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Best beach towels 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated October 1, 2023
Best beach towels of 2018
The “Total” indicates the overall value of the product. There’s a product for every kind of user on the list of affordable options below.
Many brands have introduced beach towels on the market. These brands have resulted in a variety for the user. These require that the consumers be well aware of what they are buying so as to make the best choice. The table below summarizes features, and below you’ll find more detailed reviews of each good.
Test Results and Ratings
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Why did this beach towels win the first place?
I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product.
Why did this beach towels come in second place?
The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money.
Why did this beach towels take third place?
I hope that the good reputation of the manufacturer will guarantee a long-term work. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment.
beach towels Buyer’s Guide
Thick and luxurious
This towel is softer and plusher than our main pick, and it comes in more sumptuous colors than the Fieldcrest line.
The Frontgate Resort Cotton Towel definitely counts as a splurge, but in our testing, it consistently ranked very high for softness and comfort. Thicker than our main pick, it feels luxe and substantial, like a high-quality hotel towel. It’s made with long-staple cotton, and with each wash it felt fuller and plusher. Its fluffiness held up better than any of the other towels we tested. It comes in a very wide range of rich colors, with more choices than our other picks. It’s also available in a bath sheet size and coordinates with a range of matching accessories. If a plush, luxurious towel is what you want, this is a great one; however, it’s almost three times the price of our main pick, so we think most people will be happy paying less for the Fieldcrest.
Brass Cove Reserved Beach Towel
It’s happened to everyone—you leave your lounge chair for a dip in the pool only to come back and find someone else parked there. This Reserved towel from Brass Cove—a company founded by two high school best friends—will let everyone know that you’ve staked claim to that particular spot. Even better? A portion of the proceeds from each towel goes to Splash, which helps provide clean water to kids in need.
Apolis Hand-Loomed Beach Towel
Founded years ago by two brothers, Apolis literally means “global citizen,” which is reflected in every product they sell. This towel was handcrafted in Mumbai with 100% Indian cotton using traditional hand looming techniques and is available in blue and red—you’ll look good on the beach and support local craftsmen across the globe. Win/win.
Pendleton National Park Beach Towel
Pendleton has been around since the late 1800s, and while they’re perhaps best known for making those thick, woolen blankets with Native-American-inspired prints, in celebration of the National Parks centennial celebration in 2016, they’ve released a line of towels named for their favorite parks. This one specifically honors Rainier National Park, and will look especially nice if you’re taking a dip in a lake surrounded by mountains (or, you know, at your apartment complex’s pool).
Carhartt Palm Tree Beach Towel
The Carhartt brand isn’t known for being beachy—they’re known for making those indestructible jackets that your grandfather wore for 50 years. But that doesn’t mean they can’t try to branch out—and they did so excellently with this palm-tree-printed towel that will look beyond appropriate at the beach this summer.
Scotch & Soda Beach Towel
The Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda is known for creating unique pieces for fashion-focused consumers since the 1980s, so you’re in good hands when buying a towel from them. Whether you select the orange and blue zig-zag, tropical blue pineapple print, or black and white palm trees, you’re guaranteed to look good when you hit the sand. Bonus: the towel comes with a special beach bag so you don’t have to sling a wet towel over your shoulder when you’re packing up at the end of the day.
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Do you find the towels you’ve just pulled from the closet are somehow finding their way back into the wash after only a day or two? They develop that mildew-y smell after only being used once or twice? It might be that your towels are not drying fast enough – yes there is such a thing as being too absorbent. The fluffier plushy and heavier luxury towels are usually designed to be slightly decorative, often saved for guests or the powder room. This means if you, hubby and the kids are cycling through them over days then they’re not getting the adequate drying time they need.
Waffle Weave Bath Towels would be the perfect alternative. 100% cotton and at 550GSM, they are one of our lighter towels however this doesn’t mean they’re not absorbent. They dry you quickly, just as they dry quickly themselves, and with a contemporary design and classic boucle weave they’re a perfect addition to any bathroom.
Don’t you dare take any of those lovely waffle towels to the beach or the pool. Invest in two extra large beach towels and you’ve got enough towel for a family of four. Why not just buy four towels? For the same reason you wouldn’t take bath towels to the beach – because a beach towel serves more than just a decorative and hygienic function, therefore you need more of it. Light to carry in a bag, the thinness also means it can double as a baby wrap, sarong or even a table cloth. And an extra large beach towel is extra versatile, because you can fit twice the people on it, it can cover twice as much area and it’s twice as convenient as any regular sized towel.
Believe it or not, many Australian houses actually use beach towels in the bathroom – especially if the bathroom is small. That’s because they’re thinner than bath towels, making them easy to hang and store.
Perhaps you simply prefer the bright eye-catching colours and ease of care that beach towels bring. Well again, take a gander at our Corduroy Rib towels, perhaps Viridian, Shell Pink or Citron will suit your colour palette.
