Matador NanoDry Shower Towel (Large)



I have used several backpacking towels over the years…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I received a sample of this product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.)


I have used several backpacking towels over the years and they have all suffered in three ways that Matador managed to fix. They are either too small, too heavy and bulky, or not effective at drying, and some fit into all three categories.

Matador solved all these problems with the NanoDry Towel. The first thing I noticed with these towels was just how light they were. When you take them out of their case you will be surprised at how nice it would be to take them backpacking. At the same time when you open them up, they are almost as large as a standard shower towel and can fit around your entire body.

This combination of super thin, light, and large along with excellent drying ability would lead me to highly recommend them.


  • Light
  • Large size
  • Quick drying
  • Carrying case
  • Soft


  • Limited color options
  • Thin

As a member of another website, I am given products to test from time to time in exchange for a review.

The first thing I really appreciated about these towels was the combination of lightweight and large size. They were large enough to wrap around my entire body while drying off yet small and light enough to fit in with my backpacking gear. They do a wonderful job of drying off your body and then you can wring out almost all the water to use it again and dry off another part of your body.

I have only used the towel once or twice so I can't speak to its durability but the construction seems well made and all the stitches are sturdy. The towels are also very soft and feel nice against your body. Overall, these towels are incredibly affordable for how well they work and how can be vital for any camping trip or travel situation where water will be involved but space is a concern.



Disclosure: The reviewer received a sample of this product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.


Please keep us posted on how the towel holds up in the long-term, Asher. Thanks!

11 days ago

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