CHOOSE THE RIGHT SWIMMING TOWEL FOR YOURSELF?
Picking out the best swim towel for your time at the pool can help you dry off faster and make sure that you are leaving the sea water or chlorinated water behind. Here are some choices for you!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOWELS
When going swimming, a post swim towel is always one of the most essential materials that you won’t forget (or you will regret if you do). The function is very simple: to help you dry-off ASAP and in comfort after your swim, whether it was a sea swim, a cold water plunge, a splash in the local swimming pool or an exhausting training session or competition, you will still need your towel to do its job. There are dozens of choices in towels: traditional cotton towel, wet towel, microfiber towel, and dry-off towel. While basic in functions, towels can be problematic. For instance, a traditional towel takes forever to dry off and bulky to carry around. Also, a wet towel makes your swimming bag heavier and needs a longer time to dry off too. So let us recommend some towels that are practical and functional.
1. MICROFIBER TOWEL
In terms of function, a microfiber towel is a top favourite for many people. It is very handy, compact, and absorbent, so that you can take it with you everywhere. The quick-drying and absorbent features are very suitable for the swimmers who are in and out of the pool multiple times. Our microfiber towels come in a range of sizes from Small to Extra Large and we also have models such as “Ultra Lightweight” & “Ultra Soft”, but the standard microfibre towel also does the trick. These towels come in a range of different colours and include an elasticated strap to fold it up to its compact form. And because it is tiny in size when folded, you can save up space in your swimming bag. In fact, you can not only use it in the pool but they are also great in the fitness center, gym, studio, and even for traveling.
2. PONCHO TOWELS
Increasing in popularity, much like cold water dips and sea swims in Ireland over recent years, Ponchos are a great option. The practical towel doubles up to keep you dry and our Decathlon “Surf Poncho” also has holes in the pocket to help make it super easy to change while at the beach or pier without the need for attempting to cover yourself with a standard towel. It's practical, hassle free and absorbent, but surf ponchos are also great to sit and dry off in with a flask of coffee after a sunrise sea swim.
Our surf ponchos and poncho towels are not only great for adults or seasoned swimmers, they also come in kids’ models and are perfect for a Summer pool or beach day. They are easy to throw on and dry off, while also looking adorable in the range of patterns available.
3. HAIR TOWEL
If you are looking for a towel that is small, compact and absorbent. Our hair towel is specifically designed to be absorbent and soft. The shape of this towel wraps around your hair and has a button to keep it in place on your head.
4. FOOT TOWEL
Our design teams developed this foot towel for swimmers and other athletes to dry their feet on a comfortable surface. Use this towel at the pool to avoid slipping on the tiled floors, or at the beach to avoid the sand from clinging to your feet as you change. The double sided surface has one ultra-soft and absorbent microfibre side for comfortable drying and one polyester side with a water-repellent treatment to protect your feet from the ground.
There are several materials for swimming bathrobes in the market. Commonly seen is cotton, then microfiber. It is ideal for winter swimmers and outdoor swimmers as they can keep you warm after getting out of the water. The cotton bathrobe is soft and comfortable, but bulky. Some people will wear it and go back home directly after getting out of the water. On the other hand, the microfiber bathrobe also does its function well. It is more absorbent, quick-drying and compact compared to cotton.