Microfibre vs hamam towels

(18 Posts)
TryingtobePrepared Mon 15-Aug-16 07:34:35

Towels take up far too much space in our packing esp for camping. Which are a better alternative? Dp & dd1 both like massive towels so I'm thinking hamam but have never seen any in real life. If hamam towels could you recommend somewhere to buy? Thanks

HexBramble Mon 15-Aug-16 07:40:55

I use both - both are fab. Microfibres (bargain from Decathlon) are softer but come in standard sizes. Hammams come in larger sizes and are equally as absorbing. I use the Hammond sometimes as sarongs (lazy!). I always take both away. They're small enough to take a set of each!

HexBramble Mon 15-Aug-16 07:42:03

Hammam not Hammond!
I bought mine off eBay - loads of choice.

CatherineDeB Mon 15-Aug-16 07:48:33

We use microfibre. We have got some fairly large ones from Lifeventure - their giant size is 150cm x 90cm.

I know that because DD lost hers last week at a sports club and I had to look it up to buy the right size.

I have never used Hammams - do they dry as quickly as microfibre then?

bookgirl1982 Mon 15-Aug-16 07:52:26

Decathlon have some massive microfibre ones at the moment, my DH uses them for the gym and says they are very good.

uggmum Mon 15-Aug-16 07:54:08

I only take hamnam towels on holiday. They dry really quickly and are large. I use them as beach towels and they double up as a sarong.

I did buy microfibre towels but I found them smaller and thicker. I didn't like the texture of them.

I bought mine abroad. However, they have them in tk maxx, Amazon and eBay. The quality can vary.

anotherdayanothersquabble Mon 15-Aug-16 09:12:38

Microfiber. You can squeeze them out and they are sufficiently absorbant to dry again immediately. Great if you are camping in cold / wet weather.

winewolfhowls Mon 15-Aug-16 15:15:59

Hamam. Really do dry quickly. We got ours from eBay but I did see some in txmaxx the other day

CMOTDibbler Mon 15-Aug-16 15:18:56

Hammam. Apart from my hair turban which is microfibre. I feel like I get dry better with a hammam towel

elderberryflower Mon 15-Aug-16 15:24:30

I use both! Hamman are great as beach towels or shower towels. Microfibre you need to pat rather than rub (if that makes sense?!). I got some Friendly Swede ones from Amazon. Prefer the hammam if I had to choose.

JennyHolzersGhost Mon 15-Aug-16 15:30:29

There are some nice hammam towels on Amazon atm. Brand name is Cacaia.

TryingtobePrepared Mon 15-Aug-16 18:34:15

Thank you there's a decathlon opening near me soon so I'll look at those and if not order the hammam ones. Seems either will work ☺⛺🏊

PitchFork Mon 15-Aug-16 18:39:07

microfibre
dry quickly and are great for the beach as sand doesn't stick to them.
we have the bath towel sized ones.

PopGoesTheWeaz Wed 17-Aug-16 13:00:11

I've bought bargaintastic hamman towels from Peshtemal House on Amazon. They are fab - sadly much better than the ones I got when in Morocco which don't seem do anything!

ICJump Thu 18-Aug-16 09:56:47

I like the Hamamas for camping as the sand and dirt shake out better than a microfibres

sentia Thu 18-Aug-16 10:02:17

I prefer hammam towels, microfibre ones feel funny. But a better fast drying super-absorbent towel option that we use is linen towels.

CassetteTape Thu 18-Aug-16 10:02:51

There was a hamam towel in primark for a fiver last time I went. I have some from cologne and cotton, they do one which is microfibre on one side so you'd get the best of both 😊

SnugglySnerd Thu 18-Aug-16 10:05:50

We bought very cheap microfibre ones for camping this year. They were from Go Outdoors. Dried very quickly and folded down really small.

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