A few years ago, founders Jacky and Volkan went for a cheeky swim at a secluded beach in Sydney. But then they realized they’d have to head back home with their wet, heavy and very sandy towels — ew. They started questioning the performance of beach towels and were inspired to create a revolutionary product.
18 months of researching, designing, crying and laughing later, Tesalate towels were launched at Bondi Beach Markets. And now, we can introduce your new favourite beach towel!
Whether you’re tanning on the beach, dipping in the pool, reading in the park, or hiking to a gram-worthy lake, a trusty beach towel is a must-have. However, not all beach towels are created equal — take those plush, bulky beach towels, for instance. They betray you by bringing half the beach back home and really dampen the mood with their still-wet smell hours later.
With over 35 000 5-star reviews, our Aussie beach towels are made from our exclusive Absorblite™ fabric which is quick-drying, compact and perfect for any occasion. Bring on camp showers, beach swims and even yoga sessions! No more wet and sandy car seats or backpacks.
Our beach towels are 100% Australian-designed and inspired by our local coastlines. Whether you’re opting for the standard or oversized, you’ll find our beach towels in many prints and patterns — from simple to psychedelic. We’ve revolutionized the way you enjoy surf, sand, and sun. Say goodbye to lugging around a soggy, sandy beach towel, simply shake off and roll up your Tesalate towel and you’re good to go!
How are our beach towels different?
Tesalate towels were created to revolutionize the beach towel. Made from a custom-designed material, our AbsorbLite™ fabric was engineered to make sure sand slips off easily. So you can leave the beach at the beach. Seeya sand!
Another perk of our purpose-engineered fabric is that it allows our towels to dry in half the time of regular towels. This means no more smelly, heavy, wet towels either — score.
Our beach towels are also made with premium Italian dye so that they stay bright despite the scorching sun, other harsh weather conditions and repeated washing. Pretty smart right? Yeah, our towels are more than a pretty face.
What are the best quality beach towels?
When you're looking for the best beach towel, there are four main characteristics you need to consider. The best quality towels are comfortable, long-lasting, lightweight and can actually absorb water.
Let’s start with the comfort of the towel. You want to find a towel that actually feels good to lie on or throw around your shoulders after a swim. Tesalate beach towels are made from a high-quality, bespoke fabric that is super comfy and soft. The fabric is designed to repel sand, which means you won’t roll over onto any of those itchy mounds of sand that always seem to sneak onto your towel.
High quality Australian beach towels should live to see many adventures over the years. Our towels are built for longevity — explore, wash, repeat! Even the brightly colored patterns on your Tesalate beach towel are here to stay, thanks to the high-quality Italian dye we use to create our fresh prints.
Tesalate towels are super lightweight, making them easy to roll up and pop into a bag. This quality means they dry quickly and you don’t have to endure any wet smells or mouldy surprises.
The last characteristic to look for in a high quality towel is absorbency. A good towel should, after all, dry you! Tesalate beach towels are capable of holding up to 1 litre of water without dripping. Due to the thinness of our Absorblite™ fabric, our towels absorb much more water than regular beach towels. It’s simply the superior choice.
Is there a difference between a beach towel and a bath towel?
Absolutely, yes. The main difference between bath and beach towels is size. Beach towels are longer than bath towels, to accommodate comfortable suntan sessions. Beach towels are also much thinner than bath towels, as they are not expected to absorb as much water and are usually used as more of a blanket than a towel.
The last main difference is appearance. Have you ever experienced the embarrassment of taking a bath towel to the beach? Despite the many varying bright and fun beach towels about, those with a plain bath towel at the beach stick out like a sore thumb.
Can you put Tesalate towels in the dryer?
Washing your Tesalate towel is easy. After a day at the beach or a sweaty workout, simply chuck your Tesalate beach or workout towel in the washing machine.
After a cold machine wash, hang your towels out to dry — they dry fast! Top tip: tumble drying towels on low heat can actually maximise their softness and even prolong their life. However, be careful not to use a high-heat setting as this can harden your beach towel’s fibres, making them feel scratchy and harsh on your skin.
What is a good size beach towel?
The best beach towels are those that allow you to turn over without rolling off the entire towel into the sand. Our regular beach towels are 160cm x 80cm which allows you to lay down comfortably and be fully wrapped up after a dip in the water.
But what fun is the beach without a buddy? The Tesalate Towel for Two is just like our original sand-free beach towels, except bigger. These extra large options also double-up perfectly as picnic blankets for a cute date or for hanging out with friends or family. Double the towel, double the fun.
What should I look for in a beach towel?
We believe that the best beach towels are the perfect balance of comfortable, absorbent, versatile and aesthetics — all without ever becoming soggy and sandy. Is that too much to ask?
Tesalate beach towels have been custom-engineered to meet all of these criteria after a swimming session saw our founders, Volkan and Jacky, inspired to upgrade the old, traditional beach towel design.
Wrap up and stretch out — Both the standard size and extra large beach towel options allow for comfortable lazing about as well as keeping warm when you’re drying off.
Say goodbye to soggy — The quick drying feature of Tesalate towels was high on our list of priorities. Our Absorblite™ fabric means that Tesalate towels dry in half the time of a regular beach towel.
Not just a beach towel — Besides being ultra-absorbent, our revolutionationary fabric is lightweight (even when wet) and compact. No matter the adventure, you can quickly roll up and stash your Tesalate towel in a backpack without being weighed down.
Inspired by Aussie beaches — On top of the technical aspects that make this towel a go-to for every outdoor occasion, Tesalate beach towels come in over 40 original prints inspired by local Australian beaches. Get a taste of Byron Bay or Tamarama beach in our explosive patterns.
What is a normal beach towel size?
Tesalate beach towels are 80cm by 160cm — the average size for a regular beach towel. This size is perfect for drying off, lounging comfortably and wrapping around your body for a bit of extra warmth. Need a towel for two? Try our extra large beach towels — they feature the same sand-free technology, double the size. These oversized towels are fantastic for sharing with friends and family or for those who simply want some more room to lounge about comfortably.
Time to soak up the sun
Experience the cutting-edge of rapid-dry towel technology when you invest in a Tesalate beach towel. Did we mention that our beach towels are double-sided, have a handy hanging-hook and come with a free pouch? This means you can store and take your Tesalate towel (without the sand) wherever you go.
Place your order for a Tesalate beach towel today and receive free standard shipping to locations throughout the US. We are so confident that you’ll love your new beach towel that we offer free exchanges and returns — no questions asked.
Chat to the experts in textile innovation
Our customer service team is available 7 days a week so if you have any questions or need help picking the best beach towel, don’t hesitate to get in touch! As the most-reviewed beach product in the world, we take our customer feedback very seriously, so please let us know if you have any suggestions or kind words to share.