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Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towels

by Gaiam
3.9 out of 5 stars 583 customer reviews

Price: $4.57 - $51.50
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  • Microfiber Mat-Sized Towel - 24" x 68" - Fits perfectly over traditional yoga mat
  • Super absorbent - dries in half the time of a cotton towel (Ideal for hot yoga)
  • Acts as substitute for yoga mat in a pinch
  • 88% Polyester, 12% Nylon
  • Machine was separately in cold water and dry flat

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Product Description

Designed for hot yoga, this microfiber mat towel from Gaiam will help eliminate the slipping and sliding that many yogis experience in their Bikram, Ashtanga, or Vinyasa practice. This super absorbent towel is constructed from soft microfiber that wicks away moisture and dries in half the time of a cotton towel. This towel is as large as a standard yoga mat to keep your mat dry and help you maintain proper alignment and poses while sweating or in a moist environment. Best of all, this towel is easily cleaned in your washing machine! Measures 68" x 24" x 0.08".

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 68 x 24 x 0.1 inches
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  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00A3Q2KA4
  • Item model number: 05-61341
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (583 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,432 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

From the Manufacturer

Thirsty Hand Towel Thirsty Mat Towel No-Slip Mat Towel Grippy Mat Towel Dual-Grip Mat Towel Hot Yoga Mat Towel
Size 20"W x 30"L 24"W x 68"L or 26"W x 72"L 24"W x 68"L 24"W x 68"L 26"W x 72"L 24"W x 68"L
Material Hypoallergenic, non-permeable microfiber Hypoallergenic, non-permeable microfiber Absorbent microfiber top layer, no-slip rubber backing Absorbent microfiber top layer, no-slip PVC backing Microfiber top layer, soft suede-like bottom layer Soft, suede-like microfiber
Benefits Absorbs twice as much as standard cotton, dries in half the time Absorbs twice as much as standard cotton, dries in half the time Ideal for travel, doubles as mat in a pinch Thicker for extra cushioning while no-slip backing keeps mat in place Larger than standard mat size for extra-coverage Microfiber provides better traction the hotter you get
Use Great for on-the-go-use Great for all types of yoga Great for all types of yoga (especially hot yoga) Great for all types of yoga Great for all types of yoga Great for all types of yoga (especially hot yoga)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Size: 24"W x 68"LColor: Dark Blue
My wife and I avidly practice Bikram yoga, sometimes as often as 6 classes a week. We started our practice using bath towels and quickly moved to yoga towels for the added slip-free design, sweat-wicking and fast drying composition of the Gaiam towels.

Briefly, my PROS and CONS;
PROS
- Once slightly damp provide a very slip-free surface
- bunches only slightly, I usually have no issues in Bikram but my towel moves a bit during active Vinyasa sessions.
- Wash them and hang to dry, they are often completely dry in a few hours
- Hold up fairly well after washing (which you need to do after every class)

CONS
- We now have purchased 6 of these towels since we started in January 2011. We needed at least 4 (2 towels each) to rotate every other day or for when we do double classes on weekends.
- After 3 months the towels pick up a mildew smell that is impossible to remove. I have washed with baking soda, vinegar, hung out in the sun, tossed the older ones in a dryer, but the smell is horrible.
-After 3 months of regular use and maybe 30-40 washings, I've had to throw out 2 of the towels.

I am going to try the Yogitoes towel that is a little more expensive, to see if the towels hold up a little longer. I will update this review once I have tried the other brand.
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Size: 24"W x 68"LColor: Smokey Purple
I have been doing Bikram yoga for about a year now, and needed something longer than a normal bath towel. Instead of buying the expensive yoga towels, I went for Gaiam's, and have not been too impressed. It does absorb much more than a normal towel, but does not stay put on top of the mat in between poses which causes me to constantly fix it, leaving me with little if any resting time. I suggest buying the expensive towels for it's worth the cost in the end.
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Size: 20"W x 30"LColor: Lavender Verified Purchase
I purchased this towel because I needed an affordable, but absorbent hand towel for hot yoga. I did not want to spend the money on the expensive yogitoes version and decided to give this one a try. It wicks away sweat with ease and dries very quickly. I'm glad I chose this towel over a more expensive brand.
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Size: 20"W x 30"LColor: Lavender Verified Purchase
I feel weird about this towel. Here's why.

Let me start by saying that I lift weights and do cardio almost every day, and my time at the gym is 3-4 hours, so I sweat A LOT. My normal white hand towel always "fills up" with sweat before I'm done working out, so I decided to try this towel to see if it was any better.

So here's my assessment: It absorbs great. It never "fills up" with sweat. Therefore I never feel that I've used up all the dry spots. It's a great size for the gym. I can easily toss it over my shoulder and move from exercise to exercise without it getting in the way. I can toss it over the hand rail of any cardio machine and it's long enough that it doesn't fall off. The color is cool. It looks good. It dries fast... You'd think that would be more than enough to deserve 5 stars. But it's not.

The reason? Well, it just doesn't feel good when I wipe my skin. It's a little hard to describe, but basically, it doesn't glide smoothly. It's by no means rough or scratchy. It just seems to catch ever so slightly to my skin and I personally don't like how it feels.

Bottom line is that all the other reviews are correct about this item; it is a great towel. But for some reason, I'm sensitive to how this towel feels and I personally don't like it at all. Only one other review here shares my opinion, so if I were you, I'd buy it and try it. If you don't like it, return it. That's what I'm going to do.
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Size: 24"W x 68"LColor: Smokey Purple
I bought this in place of a Yogitoes towel and found that although it doesn't have the anti-skid nubs on the underside it still stays in place fairly well. It's super absorbant and significantly cheaper than a Yogitoes towel. I endorse this product.
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Size: 20"W x 30"LColor: Lavender Verified Purchase
I really love this towel! I use it 4-5 days a week for hot yoga and it's held up well for *years*. It stays odor-free. It's large enough to cover the entire face in one wipe, and it's soft and cuddly and a pleasure to use. The color hasn't faded even with frequent washings; there are absolutely no pulls or fraying in the towel at all. It's so strong that sometimes I even use it in place of a strap. Can't go wrong with this one. Some reviewers have noted that it has an unpleasant texture like the microfiber cleaning towels, but I strongly disagree. I dust with microfiber towels and hate the way they stick to my skin. These Gaiam towels are smooth on my skin, with no sticky velcro-type feeling. They have a nice "hand."
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Size: 24"W x 68"LColor: Dark Blue
I own two of these yoga towels, and I have found them to be durable, highly absorbent, and an overall great value. I can't believe people actually spend 2-3 times as much on other brands! I practice yoga 5-6 times per week, so I need a towel that will stand up to lots of use and washing.This is a perfectly good towel that fulfils my needs: a non-slip, absorbent surface that completely covers my yoga mat. I have used this towel for both Bikram-style hot yoga classes as well as Vinyasa flow classes, and it works well for both. It's lightweight and dries really quickly too. This towel doesn't shrink or fade either, even after dozens of washings, unlike the shrunken Yogitoes towels I see others using in my yoga classes. I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4, but it sometimes doesn't stay put perfectly - I've found that I may have to straighten it once during an especially active flowing class. Overall, I'm satisfied with this yoga towel, and I see no need to waste money on the pricier brands.
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