Tuesday 25 September 2018

A Tesalate beach towel - Review!

I was recently contacted and asked if I wanted to review a beach towel. I thought all beach towels were the same but this one from Tesalate is something new and very different! 

Text saying Tesalate beach towel review on a background of a brightly coloured towel

Tesalate is an Australian company selling an innovative beach towel. As well as being fantastic for the beach because sand does not stick to it, it's perfect for yoga, picnics and any outdoor activity. It is compact and light so it is great for travelers and it would make a great gift.

The vibrant beach towels are made from a cutting-edge fabric technology. Apart from its sand repellent feature, the towels are made with AbsorbLite fabric. It rapidly dries compared to regular ones and can absorb at least 1 (33 oz.) litre's of water. 

I was sent one to try out and it came all the way from Australia. It was ordered on the 18th of September and I was sent a tracking link. I really didn't expect it to arrive for a couple of weeks as it was coming from the other side of the world. It arrived on the 21st of September! Wow! The shipping was super fast. I was very impressed!

It arrived in a travel bag which I thought was a fantastic addition. It means if you use it when you are out and about you can fold it back up and put it back in the bag away from anything else you have.

I was really surprised how light it was. I knew it is advertised as being light but I did not expect it being so light. I removed it out of the bag and was surprised how big it was considering how little it weighed. The size is 160cm x 80cm / 63 x 31 inches. It is big enough to wrap around me and I am not the smallest person.

a bright coloured towel on washing line

I choose the Kaleidoscope design and it was so bright and colourful on one side and and had a black and white design on the other. There is so many colours and designs to choose from on the Tesalate website, there is something for everyone. 

the underside of the tesalate towel. A black and white checked design.

The quality of the material felt fantastic and so soft but different from typical fluffy towel feeling. To me it didn't feel like it would dry anything but after having a shower I gave it a go and it did dry my the same as any other towel but it didn't feel as damp as a regular towel when I had finished.

I put it in the washing machine along with a couple of regular towels and once it was washed it felt the same weight as the regular towels, I imagine it is because it absorbs more water. Afterwards I hung it on the washing line to dry and it dried in half the time of a normal towel. The two towels were next to each other on the washing line so I don't imagine the little sun we had made much difference.

I can't wait until the summer to try this out on the beach to see how sand resistant it is. It feels like it should be.

This would be fantastic for anyone who travels a lot because of how light it is and the size of it. When you fold it up it is more compact than a regular towel, a real space saver. It would also be great for when children have swimming lessons.

To me the only downside is the price. These towels cost £45. It is more than I would pay for a towel but if you were a regular beach goer or traveller I would say it is well worth the money as you would get more use out of it. That being said I do really like this towel and I am really glad I have it.

Just an image of the words saying "Tried and Tested

I was sent this towel free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. That is a lovely colourful towel and I would be interested to see what it is like on the beach. Being more lightweight and compact is a good thing if you’re taking a towel on holiday or perhaps even if putting regularly in a swimming bag. It is a little on the pricey side but probably worth it if that type of towel would be useful on regular basis. #TriedTested

  2. I've heard great things about these - I wish we'd discovered them ahead of our holiday to France where we spent quite a bit of time on the beach. I definitely need to look at investing next year.