Microfibre Towels

Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 22:59
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Hi all,

Just wanting some honest feedback regarding the lightweight microfibre towels.

Do they work ok ? are they as good as normal towels ?

Thanks in advance
Phil P
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Reply By: member-skippyking - Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 23:32

Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 23:32

we bought some Tek-Towel's made by Sea-to-Summit for under $20. They are almost as good as a normal bath towels and they dry quicker and pack up a lot smaller.

I researched these types and the chamois types and the general opinion was the chamois left you feeling not quite dry, the microfibre's drier than the chamois and not far behind a normal towel.

Some of the specialist camping/hiking stores have the microfibre towels at exorbitant prices but I can't remember where my wife bought ours.

Type chamois towel into a search engine and you can check out what others have to say.

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Reply By: Lyds - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:40

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:40
We have the Menda fibre towels from Boots. Although expensive, they do the job and we're happy with them. We also had a separate colour for each of us.

Because of their size, you can easily hang them over your car seat or the cargo barrier or wherever for drying.
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Reply By: jeelan - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 15:10

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 15:10
i got some full size microfibre towels from an outdoor store called Kathmandu. They are similar to Mountain Designs or Paddy Pallin and specialise in ligthweight outdoor wear.

They occasionally have 50% off sales and you can pick up some fairly good technical clothing at excellent pricing. Try them if there's one near your area.

If not then any of hte other stores i mentioned above would be your best bet.

The towels are good value for money and as mentioned previously, work almost as well as normal towels, pack a lot smaller and dry much quicker. I always use them whenever i got trekking, bushwalking or camping.

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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:44

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:44
Jeelan, you are right...

Got a large microfibre towel (50cm x 100cm) from Kathmandu factory outlet in Smith Street, Collingwood last week - normally $32, this one was $16. If you are in Melbourne and going to buy 3 or 4, then could be worth the drive. Am yet to use mine and test it out.Cheers,
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