microfibre bath towels

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salamander
salamander Member Posts: 1,906
edited 12. Jan 2011, 10:31 in Living with Arthritis archive
Someone on here said they use these instead of ordinary towels. Want to get one for swimming, any recommendations?
Thanks.

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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sal
    I dont know if there are different quality ones, but I got them last year when we took the grand children to a holiday camp, they were horrible, didnt dry properly and the feel on the skin was really strange.
    Like I say there might be better quality ones.
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • salamander
    salamander Member Posts: 1,906
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Barbara, thanks for your reply, very useful to know and confirms what I think!
    xx
  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Ooo, Ooo :smile:

    I'm off to google. I've got microfibre flannels from W***r**e and just love 'em. Didn't know they made towels, gimme, gimme :lol:

    Cherry x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    salamander wrote:
    Hi Barbara, thanks for your reply, very useful to know and confirms what I think!
    xx
    Hi Sal
    Like I said there might be better ones out there, I would be interested to here other views on them
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • salamander
    salamander Member Posts: 1,906
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks del and cherry, cherry am afraid am being dense and don't know who you are referring to! can you pm me? thanks
  • RA2010
    RA2010 Member Posts: 21
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi I saw some just last week at two very known big chains of outdoor and camping gear for only £3.50 for giant size (Jan sales) - was tempted to buy - at that price if rubbish won't make a difference - but haven't got around to seeing if they still have them so can'[t offer advice on how well they work! I know someone that has used them and says they are fine for their purpose...
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi

    I use my Microfiblre towels particularly when washing my hair, as they dry really quickly and wick a lot of the moisture out of my hair so it takes less time to dry.

    Mine were bought form Lakeland some time ago - I have no idea if they sell them, but I have seen them in other clothing catalogues I think.

    THey do need to be used differently to ordinarly towels if you are using them for bathing though. You need to pat yourself dry with them, rather than rubbing, and I find that then they work really well.

    If I come across any I'll PM you details, but I am sure there are lots around.

    good luck
    WOnky
  • salamander
    salamander Member Posts: 1,906
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks RA and Wonky, will have a look and see what I can find!
  • cythna
    cythna Member Posts: 42
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I've never seen microfibre towels, but they sound like a good idea, nice and light. I sometimes use tea towels for drying myself when my arthritis is bad. They are very light and absorbant-though not very big (but then neither am I :smile: )

    Susan
  • alarkra
    alarkra Member Posts: 213
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Salamader!

    I have just PM'd you the good towel that I have used in the past. I used it for when I went travelling, when you don't have time to let anything dry - took very little time to dry and was super-absorbent! Hope that you find it helpful. xx