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Packtowl Ultralite Towel

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    4.5514

    14 Reviews

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    dries faster, weighs less.

    Not only is the Ultralite Towel PackTowl's lightest towel, it also might be the lightest towel on the market. Perfect for backpacking, this ultralight microfiber towel dries quickly, packs down small, and soaks up four times its weight in water.
    • Ultralight microfiber
    • Ultrafast drying
    • Highly packable
    • Item #CAS006P

    Tech Specs

    Material
    microfiber
    Dimensions
    [face] 10 x 14 in, [hand] 16.5 x 36 in, [body] 25 x 54 in, [beach] 36 x 59 in
    Claimed Weight
    [face] 0.5 oz, [hand] 1.5 oz, [body] 3.4 oz, [beach] 5.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great towel to throw in your bag if you're exploring the backcountry. You never know when you'll need a towel - we've found ourselves using one every time we backpack for one reason or another - so this is a good staple to have on hand.

    Packtowl Ultralite Towel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I gave this as a gift. He was super excited to have it.

    If you like hiking into lakes, waterfalls, or swimming holes for a quick dip, this towel is a must have. It's lightweight, low volume, and very absorbent.

    Gets The Job Done

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    If you want something incredibly lightweight and ridiculously absorbent, look no further. If you need something that's comfy-cozy-soft....look a bit further. This is great for travel or backpacking....it packs down small, comes with a pouch, absorbs a ton, and dries fast. If backpacking and weight/packability is important, you'll love this. If you could care less about how much this towel weighs and want something soft, I'd grab a Packtowel Luxe!

    Questions about this or any other product? Give me a shout! lmascari@backcountry.com or 801-523-4058

    Must have travel piece

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I take this with me everywhere. It's a great piece to have in a pinch. It absorbs well and drys quickly. It comes with a small pouch to pack it in and takes up very little room.
    This has come in hand anywhere from backpacking trips to trips to Europe.

    Look No Further!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Everything that I hoped it would be! Extremely lightweight, body size is the same as a typical bath towel, & packs down to almost nothing at all. And it dries pretty damn fast! The few times it was still a bit damp I just crammed it in the little zipper pouch it comes with then hung it on a branch at my campsite later on, no big deal. I've used it at least a dozen times so far with no wash & there's no stink, so that's also pretty cool.

    Nice & Big

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I picked up the body size recently for an upcoming trip and was surprised at how big it is - the same size as my towel at home. It was nice to see it come with an included case to keep it stuffed small.

    wipe me down

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I own a few of these Ultralite towels. It is surprising how well this thing actually works. It is super lightweight and packs down to be really small. I use these for backpacking/camping and even just general travel. One is in my backpack at all times just in case. They dry fairly quickly.

    Quick drying and packs small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    If you're backpacking and plan on bathing, this towel is great. It absorbs quite a bit of water and dries quickly. It also packs down pretty small. Definitely a good piece of gear, which has seen a lot of use.

    Better than my towel at home.... almost

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This towel is pretty incredible. SUPER lightweight and packs very very small.

    It seriously gets me more dry in one pass than my normal towels at home and definitely dries out much faster. If it were a bit softer I would almost use it at home!

    I also used this on the JMT while doing laundry. I would lay this on the line first dry on days where I wasn't sure my clothing would dry by dark. It would suck out the moisture over night leaving my clothes dry. Then throw it on the outside of the pack for the first few miles and it is dry again.

    If you need a lightweight towel stop here.

    Low Odor and Quick Dry.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Took mine on a month long trip around Southeast Asia. From showers to drying off after quite a few sweaty hikes, this towel stayed strong. It also went the entire month without being washed, and amazingly enough didn't smell terrible on the last day. It will hold quite a good bit of water, and was always dry within a few hours. Great for late night usage and early days.

    Pretty neat!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this in the "Body" size for my most recent trip and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. It packs down to basically nothing and does a great job drying you off. It absorbs more water than I previously thought possible, given how thin the fabric is. My only complaint is that I could never get it to dry out completely, but I think that was because I was using it in a very wet, humid climate. I have no doubt that it would dry out just fine in the arid desert that is Utah.

    Will absorb the whole lake!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is an awesome product, especially great for travel. Fits in a backpack and isn't bulky at all, is lightweight, and performs extremely well for how thin and small it is. The "body" size is perfect size for regular towel use.

    Will absorb the whole lake!

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this for a backpacking trip in Spain. The "body" sized towel folds up very small, but is large enough to wrap around my entire body. It is very absorbent. I wish I hadn't left it in Spain.