Since forever I had dreamed of a sand free beach towel. One that I could pack into my bag, shake out for a lie down with a good book, then roll up again at the end of the day without having to up-end my whole bag to get the particles of sand out of the corners.
So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to trial a Tesalate towel – billed as ‘the Ultimate Beach Towel For the Sun, Surf and Sand.’
Tesalate is a Sydney based company started by two friends who had a simple idea: to make a sand free beach towel. They started selling their brightly coloured, highly absorbent and completely sand free towels at a stall at Bondi Market and now have worldwide fans.
Tesalate proudly states that they only focus on making the world’s best beach towel. They don’t make or sell anything else. Arguably if a business only sells ONE item you’ve gotta believe that it’s good.
We take our Tesalate towels to the beach the day after some heavy rain, so the sand is particularly sticky and claggy.
It comes in a neat drawstring bag and is much smaller than I’d expect a beach towel to be.
However, when we unwrap it (and there’s a bit of tissue and plastic wrapping in there) and unfurl it onto the sand we discover it really is a full-size beach towel! Your choice is design is on one side and Teselate’s signature graphic is on the other side.
The kids then pile sand on their towels then fling the towels around to test the ‘sand-free’ claim. And the verdict is ‘wow, it’s magic! It really is a sand free towel! How does it work?’. Turns out it’s made from an exclusive AbsorbLite™ microfiber made from 80% polyester and 20% polyamide.
While the Tesalate towel fabric isn’t a thick cushy cotton or terry-towelling loom, it is still highly absorbent. Baby 2.0 manages to dry his wet shorts with his towel after an unexpected dip. The towel claims to absorb a litre of water and to dry in half the time of a regular towel.
It can be washed in a washing machine and simply hung out to dry or tumble dried on low.
Honestly, what can’t the Tesalate towel do?? These towels are compact, lightweight, fast-drying, stylish and remarkably sand free.
I love our Tesalate towels so much I’ve already bought a couple more for T and I so we have a complete family set when we travel to the Gold Coast this Christmas. It’s the perfect gift for beach-loving or globe-trotting friends and family as well as a great Aussie souvenir!
You can even score a 10% discount for first-time purchases when customers sign up on the website https://au.tesalate.com/?