I love the beach so often have a towel ready and waiting for me on the beach when I make my way out of the water. For the last few months I’ve been trying out the Tesalate Towel to see what the hype is all about.
The Good Bits – Tesalate Towel
Since then I’ve had comments from people on how pretty the towel is including when wearing it as a dress over my bikinis. These comments match my first impressions that the Tesalate towels are extremely attractive with their unique patterns and bright colours.
Throwing it in the beach bag for a day out by the seaside, the Tesalate towel is compact. Much less bulky than other beach towels. That’s because it’s made out of a microfibre material. Which is also why when the towel gets wet, it feels quicker to dry and remains light because this type of material is absorbent.
As for the sand that somehow always make it into my bikinis and ultimately onto the bathroom floor, it easily shakes off the Tesalate towel when dry. If after a few swims I return to the towel on the beach covering it with sand AND water, despite a good shake, sometimes a finer sand sticks to the towel. In saying that, if you were to hold it under the showers provided at most main beaches and wash it off like I wash sand off my boogie board, it would be sand free, rinsed and ready to pack away when dry and dry in less time than cotton beach towels.
The other good bit is that Tesalate is an Australian brand, started by fellow Australians. They say the idea came about after one too many experiences with a wet, heavy and sandy towel. While I agree with this inconvenience, for the purposes of remaining impartial I have considered the good bits about cotton beach towels.
The Good Bits – Cotton Beach Towel
For me the obvious good bit about a cotton beach towel, despite its inconvenience now and then, is the material. Tesalate towels are made out of microfibre material (80% polyester and 20% polyamide). Some of the environmental concerns you will find on various websites and forums online are that most polyesters are not biodegradable, the material is in part derived from petroleum and the oil manufacturing industry is a large pollutant and when microfibres are washed they can end up in water and contribute to overall plastic pollution.
I’m not an environmental expert but encourage you to do your research before clicking ‘add to shopping cart’ so you are aware of the impact of your decision. I also encourage you to only purchase a Tesalate towel if you intend to use it for a long period of time before finding a creative way to reuse the towel rather than throwing it out.
Quick Questionnaire – Is the Tesalate towel for you?
- Do you need the good bits that the Tesalate towel offers or is your cotton beach towel doing the trick?
- Have you done your research on environmental impacts and feel comfortable with your decision?
Everyone is entitled to their own choice. If after reading this article and doing some further research you have any unanswered questions about the product including in relation to environmental impacts, why not ask Tesalate directly? This will help you make your decision and help Tesalate understand what is important to you as a customer now and in the future.
And if after all of that you decide to go ahead and purchase a Tesalate towel, for 15% off your purchase use my Tesalate towel discount code HOFFTOEXPLORE15.
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