Or maybe go back to basics with the classic white bath towel sets. Don’t be put off at the idea of snowy white bath towels. White towels like white sheets or white shirts are just one of those things you need. Similar to black, white is an easy and multipurpose colour; only difference between white and black towels is you really don’t see black towels often. If you have teenagers, both girls and boys who struggle to keep white towels looking white, a black towel is the perfect alternative. However if you don’t then you definitely need some plush white towels – nothing says luxury like a warm fluffy towel waiting for you after a bath.
On the complete opposite side of the spectrum there are decorative towels, often used in powder rooms or guest houses. They usually have light patterns or a feature point. Canningvale’s, for example, have a fringe. The Positano towel is perfect for a fresh light bathroom and the blue and grey colours have a real Mediterranean vibe to them.
Choosing the right towel size will ultimately determine how often your towel is used by the person in the future. For instance, a larger towel is much more likely to be used repeatedly over a smaller towel. Therefore, choose your towel size wisely based upon the intended use of the towels and your budget.
Why we love it
Terry Weave: Often used for hotel towels, terry weave is the most popular choice. This weave consists of large, uncut loops, which makes terry towels soft, absorbent and strong.
Waffle Weave: Waffle weave towels have raised squares woven into the fabric in a waffle or honeycomb formation. They are lighter, more absorbent and faster-drying than terry towels.
Velour: Velour towels are similar to terry towels, but with the loops sheared on one or both sides. This gives a soft, velvety feel but the towel loses some absorption as a result.
Jacquard: Jacquard towels comprise of a terry weave with patterns woven into them. These appear on both the face and back of the towel.
The Process of Refining a Luxury Towel
Carding: This removes tangles in the fibres but does not fully align them, so they tend to go off in different directions, creating a fluffy, super absorbent towel.
Combing: As the material is spun, the fibres are aligned using fine-toothed combs to create a very smooth and silky towel.
The Weight of Luxury Towels
The higher the GSM (grams per square metres), the heavier, denser and, generally speaking, more absorbent the towel is. This measurement relates to the weight of the fabric which is woven into every square metre of towel.
700 – 900 GSM:Our range of heavyweight towels are highly durable whilst giving you a cosy plush finish. It’s noteworthy that the heavier the towel, the longer it takes to dry so ensure these towels have been fully aired and dried before storing them.
400 – 700 GSM:Our collection of medium weight towels are equally as absorbent as heavyweight towels. They are lighter and take less time to fully dry so ideal for a busy household and frequent use.
150 – 400 GSM:Our range of lightweight towels are incredibly versatile as they are lighter and quick to launder. They are slightly less absorbent so are suited for travel or gym use.
Wild Wolf Outfitters Microfiber Travel Towel Set
This microfiber travel towel set from Wild Wolf Outfitters is a great way to limit the weight of your backpack on your next hiking or camping adventure. These travel towels are up to 300% lighter than traditional cotton towels and are also compact and durable.
Fast Drying material means that your towels will be completely dry times faster, this is great for anyone on the road and needing to be constantly on the move. No time to allow for other styles of towels to dry and no requirement to hang the towel on the back of your pack.
JLine Antibacterial Microfiber Towel
This range of microfiber travel towels from JLine are a great addition to any backpack or luggage set. Antibacterial properties in this fabric help to take care of the odors associated with perspiration while traveling. Bacteria growth is inhibited resulting a smell free product.
Microfiber is well known for the soft feel of the fabric, these towels offer a suede feel and the strong fabric also makes them durable and versatile. Like most travel towels this one is fast drying and will dry in minutes after being hung up allowing for air flow. This is great if you are in a hurry and avoids you having to hang your towel on the outside of your backpack while you walk.
PiKaQ Microfiber Travel Towel
This microfiber travel towel is from PiKaQ and is a very soft and extremely durable making it perfect for any vacation or camping trip. This towel features a handy hanging hook as well as a convenient mesh bag for storage. Made using microfiber this towel is super absorbent and also extremely fast drying, after you have finished using it you can give it a quick wring and hang it up making it dry in a matter of minutes. It can hold x its own weight in water.
Raqpak Microfiber Travel Towel
These fantastic microfiber travel towels from Venko is perfect for your next camping trip or backpacking adventure and features a super soft fabric that feels great to use unlike some rougher chamois. These towels are super absorbent and can absorb up to x their own weight in liquid and is also very fast drying which is ideal when out on the road and in a hurry. There is nothing worse than carrying a wet cotton towel on the back of your backpack trying to dry it in transit.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your beach towels wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of beach towels
- №1 — Microfiber Towel for Travel
- №2 — Premium Microfiber Towel by MyQuest | Quick Dry Sports Towel For Travel
- №3 — Akumal Microfiber Beach Towel. Quick dry travel towel