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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 high-density polyethylene mesh
Dimensions: 8' x 8'
Weight: 5.6 lbs.
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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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  • Easy to set up (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

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  • Beach (10)
  • Car camping (10)
  • Backyard (4)
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5.0

Excellent

By Beanie

from Pleasant Grove, UT

About Me Professional/Guide

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beach
    • Car Camping

    Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8':

    Works great. No sand.

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    4.0

    Works

    By Robulus153

    from Greenville, SC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Backyard
    • Beach
    • Car Camping

    Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8':

    This product really helps keep the sand down. Wet sane does have to dry out before I can fall through but is good on a beach. It's slightly heavy but great for a beach trip. If you have kids this will help minimize the sandy mess they carry with them! It falls through but you have to push it through some times.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Shipping was good and on time.

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    5.0

    Great for keeping the tent clean

    By JB

    from Salt Lake City

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

        Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8':

        Keeps tent clean. Worth the money

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        5.0

        Buy this product!!!!!

        By Wrangler

        from Salt Lake City, Utah

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              Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8':

              Used on Beach in California and running the Colorado River. We had a LOT of musical instruments (2 Guitars, a base guitar, banjo, mandolin, 2 Ukes) on the trip and used the mat for storing and playing instruments to keep them out of the sand. It worked great keeping grit out of cases and instruments. Other great uses:canoe camping and car camping. The only time I'd go without it is backpacking. It makes all the difference keeping down sand and dirt.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt delivery/new condition

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              5.0

              Neater than sliced bread

              By AL, Catfish Man

              from Humble, Texas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dry
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Read My Review

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Car Camping
              • KayakCanoe Camping

              Comments about CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8':

              Looking back, I wish I would have bought the 10x10 rather than the smaller one. Used the Sand-Free Multi Mat on a 6-night car camping, including a 2-night kayak camp as an additional ground cover partially under the tent, the rest used as a door mat. The Mat worked better than I imagined, keeping the "dirty-feet" out of the tent, making a great place to remove/put on shoes. The Mat dries very fast after a rain shower. When packing the tent, the tent bottom on the Mat was clean and dry. Almost listed as "cons": For kayak camping it's a tad-bit heavy and takes up storage space. BUT, keeping the tent area sand free, clean and comfortable... I'll take it with me with no complaints about the weight. The Sand-Mat does its job perfectly.

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              • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8'

                Q:

                Is his product washable?
                Asked on 7/13/2015 by Liz

                8 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  We have only hosed it off whiled draped on a clothes line. It worried well.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 7/15/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I've washed it with a hose on the driveway. On a trip I plan to wash it at
                  a coin operated car wash. My wife says it would fit in a washer. The metal
                  rings would make an unpleasant noise in the washer. We wouldn't put it in
                  the dryer.

                  Answered on 7/15/2015 by flarimer from Granville, OH
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Not in a washing machine, of course, all it needs is hosed down and then hang up to dry.
                  Rich Mabe

                  Answered on 7/15/2015 by Rich from Iowa
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                  A:

                  I lay it out on the driveway and wash it down with the hose, which seems to work fine. If you mean to launder it, I beleive it is too large and probably not appropriate for a washing machine.

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, it's washable, Liz. It's a tough nylon mesh material.

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It is plastic and hydrophobic. Washing is a rinse and shake. These are amazing mats for in front of a tent, as a ground mat, as a beach mat w towels on top.
                  Get the big one, it's for car camping or boat camping the extra size will be useful.

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes it washable. We just used it this past weekend, had lunch on it and
                  discussed that it was our most favorite near gear purchase. Go here
                  <http://billstrongdenver.blogspot.com/>for more river info and product
                  reviews!

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by BillStrongDenver from Denver
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes, you can wash this mat, and I use mild soap and simply rinse clean.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 7/14/2015 by Camping nut! from PA.
              • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8'

                Q:

                We are in a rainy, muddy type area, would this work well under those conditions as a mat in front of the tent?
                Asked on 6/27/2015 by Susan - first time camping from United States

                16 answers

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                  A:

                  I think so. We use it in Florida. Mostly sand but some mud. Always damp. Schmutz falls through and even wet muddy dogs can dry and get in the camp relatively clean.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 6/29/2015 by Anonymous
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                  Aloha Susan, from Jay on Maui, our home for many years. The sand free multimat will work great for you. It is a little heavy but very tough, so you can walk on it, shake it off, wash it in the crick, will work well. Have a great camping trip, Jay

                  Answered on 6/29/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  I’ve used this for winter trips on the Rogue in Southern Oregon. It works ok. It gets muddy and heavy but works better than a normal tarp.

