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Say Goodbye to the Bulky Beach Towel: Cuddlefish Towel Co. #Review + #Giveaway

When I began packing for our recent beach vacation, I was almost immediately overwhelmed by all of the 'stuff' we needed to bring along. Packing for the beach takes extra effort, because along with the usual items you'd want to bring along on a family trip, you also have to bring beach supplies- towels, umbrellas, chairs, beach toys, etc. I tried to pack as lightly as possible, but knew that I needed to pack enough towels and sunscreen for our family of three. My beach bag was filled to the brim- the most room taken up by bulky beach towels. We've been taking B to the beach on week-long vacations since he was just a little guy, and all the while, I have longed to have lighter loads in tow!

Cuddelfish Towel Company

Since our beach towels wind up taking up so much room when we head to the coast, I was in search of an alternative. I was introduced to Cuddlefish Towel Company, which specializes in lightweight towels for the beach and pool. Cuddlefish Towel Company was founded by four women, three of whom are sisters- Caroline, Roberta, and Georgia, and friend Mary. Carolina lives in Naples, Italy, where microfiber beach towels are very popular. When visiting RI, she introduced the other three gals to the thin microfiber towel, and they fell in love with their performance and design. So, the four set out on their own business venture, bringing their own towel design to life, through their company, Cuddlefish Towel Co. Their towels are cute, and lightweight- easy to pack and carry, and are perfect for everything from the beach or pool to yoga class!

I was thrilled for the opportunity to try out a Cuddlefish Towel on our trip to the beach. I selected the anchor design for B, and he loved having his own special beach towel that didn't take up tons of space, or make him feel too hot when wrapped up in it.

The Cuddlefish Towel worked great for us! It was light enough to just throw over a beach chair, and sit on, or to easily spread out on the sand. B could even carry it from the beach house to our spot on the sand by himself, which was a big help!

The Cuddlefish Towels are super lightweight!

A regular beach towel is about 4x as bulky as a Cuddlefish Towel. When spread out, the Cuddlefish Towel is just a tad bit thicker than a sheet! You may be wondering how on earth a towel so thin could even dry someone off? Let me tell you- B was able to dry off faster than hubby or myself, in our regular old beach towels. The microfiber technology just wicks away the moisture, unlike our old towels, which become sopping wet and super heavy.

Take a peek at the underside of the towel- super thin!

B loved using his Cuddlefish Towel at the beach.

Not only did the Cuddlefish Towel dry quickly, it wrapped around B easily, and he was able to wear it as he walked back up to the beach house. It did slip off one time, but it was no big deal to give it a quick shake- all of the sand bits just flew off. If that had happened with a regular towel, we wouldn't have been able to wrap that same towel back around B. It would have been covered in wet sand.

When we hung the towels up to dry at the end of each day spent out on the beach, the Cuddlefish Towel was fully dry in 20 minutes or less, even when totally wet. Each Cuddlefish Towel has a hanging loop sewn to the back side, so you can easily hang it up on a hook to dry.

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Which would you rather pack- big, bulky pool and beach towels, or Cuddlefish towels, which are super lightweight, fast drying, and fold flat?

I never want to go to the beach with bulky towels again. Cuddlefish Towel Co. makes adorable designs for the whole family, and I plan to stock up on more of them! I'll have so much more room in my beach bag, even if it's filled with four Cuddlefish Towels!

Right now, there are four Cuddlefish Towel designs available. The towels measure 37x62 inches, and they are $25.00/each.

Cuddlefish Towel-Starfish design 37 X 62 inch Microfiber Towel. Lightweight, Soft Compact Ideal for Travel, Gym, Beach, Pool, College, or Camp.
Cute Chevron and Starfish

Cuddlefish Towel-Anchor design 37 X 62 inch Microfiber Towel. Lightweight, Soft, Compact Ideal for Travel, Gym, Beach, Pool, College, or Camp.
Anchor and Wavy Stripes

Cuddlefish Towel-Umbrella Design 37 X 62 Inch Microfiber Towel. Lightweight, Soft, Compact Ideal for Travel, Gym, Beach, Pool, College, or Camp.
Umbrella Towel

Cuddlefish Towel-Aqua Hibiscus Design 37 X 62 Inch Microfiber Towel. Lightweight, Soft, Compact Ideal for Travel, Gym, Beach, Pool, College, or Camp.
Aqua Hibiscus

Want one? Get one!

Head on over to Cuddlefish Towel Co. to learn more about their unique towels- perfect for the beach, the pool, the gym, or to give as gifts! These are a must for your summer travels! Purchase Cuddlefish Towels through Amazon. You can also connect with Cuddlefish Towel Co. through Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, and don't forget to check out the Cuddlefish Towel Co. blog!

Want one? Win one!

One lucky reader will win their very own Cuddlefish Towel (Beach Umbrella Design, $25.00 RV)! This is a great giveaway to kick off your summer! This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older- one entrant per household, please. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win! This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Special thanks to the fabulous ladies at Cuddlefish Towel Co. for allowing us to experience the Cuddlefish difference, and for offering this wonderful giveaway to our readers.

Good luck!


  1. amy guillaume lindermanJune 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    i love the umbrella towel!

  2. amy guillaume lindermanJune 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    i'd take this to the lake cabin with me!

  3. My favorite is the Cute Chevron and Starfish towel.

  4. My favorite is definitely the Anchor and Wavy Stripes.

  5. I love the Anchor and Wavy Stripes design.

  6. I love the Aqua Hibiscus print! I'd love to try this towel out! We do a lot of water activities here in Florida!

  7. I like the starfish chevron towel. Cute!

  8. My favorite is the Anchor and Wavy Stripes!

  9. Aqua Hibiscus is my favorite design!

  10. I would use this towel on our beach trip!

  11. i LIKE the umbrella towel, very cute & colorful!

  12. I like the Anchor and Wavy Stripes design! :)

  13. I like the Starfish and the Umbrella towels

  14. I like their blue anchor design.

  15. I love the starfish design the best;)

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  16. I love the starfish design the best;)

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  17. I like the Aqua Hibiscus best, but they're all cute!


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