Holiday & Seasonal

This ‘towelkini’ Is A Beach Towel And A Cover Up In One

This is pretty genius!

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Spending the day outside at the beach is one of the best parts of summer. But lugging a grill, bags full of beach gear and a cooler to the shore is tiring — especially in hot summer weather. You can lighten your load with products that do double duty, like this coverup and towel in one, aptly named the Towelkini.

New York designer Aria McManus created this swimsuit-coverup-towel mashup. It’s one-size-fits-all — so guess what we’re getting our friends for their birthdays?

The terry beach towel is cotton and measures 34 inches by 70 inches. On its own, it looks like this, as shown on designer McManus’ Instagram account: