An essential item to add to the holiday suitcase, beach towels are designed for swimming, travel, camping, sports or simply lounging on the beach or pool. These items are typically made from 100% cotton, microfibre or Egyptian cotton and are available in a wide selection of colourful patterns and designs including colourful animal, flag, abstract, sports and children's themed prints. In addition, some beach towels can be purchased in sets which include other useful items such as face cloths, bath mats and hand towels.
Designed for a speedy dry off poolside or beachside, 100% cotton beach towels are usually made of super soft velour. Velour is created when conventional terrycloth towelling has the loops sheared off one side, making 100% cotton beach towels far more compact than a standard cotton bath towel and therefore easier to pack. In addition, the velour material lends itself well to printed designs.
Microfibre beach towels are made from synthetic material mixes often including polyester/nylon blends. The physical fabric structure of microfibre beach towels offers a greater surface area than other types of towel, making these items incredibly absorbent. Microfibre beach towels can also be very compact and portable as they will fold down extremely small, which often makes them the first choice for travelling, especially when you need to travel light.
Egyptian cotton beach towels are made from long fibres of premium quality cotton and are often available in large and jumbo sizes. These luxurious beach towels will dry off particularly well after use. As the fabric pile needs a little time to settle down, Egyptian cotton beach towels will improve with use and last longer than standard cotton beach towels. With their super soft feel, they are especially well suited to those with delicate skin.