We have always referred to it as “the yellow cloth.” 🙂 Aion Plas Chamois (known before as Kanebo Plas Chamois) is a synthetic, super absorbent microfiber towel that leaves almost zero water after a wipe and lasts for years. Trust me, our Chamois has been in use for the last three years and it’s still usable to date. For the purpose of this review, I just bought a new one and because sharing is caring, this is how the package looks like:

Through the years, we have observed that there’s a great number of fake Aion Plas Chamois and “copy cats” which have entered the market. They are advertised to also work as a great absorbent towel. The consistent power of sales talk by staff in Ace Hardware, Blade, Handyman, etc. had prompted me to go ahead and buy one each of the three major competitors’ product.

I asked my dad to test and compare the performance of the towels because he’s the one who’s mostly responsible for washing our cars and doing house work. 😀 Among all, he declares hands-down that the Aion Plas Chamois Super Absorbent Towel as the champion. No wonder this brand of microfiber towel is the number 1 chamois brand in Japan! Here are four ways we use the Aion Plas Chamois:

4 Ways We Use the Aion Plas Chamois (and 4 Ways It is Proven Effective)

1. Drying the Car

Aion Plas Chamois features unparalleled water-absorbing performance. It is made with material that absorbs more water than regular towels to dry the car without scratching the surface. It’s fast and easy to use, ideal for auto detailing as well. The size is large enough so you can also try it with cleaning your motorcycle and boat.

2. Wiping the Bathroom Floor

Although we have a sliding door inside the bathroom that separates the shower area and the rest of the toilet and have a drain in the middle, water running out of the shower area can’t be helped. Thus, to clean out the mess, after bathing, we maximize the use of Aion Plas Chamois for its absorbing action by wiping the bathroom floor and wringing the cloth to remove excess water onto the sink directly.

What’s even commendable is that it while mops and ordinary rags normally leave a bunch of hairy clumps (even after multiple washes), the Aion Plas Chamois does not. It neither accumulates hair nor form mold or mildew.

3. Cleaning the Kitchen

My mom stands as the official cook at home, and she cannot stand seeing water spilling from the kitchen counter to the floor when she’s preparing the ingredients. Mopping the floor and removing liquids on the counter proved to be taxing especially when done over and over again. In the same vein, replacing a non-absorbing 100% cotton tea towel one after the other adds on the chore. There’s really nothing worse than a crap dishtowel.

One day, we tried the Aion Plas Chamois and found that it also worked like a reliable old friend in the kitchen. The more we wash it, the softer and more absorbent it becomes.

4. Drying Sweat

Haha. I guess drying sweat is one of the more creative ways we have used the Aion Plas Chamois. Have you ever thought that the Aion Plas Chamois can be used as a hand towel? It’s a compact cloth that you can store in your gym bag and you don’t have to carry a bulky one. It’s a good traveling companion, as it occupies just a small space in your suitcase and it serves multipurpose.

As a synthetic sponge made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), it can absorb up to 12 times its dry weight in water. This makes it also as an excellent option if you decide to go trekking, camping or playing sports that will make you perspire big-time. Try it and learn how smooth and soft it goes on the skin. In fact, I know someone who uses it as a bath towel. :mrgreen:

Wrap Up

The Aion Plas Chamois has been existing for over 40 years now globally, and it comes with no surprise that many customers from around the world have also recognized the same benefits. At PhP 379 in retail stores in the Philippines, it’s notable that it is costlier than cheaper-quality alternatives and generic brands, but the price for value is high.

Ordinary rags as well as the product of other brands can only do much, moving around the water without absorbing anymore water when it becomes “full and heavy.” The winning factor must be that the Aion Plas Chamois features a three-layer construction that makes it sustain its usability and durability so it absorbs more and lasts longer. Hence, consider it as a safe investment piece in your home. 😉

For more information, visit the website of Aion Plas Chamois Philippines at www.aionabsorb.com or their Facebook page. You can also watch the video here:

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108 Responses

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    With kids around, I would end up using this all the time. It sounds awesome.

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  2. Fred

    Chamois cloth is really an amazing invention — very useful and long-lasting if you take care of it well. Wonder why don’t they sell it in other colors here?

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  3. Tamika

    I love a good towel. I’m going to get a couple of these for my kitchen. This will make cleanup a breeze from now on.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      For sure you won’t be disappointed. Just remember that you have to store it moist in the canister or it will dry stiff as a cardboard. Dip it on water and it is good to go again.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it’s great to dry your car with no streaks and you can use it over and over and throw it in the washer (or wash the cloth by hand as it’s just easy). You can wring it as you dry your car so it becomes bone dry again. The Aion Plas Chamois is also good for cleaning car windows where streaks usually show up.

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  4. Catherine S

    Thanks for the review, it looks like a great towel. I could use a good towel to dry off my car.

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  5. Andi

    I grew up with my Dad using a chamois to wash our family cars every single weekend. I didn’t realize until I had my own car how awesome chamois are! I also use them to clean my glasses and camera lenses – they are really great for that too!

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  6. Theresa

    With all the spills around here thanks to kids & dogs, I could definitely use this handy absorbent towel. Love how it can be reused again & again.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Buy it and be happy. 🙂 Its performance has actually exceeded my expectation. Upon using it frequently, I’ve come to know that the key isn’t necessarily how much it absorbs (which is a lot) but the way it becomes completely dry just from hand wringing.

