Canvas Windbreaker

Knowing how much time we spend on the beach, the lovely people over at EcoFriendlyBag have recently sent me a stunning canvas windbreaker to review.

It really is quite gorgeous and far nicer than the other options that I've either seen on display on the beach or in the shops! All too often they are made of horrible nylon, more akin to an old woman's shopping bag on wheels. Not this one, it is bright, colourful, attractive and made from 100% environmentally friendly cotton material. When we'd toddled off to have a splash in the sea, it was also very distinctive on the beach. The material works just as well as the manmade fibres at blocking out the wind, and allows for the added bonus of being able to go in the washing machine!

I was able to press the poles in with minimal force. Possibly, I was a little too forceful at first as the whole thing fell over. In my defense, I'd like to add that I've never put a windbreak up before, let alone whilst watching an almost 2yr old not fall over in the sand. Having picked it up along with my dignity, the windbreaker was in the ground within a minute or two, and before The Boy had got his foot stuck in the bucket for the second time. At the top of each pole is a hook to loop the canvas onto it, and the whole thing rolls up into a nifty carrycase which has a decent-sized shoulder strap.

If you'd like to win one of these stunning windbreakers, then you'll need to do the following:

  • Visit the EcoFriendlyBag website and have a nose at their products. Come back here and let me know in the comments box which one you think is the most useful or your favourite.
  • Tweet the message:

I want to win an @ecofriendly_bag windbreaker with @TheBoyandMe's blog

For an extra entry: please 'like' EcoFriendlyBags on Facebook.


Competition closes on Friday 24th June 2011 at 8pm. I will draw the winner using and notify the winner that night. If I have not had a reply for Sunday 26th June 2011 at 8pm, I will redraw. UK addresses only please.


The winner of the beautiful canvas windbreaker competition is:

and the winner is:



Thanks to everyone for entering and please continue to check out the remainder of my competitions over here.

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  1. says

    I like the flat pack jute trays, very handy. I have one similar in fabric that my mum made for me, perfect for parties as a bread,crisp or jacket spud basket!

    I've tweeted & Likes on FB

  2. Kate Pollard says

    I love the Jute storage bins – they look a fab size for the kids rooms!!! The windbreaker would come in very handy for our first summer holiday though x

    Have tweeted as @yummymumto2 and also have 'liked' on facebook 🙂

  3. says

    Have tweeted.
    I also love the Storage bins but equally love the wind breaker because I know how shockingly bad the "normal" ones can be. (especially as we like to use a windbreak when camping too)

    Have also liked on Facebook.

  4. says

    I love the multi DIY/gardening bag – I always gave to chuck my bits and bobs on the floor! But also the wind break looks lvely in your photos!

  5. Ashleigh says

    i like the Baby Bag It All and would definatley find it most useful!

    i have tweeted as @ashlallan too

  6. Lisa Troccoli says

    I love the windbreak as we always tend to have a week in the UK due to budget! each time my 2 little people end up blown around and shivering due to the wind but these would be perfect and be very useful….. have tweeted and liked!

  7. says

    I like the Multi Pocket Canvas Garden / D.I.Y bag, I've got an allotment and often have to transport items between the allotment and home.

    Please enter me in to the draw

  8. Tony Anthony Micheal says

    I like the multipocket garden bag–like on facebook –tweeted @handbag2000

  9. Helen B says

    I love the large green refuse sack- I can think of 101 uses for it in the garden.

  10. FionaLynne Edwards says

    I love the Garden Bum Bag. Perfect for me – I love gardening but my bag is a bit dodgy – this would really take the strain!

  11. Alice Hindley says

    Love the Baby Bag It All just the job for a busy mum

    I have tweeted the message @aesop57

    I have 'liked EcoFriendlyBags on Facebook

  12. Terri Fox says

    i like the Baby Bag It All and would definatley find it most useful!
    have tweeted too @tezf7

  13. Cheryll H says

    Baby Bag It All would be great for me – looks like it has all the storage a mum could possibly need! Have tweeted @pipersky1 🙂

  14. Heather Gutowski says

    I really like the windbreak – it looks such a good one. I have tweeted.

  15. Jennifer Brown says

    I have tweeted @tattiebogle and liked on Facebook.

    My favourite is the Baby bag full of very hand pockets and washable. Great.


  16. says

    The garden bum bag: it might help my newly-found gardening skills, which is to say it might help me try and keep things alive, which is a better description of my gardening skills.

  17. Lowie789 says

    The windbreaker looks perfect for summer days on the beach. Quite like the idea of the gardening bum bag too – I'm always putting tools down in the garden and forgetting where!

    I've tweeted too.

  18. Suzanne sendell says

    Long Handled Multi Pocket Bag
    Is so versatile,can be used in more ways than one

  19. laura williams says

    i love the windbrake, we camp a lot and use them for this and most of them are shocking and end up being replaced quite regularly

  20. Heather Shaw says

    I like the Long Handled Multi Pocket Bag as i could use it to carry lots of bits and bobs up the stairs!

  21. Sian says

    I have tweeted as @HelpfulMum I think the Baby Bag It All looks fantastic. You can never have enough pockets!

  22. mrs s pearce says

    I love the Jute storage bins – they'd be great for the kids rooms!!

    have tweeted (srjcsp) and liked (rs pearce)

  23. cathyj says

    wow they have so much great stuff, def the diy bag, as hubbie leaves stuff all around

  24. sharma gaskill says

    My favourite are the baby change bags always very handy and usefull 🙂

    I have done all of the above and tweeted @sharmagaskill.

  25. Lisa Williamson says

    I like the flat pack jute trays. My kitchen cupboards are a complete mess and these would come in really handy.

    I've also tweeted – @LilLeese1

  26. says

    Oh and my favourite other than the windbreaker….we camp a lot so a decent one would be fab! is the DIY/ garden bag- perfect for my OH LOL x