Review: Bring Home Beach Memories, Not Sand with Sand-Off, the Convenient Sand Wipe-Off Mitt

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Using Sand-Off to Remove Sand and Keep it at the Beach

Using Sand-Off to Remove Sand and Keep it at the Beach

Sand-Off, the convenient sand wipe-off mitt, hitched a ride with me during a recent visit to Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Fla. Ever since I could remember, I’ve always enjoyed going to the beach but could never, and still can’t, stand that gritty feeling of sand grains rubbing against my sunscreened skin. Having sand on my body is one of the most uncomfortable feelings I can imagine. Living in Florida, tolerating sand is a must.

The Sand-Off folks sent me the mitt and asked me to try it and review it. Keep in mind, views in this post are my own.

Kids Playing Quidditch on Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.

Kids Playing Quidditch on Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.

Removing Sand with Sand-Off

I ventured to Siesta Key Beach which I love because of it’s almost 99 percent quartz sand which makes it soft and cool. During the summer, you’re not going to burn your toes on Siesta Key sand because it doesn’t retain heat. Because the sand grains are fine, they tend to stick a little more, especially to sunscreen.

While I watched kids playing Quidditch (yes, as in Harry Potter), I slathered my legs with sunscreen then rubbed sand over it. Yuck! Can’t stand that feeling!

I then took out the Sand-Off mitt and followed the instructions. The mitt reminds me of oven mitt but made with terrycloth on one side and mesh on the other. Instructions read to clap the mitt to get the powder out so I clapped it on my leg. It took a few claps before I saw powder which seemed to grasp onto the sand making it easy to wipe away.

Review of Sand-Off: Does it Work?

Yes, Sand-Off does work. It’s actually quite easy peazy to use and I didn’t drag sand into my car or my apartment. The mitt removed the sand grains during my visit to Siesta Key Beach along with a visit to Stump Pass Beach State Park which has larger sand granules. The powder from the mitt dusted it all away. Sand-Off did pretty good at removing larger bits of crushed shells from the bottom of my feet, too.

What I really like about Sand-Off is it isn’t messy. The powder doesn’t ooze out of the mitt and I don’t have to worry about it spilling in my beach bag.  The powder is unscented and made with maize (corn) starch and calcium carbonate (the main compound in shells). Without a doubt, Sand-Off will be packed in my beach bag on future trips.

How to Purchase Sand-Off

The mitt should last between 30 and 40 uses and when empty, throw it in the wash and use it for household cleaning. One pack costs $7.99.

If you’d like to pack along Sand-Off on your next trip to the beach, visit the Sand-Off website, www.sandoff.com. Also follow the brand on Twitter (Twitter.com/GetSandOff) and check them out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/getsandoff).

Below is my video review, enjoy!

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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