CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8

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The CGear Sand-Free MultiMat will change your camping life forever. Grit sifts through it and stays underneath for sand-free, dirt-free comfort and convenience. A great tent porch or camp kitchen mat.
  • Keep sand and dirt out of your tent, trailer, bathing suit and picnic fixings with this one-of-a-kind sand-free ground cloth.
  • This is the perfect ground cloth to place in your camp kitchen area. Sand filters right through it, but food particles and micro-trash stay on top for easy disposal. Be a good steward in keeping campsites clean!
  • Unique heavy-duty, dual-weave mesh lets grit fall through from the top, but prevents it from creeping up from underneath.
  • Rugged construction for years of outdoor enjoyment.
  • 8 metal D-rings let you stake the MultiMat securely to the ground.

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  • Material: Dual-layer nylon mesh
  • Size: 8' x 8'
  • Weight: 8'x8' - 5.6 lbs.
  • 8 metal D-rings for staking down

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You'll love your CGear Sand-Free Multimat. Sand passes right through its unique two-layer mesh, keeping your outdoor life grit-free. Great for the beach, the river and everywhere there's sand and dirt.

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  • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8

    Q:

    Are these sand free mats water resistant from the bottom? I am very interested in the product, but I'd like to know if it prevents dampness from underneath.
    Asked on 3/3/2013 by Scott

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Scott, these mats are made with an open weave mesh. It's the orientation of the weave that allows dry sand and grit to easily filter down through it, but prevent it from migrating back up. The mesh would not prevent water penetration.

      Answered on 3/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      This is a porous mat. It floats on the sand. Moisture passes through the
      mat both from the bottom and the top. Very high tech. Was developed by
      the military to allow helicopters to land on sand and keep the sand under
      the mat under all that down-force of air. It works! I'm curious
      about whether water would react in the same manner?

      Answered on 3/5/2013 by whaler1 from Arcata, CA
  • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8

    Q:

    Would this be good to use as a beach blanket, or for camping on very sandy soil?
    Asked on 2/25/2013 by Gordon from Wilmington, NC

    17 answers

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      Yes, most definitely :)

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      It looks like the ideal blanket for sandy arears. When they are on sale I
      will buy one

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      Yes, this is great for the beach. I believe it would also be good for
      camping on sandy soil.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      It’s good for camping on sandy soil. Not so sure about a “beach blanket”as the texture is fairly rough. (lay your towel on top) I use it to keep sand out of my gear and tend to lie on it, especially if the sand is damp. It is basically like a piece of heavy shade cloth in nature, but the sand that you track onto it with your feet sifts through better, so it doesn’t collect sand like a blanket or towel does.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The CGear sand mat is the ultimate for control of sand around your camp. As far as lying on with bare skin I would not recommend for any amount of time, the use of a towel or other layer combined with the mat and you have just what you need. My family has used the 8x8 on many day trip to our favorite river beach which has very sandy conditions the performance level is absolutely outstanding, the only issue we have discovered is that if you have wet sand the sand will not fall thru until it dries a which I found to be a minor problem, try to avoid if possible. If you are looking to have an area free from the terrors of sand, my opinion is the CGear sand mat is all you need. This product does exactly as the description states. We LOVE ours so much that we just purchased the 10x10 to accompany the 8x8 to give use the perfect set up for all day sand free beach fun.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by golden1 from jh
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Way better than a standard blanket to keep sand off of gear and yourself. I use it for location photography to keep my toys sand-free. Very happy with it!
      A tad more cumbersome than a standard blanket or tarp, but 200% more effective to keep the area clean.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Yes it would be it's a little heavy and bulky but it's really good to put down on the sand. It will protect your equipment or your food from getting to Sandy And dirty
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Blade runner from Rockford Illinois
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      A:

      The surface is ok to use as a beach blanket. Great ground cloth in sand. I like it
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by slacker from seattle
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      Yes, it's perfect for that.  The way it's designed, the sand does not come through it when you lay it on the sand.  Conversely, when you get dirt or any on the top of it, you simply rub it in the blanket and it falls through.  We've used it on sand, dirt, dust, rafting, camping, etc.  It works really well.  Highly recommended.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      Not very soft for lying on if you are wearing a bathing suit. Sort of a
      rough surface.
      As a "floor" in a campsite it will work well to provide a sand free area.
      Cautions are: not fire resistant so not near fire and putting unprotected
      metal poles on it (such as table legs might have) will tear it up
      eventually if they are bearing weight.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      We have not used it in those conditions -- have used it mostly for flyfishing outing -- so cannot give you advice. I would say its a nice product, though heavier than I expected. Don't plan on walking far with it.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Great for those applications, Gordon! You may or may not find it comfortable against bare skin, but it'll definitely keep sand out of your business.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      yes you would want to throw a towel on top for added comfort

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      Gordon,
      I bought this for a youth kayak wilderness trip, where it served as our
      (on the ground) table. It really did work well in keeping sand and grit
      off of our dishware. Would be great to put a sleeping bag on for the
      same reason. The built-in depth of it would provide some measure of
      cushioning and insulation also. The only thing to be aware of is that it
      is heavier than your average tarp. Not a problem with car camping; we
      brought it kayaking of course; you wouldn't want to carry it
      backpacking. Dan

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      Absolutley sand and fine material sift through the mat with ease.  

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      This item worked very well for us as we camped along riverbanks on canoe trips.  It does exactly as the company states and we really liked it for that purpose.  I suppose it would work equally well as a beach blanket.  However, you may find it to be a bit course to lie on for an entire afternoon as the material is a thick nylon or plastic (not certain) weave construction. Perhaps a towel on top would be a bit more comfortable for that purpose.  Hope this helps with your decision.

