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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 12:52:29 pm »
I thought we had enough to release when they were ready rather than waiting until 16:00 our time.  I usually only release stuff at 16:00 if I'm worried that they will sell out fast and I want to give everyone a fair chance.... 
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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 04:02:07 pm »
They arrived today. First (and most likely only) fit pic of this threat.




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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2017, 04:08:42 pm »
I'm totally going to post an action pic with mine. And I ordered the small ones

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 08:07:45 am »
How do you get these things to stop shedding?  There was a bit of shedding out of the box and now even more after a wash.

Also, the sticker on the towel recommended to wash it at 40deg on the delicate cycle.  Will washing them more aggressively somehow damage them?

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 12:32:28 pm »
@DrPat I asked the question when I was in Japan, they were sort of mystified.  After me explaining a number of times, they suggested just wash more, the lint will stop shedding at some point.  They think a hotter wash would be OK. 
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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2017, 12:32:38 pm »
Restocked.....
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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2017, 08:17:48 am »
@DrPat I asked the question when I was in Japan, they were sort of mystified.  After me explaining a number of times, they suggested just wash more, the lint will stop shedding at some point.  They think a hotter wash would be OK. 

Thanks for looking into this.

I washed the towel 5 times.  There is still some shedding but the amount has significantly decreased.  Hopefully it will be gone after a few more washed.

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 12:16:41 pm »
Action shot. First time outside.




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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 11:01:43 pm »
I'm currently in the market for some high quality towels and this one has certainly piqued my interest, what is the weight of the cotton used?

Any feedback yet on how these are holding up?

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2017, 06:17:41 am »

Any feedback yet on how these are holding up?

No idea about the weight of the cotton but they are fat, heavy and soft without being too fluffy. They fold beautifully.

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2017, 07:34:58 am »
They are not particularly heavy, that is not how the Japanese measure the quality of a towel.

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http://www.imabaritowel.jp/en/#imabari
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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2017, 07:40:46 am »
They're heavy compared to the tat available to me here. One thing they certainly are is super absorbent and surprisingly quick to dry. Good link btw, thank you.

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2017, 11:12:46 am »
They are not particularly heavy


I currently have one small and one medium size imabari towel which are both light weight (but super absorbent) when compared to the usual heavy hotel towels, I think I have a good idea of what you mean, thanks.

Going a little off topic and more of a wish list: I would love to see some IH shorts, t-shirts, hoodies et al.  made from this material!


One thing they certainly are is super absorbent and surprisingly quick to dry.

This is the quality I like with the imabari towels I have, it's good to know it's replicated in the larger size towel, thanks. 

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Re: IHG-066 - Black/Orange Large Imabari Towel
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2019, 12:42:25 pm »