Military-inspired mat eliminates dirt and dust

You no longer need to worry about dirt, sand or dust spoiling your camping fun.

Sand, dust or grit under your feet when you’re camping or caravanning is a sure way to bring down the comfort levels. Now, thanks to a military invention, you can avoid this problem whenever you head to the beach or bush.

The CGear Multimat was originally designed as a deployable helimat to eliminate dirt, dust and debris from being kicked up by the rotors when a helicopter landed. The product was so successful it’s been adapted for camping.

The patented Australian design is relatively simple. Sand and dirt fall straight through the mat to the ground beneath but not back up through the mat. This makes it ideal for outdoor living areas and provides a sand and dirt free area when camping. The Multimat can be used as a shade mat (providing 90%+ UV protection) and as windbreak break mat for screening.

The mat is lightweight and easy to set up and pack away. Made with reinforced edges and multiple D-Rings, it is durable and doesn’t tear or fray even if cut, due to rip-stop technology. The Multimat comes in a range of sizes and each has its own drawstring carry bag.

The manufacturer claims the following benefits:

  • Sand and dirt fall readily through the mat
  • Use under camp furniture
  • UV stabilisers minimise degradation from exposure to the sun
  • Non-absorbent and will not rot or mould
  • Liquid spills (drinks etc.) go through the mat
  • Easy to wipe clean or hose down
  • Environmentally friendly on the grass underneath, unlike tarpaulins
  • May also be used for shade or as a windbreak
  • Product is recyclable.

You can watch a demonstration in the video below: