A BIG travel towel that is also compact, absorbent, and lightweight.
Wildhorn Outfitters have built a strong reputation in providing quality, lightweight outdoor equipment and products. The super absorbent Akumal microfiber beach towel is no exception.
There are big differences between cotton and microfiber towels. In this post, we'll talk about why you should be ditching the cotton towel and packing the XL microfiber towel.
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Why are Microfiber Towels better for Travel?
Microfiber is a man made product that is very absorbent. It is very soft, long lasting and durable.
Cleaning cloths and chamois that you use for drying motor vehicles are made of microfiber because of their exceptional ability to absorb water really well. Microfiber towels hold several times their own weight in water.
As well as being extra absorbent, microfiber towels dry 3 times faster than cotton. This is a bonus for any travelling or while on holidays. You can easily use or wash a microfiber towel at night, hang it out and expect it to be dry the next morning.
Sand or grass doesn't stick to this towel, and it is very easy to shake it off after using it.
The downside? Although Microfiber towels are very soft, they do lack that full fluffiness of cotton towels.
The Upside? Less bulky - this is a huge plus when traveling.
Wildhorn's Microfiber Towel - XL Akumal
The Akumal microfiber towel is very absorbent without the bulk. It takes up to five Akumal towels to take up the space of one standard cotton beach towel.
Wildhorn Outfitters Towel comes in one size. This is XL and measures 78" x 35" (or 200 cm x 90 cm. It folds down into its super portable 10” x 3.5” (25.5 cm x 9 cm) stow case.
These come in 11 different colors and patterns.
Why go for Akumal Microfiber over others?
The Akumal microfiber towel is made from microfiber, a synthetic blend of 20% Polyamide and 80% Polyester. Microfiber contains many positive properties including odor resistance, absorption, and fast drying.
A portion of all sales of Wildhorn Outfitters products are directed towards the preservation of coral reefs and other natural habitats with their Reef2Leaf Conservation program.
How to take care of your Microfiber Towel
The best way to keep these towels looking and feeling good for longer is to wash it after each use or trip.
It's fine to be washed in a washing machine and then hang it out to dry. This will help to retain the natural odor resistant nature of microfiber.
However, if you need to tumble dry, you can as long as the Dryer is on a low heat setting.
By far the best towel when traveling is a microfiber towel. These are compact when folded, and have the anti-bacterial properties that help out if washing it everyday is out of the question.
Although microfiber towels aren't as fluffy as a regular towel, they are still very soft and absorbent.
The Wildhorn Akumal Microfiber towel is a quality towel that will easily last more than one season, and provides great value for money.