I was recently sent a 3-Pack of Lightload Towels and asked to review the product here on the site.
To find out what I think of Lightload Towels and how I would use them on my own travels, you can watch the video above or read the quick summary below.
Each towel comes in a small, waterproof, compressed disc that is about the size of three or four poker chips stacked on top of one another.
When unfolded, each towel measures 12 inches wide and 24 inches long (30cm x 60cm).
Each towel weighs only half an ounce.
The product can be used as a:
- Pot Holder
- Seat or Pack Padding
- Water or Coffee Filter
- Neck or Headband
- Fire Starter
- First Aid Supplement
- Or just anything else you can think of.
In addition to all this, they are also soft, hygenic, super-absorbent, and wickable (meaning they draw moisture away from your skin, which helps to keep you warm in cold climates).
They are machine washable and dry super fast – just like a good camp towel should.
They are not biodegradable.
What I Think
The product is much more durable than I initially thought. I don’t think it would last as long as other, larger camp towels, but it certainly won’t fall apart after a single use.
Having the option to use the towel for a variety of different tasks is appealing. To have a towel that could be used to clean dishes, wash my bike, or start a fire is nice.
The price can’t be beat! Each towel costs about $2.00 USD. (The 3-pack is only $5.95)
If you are serious about traveling ultralight, this is one product you should certainly look into.
How I Would Use These Towels
If I were to use Lightload Towels in the future I would:
- Use them on bike tours and camping trips that are one week in length or less.
- Bring them along as a multi-purpose camp towel on my longer bicycle touring/travel adventures in addition to my regular camp shower towel, so that I can use the towel to clean my dishes, wash my bike, etc.
For more information on Lightload Towels, please visit: www.ultralighttowels.com
What about you? Have you ever used a Lightload Towel yourself? If so, how exactly did you use them and what did you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below.