Microfiber Towel Ideal for Holidays!
We have been travelling with a quick-dry towel for years. Super easy for on vacation. These microfiber towels take up little space, dry quickly and smell less quickly. At home, we also use them for going to the pool or to the gym. We have a number of beach towels. They have been around for years and are therefore of very good quality.
What is the difference between a quick-dry towel and a regular towel?
Quick-drying towels are made of microfibre, not cotton. This makes them, as the name suggests, dry quickly. This is very useful when you are travelling, because after taking a shower you may have to catch the bus. The better brands of beach towels dry in 15 minutes if you hang them in the wind; in the sun even faster.
These towels will not stink or mould. They have been specially treated to kill bacteria. If you still have no other option than to pack it wet, a hand wash is sufficient to make your travel towel smell clean again.
Another big advantage of a microfiber towel is that it is a lightweight towel. Where a normal towel quickly weighs a few hundred grams, these towels are much lighter. They are also very compact and therefore take up little weight and space. Very nice when, like us, you often travel by plane and then fly with only hand luggage. The accommodation usually does have towels, but you are not supposed to bring them with you during the day. Now we have a nice compact towel that we use when we go to a water park or the beach. Or when our daughter has found a nice water playground or fountain and gets nice and wet there.
What does a good microfiber towel meet?
Nice and recognizable design
Tip: Wash the towel once before use, then it absorbs better water!
The microfiber towel-dried perfectly and smelled nice. After washing, they actually came out of the washing machine almost dry again. We had now opted for a larger size, for it to be dry in the open air. We took the towel to various swimming lessons while exercising and used it intensively for two weeks during a vacation. After that period, the towel looked exactly the same as it did at the beginning, with no visible signs of use.