On this page, from time to time I plan to display things that I've discovered in my meanderings around the Caribbean and elsewhere. I'll try to bring interesting and innovative items that have proved to be useful to me, and which I believe might be of interest to other travelers who visit my web site. While some things may be available for purchase from Yours Truly, I'll also be endeavoring to locate and list things and ideas which may be helpful to folks visiting a tropical vacation destination.
Jamaica Jim JordanI'll bet that this has happened to you! You go out on the beach or out by the pool and find a lounge in just the right spot! You spread your beach towel out on your lounge. And, then you try to secure one end to the backrest in such a way that the towel won't slide down. If you're like Yours Truly, you try tucking the end of the towel into the lacing on the lounge. Right? Well, the only thing is, just as soon as you sit down on the lounge, the towel pulls out and, there you are -- with the towel bunched behind your butt and not behind your back where it should be!
While on the island of Bonaire, Nina happened to see a funny li'l plastic contraption in a gift shop. It had "Towel Grip" molded right into the plastic. After we figured out exactly what it was for, Nina said, "Hey, this looks like a neat idea! Let's get a couple." We did and we found that The Towel Grip® was the best darn thing since sliced bread! I placed The Towel Grip® on my lounge and my towel stayed right where it as supposed to!
Other folks saw The Towel Grip®, commented on what a neat idea it was and asked me where they could buy one. (Plus, I wanted more myself, to give as gifts!) The problem was, I didn't have any idea where to get them! It seemed as if nobody even knew where these things came from. However, not being one to give up easily, I persevered and -- finally after an extensive search -- I found the fellow who makes The Towel Grip®. I made arrangements with him to ship me a supply, so I could make them available to my web site visitors. So, now you can have one -- or a bunch!
The Towel Grip® is made of injection molded plastic, is 12" long by 2" high by 1½" wide and comes in a variety of colors, as the graphics above show. (You can click on the pictures to see an enlarged view.) It's easy to carry a couple in a beach bag for a day at the beach or the lake, or packed in your luggage when you head to the pool or that Caribbean island resort for a wonderful getaway. You can even "nest" two together, to save space.
To use The Towel Grip® simply drape the end of your towel across the top bar on backrest, leaving a couple of inches on the reverse side of the backrest. Then place The Towel Grip® on the towel covered bar and just press down firmly
The cost to you is just $5.00 each (plus $1.00 shipping and handling each) payable by personal check or cashier's check. (Sorry, I can't accept credit cards.)
If you'd like to order one (or more) of The Towel Grip® for yourself -- or a dozen, to use as gifts for your friends -- just click here for a printer friendly form.
Print out the form and enter your full name, full mailing address and the order quantify (in the Description block), along with the extended amounts for The Towel Grip® and the shipping/handling charge Then, mail the completed order form, along with your personal check made payable to "Jim Jordan," to Yours Truly using the mailing address shown on the order form. As soon as your order is received, I'll ship you order for The Towel Grip® out immediately via US Mail, first class postage. Enjoy!
Some newer lounges (such as the molded white plastic lounges at some of
the SuperClubs' properties) do not have the conventional aluminum top cross
bar. However, on these lounges, it was found that the The
Towel Grip® can be placed just under
the top crossbar, where the lacing is, and it will work. If you experience
a problem and find that The Towel Grip®
doesn't work on the lounges where you vacation, we will happily refund
your money (less the shipping and handling fee).
Cyber Media Sales.
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