I was recently sent a lovely Turkish cotton towel to review from KUKShades. It retails at £17.99 and it is described as a ‘Cotton Hammam Beach Towel‘. I opted for the red striped version but it is also available in the following striped colourways – green, aqua, yellow and brown. colourway.
This arrived just in time for me to take it on holiday with me and I am delighted with it! The towel is light-weight which makes it ideal for packing away into your suitcase for when you go on holiday. It folds down really flat so if your suitcase happens to be a hand-luggage size only then you will still have plenty of space for other holidays essentials such as a beach bag and sunglasses.
However, the best thing about the towel has to be the fact that it is really absorbent and it does what it is meant to do … it dries you really quickly! I personally feel that it dries you much faster than a normal towel. I’m not saying we should all ditch the fluffy towels that we know and love – but if you are somebody that goes to the swimming pool often or enjoys holidaying throughout the year ….then a Turkish Cotton Towel from KUKshades is a very worthwhile purchase. 🙂
Another great thing about the towel is its versatility – it can also double up as a shawl / sarong. The towel is a generous size , it measures 90cm x 180cm and you will find that it dries after use much quicker than a regular loop-pile bath towel. This is ideal for when you are on holiday and will be needing to use it each and every day that you are poolside….last thing you want to have to do is try and dry yourself after a swim with a soggy wet towel! Been there , done that…not anymore though!
The towel is machine washable on a cool / delicate cycle. I have machine washed it and there was no colour-run or bobbling. I had intended to store the towel in the airing cupboard and just use it when I go to the swimming pool or on holiday but in the end I have decided to leave it out in the bathroom as the red stripe matches the red scheme of my bathroom but more importantly than that… it is a fantastic towel!
If you would like to buy yourself a Turkish Cotton Beach Towel then please visit the KUKShades website – www.kukshades.com . Candice, who runs the business, is so friendly and I know she’d love it if you’d pop over and say hi to her on twitter or facebook.
Thanks for reading my review everyone. 🙂
Update :- Since I received my KUKshades towel in November 2014 it has been away on various caravan holidays with me and I even took it on my trip to Disneyland Paris in June this year. It is still as fab as ever and in great condition. I like to take it on my holidays as it is light-weight to pack and takes up very little room in my suitcase.
Update :- In September 2015 we went on a caravan holiday and as there wasn’t a door curtain in the static caravan we were staying in I used m fab KUK Shades beach towel as a makeshift door curtain and it worked perfectly!