There's no escaping it: when you hit the beach, you come home with sand in your bag, littered over everything you stashed in there. Unless, of course, you hit the beach carrying a Quirky Shake Bag.
A women's tote bag, it comes with a mesh bottom that automatically lets out those tiny grains of sand, so none of them gets stuck inside. Whether the sand gets kicked in there accidentally or came attached to the Hi Sun Beach Blanket you stowed away, you can get rid of it by simply shaking the bag and letting all that gritty sediment out.
Not a fan of totes with a visible mesh compartment? Not a problem, since the Quirky Shake Bag lets you cover it up using a reversible flap that you can either pin to one side to reveal the mesh and to the opposite side if you want to close it up. For storage, it boasts a roomy interior, with pockets both inside and outside for various odds and ends. The bag is made from a water-repellent cotton canvas to ensure your stash stays dry, with cotton straps that are delicate on the skin. It measures 18.5 x 13.4 x 6 inches (h x w x d).
Do note, this is a women's tote, so if you're a dude, prepare to look a little less masculine if you carry one to the beach. Of course, you can always say you're holding it for your girlfriend (which is awesome, because you do like pretending you have a girlfriend) or something.
The Shake Bag is available from Quirky, priced at $90.
There is also a smaller clutch bag version available on Amazon for $25.