Turkish towels are a MUST if you live in a small camper like us. We use it daily for all kinds of things. I actually have two sets that we travel with. The first set is designated as bath towels. The second set is multifunctional and acts as beach towels, pool towels, tablecloths, privacy curtains and sarongs.
When new, the towels are thinner and rougher than the usual bath towel. But the more you use it and launder it, the softer it gets. Their best feature is how quickly they dry. No more worrying if my terry cloth towels are getting moldy hanging in my Airstream trailer, especially when it’s cold or rainy outside.
The kids really love them because they got to choose their own special color towel. The ones I ordered off on Amazon gave me a choice of colors to choose from. This was three years ago when we downsized into our truck camper and now it looks they have more cool colors and patterns. Maybe there’s a third set of Turkish towels in my future. Ha.
Purchase Date: November 1st 2016
We Got Ours By: Full-Priced New Purchase
What is Peshtemal ?
A peshtemal (also spelled peshtamal, pestamal or pestemal; from Turkish: pestamal) is a Turkish towel traditionally used in the Turkish baths for centuries. It is also used to specify which region people are from and is a part of a deep cultural tradition. There are many kinds of peshtemal, with different styles and colors for different local areas in Turkey. It absorbs water as fast as a traditional towel, dries very quickly, takes up less space, is easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, pools, spas, beaches, sport facilities and for baby care. Its fabric (for most peshtemals) is made of 100% cotton produced in manually operated looms in Turkey.
Would We Recommend it? Yes
- Stores away small
- Dries quickly
- Not as soft as regular cotton towels
- MADE IN TURKEY / LARGE SIZE: 39 W X 70 L Inc & 100 x 180 cm. Material: 100% Cotton Wash before use. It gets softer each time it gets washed.
- Turkish Towel Variety Set Comes in gift-able packaging and includes 6 different colors as shown in the main image and our towel set comes with one Turkish bath mitt ($7 Retail Value)
- MULTI-PURPOSE TOWELS: They can be used at Beach, Bath, Spa, Gym, Fitness, Yacht and Pool. It can also be used as Sarong, Pareo and scarf
- ABSORBENT ,STYLISH & THINNER : Turkish pesthemal is lightweight, absorbent, and fast drying bath and beach towel.Takes up much less room in the linen closet and great for travel.
- WARRANTY : No question asked 30 DAYS return policy. Not all peshtemals are the same. We guarantee that our peshtemal is top quality and gets even softer after first wash.