Last week, I was asked to try out the Camping Travel Fitness and Gym Towel by j2 Line. It comes in a set of two: one large towel (27″х51″) (70cm x 130cm) good for your whole body and a small one (12″х27″) (30cm х 70cm) for your face & hands. They are designed to absorb large amounts of water and dry fast.
I was very interested in trying these out, especially for use at the gym. When they first arrived, I noticed right away how light both towels felt. I figured that the larger one would be the heavier one, but they were both about the same. Both came folded up in a mesh drawstring bag, which is very handy.
I tested the large towel out at the pool with some friends. I was able to dry off almost completely in a few minutes. Surprisingly, the weight of the towel didn’t increase that much and was still fairly light. I hung it over the back of the chair and it dried in about 10 minutes or so. I then used it to dry off my daughter, and then wrapped her Puddle Jumper up to get rid of the access water. The towel finally got heavy then as it absorbed a good bit of water from the Puddle Jumper. And it still dried fast when I hung it up.
The smaller towel has been great at the gym as well. I can wipe off as I’m sweating and not have to worry about the towel staying damp. I can even keep my sunglasses and other small items in the mesh bag as well.
Overall, the towels are great. They absorb a lot of water and dry quickly. The set is available on Amazon for $21.98 (+ shipping).