Last month, I was asked to review a Tesalate sand-free towel. I opted for the Heartbeats design, and I was not disappointed. In case you’re not familiar with sand-free towels, let me explain… Tesalate beach towels are super compact, ultra absorbent, dry rapidly and are fabulous to look at too. Most importantly for beach fans,  sand doesn’t stick to them – even when wet. All Tesalate towels are made from their exclusive AbsorbLite fabric, and are full beach towel sized.

Tesalate Sand-Free Towel Review

Tesalate Sand-Free Towel - Heartbeats - with model
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The first thing which struck me when I received my Tesalate Sand-Free Towel was how small the package is. The towel arrives packed away in its’ handy storage pouch. I figured words alone wouldn’t get across how thin this towel is, so I made these comparison photos…

Tesalate Sand-Free Towel

In the left hand photo, you can see a standard UK beach towel folded in half with a Tesalate sand-free beach towel, folded in half… The Tesalate towel is considerably longer, but they are both the same width. I folded both towels the same way, and the rest of the photos show the difference in size once folded. As you can see, the Tesalate Sand-Free Towel is much smaller when folded!


When I first felt the towel, I thought it would never dry me. I’ve had several baths with it since then, and can confirm it is more than up to the job!

Heartbeat Tesalate Sand-Free Towel

My Thoughts

The colours on my Heartbeat Tesalate Sand Free Towel are beautiful! It’s certainly striking, and I love that each side has a different design. The hanging hook is brilliant too – it allows you to quickly and easily store and dry your towel after use.

Tesalate claim the towel can absorb up to 1 litre of water. While I haven’t tested this exactly, I can confirm it absorbed all of the water from my hair after I’d washed it. (That’s no mean feat, given the length and thickness of my hair)! It also didn’t leave my hair frizzy, like a standard towel does.

While we haven’t taken the towel down to the beach yet, I’m confident sand will just shake off it, now I have felt the fabric. I’ll update the review once I have confirmed this!

Don’t just take my word for it – check out Vicki’ from Mumma and her mosters’ review here!

If you’d like to buy A Tesalate Towel, use the discount MOTHERGEEK15 to get 15% off the RRP! (all in caps).

How To Win A Tesalate Sand-Free Towel

To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the Gleam form below. Please note, this giveaway is only open to UK residents. REMEMBER: You must answer the comment question: Which £49 Tesalate Towel would you like if you win? (Browse the full range here)!

Tesalate Sand-Free Towel


342 thoughts on “Tesalate Sand-Free Towel Review And Giveaway

  1. They are all so beautiful, but i’d better choose Bora bora which hubby could use as well – and it’s his team colours!

  2. Definitely the ‘Tidal’. I love the ocean and the sea but utterly hate sand so this would be brilliant for me!

  3. I’d choose the one with the sugar skulls on. I don’t trust myself to spell its name correctly!

  4. I would choose the Aegean design. Blue is my favourite colour and I also love the different patterns on the towel.

  5. Thanks for this if I won, I would pick the Bohemian towel as it would be perfect for my holiday.

  6. Wow – it’s so hard to choose! I love several of them but I’ll choose the Mahalo towel for my very first one. Love the colours.

  7. I absolutely love the Bohemian. Such gorgeous bright colours.
    I’m glad you showed a comparison to a ‘normal’ towel because I’m thinking of buying one of these for a friend later in the year and I would have been disappointed if it had come and I hadn’t been prepared for the thinness. It’s good to know they really do work though, despite their thinness.

  8. Mahalo, it’s got such great colours. We spend a lot of time at the beach and this would be great.

  9. I think probably the Montego Bay but there are so many great designs that it is a really difficult choice.

  10. So many gorgeous designs, I love Bora Bora but also The Alchemist – Towel for Two (great to share with hubby)

  11. They’re all such lovely designs. I’d choose one that everyone would be happy to use, so I’d pick TIDAL.

  12. I really liked the stripy one in your feature but I couldn’t find it so I’ll go for Bora Bora, the bright blue reminds me of gorgeous seas, perfect for a beach towel

  13. It would have to be Montego Bay. It would be so easy to start a collection of these though they are all beautiful colours and designs

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