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Old 05-16-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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Microfiber Bath Towels, Worth Considering?

We're thinking about trying Microfiber Bath Towels for use in the trailer. Anyone use or have used them?

Worth considering?

Have read of folks using them & really liking them. Any type better than another?

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:49 AM   #2
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Never used a micro bath towel, only the 12" square ones and they work great. I do believe I've seen other comments here from others that really like them. I'm sure they will pipe up on them.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:57 AM   #3
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We tried them. They are compact and dry quickly. My wife likes them and still uses one. I went back to a regular towel. Raz
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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We use the 12" microfiber rags for drying /waxing my truck and standard cotton towels for drying the wife and me. For some reason the microfiber towels just didn't feel right . Must be an old / retired person thing
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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I ordered one for each of us in different colors so we can keep them separate since we use more than once before washing. We haven't had occasion to use them yet but I am looking forward to not having to deal with wet towels as much. Sierra Trading Post seems to have a sale going pretty constantly so check them out if you decide to get some.

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:43 AM   #6
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Must be an old / retired person thing
yup, I bet that's it.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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We tried them. They are compact and dry quickly. My wife likes them and still uses one. I went back to a regular towel. Raz
Same thing here. I just didn't feel like I was getting dried off the same as with a regular towel. Kinda of hard to explain.
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We have several different size microfiber towels for different purposes. I know I'm not right but they just don't feel to me as if they're absorbing moisture as well as a good, thick 'terrycloth' towel. I use 'em for cleaning, waxing, polishing the trailer/Tow Vehicle & they do great. Probably, definitely(?) is an 'old retired' thing. I'm 75 & nuthin' beats a nice fluffy cotton bath towel...
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:18 AM   #9
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Microfiber towels work better if you dont use fabric softerner on them when you wash them.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #10
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Microfiber towels work better if you dont use fabric softerner on them when you wash them.

Actually, ALL towels work better if you don't use fabric softener on them when you wash them
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Same thing here. I just didn't feel like I was getting dried off the same as with a regular towel. Kinda of hard to explain.
Exactly. We use them because they take up so little space, dry very quickly, and do dry us off....... just not the same feeling as that of a regular towel.
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I noted the "micro fiber" towels many years ago watching the summer Olympics. The divers were using them. I checked our REI and sure enough they had them. Carried and used them in the backpack, now the trailer. Easier to carry and dry than terry cloth.
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Who would have guessed you would get such a range of opinion on such a simple topic.

I have a small microfiber towel that I have taken backpacking for years. I wouldn't think of not bringing it. I also bought a larger, thicker "bath" size microfiber last year for car camping and I love it. Wring it out, hang it up and ten minutes later it's dry.

I understand what others say about the feel of microfiber but IMHO cotton towels get way, stay wet and are a PITA when traveling.

The one exception is that an old cotton towel is really handy if you have a 4 legged family member who could find a mud puddle in the Sahara.

I'm so glad we were able to clear this up for the OP.
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The good - they are lightweight, take up less room than cotton towels, and dry quickly after use. The bad - I really don't like the "feel" of them. Like roy & Steve, I went back to cotton.
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