micro Towels

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  1. Daveo2006

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    Hi all we just wanted to know if any of you have ever used micro towels rather than standard bath towels.Have had reports that these things are great and dry really quick,can anyone enlighten us please?
     
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    Yes, we've used them for the last couple of years motorcycle touring. They feel a little strange on the skin at first, but pack away to almost nothing and dry extremely quickly. We'll stiill be using ours in the motorhome:thumb:
     
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    My son bought one to go camping by train to Cornwall while in 6th form, he said it was brilliant and dried really quickly but he said it was not like getting wrapped up in a nice soft towel! :Smile:
     
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    We've had a couple. One was very good, the other one was crap - it didn't dry quickly or in fact at all. It was a cheap one from Go Outdoors that we bought as a trial. We've gone back to cotton towels.
    Maybe if we hadn't been skinflints and paid more the results would have been better.
    My suggestion is to buy one to try at home but don't just go for the cheapest like we did.
     
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    Bless him ,
    :Rofl1:
     
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    Sounds like we might invest then.
     
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    Used one in the army for years, very good piece of kit due to the size and quick drying, but would I use one in a mh, no way just because your away no need to slum it
     
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    One obvious flaw

    If you want to dru yourself they are brilliant save a lot of space & weight, but, if you want to cover your dignity there is an obvious flaw. :Rofl1:
     
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    I use a microfibre towel when away in the 'van. Definitely dries faster but feels weird - sort of tacky/scratchy? I think you're supposed to dab with it rather than rub.

    Thin and therefore not as soft and warm as a normal bath towel, but I'll skip that if it means that it dries faster.
     
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    We have a couple of cheap ones that are ok but not great we now use them for the dog, while in France last year we bought a good quality one from the decathlon shop for our daughters duke of Edinburgh expedition and have to say its an excellent towel so small when folded and stick it out side for 5 mins and its dry.
     
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    Have used one when travelling in Africa as an emergency towel when the alternative was to dry yourself on the curtains. :Eeek: For that, they're ok but no way would I use them in my van. I like a bit of comfort and have no trouble getting conventional towels dry. To me, microfibre towels are the equivalent of Izal toilet paper - only to be used if there's no alternative! :wub:
     
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    Bought ours at the NEC show. Wish we'd got some sooner. We've used them through the winter, when it's often difficult to dry anything, including yourself.

    They launder well, even by hand in cool water (so I'm told), they dry quickly and take up far less storage space than conventional towels.

    As for drying yourself, just remember to dab not rub.

    The ones we got are hand towels and bath towels but if you want something to hide in there is also a bath sheet.
     
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    Well the positives outway the negatives so ive ordered some, i will try and remember not to rub and hopefully become a "dab" hand at it.(sorry):Rofl1:
     
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    I have several, good quality I ones and dabbing is better than rubbing. We use ordinary ones too but the Microfibre ones are really effective and dry fast. I have some Microfibre the towels from Kleeneze, smallish but very good.
     
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    I would go with the general consensus good quality work well we have two bath size towels, they take up a lot less room in the van, and if you pat dry you very quickly.
     
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    My towels were delivered to the post office so went to collect.Julie went in and walked out with a parcel the size of a small book.Both puzzled we opened it up and both disappointed.These things were liked a piece of silk folded and clipped inside a small meshed bag.Apparently they sent me these revolutionary towels for mountain climbing and the picture on ordered item was wrong.They are now going to send the towels i ordered and said keep the others.:BigGrin:
     
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    Standard flannel to 'mop up' the water, then a standard towel to dry off with......bingo:thumb:

    The advantage is that you can wring out the flannel as you go along and then there is barely any water for the towel to get wet. :BigGrin:
     
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    We bought some of these, 2 smaller ones and some much larger ones - we just couldn't get on with them, so the smaller ones are now used in the MH washroom for drying hands etc and the larger ones are used for the dogs!

    I have a microfibre 'mitten' which I use to dry myself down with, much easier than the towels which easily 'pucker' if you try to rub with them (and you will as this is what you'd do normally at home!), then I usually put a thin brushed cotton/toweling dressing gown on and let everything dry naturally! The mitten takes up most of the moisture and just gets hung back on it's hook to dry so takes up much less room than even a microfibre towel.:thumb: In fact, if you have the smaller ones you could make them into mittens anyway.

    Oh, just one word of warning ... do NOT drop them on the ground ... we did this onto some grass and they act like Velcro so EVERYTHING sticks to them!!!! It took me ages, and I do mean ages, to get the bits of leaf, twig, grass etc off (although I think there are still some bits on them even a year later!).:BigGrin:

    Just thought I'd add, the wash mit I'm on about is one of the ones in the first picture, although it just plain white with no 'Whinnie the Pooh' on it, not the other 'fluffy' ones ... but if that takes your fancy instead why not give one of them a go ...! :thumb:
     

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    Get him a fluffy wash mit instead! :Laughing:
     

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