Why use Lagu beach towels? + 2 Lagu giveaway!

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Yeah! Baby! Lagu beach towel really flies!
Yeah! Baby! Lagu beach towel really flies!

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?

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

Lagu towel at Quinale Beach, Anda, Bohol
Lagu towel at Quinale Beach, Anda, Bohol
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.

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!

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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

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53 thoughts on “Why use Lagu beach towels? + 2 Lagu giveaway!

  1. as i am a beach bum, i love the sands and the underwater life. lying on the beach is my second favorite past time πŸ˜› i’ll be going to moalboal, bantayan, and hopefully malapascua! yay!

  2. nothing beats a handy and comfy towel this summer. LAGU has it all!!! I will definitely use this in my future adventures, would influence friends to buy one!! The summer heat is on, why suffer with bulky towels when there’s LAGU? a must have!

  3. Hi. I have just joined. Hope I win. πŸ™‚ More power to you and your blog!

  4. Summer has just started, and a Lagu beach towel is just so perfect at the beach.

  5. It’s an amazing concept that serves as a reminder to “leave nothing but footprints!” I hope to bring it to as many local beaches I can visit this year πŸ™‚

  6. i would love to have a lagu beach towel because it is eco-friendly towel. i didn’t realize that when we go to beach and we use ordinary beach blanket, the beach gets compromised. we have to take care of the beach so that our children will be able to enjoy it too.
    i will bring the lagu beach blanket to our summer office beach outing.

  7. I love going to the beach may it be summer or not. I would love to own a lagu beach towel because I know that I can make use of it like no one else. I would love to bring it on my upcoming trip to Canyon Cove Batangas.

  8. Gusto ko ang Lagu beach blanket dahil maganda ito, matibay at nakakatulong sa pag preserba ng mga buhangin sa dalampasigan. Nais kong dalhin ang Lagu beach blanket sa lahat ng dalampasigan na aking bibisitahin sa darating na panahon. πŸ™‚

  9. I really want this beach blanket because you not only enjoy spending time outdoors but also you are saving mother earth with it! I’ll be bringing it to every adventure.

  10. I’d use it in Panglao with my hubby & little girl.. Lagu could save my time coz i don’t have to make “pagpag” when it’s time to go.. :p

  11. Why would you want a Lagu beach towel and where will you use it this summer?

    Answer: I’d like a Lagu beach towel because this summer i plan to go to beach.

  12. I want a Lagu beach towel because it is an eco-friendly alternative to ordinary beach towel. I will use it this summer when I visit Boracay.

  13. I want a Lagu beach towel because it is the world’s first beach-friendly beach towel. I will bring this to the beach this summer.

  14. Its a beach friendly blanket. I simply love it. Spare me one. Perfect this summer especially when we go out of town vacation with a nearby beaches.

  15. As much as I love the beach I don’t want to bring home a lot sand with me thats why Lagu beach towel is perfect for me. I will use it when I go to bohol for the first time =)

  16. I want a Lagu beach towel because it is a sand-proof towel that doubles as a blanket. I will use it when I go to the beach this summer.

  17. Lagu beach towel are very trendy looking and will use it when I visited Samal Island in Davao City! πŸ™‚

  18. i want a Lagu beach towel because it is light-weight & it is very ideal for beach travels, plus, i love the fact that is it Philippine-made. hopefully, i can be able to use Lagu for my summer trip to the South ^_^

  19. Id love to have a lagu beach towel because it’s sand repellent, quick dry and allergen free. It’s really convenient to use. I’ll be needing it when our family will have a vacation at Camiguin in May.

  20. I want a Lagu towel because it is considered as beach friendly towel. I want it so that I can able to try to use it.. It would be perfect for our family outing πŸ™‚

  21. I want a Lagu beach towel because it offers a few extras compared to other beach towel. Aside from repelling sand, it is allergen free, is quick drying, and most importantly, is made in the Philippines. I will use it when I go to the beach this summer.

  22. Wow great Philippine product that is at par or even better with imported products. New must have for beach lovers and backpackers (“,)
    Welcome LAGU!

  23. Contest is over guys. Thank you for joining.

    We’ve got two winners! Monica and Aimee just won in Langyaw.com’s Lagu beach towel giveaway contest! Congrats and Happy Easter πŸ™‚

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