How to Choose the Perfect Gym Towel

How to Choose the Perfect Gym Towel

There are numerous different reasons you might need a towel for your trip to the gym. Whether you’re looking for a design that can help wick away any excess sweat (to keep you feeling dry during the workout) or if you need a towel that’s going to do the job to help dry off after a post-workout shower, finding the right towel is absolutely integral.

However, many people rush this decision, instead reaching for any old towel that might happen to be lying around the house. This can actually hinder your gym experience more than you might realise, though – which is why our team here at Navivva Splendid is on hand to help. We’ve outlined some of the main things you should know about finding the perfect gym towel as follows to ensure your workouts go as smoothly as possible.

Why is the Perfect Gym Towel Important?

There are countless different reasons that investing in the perfect gym towel is important, but all too many people overlook this when planning their trip. Some of the main reasons you should always choose a premium gym towel (such as our Navivva Splendid microfibre towel) include:

  • Stopping the transmission of pathogens: Sharing towels with other people or just using a generic towel can put you at higher risk of disease spread. As such, try to opt for a towel with specific antibacterial properties, like our Navivva Splendid microfibre towels.
  • Keeping you feeling dry and clean: During an intense workout, sweat can leave you feeling damp, sticky, and uncomfortable. Thus, The ideal gym towel must be absorbent enough to quickly wick sweat away so you feel dry and clean throughout your workout.
  • Protecting dirty surfaces: While most gyms do their best to keep equipment clean, there’s no saying how many people might have used a particular piece of equipment before you. As such, if you’re concerned, having a quality gym towel to place on top of the equipment can help provide an additional layer of protection.
  • Drying off quickly: If you usually shower before leaving the gym, you need a towel that’s compact enough to carry with you but absorbent enough to dry you quickly, so you can head home for some much deserved TLC.

    How to Choose the Perfect Gym Towel for Your Workouts

    Stuck with choosing the perfect gym towel for your workouts? The following factors can help you find the perfect option.


    One of the first things you’ll want to think about is the size of your gym towel. Indeed, there’s no point in going for a towel that’s too small to be much use – but your ideal towel should also be compact enough to easily take with you.

    This is something our Navivva Splendid towels excel in; thanks to their unique design, they are extra-large in size but roll down into a tiny space, ideal for use at the gym and on the go.


    Don’t just go for a generic polyester towel for your gym workouts; material is massively important, and options such as pure cotton or – better still – microfibre can offer a much gentler material for your skin while providing excellent absorbency. Microfibre towels like ours also offer antibacterial properties, making them ideal for use in the gym.

    Drying Times

    Ideally, when choosing a gym towel, look for an option that can dry out more quickly than others. Indeed, during a long gym session, your towel can get damp very fast; if it doesn’t dry, you’ll be left without a towel to rely on. Microfibre towels (like our Navviva Splendid towels) are fortunately among the fastest drying, making them ideal for many gym-goers.


    As a final tip, make sure you choose a towel that you’d be proud to use on the go! A grey towel is often one of the best options here since the neutral colour makes it ideal for any setting.

    Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Workout Equipment!

    Choosing the ideal gym towel is, of course, a very important decision. However, you should never forget about the other equipment you’ll need for your workout, too, such as a top-quality large water bottle and a protein shaker bottle for post-workout replenishment. Don’t worry, though – we here at Navivva Splendid offer all of this, so you can find your ideal gym equipment all in one place.

    Final Thoughts

    A gym towel is so much more than just a means to an end – in fact, in many cases, it’s one of the most important aspects of your kit. So, make sure you’ve invested in a top-quality gym towel that will give you the comfort and amazing results you deserve; fortunately, our Navivva Splendid extra large microfibre towel could be just what you’ve been looking for.

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