CGEAR was the perfect solution for us. Our family of 5 had plenty of space to spread out our things, sit and eat snacks, or count our seashells on the size large mat. Though we tracked sand onto the mat after playing in the waves, it was super easy to wipe it right off.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the mat was made of waterproof material when our toddler spilled his water bottle all over it. The kids loved watching the water bead up and slide off the mat.
Our very favorite feature of the Sandlite Sand-Free Mat is that it’s windproof! We didn’t have to place heavy objects on each corner to keep it from blowing around. We simply unrolled the mat and it stayed exactly where we put it even though it was a relatively windy day.
The mat is easy to transport, too. Just fold it in thirds, roll it up, and use the handle at the top. Because it’s so compact, we’ll definitely keep in the trunk of our car for impromptu picnics. It would also be really handy for camping trips, parades, or just hanging out at the park with the kids.
Tote IV Sand-Free Bag Review
The other product our family tested out on our latest beach trip was the Tote IV Sand-Free Bag. This roomy tote had plenty of space for our rolled-up beach towels, water bottles, and snacks. I also appreciated the deep interior and exterior pockets which were perfect for holding cell phones, sunscreen, our waterproof camera, and wallets.
After using our sand-covered towels, we shook them up and put them back in the bag. I was delighted to find that the bottom of the bag was not covered in sand by the time we got back home. The material and proprietary design of the bottom of the bag allows sand to sift out but not in. This was incredibly refreshing to me as a Florida mom, because I always find sand gathering at the bottom of my bags for weeks after using them at the beach.
The sand-free tote also has a magnetic snap closure at the top to keep your items safe inside your bag. I love that you can’t tell it’s a beach bag, and I can definitely see myself using this bag for travel, days out on the town with my kids, at the park, and even as a regular purse for running errands. I found the leather shoulder straps comfortable enough to carry for long distances even when the bag was weighed down by towels and water bottles.
Final Thoughts on CGEAR Sand-Free Products
As a mom who loves to be outdoors with her kids, I’ve discovered that well-designed products that make being in nature easier for families are worth their weight in gold. The CGEAR sand-free products are sleek, simple, stylish and functional. Any family that likes to head outside, whether they’re hardcore backcountry campers, beach bums, or a city family that likes to picnic in the park, will be able to make great use of these products.
With summer already here or just around the corner for many families, it’s the perfect time to invest in great outdoor gear. You can find all of the CGEAR sand-free products here!
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