On a recent trip to the beach, all my friends and I put our cell phones in plastic baggies to protect them from sand and water (and sunscreen, because you can never get that s*** off your hands). We looked pretty ridiculous sitting on the beach, texting through Ziploc bags. We also had a huge cooler with us, which was great when it was filled with beer, but was super annoying to carry back once it was empty. Oh, and when I got back home, I shook out my beach bag and found a handful of sand and huge centipede–not exactly the souvenir I wanted. Don’t get me wrong, it was a nice trip, but I was little unprepared for the beach. Luckily, there are people out there that are way smarter than me and they invented some pretty cool products to solve all these beach problems–like a collapsible cooler and a tote that allows you to shake out all the sand. Click through the slideshow to see these genius products, Trust me, you’ll want to have these for your next beach trip (unless you like centipedes and greasy cell phone screens).
[Photo: Quirky Shake Tote]