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Sand-Free Blanket

Land on a clean, sand-free mat that uses the same technology as military helicopter launch pads. Secure a dirt-free surface for picnics, tailgates, camping, and beach trips. This mat’s patented dual-layered mesh works like quicksand, sifting sand through but also keeping it from coming back up. Before setting out to improve your sunbathing experience, the Makers at CGear wanted to reduce the hazardous dust clouds that form during helicopter takeoff and landing. Their military-grade design was then adapted for less high-profile activities. The quicksand mat has padding on top, making it comfortable to hang out on the beach or anywhere else. The utility version is more like a tarp, with rings on it that you can stake into the ground. If you’ll be sitting on it, we suggest you put a towel or blanket on top to add some cushioning. Whether you’re trying to enjoy a picnic on the beach or watch fireworks in the park, enjoy the outdoors without getting it all over yourself.

CGear

Quicksand Mats

Sand-Free Blanket

Land on a clean, sand-free mat that uses the same technology as military helicopter launch pads. Secure a dirt-free surface for picnics, tailgates, camping, and beach trips. This mat’s patented dual-layered mesh works like quicksand, sifting sand through but also keeping it from coming back up. Before setting out to improve your sunbathing experience, the Makers at CGear wanted to reduce the hazardous dust clouds that form during helicopter takeoff and landing. Their military-grade design was then adapted for less high-profile activities. The quicksand mat has padding on top, making it comfortable to hang out on the beach or anywhere else. The utility version is more like a tarp, with rings on it that you can stake into the ground. If you’ll be sitting on it, we suggest you put a towel or blanket on top to add some cushioning. Whether you’re trying to enjoy a picnic on the beach or watch fireworks in the park, enjoy the outdoors without getting it all over yourself.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce CGear to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Dana
    Dana
    8/1/2016 10:35 AM

    How big is this item?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 10:53 AM

    @Dana Thanks for the question. When folded, CGear is 20" x 11.2" x 2". When expanded it is 3'4" x 6'6" x 0.25". The weight is 2.89 lbs.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2016 10:53 AM

    Cool idea! But why is it made in China?

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 11:01 AM

    @Guest CGear is an Australian brand and China is the closest destination for manufacturing.

  • David aka "Sandy"
    David aka "Sandy"
    8/1/2016 11:04 AM

    What's the difference between the quicksand mat and the quicksand utility mat?

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2016 11:12 AM

    @David a The quicksand mat has padding on top, making it comfortable to hang out on the beach or anywhere else. The utility version is more like a tarp, with rings on it that you can stake into the ground. If you’ll be sitting on it, we suggest you put a towel or blanket on top to add some cushioning.ka "Sandy"

  • David aka "Sandy"
    David aka "Sandy"
    8/1/2016 11:55 AM

    @Patricia Thanks! One suggestion for future redesign... add a sewn in pocket with a Velcro closer and add some stakes to the utility mat and or add some d-rings to the regular mat and a sewn in pocket with Velcro closer with stakes.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 12:36 PM

    @David aka "Sandy" Thanks for the great suggestions!

  • Shanna
    Shanna
    8/1/2016 11:51 AM

    will there be a large size? Will it ever come in any other colors?? Is it strong enough to have lawn chairs or a table on it?

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 12:41 PM

    @Shanna the 8x8 mat is a good size and lawn chairs are perfectly fine to have on top. The mat is very strong.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    8/1/2016 1:35 PM

    Is the mat water resistant so wet ground does not penetrate (and I turn my bottom gets wet when I sit down)?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 1:49 PM

    @Deborah Thanks for your question! Given the polyethylene knitted material CGear is made out of, it is not water resistant.

  • Laura
    Laura
    8/1/2016 1:39 PM

    How do you clean out the sand that has collected in the mat?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 1:51 PM

    @Laura The beauty is you don't have to clean the sand out, as it slips right through!

  • james
    james
    8/1/2016 2:40 PM

    Just used one of these for a week at the beach.

    Sand does not magically sift through it as advertised.

    Better than a canvas tarp, but still gets full of sand.

