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Recent Towel Reviews
I too have had a raised red painful itchy rash wherever this towel touched my neck or chest for two weeks after a 30-minute walk. Took a few hours to develop after use, so you cannot feel it happening until it is too late. Do not let this touch your skin. Full review
The Frogg Toggs Cooling Chilly Pad is amazing. It makes any activity during the warm summer weather more enjoyable, keeping you cool and protecting you from overheating. The Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad is amazing. I’ve taken this canoeing, backpacking, camping, and hiking. Man does this thing work! You just take the towel, dunk it in some water for a few seconds, and then boom it’s ready to go! You can put it inside of your had or rest it on your shoulders, or whatever else you find comfortable. Full review
Very quick absorbing and drying. Cleverly designed silicon case allows you to easily transport it and let it keep drying on-the-go. As a member of another website, I was given this product in exchange for a review. I have other travel towels, but nothing this size that is this light, this packable, and this quick drying. It's a total keeper. Well, I actually forgot it at a different campground a few days later, but it's something I am happy to pay to replace. I would wake up, have a shower, lay… Full 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… Full review
I, too, ended up with a nasty poison-like rash on my neck, face, forehead, and arms—every single place that I had used the towel. I ended up going to an Urgent Care facility and they gave me a regimen of prednisone. This is a horrible product. My husband used my towel just a couple times that same day on his arms and got a small rash that went away with Benadryl. I WIIL NOT BE BUYING THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND HAVE ALREADY DISCARDED THE ONE I HAVE. TOTALLY NOT WORTH THE MONEY! Full review
Left a horrible rash on my daughter's neck, itchy hives/blisters. Looks like a chemical burn. Beware. My daughter hade a terrible reaction, painful rash, itchy red hives. The product should have a warning on the label. Full review
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
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
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, 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