These gorgeous Dock and Bay compact travel towels have been so handy on our gap year with our 4 kids. Soon we will be putting them to the test against other popular brands of compact, quick dry travel towels and bring you “the world’s best travel towel!”.
I was super impressed when we received our samples from Dock and Bay for testing and review. These guys were a really nice company to deal with, and the postage was very fast to regional Australia. The 6 towels arrived in their individual packets, wrapped in biodegradable plastic packets. The beautiful and distinctive brightly coloured stripes are definitely an attention grabber! Lined up, our family look so striking with our collection!
These iconic towels come in 3 great sizes –
- Extra Large – 200 cm x 90 cm (78″ x 35”)
- Large – 160 cm x 80 cm (63″ x 31”)
- Round – 190cm (75”) in diameter
Weights are very important when choosing a compact travel towel, and these ones take the cake!
- Extra Large – 400 g
- Large – 290 g
- Carry case – 50 g
They pack down into the size of a small novel. The individual carry case that comes with each towel is made out of
Dock and Bay towels are made out of a 220gsm smooth microfiber (80% polyester, 20% polyamide) and are so soft to the touch. After a month of continuous use, the stunning bright
Easy and Versatile
Dock and Bay towels are so easy to grab and throw into your bag for a morning at the beach. They are very comfortable to sit on, but are quite thin which can be a good thing and a bad thing together. The thinness means they dry very fast, and are incredibly compact but the flip side of this is that they do lack some absorbency when compared to other bulkier travel towels. They are super light weight and versatile too and we often use one for an extra blanket for the kids if the air conditioner is too cold, and they also come on our plane trips.
Sand definitely does not stick to these beauties, not even when you sit on a towel, on the beach with a wet bum. No wet bum print of sticky sand. It falls straight off. Like magic! Remember old fashioned cotton loop towels? Never again will I waste my money on those. Not when these innovative people have absolutely
The designs are simple and effective variations of bold stripes against a white background, or you can get plain solid colours as well. The newest
We have a classic collection of Dock and Bay towels, Bondi Blue, Cancun Green, Ipanema Orange, Phi Phi Pink, Brighton Purple
Also available from Dock and Bay are these super cute hair wraps, recycled boardshorts as well as poncho towels.
These towels will hold a fair bit of water, but when they are drenched, they just will not hold any more! They are great to use to dry one person after getting out of the water, but after that they really need to dry completely before their next use.
Thanks to the technology of the microfibre fabric, the Dock and Bay towels have a fast and efficient drying speed. They never smell bad either! Pretty amazing, we have owned these towels for ages and they hardly ever need washing! Even after they have been balled up at the bottom of a beach bag, our towels only need a bit of sun and air to bring them back to like new again.
This is where Dock and Bay really performs as a major player. These fantastic quick dry towels which pack into a tiny pouch pack a punch when it comes to cost effectiveness. At only $20US for a small, and $25US for an extra large in the classic series, it is one of the cheapest lightweight travel towels we have found.
Doing Their Bit
Dock and Bay
Dock and Bay towels tick all the boxes for compactness, cost, sand repellant and attractiveness that I look for in a travel towel. We love ours!
Where Do I Get Mine?
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