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Carry Your Beach Essentials in Style with a Beach Bag

Frequently mistaken for a tote bag, a beach bag is a bag that strikes the right balance between style and functionality. These bags are typically made to withstand the beach sand, salty water, and hot sun. Buy a beach bag on eBay and head to the beach fully equipped.

Why would you need a beach bag?

Regular bags may get easily distressed or damaged when put in a beach setting. Beach bags can play rough. Another reason is that the bag fits in all your beach-related items, including a wide-brimmed hat, a pair of over-sized sunglasses, a fluffy beach towel, sunblock, lip balm, hair oil, etc. A beach bag is not just roomy enough to carry most (if not all) of these items, but also does so in an organised manner, thanks to the proper zippered closure, mesh bottoms, and precisely cut-out pockets.

What are the different types of beach bags?

If you are packing light, you would need something compact. However, if you're considering carrying beverages and other items to the beach, a roomier beach bag would be wise. The following are some of the bag types to consider:

  • Extra-large: If you want to be fully prepared for the beach and want something that carries everything you need, you'll need an extra-large beach bag. These can be made from different materials.
  • Sand-free: A sand-free bag ensures you do not bring home a bunch of sand with you from the beach.
  • See-through: A see-through bag is simple and usually large enough to accommodate all your stuff.
What materials do beach bags come in?

Beach bags can be made from different materials. Vinyl and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are materials commonly used to make beach bags. Vinyl is a naturally waterproof and sand-proof fabric. It's easy to clean too. Any wet sand sticking to vinyl can be brushed off easily. PVC, like vinyl, is also sand- and waterproof. It's a kind of plastic that's soft, flexible, and jelly-like. It's also recyclable. In fact, various PVC beach bags are made from recycled PVC.

Are all beach bags waterproof?

Being a "beach" bag, waterproofing is more of a necessity than a handy feature. If the bag is not made of naturally waterproof materials, such as vinyl and PVC, the bag could be specially treated with a polyurethane or PVC coating to make it waterproof. Materials like nylon, polyester, and canvas usually require such a coating. The coating also helps retain the underlying material's natural characteristics. To keep the coating intact, make sure you don't put the bag in the dryer.

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