It works like magic.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated June 02, 2017

If you could name your top summertime pet peeve, what would it be? Wild guess: it’s rolling around in a sand-covered beach towel.

Luckily, our deepest wishes have been answered, and the Quicksand Mat, sold by C Gear, is here to save the day. To put it simply, this beach towel is basically a colander in mat form.

Skeptical? Here’s how it works: the mat is designed with patented, multi-weave technology that sifts the sand through the mat (and it won’t creep back up), leaving you clean and sand-free. So next time you take a dip in the ocean and return to tan, you’ll no longer be covered in an inescapable mess of head-to-toe sand.

Even the U.S. military uses the Quicksand Mat for helicopter landings so dirt doesn’t kick up, so if it’s good enough for that, it will definitely do its job at the beach.

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You’re probably thinking: this mat must be an eyesore. But we’re happy to say it comes in cheery colors including turquoise, lime, and blue plaid, so you can get the best of both worlds when it comes to function and fashion. It’s also available in different sizes and has built-in ultraviolet protection, too.

If you thought that’s all this supermat does, get ready to be blown away. When it’s time to clean up, all you have to do is hose it down (goodbye, washing machine!). And because it’s made from ultra-durable materials that can withstand just about any conditions, you can also take the mat to a soccer game, picnic, or anywhere else you’d need to sit down outside.

You can also purchase other sand-resistant items including a tote bag, beach chair, and for all you techies, there’s even a drone mat.