Lightload Towel (3 pack)

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$4.95 Weight 0.49 oz / 14.0 g
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Lightload towels are the lightest, and most useful pack towels available. They come packed in a small cylinder, and unfold to about 12.5" x 22.5" (32 x 57 cm). They are super absorbent, and very quick drying. Imagine a name brand paper towel, except that these are cloth, reusable, hand washable, and biodegradable.

Don’t forget your towel!

Colors: Miscellaneous

  • The weight can vary slightly from .5 to .6 ounces. (~14 grams). If half an ounce is too heavy for you, cut it in half!

  • Dry completely off after swimming or taking a shower. Just wring it out and keep drying.

  • Wipe condensation or rain from a tarp or tent before packing.

  • Absorb moisture from wet clothing, improving drying time.  

  • Wash and/or dry dishes. 

  • Use it as a napkin.  

  • Tie a rock in it and throw it over a branch for your bear bag.

  • Wear it as a headband. 

  • Cut it into blister padding, or bandages.  

  • Use it as a pot holder.  

  • Start a fire with it when nothing else is dry.

  • Use it as a handkerchief.

  • We suggest hand washing. Machine washing can cause pilling/fraying.

  • Use it until you can’t!


12.5 x 22.5 inches (32 x 57 cm)

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Rob P.
United States United States

Love the light load towels

These light load towels are heavy duty and came in handy on our Havasupai Falls hike. Very useful and like magic to open up.

Jerad H.
United States United States


Theses are perfect. I always bring 2 along, one for cleaning up after eating and one to wipe the sweat from my face while hiking. Definitely worth the purchase.

Neil P.
United States United States

Less is more

Excellent, does the job without the weight.


Perfect for its use

I love this towel, or "very absorbent and lightweight piece of material." It is not a towel like a bath towel, so don't expect that! It is, however, excellent for an ultra-lightweight, tiny, bare-bones absorbent cloth. It's somewhere around the size of a hand towel, but much thinner and packs down ridiculously small. It is also ridiculously absorbent - just wring it out periodically. It does not get me completely dry, but close enough (even though I tend to run cold and I am paranoid about getting my clothes/gear wet - the remaining moisture on my skin dries very quickly). The first time I used this towel, I brought both it and a PackTowl on a 2-week bike trip, figuring I'd use this as a miscellaneous cloth. I ended up using the Lightload Towel exclusively and ditched the PackTowl - which was substantially larger and fuzzier, but felt terrible (sticky, sort of) on my skin and was not nearly as absorbent. I stay in campgrounds on bike trips and usually shower every day - this is all I need to dry off. I also use it to dry tent poles, etc when packing up. You can scrub a bit with it too, and it dries very quickly. After that 2-week trip, the towel was looking somewhat transparent, so plan on replenishing your supply every once in a while (hence the 3-pack, I presume).