Meguiar’s Water Magnet Model X2000
The Wet: A waffle-weave microfiber drying towel from the folks who know vehicle surfaces better than anyone, it’s super soft and stays that way after doing a good job of streak-free drying (absorbed 10 ounces).
The Dry: Claims of gulping more than terry towels are correct, but it doesn’t drink as much as the other test products.
The Real Deal
If you want to kick it old school, you can still get a leather chamois, like the Griot’s Stay Soft Chamois, Model 11101. We tested this as well.
Although slightly larger than the tested synthetics, it is wonderfully soft and does a good job of drying without streaking. It absorbed 12 ounces, less than Griot’s synthetic towel. If you are a purist, you know that “natural” has its price. This item comes in at a whopping $33. Plus it dries stiff, like an old pair of Top-Siders.