Are you spending your days mostly in or out these days? I’m still spending most of my days in, but occasionally popping into the office for a couple of days and usually taking a day from the weekend to be out. :)
Gradually, I’ve been venturing out a little here and there, back to discovering new favourite spots in my sunny city. Recently, during a long weekend, I popped by Gardens by the Bay for a picnic, some sunshine and to snap some pictures! It was the best afternoon. :)
In this post, I’ll be sharing about my new Tesalate towel, which I was kindly gifted to review. :) When the press team at Tesalate reached out about choosing a towel of my own, I was so excited that this popular Australian brand found my little blog and couldn’t wait to try a product that I’ve heard so much about!
Tesalate is based in Sydney and known for their sand-free, water absorbent and compact towels that are perfect for the beach, the pool, picnics and even the gym too! They’re engineered differently from a regular beach/bath towel and you can read all about the technical stuff here! In addition to its practical functions, they also come in a wide selection of fun and colourful designs! I spent 20 minutes deciding on the one I wanted and picked the ‘Paradise Found’ towel. Tesalate told me it’s one of their all-time bestselling designs, so seems like I picked right! :)
When I opened the package, I was surprised to see how thin the towel was, and it was very light and compact, easy to carry around in the drawstring bag it comes along with. When travelling is possible again, this is definitely a great piece to travel with.
For me, I decided to take my towel to the park instead of the beach to avoid the crowds at this time, but at a later time when COVID-19 is finally gone, it’ll be fun to bring it to the beach. For reference, my towel is in the regular size of 160 cm x 80 cm (63 x 31 inches) and weighs 500 grams. Tesalate also offers a larger “towel for two” size of 160 cm x 160 cm (63 x 63 inches).
My first impression when I laid out my towel at the park was really liking the bright and colourful print, it brings such a happy mood right away and I definitely had the best looking “picnic mat” in the whole park! I snapped a picture to show the back of the towel, because all Tesalate towels are double sided and the back features this black and white triangular print.
At the park, I spilled water on my towel to test its water absorbency and found it very effective! The water I poured out started to be soaked up in a few seconds and while the spot stayed damp, it was not dripping. As I didn’t test it out on sand yet, I haven’t gotten the chance to try its sand-free element (where the sand will easily fall right off the towel when you shake it, preventing you from bringing sand home with you), but I read tons of reviews online who praised its sand-free properties, so next time, perhaps I’ll enjoy a picnic by the beach!
There’s a lot to love about Tesalate’s towels, but I’ll be honest and say these towels don’t come cheap. My regular towel costs US$59, but the price includes free shipping worldwide and Tesalate covers all customs duties and taxes of shipping to your country (if any). Having tried this towel, I’d say this is a case of paying for quality and if you’re the type who especially loves hanging by the pool and sunny beachside vacations, this is going to be perfect. :)
Stay safe and hope there’s sunshine wherever you are! ☀️
Note: My towel was a gift from Tesalate. This is not a paid post and all opinions shared are my own.
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