Another Aldi Bargain

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  1. Wicketter

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    Just bought a couple of microfiber large towels from Aldi for the van. They are really light and take up little room, also dry so easily! Been trying them out at home, the drying sensation is ...... well different, but they really do the job well. £9.99, only disadvantage white or pink, hubby wasn't keen on the pink! If your looking to keep weight down perfect! Now all we need is the new van....March!!!
     
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    Yes, we bought a pair a couple of years ago from Aldi. As you say, they do feel 'different' to use. But in addition to the weight saving, they also dry VERY quickly, which is the real bonus for us.

    Mike
     
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    We use them. They dry in a jiffy. Great for travelling.
    Phil
     
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    They are good, I use the cleaning cloths made out of the same stuff, around the house and MH . We have a couple of larger towels . But if I'm drying my wet body( not hands) the microfibre sets my teeth on edge. I don't know why.
     
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    Definitely an acquired taste but find I'm getting used to it!
     
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    We bought a couple of single towels a while ago, for when we are away on the bike, storage being at a premium, however, I found that they just seem to soak up water, and somehow I didn't feel 'dry' after using mine.
     
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    Sheila here -- cannot resist it -- is that because you are a bit of a drip
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    Yes, your right.......But you didn't have to say it publicly.......:(
     
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    Just a thought but there was an NEC thread on here recently about the Doggie Bag dryers and the price. Don't quote me, oh go on then, but scotjimland said he could make one for peanuts but the material we saw and felt at the show didn't feel the same as the microfibre that we can buy. After a very dirty walk with the dog over the weekend and returning to the workshop where the towbar was being fitted I'm beginning to think there are occasions where they'd be useful. Any thoughts?
     
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    we use them to dry the thing my wife calls a dog. works well and yes they dry out quickly. and the pom.
     
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    Here you go!!


    Interested to know if anyone has a "Doggy Bag"one of those bags that cleans your mucky dog when you put it in, the blurb says:- "Wet mucky dog goes in, dry clean dog comes out! Doggy Bag dries and cleans your dog in minutes, and contains the mess. Spotless motorhomes. No more wet stinky towels." Anybody got one? Stand 10.36
    No, I don't have one, but as we have two med sized dogs had a look at them and certainly a good idea for the van .. but at £69 for what is basically a micro-fibre towel bag with a zip.. no thanks.. I could run one up on the sewing machine for under £20 using new towel, or old towel for next to nothing... I would use velcro in place of a zip.. less chance of it snagging on the pooches hair.

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    Thank you dabhand, as I thought it's not quite the same material, at least that's what the MF Store claim:
    "We don’t sell any of the treated yarns that are out on the market (which don’t last!), or 100% polyester masquerading as microfibre (which doesn’t absorb!). We sell the good stuff. We put our money where our mouth is, and that is why you can feel safe buying from us."

    Even a large towel is £30 o_O so might be worth trying the Aldo job at a tenner. Mind you with a choice of pink or white it's a good job the dog is a bitch. :)
     
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    We bought one at the show, it was dear but worth it. The material isn't normal microfibre.
     
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    May I recommend turning the shower off first :D
     
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    we know she cant resist it roger but this thread is about towels :)
     
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    For the last 6 months we've been using microfibre sports towels from Lidl - see this post. Much better and cheaper than the ones at shows.
     
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    I'll bow to your greater knowledge of such matters :D
     
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