Towels

Brands

Lightload Towels
Sea to Summit
Discovery Trekking
Innate
other
PackTowl
Coghlan's
Grand Trunk
REI
AGS Labs

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Towel Reviews

The Absorber

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used "The Absorber" for going on 15 years or more. Both in boating/yacht care and personal hygiene as a towel. This is by far the go-to chamois for anything you want to dry, including your body. Great as a camp towel. The Absorber is a synthetic chamois that comes in a variety of colors and sizes.I've owned and/or purchased several for various vessels I've worked on over the past 15 or so years. Sizes: Three sizes that I know of that it comes in are: 17" x 13", 27" x 17" and the XL @ 29" x… Full review

Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra lightweight towel made of the lightweight polyester fabric like our favorite quick dry tee shirts. Tale of the Tape The Extreme Ultralite backpacking and travel towel is a polyester towel treated with Polygiene, a silver salt treatment to inhibit the growth of germs and keep the towel smelling fresh longer. It currently comes in the following sizes: Ultralite Mini 19" x 19" Ultralite 34" x 28" Ultralite Large 34" x 58" Whale Tail Large 34" x 58" The sample I tested actually was advertised… Full review

PackTowl UltraLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing absorbent, quick drying, lightweight, and basically exceeded my expectation on every level. It is a permanent part of my backcountry gear. This pack towel lives up to its promised performance. Incredibly absorbent and wrings out almost dry. It air dries very quickly. When dry it is very lightweight. I found this towel to be great for drying off anything wet or to mop up spills. It is also soft to the skin.  The convenient snap loop is great to hang it off of your pack to dry while hiking. Full review

Innate Outdoor Travel Towel

rated 5 of 5 stars This lightweight towel saves you room and dries quickly. No need for a big bulky beach towel to take all the room in your pack. Perfect for world travel or a quick weekend trip into the backcountry. Full review

PackTowl Nano

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An airy 24g/.84 oz to boost personal hygiene or to wipe condensation off your single-wall shelter in the morning. Well-designed mini towel delivers good results despite its minuscule size and weight. Not luxuriously soft, but imminently practical. Cascade Designs' Nano PackTowl is a light wisp of cloth—85% polyester, 15% nylon—that offers trekkers or other travelers an option to make their backcountry hygiene a tad easier. It packs into its own mesh carrying pouch, unfolding into a 16-inch by… Full review

Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel

rated 5 of 5 stars Smallest towel around, great for hiking. Bought a small one of these for an overnight hiking trip. I was so impressed that I bought a larger one once I got home. The small sizes make an awesome sweat rag for hard climbs (I used it for the Kokoda trail). The larger ones make an awesome travel/hiking towel. Simply use, wring out and hang to dry on the outside of your pack/tent. Rinses easily when it's dirty and works even when it's soaked.  Full review

Perfect Fitness Cooling Towel

rated 0.5 of 5 stars It is an exercise cooling towel made of a hyper-evaporative material. You are suppose to wet it, wring it, and then wrap it around your neck. I bought one of these to help keep me cool while hiking and to wipe down my gear before packing it up. I did exactly as it suggests... I soaked it with my water bottle it, wrung it out, and wrapped over my neck. It tells you that when it does not feel cool anymore to soak it again. What it does not tell you is that it may causing swelling and a red rash with… Full review

Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and gets the job done! This towel works great for backcountry camping.  Great towel. Full review

Lightload Towels

rated 5 of 5 stars Kick Ass Towels!!! Really cool little towels. I bought a two pack on Amazon for under $5. The have the texture of a cross between a shamwow and a guitar rag. They come with a little list of what all you can do with them. Kinda like a multi use bandana you can dry up with. You can wash them too for when they get funky. I will keep a few on hand at all times. Two in the pack, two in the truck. I love these little things.   Full review