A truly good gym towel that is worthy of your time should be convenient and travel-friendly in size, not to mention soft to the touch and absorbent.
Below we have found some great options that are made up of all or most of these must-haves and are affordable enough to buy multiples. If you need a large number of towels right off the bat, then the pack of 24 salon towels will be a good option. These are made from 100 percent cotton and provide optimal coverage, performance, and versatility. These towels are also highly absorbent and will remain soft after numerous wash and dry cycles.
Our other towel options are made of specialty materials such as fast-drying microfiber that is also super absorbent and one even offers a feature that cools your body down quickly and reduces your body temperature up to 30 degrees. These unique towels are compact, easy to carry and come in multiple sizes depending on your preferences and/or needs.
1. Rainleaf Microfiber Towel
The Microfiber Towel by Rainleaf is made using only the highest quality microfiber that will keep your towel fresh and free from germs and mildew. Due to the specialty materials, the towel will dry itself quickly and if needed, can absorb as much as three times its weight in water for a quicker drying experience. Available in six sizes, these compact and ultra-light towels are ideal for everything from travel to the gym, beach, camping, swimming, and backpacking.
Pros: These towels are very soft and feel like suede on your skin.
Cons: It is important to follow washing instructions upon opening as the color may bleed.
2. Utopia Towels Salon Towels
The Salon Towels by Utopia Towels come in a set of 24 towels made from 100 percent soft and durable, ring-spun cotton. Each soft, fluffy towel provides the optimal coverage, absorbency and versatility needed and can be used in your bathroom or salon, as a gym towel or even a quality spa towel to treat yourself at home.
Pros: These towels have a zero-twist construction and shorter fibers which helps reduce shedding and fraying.
Cons: These towels may not be bleach-safe.
3. Alfamo Cooling Towels
The Cooling Towels by Alfamo are unique due to their superior material which is made to cool your body quickly, up to 30 degrees below body temperature when wet. Ideal for sports and outdoor workers, these super-absorbent towels provide this cooling effect through the evaporation of absorbed water to keep you comfortable up to several hours. These multipurpose towels also come with a bonus waterproof carrying pouch with carabiner clip allowing for easy travel.
Pros: These towels are soft and pleasant to the touch and provide UPF 50 sunscreen protection.
Cons: While it cools down quickly, the cooling effect may not last as long as needed.