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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Hi, I've just purchased one of these for my next trip - so over travelling with regular towels lol - but I don't have any first-hand experience with them. Do they dry you well? And do they dry easily when hung out? I just love how they fold down so small. I was planning on taking one of these and one regular towel but should I just buy another of these?

2. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting hey_monkee

Hi, I've just purchased one of these for my next trip - so over travelling with regular towels lol - but I don't have any first-hand experience with them. Do they dry you well? And do they dry easily when hung out? I just love how they fold down so small. I was planning on taking one of these and one regular towel but should I just buy another of these?

Remove your clothes, please -- no, you're not waiting to board an aircraft.

Step in the shower.

Get out.

Dry yourself with the new towel (which you maybe first washed).

Repeat.

Make observations.

Report back to us here.

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

You're wasting my time and yours posting such replies

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

I had a love-hate relationship with mine. Yes, it does what it says it does very well: dries you (if barely; should've gone for a larger sized one), and dries itself in no time. But it feels ... icky, drying yourself with one. But it took absolutely _no_ space in my luggage, where there's no way I could ever have packed away a regular towel.
So, I was really glad I took mine, but real luxury was staying in hostels where they provided real towels. :)

I think we had a couple of threads about these 6-9 months ago or so as well; you'll probably find some more opinions by searching for "travel towel" e.a.

5. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting hey_monkee

You're wasting my time and yours posting such replies

Geez, you give someone a good answer and you get beat up for it.

You own the damn thing, if you want some "firsthand experience", pick it up and use it. What could be better (unless you're an armchair traveller and don't actually do the traveling)?

In the time you will have spent posting (and looking at old threads) -- talk about wasting time -- you would be dry already, and not relying on secondary sources. I'm the one who should be asking this question, as I don't own one of these superduper towels (other than a teensy-weensy piece of fabric that I use to clean my spectacles).

Best of luck with your towel research,

-Towelless in Berlin
--
Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 9, 2006, at 9:42 AM by pfeiffer ]

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting pfeiffer

Quoting hey_monkee

You're wasting my time and yours posting such replies

Geez, you give someone a good answer and you get beat up for it.

You own the damn thing, if you want some "firsthand experience", pick it up and use it. What could be better (unless you're an armchair traveller and don't actually do the traveling)?

In the time you will have spent posting (and looking at old threads) -- talk about wasting time -- you would be dry already, and not relying on secondary sources. I'm the one who should be asking this question, as I don't own one of these superduper towels (other than a teensy-weensy piece of fabric that I use to clean my spectacles).

Best of luck with your towel research,

-Towelless in Berlin
--
Kevin Pfeiffer

Ah, sounds like Kevin didn't mean any harm by his comment, its just that dry German humour that's easy to get caught out by! Now, I agree with Sander, those travel towels do work, but they don'r feel very nice. However, what I've also found, is if you have a really old, thin, threadbare cotton towel, they actually work almost just as well, but aren't as minging to use.

Test them out, call it science and let us know! I'm off to have a nice hot shower and then wrap myself in big fluffy towels!

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 9, 2006, at 2:05 PM by Clarabell ]

7. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

Test them out, call it science and let us know!

Hey, that was my suggestion! :)

-K
--
Kevin Pfeiffer

8. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting hey_monkee

Hi, I've just purchased one of these for my next trip - so over travelling with regular towels lol - but I don't have any first-hand experience with them. Do they dry you well? And do they dry easily when hung out? I just love how they fold down so small. I was planning on taking one of these and one regular towel but should I just buy another of these?

I have 2 synthetic towels - one small bath towel and one face towel. I consider them luxury items and only bought them because my up coming trip is longer and includes tropical, humid destinations. For example, if you're in SE Asia during the wet season, any article of clothing made from cotton will take very long to dry. Often than not they would go sour before they dry. I brought synthetic "camping" clothes for my last 2 trips to SE Asia and was happy that I did. After each day of out-n-about, I would wash my convertible hiking pants and shirt and hang them on the balcony. By the next morning, they're either completely or mostly dry whereas my local relatives would have to re-wash their soured clothes and hope for a sunny day.

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

I bought 2 mircofibre towels (ebay!) for our trip - dont really care how the feel as long as they do the job it says on the tin! But l have to take a beach towel for those sunbathing days - unless someone has another suggestion ( l do hate lying on the beach though and getting sand in those oh so awkward places!)

10. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 9y

As long as you wash the towels first, then they are great, otherwise they just move the water around your body!