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 2:55 PM

    @james Sorry to hear. Did shaking yours loosen it up?

  • Lynnette
    Lynnette
    8/1/2016 3:12 PM

    Would be great at the door of rv. Thinking Arizona desert...

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 3:39 PM

    @Lynnette Well, that is a lot of sand! Is less of a doormat, though, as the sand will move through to both sides. But would work well outside an RV for setting up chairs, table, etc.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

CGear

Quicksand Mats

Sand-Free Blanket

Land on a clean, sand-free mat that uses the same technology as military helicopter launch pads.

Secure a dirt-free surface for picnics, tailgates, camping, and beach trips. This mat’s patented dual-layered mesh works like quicksand, sifting sand through but also keeping it from coming back up.

Before setting out to improve your
sunbathing experience, the Makers at CGear wanted to reduce the hazardous dust clouds that form during helicopter takeoff and landing.

Their military-grade design was then adapted for less high-profile activities. The quicksand mat has padding on top, making it comfortable to hang out on the beach or anywhere else. The utility version is more like a tarp, with rings on it that you can stake into the ground. If you’ll be sitting on it, we suggest you put a towel or blanket on top to add some cushioning.

Whether you’re trying to enjoy a picnic on the beach or watch fireworks in the park, enjoy the outdoors without getting it all over yourself.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce CGear to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Dana
    Dana
    8/1/2016 10:35 AM

    How big is this item?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 10:53 AM

    @Dana Thanks for the question. When folded, CGear is 20" x 11.2" x 2". When expanded it is 3'4" x 6'6" x 0.25". The weight is 2.89 lbs.

  • Guest
    Guest
    8/1/2016 10:53 AM

    Cool idea! But why is it made in China?

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 11:01 AM

    @Guest CGear is an Australian brand and China is the closest destination for manufacturing.

  • David aka "Sandy"
    David aka "Sandy"
    8/1/2016 11:04 AM

    What's the difference between the quicksand mat and the quicksand utility mat?

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    8/1/2016 11:12 AM

    @David a The quicksand mat has padding on top, making it comfortable to hang out on the beach or anywhere else. The utility version is more like a tarp, with rings on it that you can stake into the ground. If you’ll be sitting on it, we suggest you put a towel or blanket on top to add some cushioning.ka "Sandy"

  • David aka "Sandy"
    David aka "Sandy"
    8/1/2016 11:55 AM

    @Patricia Thanks! One suggestion for future redesign... add a sewn in pocket with a Velcro closer and add some stakes to the utility mat and or add some d-rings to the regular mat and a sewn in pocket with Velcro closer with stakes.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 12:36 PM

    @David aka "Sandy" Thanks for the great suggestions!

  • Shanna
    Shanna
    8/1/2016 11:51 AM

    will there be a large size? Will it ever come in any other colors?? Is it strong enough to have lawn chairs or a table on it?

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    8/1/2016 12:41 PM

    @Shanna the 8x8 mat is a good size and lawn chairs are perfectly fine to have on top. The mat is very strong.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    8/1/2016 1:35 PM

    Is the mat water resistant so wet ground does not penetrate (and I turn my bottom gets wet when I sit down)?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 1:49 PM

    @Deborah Thanks for your question! Given the polyethylene knitted material CGear is made out of, it is not water resistant.

  • Laura
    Laura
    8/1/2016 1:39 PM

    How do you clean out the sand that has collected in the mat?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 1:51 PM

    @Laura The beauty is you don't have to clean the sand out, as it slips right through!

  • james
    james
    8/1/2016 2:40 PM

    Just used one of these for a week at the beach.

    Sand does not magically sift through it as advertised.

    Better than a canvas tarp, but still gets full of sand.

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 2:55 PM

    @james Sorry to hear. Did shaking yours loosen it up?

  • Lynnette
    Lynnette
    8/1/2016 3:12 PM

    Would be great at the door of rv. Thinking Arizona desert...

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    8/1/2016 3:39 PM

    @Lynnette Well, that is a lot of sand! Is less of a doormat, though, as the sand will move through to both sides. But would work well outside an RV for setting up chairs, table, etc.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.