Lighten Your Load :: Lightload Travel Towels

In a tightly packed, hockey puck sized bundle, comes a towel that is not only reusable, lightweight, fast drying and surprisingly durable but it’s also biodegradable. When I opened the Lightload Travel Towels package, it was so compressed that I felt like I was tearing apart chunks of cardboard it as I pulled and twisted it open. I thought for sure I was breaking it. Slowly, but surely, the material separated to expose a full sized, paper-thin towel.

Its smaller counterpart, the size of about six stacked fifty-cent pieces, pulled apart the same way and exposed an equally thin hand towel.

When it was time to test the towels, I had a backup handy, just in case this one didn’t work well. I certainly didn’t need it. Not only was I dry right away; it didn’t take long for the towel to dry, even in the torturously humid weather. Beyond its absorbency, I was a bit hesitant about how durable it would be as I twisted it around my wet hair. It held together fine and after several uses, the material still looks fairly new.

I gave the towels a run in the washer and dryer and they survived quite nicely. Though with their low average price of $5, they may as well be disposable. When I was repacking them, I couldn’t quite get it back into it’s hockey puck size for storage, but it still rewrapped quite compactly and was ready for all my travels.

It could even be used as a light blanket to sit on at a beach or park. Granted, you’ll probably want two; one for showers and one as the sandy blanket. Try as I may to find something bad about this product, I didn’t find anything.

They are available in numerous locations, including camping and sports stores. The smaller towels run approximately 3 for $5. You can visit their entertaining website for purchasing information.

Whether traveling or just taking a day at the beach, keep your load light and your mind at ease having these friendly little tokens around.

Photo by Jamie Rector.

Posted by Jamie Rector on September 25, 2007 in Shopping, Travel

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