It’s time to put your chamois leather down. If you want to take your car detailing serious, it’s time to pick up the right products. You might think drying your car is a minor detail (pun intended) when it comes to car cleaning, but the difference between using an absorbent drying towel vs a product designed to be rung out time and time again is huge. We put the Meguiar’s Microfibre Duo Twist drying towel to the test to see how it fairs.

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How I Tested the Meguiar’s Microfibre Duo Twist Drying Towel

After washing and rinsing my car, I decided to use Meguiar’s Microfibre Duo Twist Drying Towel to finish up the job. When using the towel, I observed how much water it absorbed on the first pass, along with how much moisture it failed to pick up. Then, I finished drying the car to see how effective the towel was overall. The towel’s weight and ergonomic value were two other aspects I had in mind when assessing its performance.

Editor’s Note:

In addition to being a highly experienced automotive writer, Elizabeth takes pride in detailing her cars well at home. As such, she’s the perfect contributor to assess products like this for Fast Car.

Meguiar's Microfibre Duo Twist Drying Towel drying

First Impressions

This is another drying towel that foregoes plushness. But just because it’s not as fluffy as others, that doesn’t mean it’s no good. It’s got loads of duo-twist microfibers, and it’s big, too. In a world of brightly-colored drying towels, it’s a little dull, but if that’s all I’ve got to moan about, it’s not exactly a big deal.


This drying towel measures 35×20”. That means it’s big, but not quite as big as some of its rivals. But it’s still an exceedingly large towel. While it might look thin, it boasts a 1200 GSM construction, which is very impressive, and means it’s nice and soft. Its duo-twist construction means that each drying fiber is two strands twisted together. Rather than the soft, fluffy, plush structure, it feels a bit more like a bath towel.

Meguiar's Microfibre Duo Twist Drying Towel testing

What’s It Like To Use the Meguiar’s Microfibre Duo Twist Drying Towel

This towel dries really well. I honestly didn’t expect too much from it, but it really impressed me. It absorbed way more water than I expected it to, and I was very impressed with how little moisture was left behind after just the first wipe. It proceeded to happily soak up all the water and did a very impressive job.

The Verdict

The Meguiar’s Microfibre Duo Twist drying towel is very impressive. It’s very nice to use and dries very well. There’s really nothing to complain about here. Other towels are a little softer and bigger, but this towel is still an excellent choice.

Be sure to check out our best drying towel guide where we put 10 of the top products together in a group test to find out who the true winner is.