                  Answered on 6/28/2015 by Aaron from Orleans, CA
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                  A:

                  the mud will probably get stuck in the mesh, but will be easy to clean out
                  later. If not too swampy mat will work. Anytime I am camping but not
                  backpacking I bring mine. I really like and want another one. It
                  definitely works in sand.

                  Answered on 6/28/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Yes, these mats are amazing. Works well under tent too. Get the biggest one you are willing to lug around. We have used ours in front of our truck camper, under our tent and vestibule in superwet NW river camping and as a beach mat to throw our sleeping pads on for 16days rafting the Grand Canyon (never set up the tent).

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Susan, the mat easily passes dry sand and dirt, but wouldn't work well in a muddy situation.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  Haven't tried it but I doubt it would help- mud and rain would go right
                  through this. Think you're better off with a waterproof mat/tarp

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  It's great with fine, dry dirt and sand. Not so good with mud or 'clumpy'
                  dirt because that stuff won't filter through the loose weave of the pad.
                  Water goes right through it. I guess it was raining hard or long enough to
                  wash the mud off it could work.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
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                  Susan,
                  I think the mat would work well for that. We primarily use it at the beach
                  where the sand just filters through it, but does not come up through the
                  mat. I would guess that mud would not come up either. If the mat gets
                  muddy, just wash down with water and it drains quickly through the mat,
                  leaving the top surface clean. We have been very satisfied with this mat.
                  Hope this is helpful.
                  F.L. Salomon

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Mat is fantastic for dry sand as it falls right through. Wet sand clumps
                  on top but will fall through once it dries or can wash or shake it off
                  easily. I have never used this mat in muddy conditions. My guess mud
                  would clump on top. Probably wet squishy mud could come through from
                  underneath since it is an open weave to allow sand to drop through. A
                  solid rubber mat might work better in mud. Sorry I can't be of any more
                  help.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It works great for wet sandy areas. It picks up mud in the weave. I think
                  if you double it, the mud will be trapped in the bottom layer. Its easy to
                  clean with a hose.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by flarimer from Granville, OH
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No. In dry conditions, sand and dirt pass through the mat and stay out of
                  your van or tent. In wet conditions, mud sticks to both sides of the mat.
                  It all shakes off when it dries out. The sand mat is perfect for desert
                  and beach camping.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by TK from Prescott, AZ
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  My opinion here for what it is worth.
                  This is a really thick mat as these mats go.
                  Since water goes through the mat as well as sand, my guess is this mat would work well in a rainy mud puddle environment.
                  dave

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I love this mat in sand, the best way I have to describe it is chainmail.
                  The sand falls thru but walking on it is not enough weight to push it down
                  into the sand. Mudd on the other hand, I think, would ooze back up thru.
                  Making it extremely heavy.

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Hard to say, on a firmer mud it would probably work, but I think the soupier stuff would come through.
                  Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  That's what I use mine for, but the mud might stain the Orange mat.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 6/27/2015 by Theo from Portland OR
              • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8'

                Q:

                How does one get the sand out of the mat? Does it just shake out for re Folding?

                Brent
                Asked on 3/23/2015 by Brent from Albuquerque, NM

                8 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The mat is made out of a mesh-type material, so the sand sifts through the mesh during use and when you pick the mat up off the ground. At least, that’s how its supposed to work and, generally, that’s how it does work. Giving it a little shake, though, can’t hurt.

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by Drew from Jackson, WY
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                  A:

                  Sand falls through quite easily if you spread your fingers and gently slap
                  the mat a few times with an open palm. That tamping action clears all the
                  sand and food crumbs out. In less than a minute you can have a perfectly
                  clean mat. Takes only a little longer if the sand on top is really wet.

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes you just shake it out. Sand doesn't really stay in the mat anyway, it
                  mostly just falls off. I've recent bought a lot of new gear and this mat
                  is my favoirte of my new purchases!
                  Happy floating!
                  Visit my Family Rafting Blog <http://billstrongdenver.blogspot.com/>! And
                  sign up to be a follower for information, gear recommendations, freebies
                  and river contests!

