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This towel is great for going to the pool. I bought two, one for me and one for my wife. I didn't really read the instructions (I mean who does, it's a towel) so the first time I used it, it smelled pretty chemically. Read the instructions, wash it before the first use. After I washed it, the thing works great. It dries up my whole body after I go swimming and even after getting completely soaked it really doesn't weight that much. I kind of wonder where the water even goes sometimes. It does dry really quickly as well, which is nice because I live 2 minutes from the pool and go almost every day.
I guess my only suggest would be to put some sort of paper or label or sticker or something that says to wash it before the first use. Maybe I'm just sensitive to smell or maybe I got a particularly odorous one, but the first time I used it... I was suffering from the smell.
Washed several times, rinsed with vinegar, and still has that chemical smell. If it didn't smell, it would be perfect. The stitching is well done, and the color, while not as vibrant as pictured, is still nice enough. I take them to the movies for my kids because they pack right into my tiny handbag. As a towel, they do take getting used to, as many reviewers have noted - you can't rub them around, but need to pat yourself dry. For use as a towel, I wish I had gotten the smaller size, but the large size I got is good as a throw.
It is a nice small package for travel. It didn't worked that great for what we wanted which was to dry the residual water from our shower after squeegeeing rather than using a terry towel. This towel did dry fast which was our hope, but it didn't absorb as much water as a regular terry towel; not even close. So for personal use, it might work (never tried using it for that).
Soaked up water quickly, but immediately became water logged and didnt ring out as well as I had hoped. I purchased for a cross country motorcycle camping trip and gave them a test run this weekend. They were not dry after 3 hours in 70 degree weather. Not sure how this will work on our big trip, but i would say they would need all night to dry out. I did appreciate the snap loop design for hanging. The mesh carrying bag is a nice addition and they compress well.
This was the first purchase I made from this company and based on reviews it seemed a safe buy. Once receiving the towel as expected I did a few absorbency tests and it handled phenomenally. The towel was also perfect size. It will be much needed on my first rafting trip.
This is a great towel to use for the gym or for running. It folds up small and is rather soft. It will do what you need it to do - wipe away your sweat. I'm giving it four instead of five just because it isn't as absorbent as I'd like it to be. I'm a little picky with regard to that and I don't like feeling like I've just pushed the sweat around. I don't get that much with this towel, but every now and then I feel like that's exactly what I've done.
Good size, nice feel to fabric, absorbent to certain degree, useful (wet) for cooling,
What is not perfect? The loop for hanging (located middle of a long edge) is a piece of grosgrain ribbon embroidered with logo & care instructions that has a snap on 1 edge. Ribbons edges are rough, even sharp feeling - even after several washings. I finally got so irritated that I cut it off removing all traces of the ribbon. Honestly - if I had noticed on 1st opening & before using I would have returned it.
Nice towels for many different applications. If you're looking for a nice gym towel, or something light and absorbent to take hiking, camping, or backpacking, this is a great option. For the gym, they are maybe not quite as absorbent as you might want, but still a good option.
The towels are a good size, are very soft, and very absorbent. They are thin, but that's sort of the appeal, since this makes them light and easily stowable/packable. At an affordable price, I grabbed a few to keep in my gym bag, backpack, car, work briefcase.
I really wanted to like this towel given the larger size and included mesh bag. However, it's just a bit too thin for me to really get excited. It also has a very fine nap to the fabric. You almost feel like you're rubbing yourself down with a performance t-shirt rather than a microfiber towel. It definitely gets you dry and it does dry quickly when hung up. However, it's just not as comfortable as other versions that I've used.