btw, when I talk about absorbency, I'm not necessarily talking about how much water any given cloth can hold until it becomes saturated, more how well it can soak liquid up. One example of this would be that an applicator sleeve can hold loads of water, but if you try to use a completely dry one to wipe a damp window it'll just push the water around. One frustrating thing I noticed about using cloths/materials of all kinds over the years, is that you can't seem to have both absorbency and the ability to wring out. If something is super absorbent, it is also hard to wring out. If something is easy to wring out, its absorbency is poor. Or if something is an ok absorber, it's ok at wringing out. So the scale goes: Chamois: incredibly absorbent, almost impossible to wring out. Flax scrim: very good absorber, difficult to wring out. Microfibre (microwipe type/flatweave?): ok absorber, ok to wring out. Fluffy fibre leaving microfibre/polyester dishcloth etc: not very good absorber, very easy to wring out almost to being only damp. Foam sponge: terrible absorber, wring out almost dry.