If you’re having trouble choosing between Cobra’s large selection of microfiber towels, take a moment to review our Microfiber Comparison Chart. The information here was provided by our manufacturing division to dispel the mystery of microfiber. Learn about the relationship between microfiber weight, thickness, blend, and purpose. Then select the microfiber towels that suit your purpose and your vehicle's needs.
The thickness of a microfiber towel
is directly related to its weight. Higher weight = higher density = a
thicker towel. Microfiber weight is expressed in “grams per square
meter” or g/m2. For example, the Cobra Miracle Towel is 330g/m2. Each square
meter of this particular microfiber weighs 330 grams. From this chart, you
can see that the Miracle Towel is one of our thickest towels.
||Now you know how
thickness and weight are measured, but what does that number have to do
with quality? Nothing. All Cobra Microfiber is what the industry
refers to as “ultra microfiber”. This term refers to the size and
weight of each individual fiber and it’s the highest quality microfiber
Cobra uses only ultra microfiber in
The gram weight is a measurement of
the amount of fiber in the towel. A lighter towel has fewer fibers in it,
resulting in a thinner towel. The Mango Breeze Towel is lighter, and
therefore thinner, than the Miracle Towel.
Though weight does not affect the
quality of the microfiber, it does make some towels better suited for
certain jobs than others. The Miracle Towel and the Cobra Super Plush Deluxe
are outstanding buffing towels because they are very thick and pillow-soft.
The Cobra All Purpose Towels and the Mango Breeze Towel are thinner and,
therefore, effective cleaning and polishing towels. The Cobra Detailing
Towel falls in the middle which makes it equally suited for buffing,
polishing, and cleaning.
The blend of microfiber refers
to the ratio of polyester to polyamide. Both are manmade fibers.
Polyester is noted as the stronger fiber and, because of its incredible
durability, there is always a higher percentage of polyester found in
microfiber. Towels made with an 80/20 blend are most often multi-purpose
towels because they hold up well to a wide variety of tasks.
Weight = thickness
Weight does not affect the quality
of the microfiber
Cobra uses only "ultra microfiber"
in its towels
Blend refers to the ratio (in
percentages) of polyester to polyamide
Polyamide is a derivative of nylon. Polyamide gives the microfiber a softer, silkier texture. Towels made of 70/30 microfiber are often designated as buffing towels because of their fluffy softness.