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Nowadays, Packtowel's Original is a staple in most campsites, or at least the cleaner ones. It's an excellent cleaning towels because it absorbs so much and dries so fast. It packs small so you can take it backpacking, too.
- Packable, super-absorbent towel for camping and backpacking
- Soaks up 10 times faster and dries 40% quicker than cotton towels
- Hang loop and mesh zippered storage pouch included for easy packing
- Item #CAS0740
What do you think about this product?
March 22, 2019
Thicker than I expected
This didn't have the texture I expected, it's thicker rather than a thin cloth I was expecting. No big deal though! Super absorbent and worked well when we wanted to dry off our pup on our camping trip. Super lightweight and it drys fast.
October 14, 2018
Happy with this upgrade!
Bought for my car campaign set up and it has two fantastic features: 1) VERY absorbent 2) Dries super fast (even overnight when you don't really thinks that's possible). Another reviewer mentioned that the texture of this compared to microfiber feels much better - can't agree more. Happy with this upgrade and that normal towels are a thing of the past.
January 10, 2018
Lightweight Must Have for Hiking!
I always carry my packtowel hiking with me! It's something to sit on, dry off with, or a little pillow. It's so lightweight I never notice it in my pack, and am always grateful for it!
April 20, 2017
This worked great. Packs down smalls and very absorbant.
February 20, 2017
Absorbs a lot of water and rings out essentially dry. A must have for anyone who ventures away from normal towels.
February 19, 2017
Takes up no space
Absorbs a ton of water. I use it to dry off my cooking equipment. Doesn't add any weight and works nice. I would recommend to any back-packer. There are no cons.
November 30, 2016
Absorbs a lot!
This is a great towel. It absorbs a lot of water! My wife prefers this over cotton towels to dry her hair
April 27, 2016
I purchased the medium and it ended up being smaller than I expected; really paid attention to the dimensions... The felted texture is more preferable than the microfiber options.
March 9, 2016
Do you yoga?
I purchased the XL as an alternative to the more pricey "yoga" towels that prevent slipping in pools of sweat during hot yoga. Worked like a charm. Very absorbent and wrings out well so you don't have to tote around a sweat/water logged towel. I wouldn't suggest bringing an XL backpacking because it is a bit big, but I'll be getting a lil guy for my pack.
October 27, 2015
Didn't use it much
I have a thinner, smaller towel that I wound up using a lot more on the four-day trek that I bought this for. Its a little bulky and thick, but super absorbent which makes it good for toweling off after swimming (versus a sweat towel)
September 9, 2015
very absorbent. packs a bit thick still for my liking. have to wash first before using to make it softer to use and easier to pack. similar to a shamwow.
June 7, 2014
Worked great for me!
Just used this towel on a sailing trip. To decrease space while traveling and while in close quarters in a wet environment this towel worked great. I think I'll not only use it again in the future for camping, but just for traveling in general. Save some space and have a light weight towel that works great! I have a lot of hair so I went for the large towel and was happy I did. Dried quick.
December 26, 2013
I have this in large and am hoping to order an XL. I'm 5'4" and 130lbs, and the large was just big enough for me to use as a shower towel. It absorbs plenty of water and dries quite quickly! I'm ordering the XL just to have a bit more length.
Eleanor J K.
June 16, 2013
Pretty good camp towel
This is a pretty good towel. It is pretty light weight and does not take up a lot of space. However, it is not the most absorbant towel ever. But its a great thing to take camping. It can serve a ton of uses and only weighs a few ounces. I would buy it again.
January 28, 2013
Its an expensive piece of cloth that soaks up a fair amount of water. I've only used it for drying off my body and it seems to work fine, although I have to ring it out a few times. Takes about an hour or two to dry.
October 24, 2012
I've just got too much hair
Great towel, dried quickly. I should have gotten a larger size because my hair really just acts like a sponge and there just wasn't a chance of this towel getting it all.
June 8, 2012
Great for dishes, not for your body
Well, you could use it to dry off your body but if your a hairy beast like me you are going to have to ring it out many times before you are dry. It works great for drying your hands and for cleaning your dishes, but ho with a high pile towel for the body.
June 3, 2012
Just what you need
I hate bringing extra stuff yet I hate using a shirt to dry off also. This is perfect, it drys you off and doesn't take up as much space as a traditional towel. Definitely worth checking out!
April 7, 2012
light and worth it
Have You ever spent a 24 day trek out in the back country and wished you had a towel? Well I have and it sucks using your shirt to dry off. So I strongly suggest people will get one of these and use it for peets sake. It is wonderful to have something this light to bring with you.