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by BillStrongDenver from Denver
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                  A:

                  Not much sand would be in/on it,see other answers to questions, sifts through, easily shake off any larger particles or the small amount of sand that may stay on. Great mat.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  most of the time, it just falls through. We use it at Sanibel each summer, and at the end of the day, we just pick it up and fold it, and all the sand just falls out. In the Florida woods, the sand can be a little goopy, but once it dries, it falls off. At most a gentle shake removes most of the sand or dirt. We hose it off at the end of the camp trip or beach trip, and it dries nice and clean for another day. We've had ours 3 years, used frequently, and they look like new.

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Super Easy! Its designed to let sand in (down) but not out (up). Any sand falls through the mesh, but won't come back up when stepping on the mat. Leaves, pine needles, etc will need to be swept off or shaken off (super easy too). This thing is great! My wife and I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old and just camped for a week, and we didn't have to clean sand/dirt from the tent once. It has changed the cleanliness of our tent tremendously. Highly recommended!

                  Answered on 3/23/2015 by The Farmer from Tucson, AZ
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The sand sifts through the mat. Pebbles and plant debris shake off easily.
                  Perfect for sand and dry camping. Don't use when mud is an option. That
                  doesn't shake off until totally dried out.

                  Answered on 3/24/2015 by TK from Prescott, AZ
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                  A:

                  I have one of these mats and they are great for camping on sandy beaches.
                  Yes, dry sand just falls through the weave of the mat so it is very easy to
                  pick up and shake off. Wet sand does not fall through as readily but you
                  can easily shake it off before folding.

                  Answered on 3/28/2015 by Anonymous
              • CGear Sand-Free MultiMat 8' x 8'

                Q:

                How does one get the sand out of the mat? Does it just shake out for re Folding?

                Brent
                Asked on 3/21/2015 by Brent from Albuquerque, NM

                10 answers

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                  A:

                  No, it doesn't need shaking, it acts more like a sifter and all of the sand falls through, there may be some larger pieces that get tracked on, but they fall away when folding. Two of us usually fold it to get it off the ground and all debris removed. I hope this helps!

                  Answered on 8/5/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes it shakes out before you refold ..:)

                  Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yep. It's really that simple. Damp dirt tends to stick a bit but dry sand
                  shakes right out.

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  Brent,
                  Just shake the sand off and fold it up. It makes a great sand free area.
                  We have used it for our cooking area and to put my sleeping bag on to
                  sleep under stars.

                  Answered on 3/21/2015 by whaler1 from Arcata, CA
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yep -- unless it's wet. Not as easy then. I don't even try to get it back in the bag. I just laid mine on the rear trampoline/deck before I put all of my waterproof bags and gear on top (since water drains right through).

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  The sand falls right through it when you pick it up. Little food and trash particles don't though. That is the idea. It makes it easier to pick up your micro trash.
                  Sent from a handheld radiation emitting plasmatron.

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by overgeared and heavy from idaho
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                  A:

                  Brent,
                  Sand mostly falls through all on its own as you walk across the mat. Any residual sand that’s on there easily falls off as you fold it up. The same isn’t true for mud or silt though. On a Grand Canyon trip the mat got a lot of silt on it that I didn’t clean off until I had brought it home and let it dry. The same applies to mud if you are on a forested river trip. The mat is pretty magical-especially with sand.
                  -Aaron

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by Aaron from Orleans, CA
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes. For trapped food particles and trash, we shake it into a garbage bag, but for dirt and sand it takes two people to shake it out over the river and refold it without it getting wet.

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Brent, dry sand just sifts through on its own. You may have to brush wet sand through or off. Micro trash gets caught so you can dispose of it in the garbage.

                  Answered on 3/22/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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                  A:

                  Dry sand works its way down through the mat, so there's very little to shake
                  out when you put it away.

                  Answered on 3/30/2015 by Anonymous
              • 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
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                  A:

                  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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                  A:

                  Yes, most definitely :)

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

                  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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                  A:

                  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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                  A:

                  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
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                  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
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                  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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                  A:

                  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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                  A:

                  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
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                  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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                  A:

                  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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                  A:

                  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

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                  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
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                  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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                  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
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                  A:

                  It weighs 5.6 pounds.

                  Answered on 9/24/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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                  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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