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  • Lightload Towels
  • Lightload Towels
  • Lightload Towels - Small
  • Lightload Towels - Regular

Lightload® Towels

    • Super absorbent
    • Soft on your skin
    • Quick drying
    • Wicks away moisture
    • Lighter than a bandana


    Lightload® Towels are ultralight, super absorbent, quick drying, and soft on your skin. They’re made of Viscose, a material derived from plants. Viscose absorbs up to 10 times its own weight. It’s more absorbent than cotton and dries a lot quicker. When the towel gets saturated, just wring it out and keep drying. They'll wick moisture away and dry much more quickly than a bandana. And they’ll keep you cool and dry in the heat and warm and dry in the cold.

    Two sizes are available. Regular is about 12.5 x 21.5 in. (31.8 x 54.6 cm) and Small about 10.5 x 12.5 in. (26.7 x 31.8 cm). For a smaller size, just cut one down. The towels come compressed like a compact puck. Just add a little water and watch it transform. We recommend hand washing these towels to keep them from pilling and fraying. With a little care they’ll last until they don’t.


    Lots of Uses

    • Drying off after a swim or wash up
    • Wiping condensation off a tent/tarp prior to packing
    • Taking a hot pot off a stove
    • Washing or drying dishes
    • Headband or sun cape
    • Pre-filtering dirty water
    • First aid bandage or sling
    • Roll up wet clothing to speed drying time
    • Insulating or dust mask
    • Pee rag for the ladies
    • Emergency TP
    • Firestarter


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    Hand wash with mild soap



    Material: Viscose

    Color: Randomly selected from pastel purple, green, yellow, blue, or orange

    Size Towel Size* (W x L) Towel Weight Package Size (Dia x H) Package Weight
    Small 10.5 x 12.5 in. (26.7 x 31.8 cm) 0.3 oz (8.5 g) Ø1.82 x 0.4-0.5 in. (ø46.2 x 10.2-12.7 mm) 0.32 oz (9.1 g)
    Regular 12.5 x 21.5 in. (31.8 x 54.6cm) 0.6 oz (17 g) Ø1.82 x 0.6-0.7 in. (ø46.2 x 15.2-17.8 mm) 0.62 oz (17.6 g)

     *Size is approximate; varies from towel to towel.


    Write your own product review

    1. a must have  star rating

      Posted by Daniel Deutsch on 28th May 2020

      I love these! I keep ordering more for future use. I have one in my backpack, a few in my car, and a few at home. Greatest idea. I also soak one I cut in half to wrap around my two Chihuahuas necks when it's warm on a hike. Genius.

    2. Great ultralight towels  star rating

      Posted by merebear0428@yahoo.com on 13th Dec 2019

      These are the perfect ultralight towels for any hiking trip. I’ve used them to clean my hands/face after a long day of hiking, clean dishes, wipe down wet gear and much more. They are light and super packable.

    3. super versatile and packable  star rating

      Posted by Luke on 22nd Jun 2019

      A must have in every pack, no reason not to!

    4. Impressive  star rating

      Posted by Art on 18th Mar 2019

      Packs super small and highly absorbent. The perfect backcountry solution for drying off our dog prior to bedding down for the night. Additionally, we will be using them this summer for staying at hostels.

    5. GREAT!  star rating

      Posted by Dave on 24th Jun 2017

      I love these towels for travel and camping. They make wiping dew off of your tent really easy without hardly any weight add on. I keep one in my carryon to not waste paper towels in airports. Great incase the towels are empty also.

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