CGear Sand Free Mats: Camping, at the Beach, or a Picnic in the Park

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Welcome to your new grit free beach experience

Going to the beach is supposed to be fun and relaxing. You pack your gear up and get away for the day…or longer. Too often a bit of the beach comes back with you at the end of your trip. Those days can be comfortably relegated to the past with a functional and stylish sand free mat from CGear.

There are a lot of products out there that claim to work wonders but fail to live up to the marketing hype. CGear’s sand free mats are a welcome exception. They really work and work well. The company got its start making sand free / dust abatement landing mats for helicopters used by the Australian military. Their lightweight technology works so well CGear expanded into the commercial market with a range of sand free products, including their popular SANDLITE mats.

The CGear SANDLITE mat introduces a completely new “sand free” experience constructed in a soft material that is easily folded into a small carry bag. With more softness and comfort, together with great colors and patterns, a SANDLITE is better than any towel or picnic mat. Unique to the SANDLITE range is its ability to roll up into its own carry case.

I picked one up for use on a recent surf and camping trip at San Onofre State Beach in Southern California and was thoroughly impressed with the CGear SANDLITE mat’s performance.

I initially expected the sand free mat to have a corse exterior and was pleased to learn first hand that was not the case. The fabric is deceivingly soft, yet firm enough to easily unpack & pack the mat. I chose a large (6’6” x 6’6”) SANDLITE for its versatility both at the beach and also as a ground cloth in the vestibule section of my four-person basecamp tent. The design is eye catching and solicited a number of compliments during my trip. Best of all, I simply rolled it up at the end of the day. No need to shake it out or allocate it to the laundry pile when I got home.

If you’re tired of lugging around towels and tarps, I recommend giving a sand free mat from CGear a try. It will work great for picnics in the park, camping trips or simply a day at the beach.

Matt Chebatoris
About Matt Chebatoris 215 Articles
Matt is a former national security professional and lifelong adventurer. He has published material on a variety of topics in the foreign policy arena and created PaddleXaminer™ as a platform to share his enjoyment of paddling with others. When not on the water, Matt can be found hiking along rugged mountain trails in the California wilderness. Matt resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club in Redondo Beach, California.

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