In a recent post ["Three Tips for Avoiding Germs at the Gym"], we suggested athletes wipe down training equipment with disinfectant and a towel to prevent contact with surface bacteria. Here we introduce a product that disinfects gear all by itself: the SilverSport Silver Towel.
SilverSport, a breakout company developed by Hall-of-Fame football player Franco Harris and consumer product expert Thomas Davis, created a product to achieve one goal: make training as clean as possible. Result: the SilverSport Silver Towel.
What makes the Silver Towel more effective than an ordinary cotton towel sprayed with disinfectant? The secret lies within the thread. New Terra Silver microtechnology infuses viscose bamboo fabric with antimicrobial silver to eliminate more than 650 types of surface-borne, odor-causing bacteria.
Simply wipe equipment with the Silver Towel and you're good to go. No more need to spray liquid from a bottle to wipe down equipment with toxic cleaning chemicals or watered-down bleach. Once moisture hits the Silver Towel, natural bacteria-fighting silver ions are released. This immediately starts to prevent bacteria from transferring onto the skin from germ-infected equipment.
The SilverSport Silver Towel is available in two sizes, 20"x30" and 20"x60" [for heavy sweaters]. The company also offers a variety of yoga and pilates products, all of which can be found at silversport.com.
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