How To Choose The Perfect Towel For Swimming

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Not much people think about the towel they use for swimming. To some extent, the towel you use matters. It can help you stay dry and prevent exposure to changes in temperature.

A great towel investment is essential for individuals with pools in their backyard. Here are some tips on getting started with your towel collection.

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Quality Weaves

Towels can also be woven in different ways: ring-spun, combed or twisted fiber. Each weave has a different feel. We always use ring-spun cotton, because it yields the softest, most durable towels. It’s made by tightly twisting long and short threads together to create the strongest, smoothest yarn possible.

When choosing a towel, there’s another component to consider – one that goes part and parcel with the weave: the pile, also known as the loops of the towel. Whether or not your towel is single loop or double loop will affect its absorbency.

Both single loop and double loop towels are highly absorbent, but single loop dries a bit faster. That’s partly why single loop is the most common type of towel construction. On the other hand, double loop towels are more dense and feel more luxurious to the touch, so depending on what you’re looking for, you may be willing to wait a little longer for dry towels.

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Do I Need Micro Cotton?

Micro Cotton is a trademarked name for a high quality long-stapled cotton fiber from India. It is soft and plush with a suede-like texture and exceptional absorbency. Other newer Ultra-Fine Cotton fibers are available now with very similar qualities as well as state of the art energy-efficient quick dry properties. They both create a light, soft and fluffy towel that dries faster than most after use and laundering.

What Is GSM?

GSM – short for “grams per square meter” – offers a standard number by which fabrics are measured. The higher a fabric’s GSM, the denser, and therefore more absorbent, the fabric will be.

In a quality towel, particular attention is paid to the stitching and finishing. So when you’re choosing which product to buy, have a look at the seams and detailing.

To conclude, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a useful towel for swimming. It is important to remember that needing to replace low quality towels frequently can be costly. Therefore, choose a high quality towel that will last a lifetime.

What type of towel are you using for swimming? Share your thoughts with us below.

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