About 7 years ago we bought some microfibre towels from Lidl which are a lot lighter than terry but of a similar construction and size - and we've been using them ever since. Last year at Malvern we were persuaded to buy some towels which were a much denser microfibre fabric, smaller and fairly expensive. Jill found them OK to use but I can't get away with them at all. In Lidl yesterday Jill spotted some microfibre Sports Towels. Only £3.99 so we bought one to try. They are a similar density of material to the expensive ones, less thick and much larger - and they work very well. At first it seemed awkward but the I realised it was actually drying much quicker than terry or the older microfibre towels. So impressed that I've been back to Lidl this morning and bought another three They are not in the current specials but our local store still had about a dozen left after my purchase this morning so they may still be available elsewhere.