Hi Frugalistas! If you’ve been reading frugal first class travel for a while now, you might know that I’m a fan of the microfibre towel in my packing lists. I like them even in non-beach locations as a picnic rug, a wrap or as a towel for my hair. But the reality is most microfibre beach towels are, well, best described as utilitarian in terms of colour options. And just like any towel, they definitely attract the sand at the beach. So you can imagine how interested I was when the team at Tesalate contacted me and offered to let me try their towel. It was different they said. It came in glam colours, and most importantly, it didn’t retain the sand. So is the Tesalate towel the best travel towel to add to your beach stuff, or add to your packing list? See my review and decide for yourself.
Disclaimer: The Lovelies at Tesalate were kind enough to provide me with my towel free of charge, but as you know, my opinions are always my own, and I don’t recommend anything I wouldn’t use myself.
Tesalate towel review: the worst thing about the Tesalate towel
I’m going to be upfront about this – there is a big problem with the Tesalate towel. And that is, which pattern to choose? Going to the Tesalate website to choose my towel I was left with a bewildering choice of thirty plus different patterns. I spent literally ages before settling on the Bohemian. Regardless of your own personal taste I defy you to not find something that suits you. And you don’t even have to worry about your husband or boyfriend not wanting to use your very feminine towel if you go for something particularly girly – Tesalate towels reverse to a suitably masculine, stylish black and white on the other side of the towel.
Traveling with Tesalate towels
The Tesalate towel is very easy to travel with. It comes in its own little drawstring bag, and packs flat into the bottom of your case. I packed my Tesalate towel into the bottom of my carry on sized suitcase on our recent trip to Hawaii and still had loads of room (and weight allowance) in my bag.
When it’s time to head off to the beach or that picnic, the Tesalate towel is easily thrown into a casual tote or daypack.
Using the Tesalate towel
Like the best travel towel, the Tesalate towel is nice and big, easy to use and quick drying. The Tesalate towel is very luxurious size – giving good coverage on the pool lounge.
Measuring a generous 160cm x 80cm (63 x 31 inches), slimmer purchasers can easily use their Tesalate towel as a colourful beach cover up and everyone can use it as a generous hair towel.
But, wait, there’s more. And it’s the reason why the Tesalate towel is among the best microfibre towels, and why you need one in your beach gear.
Sand doesn’t get stuck in the Tesalate towel.
Yes, you read me right. Sand doesn’t stick to the Tesalate towel. Even when it is wet.
We took our towel to the beach in Hawaii and all it needed was a shake at the end of our day for the towel to be as good as new. So handy for traveling.
We used our towel on a couple of occasions. Once it was very windy and the towel did dry pretty quickly on our hotel balcony. The second time it was less breezy, and drying time was definitely slower, but consistent with my usual experience of microfiber towels.
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I do think the Tesalate towel is a worthy addition to your beach gear for your next trip to the beach. It is light, packs easily and takes up little space in your suitcase or beach bag. It’s easy to throw into your bag as a “just in case” to be used as a picnic blanket or hair towel at the beach or pool.
With bright colours and great all over patterns, the Tesalate towel doesn’t show the dirt when you are traveling. Drying time is reasonable. And it doesn’t collect sand – so important when you are traveling.
The Tesalate towel is sure to become a must pack for us on our trips from now on.
Buying your Tesalate towel
You can buy your Tesalate towel directly from Tesalate on their website. The Tesalate towel costs AUD79 for Australian readers and USD59 for my American friends. Tesalate offer free worldwide shipping.
Just make sure you allow plenty of time to shop – like me, I’m sure you’ll find choosing your Tesalate towel no easy task!