Deciding on the Best Beach Towel
At beachstore.com, we sell a lot of beach towels. We also get asked a lot of questions about them so we know what makes a beach towel great. We can tell you for certain that a beach towel has to feel as good as it looks. Also, you need way more than just two.
Having just one beach towel is not even an option. You always need one to drape over your chair, lay in the sand or lend to your friend who forgot theirs. The other towel is for drying off after a swim or a great game of beach tennis or Frisbee.
What To Consider When Choosing A Beach Towel
Size: Beach towels are longer than bath towels as a rule but not always wider. A smaller size beach towel that is great for drying off and bringing along as your extra is 30" x 60". Beach towels that are 36" x 62" are considered average and a good all around size. Beach blankets are 50" plus wide and over 60 inches long. So if you want a beach towel for drying off or keeping warm, look for a wider beach towel. If you're looking for a beach towel mainly for laying on the sand, choose a longer beach towel. Create an inviting area for friends with a large beach towel or blanket.
Or better yet, a beach mat, may be the way to go. Beach mats offer a foundation on the ground keeping you off the sand, grass or concrete. Ideal for transporting, they usually roll up neatly and some come with a coordinating tote. They're sturdy design helps them stay flat on the ground eliminating the need for towel or sand stakes. Beach or floor mats are great for the sandy beach, picnics, tailgating, and sports games. Pretty much any place you are outside and want to stay clean off the ground. They can even work in the the house.
Our Sand-Free line of innovative beach mats by CGear provide a large foundation for the ground without the bother of sand. These beach mats act like a rug with a smooth top layer for you to lay on. The sand sifts to the ground and disappears.
We also have chaise lounge covers that fit snugly on your beach lounger.
Fabric look and feel: It's mandatory to have at least one cool, original colorful printed beach towel. Stripe towels are safe bets and pass the cool test. For more personality, choose vivid flowers, bright sun and landscape scenes or a psychedelic design.
Some printed beach towels feature the design only on the front and have a white, blank back. Beach towels with a design woven throughout the towel are called Jacquard beach towels. This means that the individual yarns are colored. The towel looks the same on both the front and back. In fact there is no front or back!
It may go without saying but 100% cotton is always best for absorbency and long-lasting value. What is the difference between velour and terry towel, you ask? Terry towels are comprised of thousands of looped yarns. Velour is knit or woven and sheared to create a fluffy, soft feel. Side by side, terry is more absorbent than velour but if you choose cotton for either, you're sure to be happy.
What does that mean to you? Heavy weight 100% cotton terry cloth towels can be extra absorbent, warm and are known for creating an overall sense of royalty, while velour towels have a plush, velvety feel and have a tendency to make you feel extra loved. We say you deserve both!
Kids beach towels feature extra bright colors and designs like sharks, super heroes, beach icons and picturesque art.