Save the Sand, Save the Beach
At the rate people are bringing out, intentionally and unintentionally, the sugary white, powdery sand of Boracay, there might come a time when the white sands of that island will be a memory. Sounds alarmist?
I got interested with the promise of Lagu beach towels, which claims as the first beach friendly towel, proudly made in the Philippines. However, I just don’t follow blindly what the press statement say that when I got my Lagu, it was one of the reasons why I specifically traveled all the way to Anda, Bohol for its white sand beaches and test it before making this review and raffle contest.
An informal study commissioned by the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) which concluded that human activity unintentionally takes away at least three handfuls of sand with every visit to the beach. For Boracay alone, this equates to approximately 155,000,000 grams of sand per year which is equivalent to 15 truckloads. – from Lagu
I made sure that what it says, it can deliver.
Anda is famous for its white sandy beaches but because of its distance from Tagbilaran City, it is less popular than Panglao. But it’s really a very nice place.
The problem with ordinary beach towels is that because of its make and texture, sand has a tendency to stick to it, especially when wet. With the Lagu beach towel, I tried placing it on the beach, walked over it and then removed it. Anda’s powdery fine sand just slipped. Even the wet portion. Nothing clinging on the threads.
In taking the above shot, I even had one of the waiters throw it into the air again and again to get the ‘flying towel’ shots and sand just doesn’t cling to it, probably because of the special blend of linen that it uses.
I took a dip and after, used it to dry myself. I just like its absorbent qualities and after a while, took lunch then later inspected the towel, only to find that its almost dry.
Sounds simple but really, there are just some products that you’ll start loving. As it says, it is sand repellent (check), quick dry (check) and allergen free (no way to test as I’m not allergic to anything). It also has a good spread at 45″x60″.
Other than that, I like its solid color (comes also in various shades), stylish, and the feel and texture is great. Its brand label can also be used to wrap around and then button a folded and rolled towel for ease of handling.
Verdict? Lagu beach towels do perform what it claims and you won’t be disappointed with it.
Now after the review, here comes the raffle! It’s so easy to join. Just follow the instructions below and you can even join everyday. Each option has corresponding points so, as they say, the more points you have, the more chances of winning!