So you want a Towelie (Towel Poncho / surf towel) whatever you wanna call it 😜

But you're not sure which one is for you?


  • Available in 6 sizes - so we've literally got you covered.
  • Unisex - we've got a huge range of styles to suit everyone.
  • Purposely roomy for a portable changing room. So you can do the things you love with the convenience of changing back into your clothes and get on with your day.
  • Super absorbent and quick drying, meaning you can use it for multiple swims in a row and it will still dry you. It will dry 2-3 times faster than a traditional towel.
  • 66% more absorbent than microfibre.
  • Turkish cotton becomes softer and more comfortable over time.
  • A hood, so you can dry your hair.
  • Kangaroo pocket for stashing undies etc while you change.
  • Available in 3 weights for all seasons. Lightweight 290GSM, Mid 350 GSM, Warmest 500 GSM.



  • Quick drying - Yep you can use it for multiple swims a day. It dries that quick!
  • Absorbent - can hold up to 3 x its weight in water & 66% more absorbent than microfibre!
  • good for travel because it folds up tiny & takes up barely any space in your bag.
  • Great sun protector because it's lightweight and not too hot.
  • no gross mildew smell.
  • literally all you need for summer, Kiwis happily spend weeks on end in them! 

Loved by: 

  • Motorhomers / van lifers because they take up hardly any space. In fact you can fit 6 adult sized Towelies rolled up in the same space of one "traditional towel".
  • Back packers / bike packers because it's so versatile and takes up so little space.
  • Surfers - because the colours are vibrant and rad.
  • Frequent travellers as they dry so quick. They can chuck them back in their suitcase in no time.
  • Beach goers - it's a towel, a cover up and a beach mat in one.
  • Camp ground users - walking to and from the showers in their Towelie. No need to carry a bunch of clothes, a towel, shampoo etc. 
  • Kids - they love the lightweight feel and freedom of movement PLUS they're covered up from the sun.


  • Not as warm as the other STOKEDNZ Towelies. 


 Slightly warmer than our lightweight towelies but not as warm as our warmest 😉. When we hand draw a design, in order to weave the design into the cotton (ain't no printed on designs around here) we have to use this machine.. So all hand drawn towelies are in our mid weight, soft, lush cotton!


The thickest, warmest Towelie we make. Perfect for that person that is always cold, on the boat between sessions or throwing on after a spa / hot pools to walk / drive home in.


  • Super warm 500 GSM Terry Lined Towelie. (Terry lined = fluffy and warm on the inside, but sand / sticks / grass etc won't stick to the outside, handy huh?).
  • Feels more like a "traditional" towel.

Loved by:

  • Aqua Joggers love these Towelies to throw on over their togs after a swim. They tend to drive home in them and shower at home. Because of the thickness, they are kept nice and toasty for the drive.
  • Wakeboarders - the extra weight makes them really warm on the boat while waiting between sessions.
  • Me! After the hot pools this is my go to Towelie.
  • Anyone with a spa, after they jump out they can walk to the house in total comfort. 
  • Kids - terry towelies are a hit with kids doing swimming lessons. Again, no need to hit the changing rooms at after school swimming, just chuck on a towelie, whip off the togs and drive home snuggly and warm.
  • People who are new to Turkish cotton LOVE these as they are a perfect halfway point between the traditional towels they have been using and the super lightweight traditional Turkish cotton, which has a completely different feel.


  • Takes longer to dry
  • Takes up more space than our lightweight Towelies

Hopefully this clarifies the types of Towelies we make and which might suit you best.

If you are still unsure about which Towelie is for you, contact us here and I will be stoked to help!