7 Things To Look Out For In Your Beach Towel Hunt

7 Things To Look Out For In Your Beach Towel Hunt

by Lisa Levi November 03, 2021

Beach time is upon us (yay!) and many of you have probably already spent a day or two by the water with your friends and family. This means it’s also time to start thinking about one of the ultimate Summer essentials – your beach towels!

Beach towels come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and materials. Here are some quick tips on what you should be looking for in beach towels this Summer and how to choose the best for you and your family.

1. Size

Nothing is quite as frustrating as setting up for a day by the sea only to find you can’t lay down without getting sandy! Make sure you check the size of the beach towels you’re buying so you can happily stretch out with enough space if that’s what you’re looking for. Some people live by “the bigger the better” and go extra large every time – others much prefer something compact and easier to carry.

2. Comfort

If you’re always in the water at the beach and need a towel for the sole use of getting dry, comfort might not be your top priority. However, if you’re much like us, your beach towel will be your accessory, blanket, picnic table, nap station and more when you’re by the ocean this Summer. Comfort is a key factor in this case, and you’ll want something soft and fluffy!

Pure Zone - Extra Large 100% Cotton Beach Towels

3. Weight

The one (and only, in our opinion!) downside of going extra big and extra fluffy is that it’s sure to add some kilos to your luggage. For trips in the car to easily accessible beaches this won’t be much of a problem. If you’re a lover of cliffside bays, however, bear in mind that you probably don’t want to carry the extra weight while you tackle all those steps in the sun. Here it might be smarter to go for a more lightweight option.

4. Absorbency

As a general rule natural materials are far more absorbent than synthetic, with 100% Bamboo fibre and 100% Cotton being top of the list. That being said, there are also synthetic Microfibre towels which are specifically designed to be super quick drying. Our range includes adult and kid sizes of Microfibre towels that will make sure nobody’s trying to get dry with a wet towel this year!

Pure Zone - Kids Flamingo Quick Drying Beach Towel

5. Cooling Feature

Just when you thought towels couldn’t get any more advanced… meet the Cooling Towel! This uses Core Technology to give you an instant cooling effect with the special structure of “sweat absorbency, circulation and evaporation”. It’s also anti-bacterial, anti-mite and static-free with a quick drying, breathable material. Perfect for withstanding the beach heat on extra sunny days, or if you like using the beach as a workout spot. (Bear in mind that the Cooling Towel is 30x100cm, not full size, so it’s not one for stretching out on).

6. "Sand Free" Feature

We all love the sand between our toes, but sandy towels? Not so much. That’s why so many people swear by Sand Free Microsuede towels, which are designed so that the material repels sand rather than picking it up, as well as being quick drying too. You may want to add a couple of these to your stock for a more comfortable beach experience this Summer, especially if you have children running around.

Pure Zone - Extra Large Microsuede Beach Towel – Moana

7. Style

Let’s not forget that we want our beach towels to look good as well as feel good! As something you’ll be carrying around with you for the next few months, make sure you pick a beach towel with colours and patterns that you’ll like looking at all the time. If you’re being extra considerate, you may even want to make sure it matches this year’s swimwear.


Lisa Levi

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