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Beach mats and sun shades

Beach mats and sun shades for packable comfort

Where there are dewy mornings, chilly evenings or sandy beaches, there are beach mats and sun shades to keep you comfortable.

Beach mats, despite their name, aren’t just for the beach. Any time you want to put a layer between yourself and the ground – whether it’s cold, wet, dirty, sandy or some combination thereof – a beach mat or blanket can help you out. They’re often designed to be highly packable, bundling down into stuff sacks or even folding into built-in pockets for easy transport.

Some beach mats include extra cushioning for when you find yourself making camp on unfriendly terrain, and most of them include some level of water resistance to protect you from wet or snowy ground. Extras like corner loops or cape clips ensure that your mat stays exactly where you want it – whether that’s on the ground or around your shoulders.

Sun shades are great for adding a bit of shelter to your day at the beach. Easy to set up and break down, staked guy lines keep them anchored on windy days while roll-up walls or other adjustable options allow you to customize your shelter for the weather at hand.