Lightweight Camping TowelsA camping towel can be a useful piece of gear to have along when you want to take a dip in a lake, river or even the ocean. You wont find any cotton camping towels, however. Some exotic materials allow camping towels to be lightweight, highly absorbent and fast drying, which makes them the perfect lightweight item for staying dry while hiking, backpacking or camping.
Here are a few of the more popular camping towels and backpacking towels found on the market.
Lightweight Camping Towels List
- MSR PackTowl Original - The original camping towel from MSR. It comes in four different sizes so you've got plenty of choice, and it does the job of a camping towel extremely well. The largest size is advertised as being able to soak up a liter of water, and then to be able to release 90% of that liter when you wring it out. Not bad at all.
- Sea to Summit DryLite Towel - Sea to Summit is an Australian manufacturer that makes a lot of high quality camping and backpacking products, and judging by the many positive reviews, the DryLite towel is one of them. It's made of soft micro-fiber that is lightweight, absorbs a lot of water and drys extremely fast. It also comes in five different sizes, so no matter how much or how little towel you're planning to bring with you, there's an option for you.
- MSR PackTowl Personal - This second backpacking towel from MSR is another lightweight, highly absorbent camping towel option. It also comes in four different sizes, so there's something for everyone. The smallest size is only 28 grams, or 1 ounce, while the largest is 240 grams, or 8.5 ounces. It also gets excellent reviews, and would make a good choice for a camping towel.