As much as I love the mountains, there’s a different satisfaction on being at the beach. I love sitting or lying by the beach to watch the sunsets, sunrises, read a book or get lost looking at the unending lap of the waves to the shore. But sometimes it can get annoying to have sands stuck on your skin, clothing or even my gear. Cloths or typical towels won’t cut it as it also sticks and can often times be too fluffy to bring. Enter Tesalate Beach Towel, an Australian-made beach towel that promises to keep the sands away while enjoying time at the beach. Had a few days to test it out for myself on my recent trip to Dinagat islands.
Tesalate Beach Towel
My Tesalate towel was shipped all the way from Australia. If it wasn’t for some few days of local custom check, delivery would have been faster as it arrived in the country just a couple of days after the order. It come in a really compact package. Neatly folded inside its own little bag with a small literature included about the towel.
Expanded, it measures at 63 x 31 inches. A full sized towel but not as thick as some beach towels. There were tons of designs to choose from. A lot of them where good it was hard to pick but I ended up choosing the duo-toned Phoenix that looks like a Mandala. The back side have its own pattern as well.
Tesalate Beach Towel boast its exclusive AbsorbLite Fabric. I’m not sure on the details of how it works but I noticed the microfibre has a distinct texture that may also contribute for its sand-repellant properties. Anyhow I tried it on different sandy surface – fines sands, grainy sands and even on damp sand. Amazing how the sands gets off by just a few shakes.
This is a really big deal especially for keeping our environment in check. Sand density in a lot of beaches suffer from people taking sands intentionally and unintentionally. Now it’s illegal to bottle sands and them. But sometimes sands stuck on you and your cloths when accumulated can be quite be a volume too. So it’s nice to have a sand-free towel to somehow lessen this impact.
The dimension of the towel is also ideal for use on a yoga mat. The fabric does feels nice on the hands. On the mat, it provides a nice smooth surface with just the right grip. Though on a floor it can slide out. On a beach it adds an added comfort on the hands and I don’t have to worry about having sand on my hair.
Is this the ultimate beach-towel for a beach bum? It can be, there’s a lot of good things going for the Tesalate Beach Towel.
- Lots of cool designs. These towels are really an eye catcher and I’m sure there would be a design that would appeal to your sense of style.
- Sand-free really works. So props for taking care of our environment!
- Absorbent and Quick Dry. It works as a nice pool towel and dries fairly quick when hanged out to dry.
- Compact. Folded and rolled neatly, it’s quite compact fitted in its little tote bag.
- Light. Considering the size of this towel its weight of around 530 grams can be considered light. I had no problems bearing its weight in my beach bag. It also provides a nice cushion for my gadgets when inside a dry bag.
The price tag for a towel is US$59. Honestly it’s not cheap but its the technology, design and comfort you’ll be paying for. And it’s not your typical towel definitely. So if you’re a true blue beach bum, addicted to vitamin sea and loves spending time at the beach having this will feel just right. .I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing this towel with me on my beach trips (or possibly in a yoga studio).
Learn more and order your Tesalate Beach Towel at their website www.tesalate.com
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.