Lightload Towel (3 pack)
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!
- 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)
- hand towel
- bath towel
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).