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The founders of Grand Trunk met while backpacking in Thailand. Inspired by their passion for the outdoors and extensive travels, they came up with a way to take the grit out of beach days and the dirt out of your picnic lunch. Handmade out of parachute material, the Parasheet is a blanket designed to keep the sand right where it belongs—on the ground beneath you, not all over you. Often, sand and dirt collect on beach and picnic blankets, causing discomfort especially after a dip in the ocean or while eating. But thanks to the Parasheet’s quick-drying nylon fabric, this blanket is lightweight and does not gather sand like a regular blanket or towel would. Parasheet also contains pocket corners that you can fill with sand so your blanket will stay grounded and in place on a windy day. Or if you prefer to stake the blanket down into the ground, the blanket has loops at the corners. With the Parasheet, you and even your car will stay neat, clean, and dry at the beach, the park, or wherever your plans take you.

Parasheet

Quick-Dry Beach Sheet

Ground Cover

The founders of Grand Trunk met while backpacking in Thailand. Inspired by their passion for the outdoors and extensive travels, they came up with a way to take the grit out of beach days and the dirt out of your picnic lunch. Handmade out of parachute material, the Parasheet is a blanket designed to keep the sand right where it belongs—on the ground beneath you, not all over you. Often, sand and dirt collect on beach and picnic blankets, causing discomfort especially after a dip in the ocean or while eating. But thanks to the Parasheet’s quick-drying nylon fabric, this blanket is lightweight and does not gather sand like a regular blanket or towel would. Parasheet also contains pocket corners that you can fill with sand so your blanket will stay grounded and in place on a windy day. Or if you prefer to stake the blanket down into the ground, the blanket has loops at the corners. With the Parasheet, you and even your car will stay neat, clean, and dry at the beach, the park, or wherever your plans take you.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brian
    Brian

    Grand Trunk was born in early 2002 after two adventurous entrepreneurs met while backpacking in Thailand. We love what we sell because we create products that are built to last from seaside to mountaintop. We are continually working hard to find new and exciting products to bring to the outdoor market, and we're excited to share the Parasheet with The Grommet community. Thanks for having us!

  • diana
    diana
    7/7/2014 12:36 PM

    you had my interest, until "made in china"

    the USA will continue to loss power as we continue to out-source our products & food

  • Cara
    Cara
    7/7/2014 12:43 PM

    @diana...I agree with you 2 gazillion percent...I subscribed to The Grommet because I was under the impression that everything was made in America that they sold...last week I was going to buy another grommet item until I saw "Made in China"...if that disappoints me & you then I'm sure many others feel the same way.

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/7/2014 12:40 PM

    Agree with Diana. Can't these be made here? Lots of factories that could do it...

    Wonderful idea-would like to have one.

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/7/2014 12:47 PM

    I was interested in this as well until I found it is made in China

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 1:00 PM

    Hi All,

    We truly appreciate the comments and feedback from our community and know that products made in America are important to our supporters. Our Makers often work tirelessly to get their creations made here and many times they are successful.

    However the tough reality is that it's not possible for many due to cost and logistics. One of our Makers who makes a family game had his Grommet made in the U.S. for years but decided to ultimately move production abroad as it brought the price down by a significant amount. He reasoned that more families would be able to enjoy it this way. We know that many others make the same tough decision regularly.

    I'd invite you to check out our page dedicated to these products that are made in the U.S. if that's what you are most interested in shopping for. Thanks again.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/7/2014 1:20 PM

    I am trying to order the double and it says out of stock...but I just got the announcement email...!? When are more coming?

    I understand concerns about 'made in china' but these are american businesspeople and you are supporting jobs either way. We lose the manufacturing jobs on this but we gain jobs by supporting an american business and we gain admin and customer service jobs.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 2:50 PM

    Hi Kim,

    The double version has been popular. You are now able to place an order for this size and they will ship on July 16th.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/7/2014 7:01 PM

    @Amy thanks! I just ordered 2 doubles....cannot wait to use them!

    Great idea!

  • Beverly
    Beverly
    7/7/2014 3:02 PM

    Because of the nylon material-- does it get very hot in the sun? Is it best to have a towel atop or use lawn chairs or can you lay/sit directly on?- or would the nylon material make you "sweaty"? Will moisture pass through?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 6:20 PM

    Hi Beverly,

    It's meant to sit directly on it so no towel needed. It doesn't get any hotter than a towel, but I am happy to do a little more research and get back to you - I know several of our employees have tested it.

  • Meredith
    Meredith
    7/7/2014 6:29 PM

    @Beverly

    Hi Beverly,

    I tested this product and did not find it to get very hot in the sun. The material is so thin it dries quickly and it is extremely light weight. I found that the light material helped with air flow and the quick drying time. Putting a towel underneath might help to absorb the water faster, but it would decrease the drying time. Hope this helps.

  • Debi
    Debi
    7/7/2014 3:10 PM

    I am also very tired of Chinese products. Where there is a will there is a way. I too and shocked when I saw this. A young girl is now making purses out of the plastic trash found in our oceans. Amazing what can be done if it is important to you.

  • Scott
    Scott
    7/7/2014 3:23 PM

    Man, what *isn't* made in China on this site? Every time I click through to something that interests me, read the little blurb about the product, look at the price, get more interested, then scroll down to the comment thread and there it is: MADE IN CHINA. Too bad. And how can making something in the USA cause more "logistical issues" than making it in China? My advice: Make it in the USA, charge more, sleep better at night.

