8 Best Kids Poncho Towels In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best kids poncho towels currently available. You can also see my top picks for all beach accessories.

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Best Kids Poncho Towels
Best Kids Poncho Towels

Whether it’s a trip to the beach, drying off after a swim in the pool or bath time, a kids poncho towel is great for throwing on.

How We Selected

We’ve scoured the internet looking for the best kids poncho towels.

From mermaids to dinosaurs and Minnie Mouse to Superman, we’ve picked some of the best kids poncho towels available.

We’ve picked towels with good absorbency, which are either 100% cotton or made of microfibre which is lightweight and quick-drying.

All of our picks have excellent feedback from customers and 4-5/5 star reviews.

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Let’s get going!

SINBLUE Children Hooded Poncho

  • Shark fans will enjoy wearing this anti-crease microfibre hooded poncho towel which is perfect for the beach, pool or bathroom.
  • 24″X48″ full length.
  • Pros: Anti-crease, quick-drying, highly absorbent, eye-catching.
  • Cons: Only suitable for up to 6 year olds.
  • Consumer score: Great reviews. 81% of buyers gave this 4-5 stars.

Trespass Girls Oarfish Hooded Poncho Beach Towelling Robe

  • This smart, navy and white striped poncho towel has a lined hood for a luxury feel and is perfect for swimming or beach time.
  • Made of 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester it is a nice quality towel.
  • Pros: Looks smart, lined hood.
  • Cons: Not as absorbent as some.
  • Consumer score: Very good reviews. 90% of buyers gave this 4-5 stars.

Disney Minnie Mouse Girl’s Swimsuit & Hooded Towel Poncho Set

  • An adorable Disney Minnie Mouse set with swimsuit and poncho towel which is ideal for swimming lessons or beach and pool days.
  • Swimming costume in sizes; 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years, 5-6 years, 6-7 years and 7-8 years.
  • The towel is 100% cotton so its nice and absorbent for drying off.
  • Pros: Part of a matching set, absorbent.
  • Cons: Swimsuit need to be washed carefully as glitter comes off bow.
  • Consumer score: Good reviews. 73% of buyers gave this 4-5 stars.

CityComfort Kids Hooded Towel Poncho

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  • We love this dinosaur hooded poncho towel with spikes, dinosaur face on hood and pocket.
  • Made of 100% cotton and available in sizes from 3-13 years.
  • Also available in other colours and patterns.
  • Pros: The fun dinosaur spikes, the big pocket.
  • Cons: Sewn at sides.
  • Consumer score: No products found.. 77% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Kato Tirrinia Kids Mermaid Poncho Towel

  • Little ones will love pretending to play mermaids in this 100% soft cotton mermaid cartoon towel, which is super absorbent and machine washable.
  • Towel measures 24″x 52″ with 12″ x 9.5″ hood.
  • Pros: Eye-catching, absorbent.
  • Cons: Only available for up to 7 year olds.
  • Consumer score: Very good reviews. 89% of buyers gave this 4-5 stars.

Tommee Tippee Splashtime Hooded Poncho Towel

  • A super soft, cute poncho towel for toddlers, which is highly absorbent for quick drying.
  • It’s made from super soft, hypoallergenic microfibre towelling so its kind to their delicate skin.
  • SPF 50 and chlorine resistant, this is great to take to the beach or pool.
  • Pros: Highly absorbent, chlorine resistant and quick drying.
  • Cons: Only big enough for toddlers.
  • Consumer score: Fabulous reviews. 81% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

Superman Boys Hooded Poncho Towel

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  • Any little superhero fan will love wearing this Superman poncho towel.
  • Made of 100% Microfibre it is lightweight and quick drying so perfect for the beach or pool.
  • Pros: Quick drying and lightweight, eye-catching design.
  • Cons: Only available for up to 7 year olds.
  • Consumer score: No products found.. 100% of buyers gave this 4/5 stars.

Peppa Pig Official Character Girls Hooded Poncho Towel

  • Official Peppa Pig licensed character towel in bright, bold colours this will brighten up bath time with your toddler.
  • 55×110 CM. Suitable for kids of age 2 to 7 years.
  • Pros: Quick drying, absorbent.
  • Cons: Only available for up to 7 year olds.
  • Consumer score: Very good reviews. 75% of buyers gave this 5/5 stars.

What to consider when buying kids poncho towels


Towels made from 100% cotton are an excellent option as they are soft and more absorbent than man-made materials.

Cotton-blend towels are a more affordable alternative and still have good absorbency.

Microfibre towels are also a good choice for the beach as they are lightweight, highly absorbent and quick drying, plus they can be rolled up so that they are compact for packing in a suitcase.


If you are buying for a toddler you want to opt for a shorter length poncho so that it doesn’t drag along the floor when they are wearing it. Alternatively you don’t want anything too short for an older kid, so check size before purchasing.


If you are planning on kids using the beach towel at the pool or after a swim opt for a more absorbent option so they can dry off quicker.


Have a look at how the towel is stitched before buying. If it has short loops the towel will dry off faster.

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Final Thoughts

My overall top pick is the SINBLUE Children Hooded Poncho as it looks fun and eye-catching.

It is made of microfibre material so it is highly absorbent and quick-drying, plus being lightweight and easy to wear.

I hope this guide was helpful and if there are any kids poncho towels which I haven’t recommended and you think should be added, please let me know in the comments box below.

Thanks Nicola.

Last Updated: February 2022

  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Updated image.
  • Added link to NHS website.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added Final Thought.

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Nicola Horgan

Nicola is a mum of two who loves to travel. After plenty of trips abroad and here in the UK, she enjoys writing about all of the best places to stay and visit, especially with the kids in tow. When it comes to our product guides, Nicola has a wealth of experience in reviewing baby products, kids clothing and homewares. Her background in beauty marketing and fashion, always keeps her looking for the next best product.