I was thrilled when Alec Ramsey contacted me with a request to try out his invention, The Jimmy Towel! He sent me my choice of a Sporty Jimmy to review and tell you about. He also generously offered to give away a Sporty Towel to the Green Idea Review community. You can read my review of the Jimmy Towel below and find details for entering the Jimmy Towel Giveaway at the end of the post.
The Jimmy Pocket Towel is a a reusable, quick-drying hand towel that zips into a stylish, pocket-sized case for use whenever you’re not at home. The towel has a special microfiber design that wicks moisture away form your hands and dries quickly when left exposed to the air. The towel easily removes from the case (when you want it to) and can be tossed in the wash with your every day laundry.
- Better for the Earth – Using the Jimmy Towel instead of paper towels when you are out and about decreases the amount of waste headed for the landfills
- Saves Energy – Using the Jimmy Towel instead of an electric hand dryer saves electricity
- Saves Trees – fewer paper towels used means fewer trees cut down
- Folds easily into it’s case for reuse
- Super absorbent, so you can continue to use it throughout the day
- It can be hard to remember to use it
- It may be a little small for big hands
- Not for germophobes who like to use paper towels to pull open the public restroom door
I was so pleased to try out the Jimmy Towel. I work full time at an office all day, which means I’m using (and tossing) paper towels multiple times a day. I knew the reusable Jimmy Towel would be a great tool in my quest to Ditch the Disposables.
When folded the Jimmy Towel is very compact and could fit in any bag, clutch or back pocket – perfect for having with you wherever you go!
I made sure I took the Jimmy Towel to the restroom with each use. I found it was the perfect size for my hands, and did a really impressive job of drying off all of the water. I could use it multiple times before I felt like it was losing its absorbency. When it did, I just left it out, unfolded, on the corner of my desk to dry out a little.
On the weekends, I tossed it into the diaper bag when I was out and about with the kids. It was perfect to use in the restroom with my 2 1/2 year old. She was just learning to use the potty and was terrified of the loud electric hand dryers in public restrooms. Having the Jimmy Towel with us allowed us to still wash hands without the drama of the big bad scary hand dryer! (Anyone with a freshly potty trained toddler will understand the value of this!)
The hardest part about using the Jimmy Towel was actually remembering to use the Jimmy Towel! The instructions for use tell you to pull it from your pocket and unzip it before you wash you hands. This is very wise, because it keeps it in front of your face so you can remember to use it. Reaching for a paper towel after washing your hands is so automatic, it takes deliberate though to do otherwise.
Overall, I recommend the Jimmy Towel! It is compact, easy to carry and use, and does a great job of drying your hands. It can be reused several times in a row, and can be washed with your normal laundry. Did I mention it also comes in some super cute colors and patters, with fun environmentally friendly art on the towels? Check out the Jimmy Towel store to shop for yourself or a friend. These would make a great gift (or stocking stuffer – the Holidays will be here before you know it!)
One lucky reader will get their very own Sporty Jimmy so they can start ditching disposable towels as well! Surf around on the Jimmy Towel site, and register for the raffle below! The giveaway is open now through Sunday, August 18th at 11:59 PM, EST.