7 of the best gym towels for when you break a sweat

Get your sweat on and let your new gym towel clean it all up.

The best gym towels

by Angelica Daujotas |

If you find yourself using the sleeves of your t-shirt to catch your sweat, or your old gym towel simply doesn’t quite cut it anymore, it’s time to treat yourself to a sparkly new absorbent gym towel.

Whether you choose to work out at home or the gym, having a great towel beside you for your workout is a must in our books. While your bathroom towel may seem to be doing an alright job, do you really want to ruin your fluffy white towels with your sweat and dirt?

Gym towels are designed to help keep you cool and dry even when you’re at your sweatiest, so you don’t have to worry about dripping your way through your session.

We’ll do anything to make our workout sessions run as smoothly as possible, from weightlifting gloves to resistance bands, why not add a gym towel to complete your kit?

Shop the best gym towels to add to your gym bag

Whether you're practising yoga in the garden or lifting weights in your living room, this fantastic towel will support you every step of the way. We love that it will mop up any amount of sweat and because it's a microfibre towel it folds up easy - efficient but compact. This also comes in a variety of colours so you can choose your favourite.

Key Features

• Size: 140 x 70cm

• Colour: A choice of a selection

• Material: Microfibre

Review: "Bought one for my husband for the gym. Then he wanted another one. Then I bought one for myself. This is the go-to towel. It's compact, comes in a lovely soft case and there's a zip on the towel to store locker keys or anything you need to hand."

Fitness fanatics will love this large towel from Adidas. This versatile number is not only made of lightweight fabric, but it will also dry quickly, which is good news for those warmer days.

Key Features

• Size: 140 x 70cm

• Colour: Black, white & purple or white

• Material: 100% cotton

Review: "Very soft cotton, the towel is a pleasure to use after a refreshing shower after a workout."

Are you looking for a cute towel just for you? This personalised towel literally has your name written all over it. Available in a variety of colours for you to choose from and so you know it's yours.

Key Features

• Size: 30 x 90cm

• Colour: Black, navy, grey, pink, purple or white

• Material: 100% cotton

Review: "I got this in pink for my sister with white text, and it's lovely! Really good quality and came in a bag too which I wasn't expecting, so made a lovely gift."

Are you looking for a bunch of gym towels? Then this cool set is everything. And, we mean everything, as it will cool you down - all you need to do is soak it and then benefit from the lower temperature. Four towels made out of quick-drying microfibre you won't have to worry about popping them back in your gym bag.

Key Features

• Size: 30 x 100cm

• Colour: Blue, pink, teal and grey

• Material: Microfibre

Review: “These are great for keeping you cool - gym, beach, walks or just because it’s hot! I love the colours. I’m so pleased with these cooling towels! Two for me two for my other half and the price was great!”

Another microfibre set we're crazy about. Want to use this to mop up a sweat or to jump in the shower? Then this ticks all the right boxes. In two sizes - a bathing towel and a hand towel - this comes with different uses perfect for the gym. Use the hand towel as a personal hand drier and use the bathing towel for heavy-duty cleaning up. For just under a tenner, it's a bargain.

Key Features

• Size: Range of sizes

• Colour: Various colours

• Material: Microfibre

Review: "This product offers great value for money. The larger towel is a great size for everyday gym/swim use and folds down into virtually nothing. The feel of the material is nicer than a lot of microfibre towels and is more smooth than 'towelly'."

This absorbent microfibre towel likes hot yoga, indoor cycling classes, and other sweaty endeavours, as it’s designed for on the move - perfect for super sweaty workouts and a post-class shower.

Key Features

• Size: 40 x 66cm

• Colour: Pink, blue, black, green, camo and more.

• Material: polyester

Review: “Nice size small towel, and surprisingly super absorbent."

Looking pretty in pink? Bag yourself a budget gym towel that is super soft against the skin and very absorbent. Available also in teal, dark grey or black, this medium towel is perfect if you want value for your money. It also has a little tag so that you can tie it up easily to pop into your bag.

Key Features

• Size: 90 x 50cm

• Colour: Pink, Teal, Grey or Black

• Material: 100% cotton

Review: "Very happy, perfect size for gym workouts."

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