This is a companion review covering the full sized version of the Amphibian towel.
A “technology” heading for a towel? You bet.
The Amphibian towel is a large square towel with two of the four sizes sewn together. This forms a sort of “pita pocket” shape. The inside of the towel is a bamboo terry and is used as the wet part for cleaning clubs, balls etc. The outside is cotton and stays dry, despite the inside being wet. So you clean your clubs with the inside and dry them with the outside. Very cool.
On the course
I used to wet a large towel about half way down, so the bottom half was wet and the top half dry. Now I can have the same single wet/dry towel but one that keeps the two completely separate. The inside of the Amphibian stays wet for most of a round and hot hot days may need a small boost of water about half way through the round.
The towel is also very soft and plush. When I have some sweat to wipe off my face or hands (from the pressure of trying to win a $2.00 nassau), the Amphibian feels very nice.
I like the spring loaded clip which mounts the towel, similar to a mountain climbing clip. This clip is much better than those old standard wire towel clips which bend and break. Of course you only find that out after you’ve lost your towel.
Dry towel in the rain
On rainy days it is hard to keep a towel dry. Reversing the concept of the Amphibian you can use the outside as the wet side and the inside as the dry side. Since the two stay independent, the rain can soak the outside fine and the inside is still dry!
The only minor critique I have which isn’t a factor with the ball version, is that it can sometimes be hard to get leverage for really scrubbing and rubbing the wet side. There can be enough slack in the two sides to make scrubbing difficult.
The full sized Amphibian is another great product from Frogger. The fabric is as plush and soft as any golf towel I’ve ever used. The wet/dry concept is implemented very well and works perfectly.