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11. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 10y

Quoting Kristie79

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

That was also my (the time-waster's) suggestion. :)

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

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

Quoting pfeiffer

Quoting Kristie79

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

That was also my (the time-waster's) suggestion. :)

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

Sorry Kevin - didn't mean to steal your suggestion!!

Kristie

13. Posted by isisshuru (Full Member 57 posts) 10y

I bought one of these towels a couple of months ago, but alas, haven't been on a trip long enough to use...

But one thing I do know is: even though it takes little time, you must let it dry. I shared a hostel room/bathroom with a couple of folks. It took about an hour before we all realized the funk from the bathroom wasn't the plumbing, but this guy's microfiber towel. Bad mix of heat, humidity, nasty-boy-B.O.

14. Posted by JAY_H (Full Member 69 posts) 10y

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

Do you mean wash it in a washing machine before you go travelling?
Sorry new to this & just wouldn't have thought of doing that, does it help yer????
CHEERS

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

Quoting JAY_H

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

Do you mean wash it in a washing machine before you go travelling?
Sorry new to this & just wouldn't have thought of doing that, does it help yer????
CHEERS

Hi Jay,
Yes, wash them in the washing machine first. I didn't and the first time I used it I must have been trying to dry myself for about half an hour!!

Kristie

16. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

JAY_H

Just so you know this is the standard practice for all towels and not just micorfibre ones!!!

There you go a household tip of the day!

Purdy now resumes this thread back to the original topic!

Heather

17. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

JAY_H

Just so you know this is the standard practice for all towels and not just micorfibre ones!!!

There you go a household tip of the day!

Purdy now resumes this thread back to the original topic!

Heather

This is a good point, and when you wash your towels (whether microfibre or normal) you shouldn't use fabirc softener or they won't work as well!

Anyway, back to the topic....

Did I mention that if you have a really old threadbare thin towel they work as well as a microfibre one, and also dry quick?

18. Posted by xbc (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hi there,
I just spent a month travelling around New Zealand using microfibre towels. I had 2, one for my hair and one for me. One was older and thinner and it was great. The other was newly bought for the trip and a much thicker type of microfibre - this one went manky and smelly quickly and needed to be washed regularly to keep it usable, which was annoying, so much so that I binned it before flying home.

Someone suggested using a cotton sarong to dry yourself. Apparently they soak up lots of water, dry fast and pack into a really small space. I think I'll try this next time.

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

Quoting xbc

Someone suggested using a cotton sarong to dry yourself. Apparently they soak up lots of water, dry fast and pack into a really small space. I think I'll try this next time.

I can vouch for that, a sarong has a million and one uses, including making a good towel.

20. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 9y

The towels are great and the older they get the better they feel. Just remember, DON'T try to hand wash it and wringe it out by hand. If you do this it will take forever to dry. Use a washing machine to spin off the excess water. But as for getting damp when you dry yourself with, they are a gem and dry pretty quickly (Depending on the environment they are in).

I wouldn't travel without mine.