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Overall Impressions of the Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towel
The Gaiam Thirsty comes in both mat-length and hand-size versions. This review if for the mat-length towel. It’s 24 x 68 inches, long enough to cover all standard-sized yoga mats. Give the towel a spritz with water, lay it on top of your mat, and you’re ready to go.
Gaiam is one of the most prominent names in the yoga world, so it’s a reliable brand you can trust. The towel lives up to expectations, providing a solid comfort level. It’s not quite as comfortable as the Yogitoes Skidless, which is the cream of the crop in the yoga towel market, but it’s still plenty soft. And of course, the Gaiam Thirsty is much less expensive than the Yogitoes.
The Thirsty also provides good traction, which is one of the most important concerns for any mat-length towel. Users report that the towel stays in place during practice. Perform those downward dogs without fear that your towel is going to slide around and throw off your poses!
Cool Visual Appeal: Unlimited Color Choices
As of this writing, the Gaiam Thirsty comes in at least 16 different designs. Most feature a solid color towel material with a different color trim around the outside of the towel. They all look very sharp, so no matter which one you pick, you’ll be making a winning fashion statement.
The eye-popping designs available include Granite Storm/Citron (a modest gray towel with sea green trim), Tangerine/Posy (dark orange towel with pink trim), and Turquoise Sea/Radiant Orchid (a royal green-blue towel with purple trim.)
High Marks for Durability
Whenever you invest money in something, you want it to last for a long time. The Gaiam Thirsty is quite durable, holding up over many months with no fraying or pigmentation fading. Durability may be the towel’s most impressive quality, in fact.
If you are someone who sweats very heavily, you may notice an odor buildup over time. But that’s going to happen with just about any towel out there.
To sum it all up, the Gaiam Thirsty is just a notch below the Yogitoes Skidless, but it’s still one of the better yoga towels on the market. It provides a really nice combination of traction, durability, comfort, and affordability. You can’t go wrong choosing this towel.
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Pros: The Gaiam Thirsty provides great moisture absorption. The towel is very durable and comes in gorgeous colorful designs.
Cons: Softness / comfort level is just average.