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Swimming towel-boring topic sorry!

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 20:54

Evening all!
I’m looking for a swimming towel for myself. Can anyone recommend a good one please? I’ve seen microfiber ones advertised and I seem to remember when I was in high school a weird rubber type towel?
Any recommendations will be appreciated :)

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JuniperBeer · 26/10/2018 21:02

I love my sock & bay towel. Packs down small for my gym bag. Dries quickly!

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JuniperBeer · 26/10/2018 21:02

Dock & bay!

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:04

I’ve just been looking at those! Have you found that there colour has run when washed?

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confusednorthner · 26/10/2018 21:14

My ds uses mountain warehouse micro towelling one or Aldi version and both are good. Coaches at swimming club recommended a chamois type small one to get nearly dry first so going to get one of those too for Xmas.

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:25

Are micro fiber towels scratchy? I have a couple to clean the windows with but think they feel scratchy on my hands.

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CMOTDibbler · 26/10/2018 21:30

I love my hammam towel for swimming - its huge, packs right down, but gets the water off properly unlike the microfibre towels

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confusednorthner · 26/10/2018 21:31

I don't like the microfibre ones, feel like they catch on my skin but the other ones mountain warehouse do are good. They usually have display ones to feel/ see size.

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confusednorthner · 26/10/2018 21:32

Was just wondering if hannan ones would be a alternative!

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CakeIsMyFavouriteAndBest · 26/10/2018 21:32

My kids have the ones from decathlon. Cheap and really good, had them for a couple of years now, used weekly for swimming and camping and still look as good as new. These are their micro fibre ones not the fluffy versions as their reviews weren't so good. Love them.

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Undercoverbanana · 26/10/2018 21:34

I just use the next one in the airing cupboard.

I wasn’t aware that particular towels for swimming as thing.

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kissprudencekeith · 26/10/2018 21:34
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OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny · 26/10/2018 21:39

I second CMOT and recommend a hammam towel.

So soft, light and absorbent but rolls up quite small

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Time40 · 26/10/2018 21:47

I wasn't aware that special towels for swimming were a thing, either. What's wrong with a ... you know ... a towel?

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:49

@Time40 I find that my normal bath towels are really big and I need a large bag to accommodate them. Swimming towels fold down so much smaller

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:50

I’ll have a look at the hammam towels, thank you!

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stayingaliveisawayoflife · 26/10/2018 21:52

I have the decathlon and dock and bay. I love my dock and bay because it is big enough to wrap round me. It took a while to get used to it but I live how quick it dries me. I use my decathlon ones at the beach and the caravan!

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:54

They look lovely, gorgeous worn as a sarong! Do they dry well though?

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 21:55

That’s about the hammamas

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confusednorthner · 26/10/2018 21:58

I've two dc that swim 4 nights a week, my washer and dryer couldn't take any extra washing so find these much more convenient as they dry overnight hung in airing cupboard.

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greenlynx · 26/10/2018 21:59

We also use hammam towels for swimming. Even the big one is very light and could be folded easily. They are soft and dry quickly.

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Taytotots · 26/10/2018 22:01

I have a lifeventure travel towel. Dries quickly - is funny thin material www.lifeventure.com/products/washgear/softfibre-travel-towel?sku=63051. Although have recently taken to wearing big hooded wearable towel thing from decathlon www.decathlon.co.uk/pon-black-blue-id_8503334.html. Get a few funny looks but keeps me warm on draughty poolsides!

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witchmountain · 26/10/2018 22:07

Another one recommending hamman towels. They dry really quickly. If I want to pack really light I take two hand towel sized ones - one for hair, one for body, any I still feel drier than with those weird microfibres ones.

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 22:15

Looks like I’m leaning toward a hammamas towel!
Am I right in saying the dock & bay is microfibre?
Also after a towel for my little one as well, he’s only 9 months old though

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WrongSideOfHistory · 26/10/2018 22:17

Another vote for hamman towels here - pack small and dry you better than microfibre

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Smellybears · 26/10/2018 22:24

So many different ones to choose, is it the brand hammamas that I should buy? Or will just a hamman towel be the same?

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