Softness or lightness in microfiber towels and micro cotton towels? This is a fairly common question since micro cotton towels were released. Both towels fulfil the function of “quick-drying”, and although it indeed depends on what we need them for, it will be more advisable to use one or the other.
We bet on micro cotton towels to the detriment of microfiber towels, why? For a simple reason, you have the advantage of microfiber in terms of rapid absorption and drying and, on the other hand, the pleasant touch of cotton. Why should we opt for one or the other if we have both sides in the same towel (ผ้าขนหนู, which is the term in Thai)?
Advantages Of Microfiber Towels
Microfibers are much thinner and stronger synthetic textile fibers than natural fibers. The unique morphological characteristics of the threads, with longitudinal channels, allow to manufacture very dense fabrics and with a lot of absorption capacity, without thereby, increasing their thickness.
- They have excellent absorption capacity
- They can be washed at high temperatures
- They do not produce allergies
- They are incredibly light and dry very quickly
- They don’t leave lint
Advantages Of Micro Cotton Towels
- Duplex, with the benefits of cotton
- The soft and velvety touch
- The cotton face naturally attracts water; that is, it tends to distribute the water absorbed throughout the entire length of the garment.
Otherwise, microfiber does not absorb water naturally but instead retains it in channels designed explicitly on the wires. For this same reason, the microfiber face dries quickly, since when the fabric is pressed, the water is expelled from the gutters without difficulty.
In summary, microfiber is much thinner, absorbs much more moisture and has a much faster drying, but does not have that soft and luxurious feel of a 100% cotton towel.