This Towel Bandit review contains affiliate links. I was invited to review this product by Adroit Dreams and was gifted a set of bands to try on my Caribbean cruise. A free product does not guarantee a positive review. My intention is to help you make an informed decision about cruise-related items.
What is the Towel Bandit?
The Towel Bandit is a elasticated silicone band that can be used to keep your towel in place on a sunbed. You can buy them in packs of four or six in a variety of colours.
Towel Bandit vs towel clips?
In essence, the Towel Bandit does the same job as towel clips. It keeps your towel on the sunbed without it blowing away. I saw an array of different towel clips on my cruise, some were basic and functional and others were more funky versions, in the shape of flamingos, flip flops, dolphins etc.
On a standard sun lounger, both the Towel Bandit and towel clip work well. There’s not much more to say… they hold your towel in place on a windy lido deck or beach.
I tested the Towel Bandits out on my Caribbean cruise and did discover several advantages that they have over towel clips:
- The flexible elastic band allows for lightweight, easy packing. You can fit them into a small bag with no trouble (even your pocket if you wanted)
- It can be used on padded sun loungers that you may find in luxury resorts, beaches or cruise ship areas. The traditional towel clip cannot fit around the towel and padded layer
- The band can be used to hold a book or magazine in place while you nip to the pool, bar or snack station
- I didn’t see any other Towel Bandits on our cruise and so it was easy to find our sunbeds
- You can use it to keep your clothes in one place and off the floor.
We took towel clips and our Towel Bandits on the cruise in case we didn’t like them. By the middle of our cruise we found ourselves only packing the bands for the pool and beach. They were less bulky and did the job as well if not better in some cases.
I will be packing them for my next cruise holiday and leaving the towel clips behind.
Where can you buy the Towel Bandit?
You can find a pack of six Towel Bandits on Amazon for £10.99. They are now available in the UK, US and Canada.