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/7/2014 4:58 PM

    @Scott - To be honest you would be surprised how lazy the american manufacturing companies are. Many of them are very difficult to work with and to be honest they are WAY slower than China. USA can't hold a candle to Chinas manufacturing capabilities. With China there are larger margins, less headache and to be honest you think the people that are working in the factories have it bad now, pull the USA exports out of there and see how bad they have it.

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

 

Parasheet

Quick-Dry Beach Sheet

Ground Cover

The founders of Grand Trunk met while backpacking in Thailand. Inspired by their passion for the outdoors and extensive travels, they came up with a way to take the grit out of beach days and the dirt out of your picnic lunch.

Handmade out of parachute material, the Parasheet is a blanket designed to keep the sand right where it belongs—on the ground beneath you, not all over you. Often, sand and dirt collect on beach and picnic blankets, causing discomfort especially after a dip in the ocean or while eating. But
thanks to the Parasheet’s quick-drying nylon fabric, this blanket is lightweight and does not gather sand like a regular blanket or towel would. Parasheet also contains pocket corners that you can fill with sand so your blanket will stay grounded and in place on a windy day. Or if you prefer to stake the blanket down into the ground, the blanket has loops at the corners.

With the Parasheet, you and even your car will stay neat, clean, and dry at the beach, the park, or wherever your plans take you.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brian
    Brian

    Grand Trunk was born in early 2002 after two adventurous entrepreneurs met while backpacking in Thailand. We love what we sell because we create products that are built to last from seaside to mountaintop. We are continually working hard to find new and exciting products to bring to the outdoor market, and we're excited to share the Parasheet with The Grommet community. Thanks for having us!

  • diana
    diana
    7/7/2014 12:36 PM

    you had my interest, until "made in china"

    the USA will continue to loss power as we continue to out-source our products & food

  • Cara
    Cara
    7/7/2014 12:43 PM

    @diana...I agree with you 2 gazillion percent...I subscribed to The Grommet because I was under the impression that everything was made in America that they sold...last week I was going to buy another grommet item until I saw "Made in China"...if that disappoints me & you then I'm sure many others feel the same way.

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/7/2014 12:40 PM

    Agree with Diana. Can't these be made here? Lots of factories that could do it...

    Wonderful idea-would like to have one.

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/7/2014 12:47 PM

    I was interested in this as well until I found it is made in China

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 1:00 PM

    Hi All,

    We truly appreciate the comments and feedback from our community and know that products made in America are important to our supporters. Our Makers often work tirelessly to get their creations made here and many times they are successful.

    However the tough reality is that it's not possible for many due to cost and logistics. One of our Makers who makes a family game had his Grommet made in the U.S. for years but decided to ultimately move production abroad as it brought the price down by a significant amount. He reasoned that more families would be able to enjoy it this way. We know that many others make the same tough decision regularly.

    I'd invite you to check out our page dedicated to these products that are made in the U.S. if that's what you are most interested in shopping for. Thanks again.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/7/2014 1:20 PM

    I am trying to order the double and it says out of stock...but I just got the announcement email...!? When are more coming?

    I understand concerns about 'made in china' but these are american businesspeople and you are supporting jobs either way. We lose the manufacturing jobs on this but we gain jobs by supporting an american business and we gain admin and customer service jobs.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 2:50 PM

    Hi Kim,

    The double version has been popular. You are now able to place an order for this size and they will ship on July 16th.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/7/2014 7:01 PM

    @Amy thanks! I just ordered 2 doubles....cannot wait to use them!

    Great idea!

  • Beverly
    Beverly
    7/7/2014 3:02 PM

    Because of the nylon material-- does it get very hot in the sun? Is it best to have a towel atop or use lawn chairs or can you lay/sit directly on?- or would the nylon material make you "sweaty"? Will moisture pass through?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    7/7/2014 6:20 PM

    Hi Beverly,

    It's meant to sit directly on it so no towel needed. It doesn't get any hotter than a towel, but I am happy to do a little more research and get back to you - I know several of our employees have tested it.

  • Meredith
    Meredith
    7/7/2014 6:29 PM

    @Beverly

    Hi Beverly,

    I tested this product and did not find it to get very hot in the sun. The material is so thin it dries quickly and it is extremely light weight. I found that the light material helped with air flow and the quick drying time. Putting a towel underneath might help to absorb the water faster, but it would decrease the drying time. Hope this helps.

  • Debi
    Debi
    7/7/2014 3:10 PM

    I am also very tired of Chinese products. Where there is a will there is a way. I too and shocked when I saw this. A young girl is now making purses out of the plastic trash found in our oceans. Amazing what can be done if it is important to you.

  • Scott
    Scott
    7/7/2014 3:23 PM

    Man, what *isn't* made in China on this site? Every time I click through to something that interests me, read the little blurb about the product, look at the price, get more interested, then scroll down to the comment thread and there it is: MADE IN CHINA. Too bad. And how can making something in the USA cause more "logistical issues" than making it in China? My advice: Make it in the USA, charge more, sleep better at night.

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/7/2014 4:58 PM

    @Scott - To be honest you would be surprised how lazy the american manufacturing companies are. Many of them are very difficult to work with and to be honest they are WAY slower than China. USA can't hold a candle to Chinas manufacturing capabilities. With China there are larger margins, less headache and to be honest you think the people that are working in the factories have it bad now, pull the USA exports out of there and see how bad they have it.

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