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Sand Cloud Review + Giveaway

True story: a few weeks ago, I headed to Coronado with a friend to lay out for an afternoon. A few weeks prior to that, I went to Pacific Beach with another friend. Both times, I brought a towel to lay out on, and both times my friends gave me a hard time for bringing a bath towel. Yes, a bath towel. Oh, and I also found myself resting my head on top of my Nalgene water bottle inside of my bag. Definitely not the epitome of comfort and I can’t even imagine how ridiculous I looked (but that’s nothing new really).

I’m practical. If I have something that works, I use it. But just because it works, it doesn’t mean it works well. There’s a difference.

So when I was recently contacted by Sand Cloud to try out one of their new towels, I was definitely interested. It’s like they knew that I didn’t have an actual beach towel and that my friends were constantly making fun of me.

Sand Cloud Towels

Sand Cloud is a brand new company which was started by three best friends in San Diego, one of whom was laying on the beach after work one afternoon, and was trying to get comfortable by resting his head on his backpack. He felt something needed to be done, and so he and his friends set out to develop a product that works.

sand cloud founders

This weekend was, not surprisingly, absolutely beautiful (thank you San Diego!). Since I spent Saturday driving for Lyft, I was exhausted on Sunday and took it easy for most of the day. I spent a good part of the afternoon enjoying the San Diego sun, laying out in my backyard on my new towel. Handwoven in Turkey, with 100% Turkish Cotton, this towel is soft, lightweight, and comfortable. But one of the coolest things about this towel is the removable pillow (which is way more comfortable than laying your head on a water bottle…stop judging me).

But here’s my favorite thing about this product:

The founders of Sand Cloud are passionate about giving back and protecting the ocean, which is why they are donating 10% of net profits to several foundations that support the preservation of marine life.

And guess what? Sand Cloud sent me an extra towel to give away to one lucky reader.

Here’s how you can enter, and get up to four entries (four separate comments):

  1. Go to the Sand Cloud Kickstarter page and watch the video. Tell me, in a comment below, your favorite thing about the video/what you like most about this product.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter with something like the following tweet, and comment below with a link to the tweet:
    I want to win a   towel from  and you can too:  #giveaway 
  3. Follow Sand Cloud on Twitter (@SandCloudApp) and me on Twitter (@gloglotorious) and comment below letting me know you followed with your username
  4. Follow Sand Cloud on Instagram (@sand_cloud) and me on Instagram (@gloglotorious) and comment below letting me know you followed with your username

The giveaway will begin today, Monday, July 21 and will end on Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. PST. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, August 5.

Good luck!

46 thoughts on “Sand Cloud Review + Giveaway

  1. I love that the product is eco-friendly and also really like that it has a pillow! It’ll be great to lay outside in my backyard and read with this.


  2. Bath towels aren’t big enough to lay out on, you poor sweet child. You must get so sandy.
    I like to make a little sand pillow underneath my towel, but an actual pillow would definitely be preferable.


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