The (Small) Towel
I usually just use a regular hand towel for my workouts, but thought I would upgrade and see what I might be missing out on. Come to find out, it was nothing. I sweat a lot during my workouts and it doesn't absorb as much as I need it to. I just use it now as an emergency towel if I was too lazy to wash my others. I could probably use it on my car though to justify having bought it.
July 8, 2015
I'm obsessed with this towel for spin. It's the perfect size to drape across the handlebars. It's soft and feels nice on your face opposed to the terry towels they supply at the studio. Sure it's pricey, but for how often I use it, it's definitely worth it. Please make more colours, lulu!
July 5, 2015
Decent but not great
I bought this towel when I was fairly new to yoga. I do enjoy the color selection and the appearance but I've found that with use it's not worth the money. It does help me wipe sweat off during hot yoga classes but I find that a regular hand towel is more effective since it absorbs the moisture. I like to use this towel in regular yoga classes but I find that I sweat too much in hot yoga for this to keep up with all the liquid. Decent, but not great and certainly not worth the price.
April 16, 2015
I just ordered my second small towel. Yes, they're expensive, but they're really thin and work well. I've ordered similar chamois type towels from various brands, but they're heavier and take longer to dry. Since it's small, if you sweat a lot at the gym you want it to be thin in order to dry very fast. This does the job. I have one to sit on/use for weights at the gym and one for wiping my face and body.
They wash and wear well--my first towel is still going strong and I put it through the dryer. I just saw the light pink version---might need to add a third to my "collection"!
April 9, 2015
LOVE This Towel!
I didn't want to love this towel. I really didn't. But I must say--this towel has quickly become a necessity for my WODs. It's SO much more absorbent than all my other little hand towels and is so great at soaking up sweat. I lift heavy and do some intense conditioning, and will literally be soaked in sweat from my neck to my ankles. This towel is great for mopping the sweat off my face and hands (hands are especially important as I need to get a good grip on the weights). I also use it--and this sounds so gross--to clean equipment off after my husband uses it/before I do, as he usually leaves behind a huge pool of sweat that I really don't want to sit/lie in. With one swipe of this towel, the pool of sweat is gone! I also tend to get covered in black smudges from the dirty weights, kettle bells, floor, etc, and I use these towels to wipe it off. They truly work great for anything I need.
I think these towels are a touch too expensive (almost $20 for a hand towel is insane), and for that reason I am giving them 4 stars. Even so, I own two: one in sea mist and another in the teal color (forgot what it's called). I love both! The teal color is darker, so it's better at hiding dirt/stains. I wash in cold water and hang to dry, and have had no issues with washing. I was a little worried about the smell factor, but haven't experienced any issues there either.
Bottom line: If you sweat buckets like I do, you will not regret buying this towel!
April 1, 2015
tag = terrible
I purchased a small towel from Lululemon a year ago and I absolutely love it. I went into the store this week hoping to purchase another, but I was terribly disappointed. It appears that the latest crop of towels now have a tag glued to them. WHY?!?! The former version has the logo embossed into the fabric, which is visually noticeable but doesn't affect the feel of the towel whatsoever. I can only imagine that this new tag would be scratchy. This is not what I want near my face - or anywhere on my body for that matter! It looks like the tag can be pulled off (some were already starting to peel away), but there is a gummy residue left behind. Really bad move, Lululemon! I will be buying my small towels from Manduka from now on.
March 31, 2015
This small towel is great for my over stuffed gym bag. It hardly takes up any room. Its also very cute pattern but for $22 it was a bit expensive.
March 26, 2015
this little towel
I always make sure to read reviews on "most products...from anywhere. I did the same with this product and I must say I was happy with what I read and even happier with the purchase. I SWEAT.... standing still even, even better I live in Hawaii where heat is just a way of life! So need less to say this little towel is awesome, absorbent and the perfect size. I teach dance so its handy to tuck in my waistband, does not scratch my face like the usual towel I bring and is PRETTY darn effective at soaking up the sweat quickly.
March 16, 2015
Pretty purple please
I love my towel and small towel...but need small towel in pretty purple please
February 6, 2015
you NEED this towel!
This is the best towel for spin class, hands down! Super absorbent, fits perfectly across the handlebars, and is not bulky! It will easily absorb all your sweat and dry in between wipes. After using this towel it is hard to go back to a normal towel - they are not nearly as soft! You must try this, you will become addicted too!
December 29, 2014