Just like having a high quality shampoo is important for a proper and safe car wash, so too is having a high quality wash mitt. Remember that when it comes to washing a car, pressure should never be applied onto the wash mitt. Regardless of the quality of it, it can inflict scratches and swirls into the paintwork.

As is the case with shampoos, not all wash mitts are created equal. Whilst some appear to be of good quality, the sad case is that they will quickly fall apart after a few washes. This will ultimately cost you more in the long run. Due to this, we have compiled our list of favourite wash mitts so that you get a great wash, time after time. Be sure to use the recommended wash mitts with our list of the best car shampoos.

Autoglym Microfibre Wash Mitt
Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt - Ultra Low Friction Washcloth, Soft Glide Minimises Swirl Marks - Holds Maximum Volume Of Soap Suds, 100% Split Varied Length Polyester Strands For A Quick Easy Wash
Amazon Basics Deluxe Microfiber Car Wash Mitt (2 Pack)
Meguiar's A7301 Luxurious Lamb's Wool Car Wash Mitt: soft & safe
Car Cleaning Kit, Armor All, Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt, Set of 2
Autoglym Microfibre Wash Mitt
Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt - Ultra Low Friction Washcloth, Soft Glide Minimises Swirl Marks - Holds Maximum Volume Of Soap Suds, 100% Split Varied Length Polyester Strands For A Quick Easy Wash
Amazon Basics Deluxe Microfiber Car Wash Mitt (2 Pack)
Meguiar's A7301 Luxurious Lamb's Wool Car Wash Mitt: soft & safe
Car Cleaning Kit, Armor All, Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt, Set of 2
Autoglym Microfibre Wash Mitt
Autoglym Microfibre Wash Mitt
Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt - Ultra Low Friction Washcloth, Soft Glide Minimises Swirl Marks - Holds Maximum Volume Of Soap Suds, 100% Split Varied Length Polyester Strands For A Quick Easy Wash
Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt - Ultra Low Friction Washcloth, Soft Glide Minimises Swirl Marks - Holds Maximum Volume Of Soap Suds, 100% Split Varied Length Polyester Strands For A Quick Easy Wash
Amazon Basics Deluxe Microfiber Car Wash Mitt (2 Pack)
Amazon Basics Deluxe Microfiber Car Wash Mitt (2 Pack)
Meguiar's A7301 Luxurious Lamb's Wool Car Wash Mitt: soft & safe
Meguiar's A7301 Luxurious Lamb's Wool Car Wash Mitt: soft & safe
Car Cleaning Kit, Armor All, Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt, Set of 2
Car Cleaning Kit, Armor All, Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt, Set of 2

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Autoglym Microfibe Wash Mitt

Our first pick on the list comes from Autoglym. It’s the newest mitt on the market compared to the other ones, but it has already wracked up a lot of positive reviews.

As someone with larger hands, I can find it tough at times to find a wash mitt that’s comfortable to use. Thankfully, this noodle chenille wash mitt fits my hand perfectly.

The elasticated cuff on it is spot on, with just the right amount of elasticity and at no point did I find that the mitt started to slip. What I really liked about it is the amount of shampoo that this is able to transfer onto the paint. This mitt is super absorbent and makes it really easy to carry out a safe contact wash.

An added bonus is that on the side of mitt, there is also a mesh section. This makes it really to remove bugs from the bumper and grill which can be particularly hard to shift. It can also be used to remove stubborn dirt and debris that is on alloy wheel, but remember if you use this on your alloys, you can’t ever use it on the paint work again.

Autoglym Microfibre Wash Mitt
  • Ultra-plush microfibre noodles that lift dirt and grime with ease

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Gtechniq WM2

Gtechniq are renowned for their coatings, as well as their shampoos. Their microfibre wash mitt the Gtechniq WM2 was developed in tandem with their car shampoo in order to ensure that the best wash was obtained when using the two together. However, even if you don’t use Gtechniqs shampoo, you can still use the WM2 mitt.

Everything about the WM2 screams high quality. The microfibre pile is extremely soft, and continues to be soft after countless washes. Currently, I’m on over 20 washes and it still feels as good as the day it came out of the packet.

When dunking it into the wash bucket, I was surprised with just how much shampoo it was able to retain. When I’m washing the car, I normally give the mitt a small squeeze to release the suds, and this released a lot of them! This allowed the panel to be kept well lubricated at all times and safely (and effortlessly) remove the dirt from it.

