The 10 Best Chamois Towels

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in October of 2016. If you're frustrated with streaks on your windows and mirrors after cleaning them, try one of these chamois towels next time. They are designed to provide a lint-free wiping and drying experience that's great for cars, countertops, and stainless steel appliances, too. Here, you'll find both natural and synthetic choices, from plain to pretty, so there's no job you won't be able to tackle. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. The Absorber by CleanTools

2. Ever New Mega

3. Meguiar's Water Magnet

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

Traditionally, a chamois was made from sheepskin; today, there are seemingly endless varieties of synthetic types available, so we decided to keep a mixture of both. For the true leather experience, there's the Ever New Mega, which is capable of absorbing up to five times its weight in liquid. Note, though, that as with many natural options, it tears more easily than synthetics and thus requires a relatively soft touch. As for microfiber choices, we left The Absorber by CleanTools, an ever-popular selection, and added Meguiar's Water Magnet. This latter has a waffle weave texture that experienced auto detailers recommend, as the little pockets help keep dirt and grit away from your paint. And for those who are more interested in style, we selected The Shammy Towel from Rumpl; it's absorbent, attractive, and big, but it comes with the hefty price tag to match.

4. Original ShamWow

5. Microfiber Wholesale Buff Detail

6. Water Gear Sports

7. Rumpl's The Shammy Towel

8. The Newest Original German

9. Kitchen + Home Super

10. AmazonBasics 2 Pack

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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