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

Using Sand-Off to Remove Sand and Keep it at the Beachopens IMAGE file

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

opens in a new windowSand-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 opens in a new windowSand-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.opens IMAGE file

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, opens in a new Also follow the brand on Twitter ( opens in a new and check them out on Facebook ( opens in a new

Below is my video review, enjoy!


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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