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Have only recently heard about these. Interested to know whether they would be a good replacement for normal bath towels bearing in mind the difference in weight and bulk for storage. Can anyone recommend a particular make.

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We always use microfibre towels, especially in the motorhome. Lightweight and easy to dry.

Trouble is finding good ones. By good ones I mean the ones that dry you, as opposed to just pushing water around you.

My originals came from Dunelm but they no longer stock them. I did buy some from eBay, no make, very good and recently (last October) bought some from Go Outdoors. They did stock 2 sizes.

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Thank you. What size would you recommend to replace a bath sheet? What should I look for in feel for those that dry rather than push the water around? Also there seems to be a vast difference in price. More expensive better value?

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I prefer bath towel size approx. 120x60cm. I try to go for the microfibre that feels more like cotton than synthetic.

Price doesn't always reflect quality in microfibre towels unfortunately. I recently purchased some from eBay, they were called Sunland gym towels £6.48 each

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We always use microfibre towels and have plenty of them. We have always bought ours in France from the Decathlon sports/camping outlets but Decathlon do have stores in the UK now and also offer on-line purchases with free delivery if you use the collection point option.

Their towels are very good and measure 80cm x 130cm and are a flat pile that just seems to absorb the water when you have finished showering. They take very little time to dry so ideal for the motorhome or caravan - we leave our towels on the shower door when travelling and are always dry by our next stop. 

 

have a look at the following link to their website and the towels :-

 

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-817075-microfibre-towel-multibuy

 

Alan

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We always use microfibre towels and have plenty of them. We have always bought ours in France from the Decathlon sports/camping outlets but Decathlon do have stores in the UK now and also offer on-line purchases with free delivery if you use the collection point option.

Their towels are very good and measure 80cm x 130cm and are a flat pile that just seems to absorb the water when you have finished showering. They take very little time to dry so ideal for the motorhome or caravan - we leave our towels on the shower door when travelling and are always dry by our next stop. 

 

have a look at the following link to their website and the towels :-

 

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-817075-microfibre-towel-multibuy

 

Alan

The Declathon ones get our vote too, they dry so quickly.

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Have taken your advice and have ordered from Decathlon. They do look lovely so hope they are as good as they look. On Amazon they were £29.99! Unfortunately have no Decathlon stores or pick up points near us so have had to pay postage. However if they are the same as those on Amazon it is well worth the cost! Will report back!

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They have arrived. Look and feel really good. Will be starting our season off after Easter and will call into store and get some more. Thank you everyone for your advice.

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We needed a couple of Micro Towels for Palma in a couple of weeks and are

going to try the ones in the link below. They get good feedback, only time will tell.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Go-Travel-Microfibre-Towel-Lightweight/dp/B000XSVZVM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

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They have arrived. Look and feel really good. Will be starting our season off after Easter and will call into store and get some more. Thank you everyone for your advice.

 

Hope you will be pleased with them. This type of towel is not snug like a normal cotton towel but just wrap it around you and it will dry you. Another tip is to use a small microfibre flannel first to wipe off the excess moisture on your body, then the towel doesn't get so wet. When washing the towels don't use fabric conditioner on them and don't wring them out - just let them drip and dry off in the sun or blow in the wind.

 

Apart from a small hand towel in the loo, we only carry these towels and as you know they weigh very little and take up little room in storage.

 

Alan

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Sorry that this is a late reply but only just started using the forum. We purchased our towels from Decathalon swimming department and found them very good. They dry very quickly indoors but smell sweeter if dried in the fresh air.

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On 23/03/2016 at 19:27, Yorkie Pud said:

We needed a couple of Micro Towels for Palma in a couple of weeks and are

going to try the ones in the link below. They get good feedback, only time will tell.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Go-Travel-Microfibre-Towel-Lightweight/dp/B000XSVZVM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Don't know if you have bought these...but...we bought similar ones but did not like the texture...these are the ones that push water around...we found...but hopefully you may find them ok

 

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