IF I was sending you a postcard from a sunny beach in Miami or one from the French Riviera, I would be saying: Having a great time and wish you were here, sitting on this beautiful beach and pool towel.
Out of the pool and feeling super cool
Once I’d finished writing my postcard and mailed it, I would be back on my dry towel, chilling out and catching the sun at the same time.
Big towel and dries quickly
Because I’m a big guy and the towel is extra large (200 x 90cm/78 x 35”) I can dry myself off quite quickly. There’s nothing more irritating when you have come out of the pool and you want to wrap yourself round a towel and it’s not big enough. This one is super big. I can then lay it down by the pool and if it’s a hot day the towel usually dries me within minutes. Apparently this one is made from a super absorbent microfibre which does the job at break-neck speed.
Ready for the next quick dip in the pool
They say that microfibre towels dry three times faster than cotton, which is great news to me, as I don’t want to be standing by the pool too long in case somebody pushes me in. Quick-dry means I can now lay on the towel and start working on my next play or novel, while the sun gives me a nice brown tan which complements the yellow stripe towel, before deciding on another quick dip.
Not too thick or thin – not too heavy to carry
The good thing about this towel is that it comes with a mat and if your partner is into pilates or yoga, you could just about get away with it, though it is a little short for skipping. Some people use the mat for physio as it is not too thick or thin.
Due to its light weight I have used the towel for travelling on holiday or just going round the corner to visit the gym. It looks stylish and I can fold it up into a compact bag and as I’ve said, it dries quickly, and its material makes it dirt and sand free.
Comes in many colors – my favorite is yellow and purple
This towel also comes in other striped colors which include: blue, fruit, green, orange, peach, pink, purple and teal. I have to admit there are a few minor issues with this towel. It doesn’t have a hook, so you can’t hang it up when taking it to the gym. Though it doesn’t take much to sew a hook on. Because of its thinness the towel can sometimes stick on you which is a bit irritating. However it is non-slip which is good for the pool and gym. Unfortunately if I wanted to take this towel to a picnic it wouldn’t meet my requirements. A thick cotton towel would easily double up as a picnic blanket, be soft to sit on and would probably have enough space for my dog, if I had one.
For the price it is good value for money
For the money you are paying, I think on balance once you have taken the pros and cons, it is extremely good value. You could spend extra and get a traditional terry cloth towel which might feel softer, but you might find that cotton takes longer to dry. In this modern age, most people including myself would opt for the microfibre, which is a mix of polyester and another synthetic. If you look at the best 10 beach towels, you usually find that microfibre are the most popular. I’ve bought other towels in the past which have been very heavy to carry to the beach and home because they are sopping wet and take ages to dry. This one also has a stylish look to it.
STAR RATING: Five stars
SIZE: extra large (200 x 90cm/78 x 35”)
MATERIAL: 80% Polyester 20% Polyamide; eco-friendly, machine washable at 30°C