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
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      This blanket would be great for beach sand, but is rough in texture, not soft. You might not want to sit or lay bare skin directly on it. Yes, it would be good for very sandy soil. Do note that all the little sticks, twigs and stones that usually come when camping will not pass through. It works best with pure sand.

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Anonymous
  • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8

    Q:

    How much does the 8x8 mat weigh?
    Asked on 9/23/2012 by Priscilla from Land O Lakes Florida

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure how much...probably a couple of pounds. We love ours, but it's not
      for backpacking as it's bulky. It's fantastic for rafting and picnics.
      Check out my family rafting blog: Bill Strong on Family Rafting

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by BillStrongDenver from Denver
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it weighs five to six pounds. Its a great blanket for rafting and car picnics to the beach. But you will not use it if you need to stuff it in a backpack and carry it. I got the small one and its quite big. But we do like it a lot and enjoy it in front of our tent. We cant wait to take it on the Grand Canyon next year.

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
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      In it's original container, it is 17" x 20" x 3" (not at all small), and weights 5 pounds 14 oz. E

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Fred from Washington State
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      A:

      The 8X8 orange Multimat weighs about 3 maybe 4 pounds. I just used it as a ground cloth under my tent on my two day river trip on the Yaak River. It preformed better than expected, was easy to shake clean and refold. I use a bungee to keep it stored.
      Jim

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Five pounds

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
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      I'm gonna guess and say 5lbs......not a backpacking item but.....I took mine down the GC this spring and it was the best thing ever! We just put our 2 aire landing pads down and used a twin fitted sheet and our down comforter from home. Bed stayed sand free!

      Answered on 9/24/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It weighs 5.6 pounds.

      Answered on 9/24/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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      A:

      Priscilla,
      Sorry for the delay in response...I was going to physically weigh the
      mat, but keep forgetting. I'm going to guess about 5 lbs. though. It was
      a bit heavier and bulkier than I expected, but for kayaking/canoeing not
      a problem. It would be too heavy for backpacking. We used it on a youth
      wilderness camping/kayaking trip, and it worked great--instead of sand
      and dirt getting kicked everywhere like on plastic tarps, our food
      stayed clean. It was also really nice to sit on around the campfire,
      providing an additional layer of insulation and cushioning for our
      derrieres. Yours, Dan Duncan

      Answered on 9/28/2012 by Anonymous
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      A:

      This 8x8 mat does not always weigh the same. Dry it weighs about ten
      pounds. It will gain weight if it is left out in the rain. If you use it
      on the river it will pick up sand and weigh more. It cannot be used as a
      wind break or tarp as it is porous. It works well as it was designed to
      let sand flow through and ride on sand.

      Answered on 10/4/2012 by Anonymous
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CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8
 
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  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to set up (7)

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    Best Uses

    • Beach (7)
    • Car camping (6)
    • Backyard (3)
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    5.0

    Works Really Well Used 2 weeks in the GC

    By ThomS

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Really Keeps Sand And Dir
    • Sturdy
    • Used As Mat In Front Of T

    Cons

    • A Bit Of Weight
    • Holds Dirt When Wet

    Best Uses

    • Anyplace There Is Sand
    • Backpacking
    • Backyard
    • Beach
    • Car Camping

    Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8:

    Used in front of tent in bad weather.
    Used as "carpet" under cots when sleeping out.
    Keeps sand out and gear clean.
    Gave one as gift to a friend.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
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    • No
     
    5.0

    Fantastic sand mat, Highly Recommened!!!

    By The Farmer

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great For Sitting
    • Keeps Sand Out Of Tent
    • Minimizes Sand Into Tent

    Cons

    • Slightly Slippery
    • Too Heavy for Backpacking

    Best Uses

    • Beach
    • Beach Camping
    • Car Camping
    • Creekside Camping
    • Rafting And Kayaking

    Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8:

    This is a great product. I highly recommend this mat. We camped on a sandy creek for a week with two kids, had this mat in front of our tent, and the tent is virtually sand free. We never had to shake out the tent. At the end of the week I couldn't believe how little sand was in the tent. The family sat and hung out on the matt comfortably. Only drawback is it is the slightest bit slippery with certain shoes, but I would still highly recommend this product for its sand eliminating qualities.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Camping nut!

    from PA.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8:

        This works perfect for my base camp, keeps everything tidy and clean.

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        4.0

        Awesome product!

        By TK

        from Prescott, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • It Works
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

        Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8:

        I bought this on sale, and immediately took it on a two-week desert and beach camping trip. We raved about it to everyone we met. Works exactly as advertised, which meant the interior of our VW Eurovan Camper stayed sand-free. Would give it five stars if I knew it dried quickly when wet. Guess I'll learn that when we take it on a river trip in May. It's probably too bulky for a hard-shell kayak or backpacking. Perfect for camping in the desert or on a beach.

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        4.0

        Great mat.

        By Jeff

        from Laramie WY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Sandproof
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Backyard
        • Beach
        • Car Camping
        • Rafting

        Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8 x 8:

        Bought this mat to use as a kitchen tarp for overnight rafting trips. Just came off a 7 day San Juan trip where we used it daily. Truly great mat that works exactly as described. Catches micro debris, and also cleans up well, even when greasy foods are splashed/spilled during cooking, with just minimal washing effort. Only downside is that the fabric is thick so the tarp is bulky when folded and on the heavy side, but not too much of a problem with rafting or car camping. Really comfortable on bare feet and because it definitely keeps the sand down, it would be great not only for rafting or car camping but also laying out on sandy beaches for sitting or naps. Fabric is comfortable and appears to be very durable. Great product overall. Would have given it 5 stars but for the weight and bulk.

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        • No

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