Since it is double sided, it means that you can clean the car in half of the time. After you’ve used one side, it’s extremely easily to pull the mitt around so that you can use the clean side on another part of the panel.

The elasticated cuff on the mitt has just the right amount of tension so it won’t slip off, but it doesn’t feel overly tight either.

This is so soft that it also is a great way to clean alloy wheels. If you have black alloys, I’d say that the WM2 mitt is a must to ensure that no scratches are put into them.

Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt - Ultra Low Friction Washcloth, Soft Glide Minimises Swirl Marks - Holds Maximum Volume Of Soap Suds, 100% Split Varied Length Polyester Strands For A Quick Easy Wash
  • ULTRA LOW FRICTION: With the Gtechniq WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt, you can clean and detail your car quickly and easily. Thanks to its ergonomic design, you can give a tactile clean to any surface of your car with an ultra-low friction glide thanks to the soft materials used to craft this mitt. Furthermore, thanks to the optimal glide, this Microfibre Wash Mitt minimises swirl marks that you might otherwise endure on your vehicle’s paintwork

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Amazon Basics Wash Mitt

Our next pick is directly from Amazon. As part of their Basics line up, they are offering a dual pack chenille microfibre wash mitt. I really like these as they are great at encapsulating the dirt that is on the paintwork and safely lifting it away.

Much like the WM2 mentioned above, these mitts are double sided making it a really quick way to safely clean the car. For those that are carrying out the multi mitt wash method, this is a great cost effective way to carry out a safe wash. I’ve used this with Garage Therapy Decon Shampoo which is used to strip LSP from the paintwork and it has shown no sign of degradation. I’ve also used these to clean wheels with high alkaline wheel cleaners and the Amazon Basics wash mitt has still stood up to this punishment. Highly recommended.

Amazon Basics Deluxe Microfiber Car Wash Mitt (2 Pack)
  • Microfiber car wash mitt absorbs 7x its weight in water for fast, efficient results; can be used with plain/soapy water or for drying

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Meguiar’s Lambswool Wash Mitt

For those that want a really luxurious feel when washing their car, a lambswool wash mitt is a must. Be aware that there are some pretty terrible knockoffs being sold online. Sadly, these imitations are actually pretty expensive, but they simply don’t last more than a few washes.

However, our next pick which is from Meguiar’s is the exception to this. Their lambs wool wash mitt is seriously one of the softest wash mitts I have ever used. It glides effortlessly over the paintwork and has excellent cleaning power. The deep pile on this wash mitt really helps to remove dirt and debris away from

One thing I would recommend though is that you should keep clear of cheaper shampoos when using this wash mitt in order to keep it in as great a condition as possible. I would also strongly recommend against using this on your alloy wheels. The stronger wheel cleaning chemicals may cause permanent damage to the soft lambs wool.

What I really do like about it though is that it’s multi-purpose. On one side there is lambswool, and on the other side there is a mesh. This mesh is great at remove bugs that are stuck to the paint work. This is without causing damage to the paint, so you can be left feeling confident that you won’t mar the paint when using this.  I did notice for insects that have been left to bake onto the paint for quite a while that the mesh on this mitt isn’t quite powerful enough to shift them.

Another important point to note is that this must not be machine washed or rung out after use. It should be thoroughly rinsed and then air dried. If not, it can cause premature ageing of the mitt meaning you need to buy a new one a lot quicker.

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Armour All Double Pack

Our last pick is from Armour All. Whilst their car shampoos leave something to be desired, the do offer a double pack wash mitt. What I liked about their offering is that it is a chenille noodle microfibre wash mitt on one side, but on the other it provides a more resilient mesh than that found on the Meguiar’s lambswool mitt. During my testing, I didn’t find the mesh to cause any scratching of the paint work, but again, this is all dependent on the technique used.

The mesh side is also great for removing stubborn markings on the glass work. Again, using the wash mitt in a slow and safe manner will severely limit the chances of causing any marring of scratches in the glass.

The Armour All wash mitt feels great when on, and it does hold a load of suds, making it a great way to safely clean your car.

It is also extremely resilient, and is a great option for anyone that wants to use a wash mitt as part of the alloy wheel cleaning regimen. The one criticism I have of it is that I feel the elasticated cuff is just a tad too tight. It never gets to the stage where it’s cutting off the circulation, but it’s definitely tighter than the Amazon Basics wash mitt.

Car Cleaning Kit, Armor All, Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt, Set of 2
  • Twin Pack: 2 pack of Armor All Microfibre Noodle Car Wash Mitt

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