I first heard about Tesalate towels from a friend, who told me about this magical towel that promises to leave the sand at the beach. After researching online, I discovered this innovative design was created by an Australian company who wanted to make going to the beach easier and more enjoyable.
With four members in our family and some of the best beaches on our doorstep, we always take numerous towels with us to the beach and seem to collect a mountain of sand that we bring home. For these reasons, I knew the Tesalate towel was a product that regular beach goers needed to test.
The towel itself was delivered quickly in a small compact carry bag that could easily fit in a handbag or beach bag.
The design on our towel was “Between Two Palms”, and even though there can always be a slight colour difference from what you see online, I was pleasantly surprised with the accuracy, and the soft pastels in this design were lovely. Each towel is double sided with the reverse side having the Tesalate signature black & white triangle pattern.
As the Tesalate towel is made with special fabrics (Absorblite™ microfiber, 20% Polyamide/80% Polyester), it does not have the same feel as your everyday cotton beach towel. However, I still found the towel to be soft, and the difference of fabric means it is much lighter than our regular beach towels and could be folded or rolled much smaller.
When the towel was wet, it had an almost chamois like feeling.
The Tesalate towel is 160cm x 78cm / 63 x 31 inches. Compared to our other towels it is was longer than most, but it was narrow in comparison.
Now we get down to what you want to know. Does the Tesalate towel live up to its promises of being sand free, absorbent, compact and light with rapid-dry technology?
We tested the towel when it was dry and wet. When the towel was dry and covered with sand, you could flick the towel, and the sand would easily slip off.
After the towel was wet, you needed to use a little more force, but you could still remove the sand from the towel. Upon closer inspection, most of the sand was removed apart from some tiny particles you could only see by holding it to the sun. We also found the towel great for removing sand from yourself, being wet or dry.
I found the towel to be extremely absorbent, and once it was wet, it had an almost chamois like feeling. We used the towel to part dry two adults and two young children. After this point, it was extremely wet, so we needed a second towel to finish the job, but I was satisfied with this result as that is 50% fewer towels than normal for our family.
Due to the absorbent nature of this towel, it is best to use on dry sand, as we found it absorbed the moisture from placing it down on wet sand.
Compact and light
For a standard size towel, it does amaze me how light and compact the Tesalate towel is to carry around. The main space within our beach bags is normally taken up by towels, and it can be quite heavy to carry to and from the beach. To find one that is light and compact is a huge advantage. Once the towel was wet, it was obviously much heavier, but nothing that we found excessive.
This is the function of the towel that I’m not sold on. I mentioned earlier we were able to dry four people with this towel, which of course made it extremely wet. The only way for it to dry was to hang it on the line. On a different occasion, the towel was used sporadically between swims, and normally I hang up our towels under our beach umbrella to dry off. I found the Tesalate towel didn’t dry any quicker (if not slower) than our regular towels.
After coming home from the beach, I followed the directions on the label and washed the towel in a cold wash cycle separate from other items and on a slow spin. The towel was left to air dry outside. Once dry, I inspected the towel, and it was in the same condition to how I received it. Only time will tell if the fabric of the towel makes it durable and long-lasting.
After using and washing the towel, I was still able to refold the towel into a small and compact size (although I coudn’t fit it back into it’s original carry bag). The size makes it perfect if you are travelling and want to take one in your carry bag or your suitcase.
Australia is a country with a beautiful coastline and sublime beaches. One of the main characteristics of a beach is the sand. For many, this can be a deterrence along with the number of towels you need to take with you.
I believe the Tesalate towel has solved these woes with it’s lightweight and compact design it can easily fit into a beach bag. The towel is highly absorbent which eliminates the number of towels we need to take, and its specialised fabric makes it easy to leave the sand at the beach.
The cost of the Tesalate towel is $79AUD
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