I was very excited to try this beach towel/sports towel by Mister Alfresco. These are not your average towels at all. If you are familiar with foutas then that will give you an idea of what these towels are like. These are half towel and half Turkish Pestemal towels. One side is cotton that is very soft. The other side is bamboo that makes it very absorbent and allows it to dry quickly.
Made from 70% cotton and 30% eco-friendly bamboo this towel is similar to a microfiber towel and feels very natural. The product description says that it absorbs odors and that it would make a great dog towel but I would never use these on my dog even though he lives indoors. I think they are to nice for that. But if you like to spoil your pooch then that is up to you of course.
These are machine washable: Wash on a warm/cool cycle and then tumble dry on your coolest setting. I used cold water and then I hung it out to dry the first time I washed it. It did great and did not snag. I was concerned about the French knots bunching together but this did not become an issue when I followed the instructions for the second wash. I just made sure that I used my lowest temperature setting which is air dry. It took about 15 minutes to dry. I did not wash or dry this towel with any other item. I wanted to make sure I had no issues with the product and I didn't. Please follow the instructions when it comes to washing these. I believe that high temps would alter the state of these towels in the worst way. I washed a cashmere sweater once and placed it in the dryer. Needless to say, my Barbie rocked her new sweater.
These towels are very large 35.5 x 67 inches. They can be used for the beach (my favorite), as a travel towel, camping towel, yoga towel or anything you might like.
I believe my favorite thing about these towels is that they are very compact when folded. These fit very nicely in my day pack or beach bag without the extra bulk of a regular towel. This allows me to carry more items when going to the lake or community center pool.
I would seriously love to have a complete set of these towels. They have colors that match my color scheme in my bathroom and would give my bathroom a nice warm feel. They come in a vast array of colors:
Blue Candy Stripe
Candy Floss Pink
Gray Pebble White Black
Pebble White Black
In ending I have to say that I love these towels. They add a touch of elegance to my tiny little bathroom. They are super soft and dry quickly. They can be used for anything and everything. These towels are Made in Turkey. I find that appropriate as I refer to this towel as my "Turkish Bath Towel". If you would like more information or would like to place an order you can do so here,
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I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.