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Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towels

3.9 out of 5 stars 631 customer reviews
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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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  • ASIN: B00A3Q2KA4
  • Item model number: 05-61341
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (631 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,364 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)

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By F. Glodek on April 29, 2011
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 bought this to wipe the sweat off my face and out of my eyes during HOT yoga. It would work great except it behaves like Velcro on my facial hair, even if I have shaved that morning.

This might work fine on silky skinned females, but it is not for guys.
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Size: 20"W x 30"LColor: Lavender Verified Purchase
I do hot yoga about 5-6 days a week, and I bought this towel based on the reviews. I agree with everyone about the great size of the towel and the fact that it does sop up a ton of sweat and dries super quickly, but it feels absolutely terrible. It basically feels like any other microfiber cleaning towel (if you have any that you've gotten from a cleaning or organizational store) - it has little "hooks" that catch ever so briefly on your skin. For anyone who is tactile sensitive, that feeling is not comfy or cozy or comfortable. So, I basically steer clear of this towel, which is a shame, because the size really is great and the color is okay.
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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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