Beach. Travel. Palawan. Remote island. Several days.
This was the kind of trip that I had last July when Club Paradise Palawan invited me to stay for two nights. Of course, those two nights stretched to eight days when I extended my stay in Coron and Culion. Now, extended trips can be one of the best travels you can have but being the practical traveler, I have to be considerate about the weight of my backpack as well as the usability of things that I bring.
For the Palawan trip, One for the Road, a local travel product supplier of interesting and beautiful travel related items offered to send me their products that I would want to try. As I was going to a remote beach island destination, I opted for the Matador pocket blanket.
Dimakya Island, where Club Paradise is an exclusive resort has great waters and white sand. But what makes this place special is the exclusivity that one can enjoy. I was billeted at one of the beach villas but there’s a better way to enjoy a lazy morning, or afternoon and that is to spread your beach blanket along the stretch of sand and just enjoy the sound of the waves, the cool breeze and occasionally hit the water.
Here is where the Matador Pocket Blanket shines. First, it’s really small, just like a cigarette pack when folded but once spread, is a spacious 5.25 x 3.7 feet good for two persons. It’s ultralight too, at just 98 grams (0.22 pounds). You need not worry about losing it’s case as it’s integrated with the blanket.
The material is plastic like, shiny, and silky but looks strong. It’s water and puncture resistant which is why you will love this one. It’s highly usable and ultracompact. It’s corners are weighted with metal.
Of course, if you’re at a windy beach, you can actually use the beach blanket clips, a separate product that you can purchase too with One for the Road. These are made of plastic and comes in different colors. The jagged teeth of one side can grip the corners of the Matador pocket blanket to the sand.
The Matador pocket blanket is for the practical traveler. You’re not weighed down and its pack size is quite small, thus saving you space. It’s great for the beach and with its material and size, you can also use it for other purposes as well. Paired with the beach blanket clips, you can just enjoy your sun, sand and sea.
You should see why The Minions love the Matador Pocket Blanket too!
One for the Road provided me with the Matador Pocket Blanket for review purposes and I love its portability, texture and usability.
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