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    What Are The Best Towels for the Cottage?

    We've just purchased a cottage in Ontario's Georgian Bay region, the cottage country made famous by The Group Of Seven painters. We've been busy painting, moving and preparing our new home away from home for all the good times ahead. This means stocking the cottage with firewood, comfy furniture and all the amenities that a vacation home needs. Our list of long-term plans includes building an outdoor shower and designing an integrated multi-level deck and hot tub, along with connecting outdoor kitchen and fire pit areas. Ambitious, I know, but exciting, too!

    I know from having a pool at home that guest towels and swimming towels can quickly add up to a mountain of laundry. Luckily for us, we've got Snappy Towels. Here's why they make the best towels for your cottage:

    1. They are compact: Snappy Towels take up 1/4 of the space of cotton towels when folded. That means they are easier to carry to the beach, they take up less room in the closet, and you can wash 4 times as many of them in a load of laundry. So instead of running multiple loads of towels each week, you can just throw the Snappy Towels in along with other laundry. This saves time and money. And there's less load on our well and septic system, too.

    2. They are comfortable: other compact microfiber beach and bath towels are made of "suede microfiber" or a flat, non-textured microfiber fabric, similar to camping towels or some travel towels. These things stick to you when you try to dry yourself with them, much the same way that wet blue jeans feel. Gross. Snappy Towels are textured microfiber, meaning they feel more like a Turkish towel, making them comfortable enough to use every day. Sure they aren't the world's fluffiest luxury bath towels, but if you want a towel that you can take to the beach, throw in a boat or toss on the sand, then this is the best of both worlds.

    3. They are multi-functional: Making a quick trip down to the water's edge? Snappy Towels can be snapped to form an over-the-shoulder beach tote, so you can carry a few items with you, hands-free, without needing a backpack. I usually take sunscreen, my phone, keys, a book, a water bottle, sun hat, swim suit, and t-shirt. These all easily fit into any sized Snappy Towel. Sometimes it's best to have a backpack, but I prefer to travel light.

    I also use my Snappy Towel as a changing cover at the beach, either changing into my bathing suit or after a swim when I want to get back into a dry change of clothes.

    Once back at the cottage, snapping the towel over a clothes line or railing to dry is easy to do. I don't need clothes pins to ensure it won't blow down. This is an essential feature if your railing is over the water on a dock or boathouse.

    New Kids Beach Towel Design! Microfiber Kids Beach Towels

    We have been busy this winter designing new products for 2016!

    When we switched to our unique textured microfiber late last year, this opened up a whole new range of possibilities over our previous cotton fabrics. The new textured microfiber towels allow for highly detailed printing, among the many other benefits of a compact yet comfortable swim & travel towel or microfiber beach towel.

    Play Mat Travel Beach Towel for Kids - beach town design. The towel is the toy!

     

    Play Mat Towels for Kids are now available on SnappyTowels.com! They are 50" x 27", the same size as our medium sized adult Swim & Travel Towels, which is big enough to act as a changing cover for kids of any age, but still small enough for a 2 year-old to wear over their shoulders like a poncho or cover-up without tripping on the edges of the towel. After all, something magical happens when you snap a towel on to a youngster and they can run hands-free. So we don't want to trip anyone while they sprint off into their imagination.

    The Play Mat Towels, and our other microfiber kids beach towels all have 6 pairs of safe, durable plastic snaps, so that they can be fastened over the shoulders or around the chest or hips of larger kids and teens to dry off, shelter from the sun, cover up, or use as a changing towel. The towel can even be snapped together lengthwise to make a beach bag!