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  7. Lisa Bristol

    I would use it for lots of tasks. Drying my dogs off after a bath would be fast and easy. They work great for washing your car.

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  8. Bonnie @ wemake7

    That looks awesome. Would love to get one to use after washing the car.

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  9. mr_jeng

    Cool find! Interesting use for my car!.. btw Roch, please congratulate your sister for me. Welcome to the real world! Hehehe!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It sure will. Note that it is odorless, nontoxic and has high tensile strength and flexibility, as well as high oxygen and aroma barrier properties. So this product is very safe!

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  10. Danielle S.

    I’ve been using chamois (other brands) on my car for as long as I can remember, but now that I heard about your great review of the quality of Aion Plas Chamois, I can’t wait to try it out.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yay! I get a convert. 😛 This chamois really works. I’ve used others that left lint or didn’t dry after a while of use; but this thing really works like a champ and left my car shinny. I highly recommend this chamois.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      As an attention to detail kind of shopper, my dad also recommends this chamois. This makes a statement that the product is great and it works with no water drops or bubbles left.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it absorbs a LOT of water and does not leave swirl marks! There is no rigged textiles on this towel, and it’s very soft. It almost feels like a piece of leather.

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  11. Suzanne Rudge

    It is hard to find a product that you love and will do the job right so when you find one I don’t blame you sharing it with the world!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you are looking for an amazing towel, this is it. Take care of this towel and it will bring you happiness (no more headaches when cleaning or wiping whatever).

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  12. Teri

    One time I tried helping in cleaning my cousin’s car. I tried using this kind of cloth and I really like it. For cleaning the kitchen though, perhaps this might be expensive for that?

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Well, it has many uses anyway. You can maximize the piece of chamois by cleaning kitchen tops, your house windows, kitchen tiles, bathroom floor, etc. and just wash it with water to clean out the dirt from other surfaces.

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  13. Gabrielle Lynn O'Brien

    What a cool towel! I would love to use one in my home. I swear I am always spilling water.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, after two years, ours has held up very well, though it is a bit discolored from the dirt it has picked up over time. That’s why we got a new one.

      Hey, good luck! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Speaking about saving money – yeah, I agree on that. It also saves a pile of wet towels you would have used for cleaning. Love it more each time I use it.

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  14. Phylicia Marie Pineda

    We use that for our car too! Haha. I just washed the car last weekend, so I remember that we used the same brand. Ours has been with us for about 2 years, and still in good condition.

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  15. Ann BAcciaglia

    I love that it can hold 12 times its weight in water. I would love one of those as I just bought a new car and it looks like a fantastic cloth to dry off the car.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      That’s because the material was designed to mimic the cell structure of a natural sea sponge, and this creates little pockets that are able to absorb and hold in moisture extremely efficiently. Every car owner should have this. 🙂

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  16. mindy

    My husband uses Kanebo all the time, i didn’t know that it has changed its name >.<! I was reading this out loud and told my husband that people actually use it as a towel (i'm kinda stiff, i find it hard to accept things to use in other purposes than its original purpose *LOL*, i'm weird) and he said "Of course, people do it all the time in Japan". He asked me to give it a try, but really, it's hard for me to change my mindset! It's for wiping things/surfaces, not for my body hahaha

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha just because this product is mostly sold in hardware stores (car accessories section) does not mean that it can only be used for that function. As the website says, it’s also used for drying pets. 😛 I have also encountered many review sites with people commenting that the Aion Plas Chamois can almost replace all their bath towels at home.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sorry, I’m not also sure about that. Well, when you visit Asia and meet Aion, a good move is to buy at least two for your household and another one for your good friend. 🙂

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  17. Rebecca Swenor

    This towel sounds amazing. I could really use a couple for cleaning with because of my three dogs who get the floor wet constantly while drinking water. I could use them for drying them of too. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sure! You can use it anytime you would use one, and it will provide greater surface area in order to save time and dirt absorbing properties that traditional sponges don’t offer.

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  18. XmasDolly

    First of all, I’m a fingerprints nut. I hate fingerprints. It’s just a pet peeve of mine especially around light switches and the fridge. I have ten grandchildren need I say more. I would love to get ten of these towels. One for… oops make that 11 for my hubby the biggest kid of all.

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  19. Ehara Poetry

    I have a dozens Aion Plas Chamois in my house for stocks, love it! It is very useful & helpful for a housewifes with 2 boys like me,,hehe

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  20. Tiffany Yong

    It’s actually quite interesting to see that you have to keep the towel slightly moist in the container. Most cloth or towel will want you to keep the towel dry before keeping for fear ofgrowing mouldy or smelly!

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  21. seventhbliss

    Hi ate, I really love how you review products on your blog! It’s so detailed and very relevant.

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  22. seventhbliss

    it’s amazing how this small piece of cloth could be used in numerous ways! Talk about ingenuity!

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  23. Indira

    Your review really detail.
    I think I have something like this, but the brand is different. Since I feel mine is not really good.

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  24. jays

    I super agree with you. buwisit ung mga sales talkers na pinopromote pa yung ibang brand. nothing comes close to aion plas chamois

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