I got one of these for my new BMW 535i from the BMW dealer detailer. I have been washing my car and Harley''s for over 35 years. I used to use leather chamois until I got one of these. Not any more. This chamois is nearly perfect. It absorbs more than a leather chamois and lasts twice as long. I keep it in the plastic bag wet. Has not mildewed in over two years. Highly recommended.