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…I really like the carrying case because it is very small and you can place it in your backpack, car or a small pocket of your gym bag!

2 others also recommend for backpacking

Very nice, dries quick and the bag with a carabiner is very useful in a hostel. Currently in Panama and I'm glad I bought this

10 others also recommend for backpacking

…Used this everyday during our 13 day backpacking trip. …Great product...a must have addition to your backpacking gear list.

10 others also recommend for backpacking

Perfect for backpacking/camping. Was able to dry it out quickly and pack it up nicely in the small carrying case that clipped to my backpack.

10 others also recommend for backpacking

I used this towel for backpacking for scouts and for my personal backpacking, it worked great.

10 others also recommend for backpacking

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Ideal size towel!

…I really like the carrying case because it is very small and you can place it in your backpack, car or a small pocket of your gym bag!

Good Size for Larger Body

…It is a good size...and is easy to fold back into its bag to repack and take up less space in a suitcase or backpack.

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Great for backpacking

Great product

Great addition for backpacking travel

Soaked up water like a sponge, light and quickdrying -- great addition for my pack

Perfect for Backpacking Trip around Europe

I bought the microfiber towel for a 4 week backpacking trip around Europe and it was definitely one of the most useful items I purchased.…

Has anyone taken it on a trip? I'm going to Peru for 2 weeks and would like to use it for showering etc. If so, what size should I get?

It depends how you intend to use it. I use the 20" X 40" version for backpacking because it's big enough to dry you off after bathing but it's the smallest lightest version offered. If I were going to use it by the pool or at the beach, I'd get the 32" X 72" version. Are you going to be backpacking and cleaning up in a mountain stream? Or are you going to be using it in hotels?

Good towel for backpacking

It dries extremely fast. The material is comfortable. This is not a nice fluffy cotton towel, but I wasn't expecting it to be. It is also large enough to fit entirely around my body and I'm not exactly a figure skater.

Awesome backpacking towel

Worked great, super light weight for backpacking and super absorbent!

A backpacking trip must have

Perfect for multiple day hiking/camping trip. Dries quickly as advertised. Packs very small. Great for the gym bag too.

Backpacking must have!

Small and light weight. Just what I needed

Traveling light

Great for backpacking

Five Stars

Nice size towel that easily fits in backpack.

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Good buy if you're backpacking

Very nice, dries quick and the bag with a carabiner is very useful in a hostel. Currently in Panama and I'm glad I bought this

Item Size

Perfect for travel, fit in backpack

miracle towels, great for travel/snorkeling/backpacking/beach

These towels are great. I never bought microfiber towels until this purchase and I AM NOW A BELIEVER! I bought the grey and the blue towel sets. The large towels were big enough for us to lay out on the beach and we'd use the small ones to dry off after snorkeling in the ocean. The most impressive part is that these condense so small and are easy to roll up and put away.…

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Great Purchase for Backpacking and Camping

I really liked these towels and am happy I purchased them for camping. My trip was several months long and these towels held up great. They dried quickly, never smelled, and packed up super small. I really appreciated having them when everyone else was still waiting for their stuff to dry. They are also super absorbent.…

Good camping towel

Perfect for camping and traveling, even comes with a carabiner to attach to a backpack.

love these

We took ours to Iceland, very easy to pack and dry out, compact enough and light enough for backpacking.

Easy to pack in backpacks

This is so easy to pack in backpack or on boat.…

Great material, fast shipping

I am using these towels for several reasons: traveling with carry-on and saving space when towels are needed, using it at the gym (sometimes I don't even have to get my backpack as it can easily fit in a pocket), at the beach as you dry faster than regular cotton towels and basically any outdoor activity.

Good quality

I took this towel set out to Havasupi Indian Reservation for a 4 day backpacking adventure.…

Great Towels!

I ordered the large towels for an upcoming backpacking trip.…

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Perfect for backpacking

…Used this everyday during our 13 day backpacking trip. …Great product...a must have addition to your backpacking gear list.

Great Product

In the middle of backpacking through Europe these towels have been a life saver!

Quick Dry!

…Plus we loved how compact they are...will be great for backpacking!

A must have

A must purchase for traveling, super lightweight, takes as much space as a folded t shirt in your backpack, dries up super fast even when soaken wet.

great!

i got these to carry to the gym in my already bulky, crowded backpack and am so glad that i chose these. they come with a great little bag to keep them separated from my other stuff, and are incredibly absorbent and quick-drying. they don't have that strange smell that a lot of microfiber towels have, which is another great thing about them. and good price for 3.

great for travel

…I love the carrying back it comes in, can easily clip onto a backpack during travel and hikes.…

Perfect for backpacking

…It's perfect for backpacking or any time space is at a premium.

Perfect travel towel!

…Size of a pair of wool socks in my backpack.…

Delivered as promised

This item was a gift for an avid backpack/camper.…

Buy from this selller!

…I use these towels when I go to a gym or backpacking.…

HP

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Perfect

Perfect for backpacking/camping. Was able to dry it out quickly and pack it up nicely in the small carrying case that clipped to my backpack.

Awesome!

Great product for backpacking

Great Camping Towels

Great towels worked well for my backpacking trip

Which size is more suitable for family members to go to the seaside for vacation?

I have the extra large size and it is definitely compact enough (in its travel case or rolled up) to fit into a backpack without taking up much room. it is long enough to be a small blanket, but non stick sand and they are thin and lite you really wont notice in your pack.

Convenient for hiking.

…Fit back in bag easily also and the carabiner clip came in handy when we were backpacking.

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Awesome

Used while backpacking in Europe, worked perfectly

Soft and large

…I intend to use this as a towel while backpacking and for my transition area for triathlons and I think it is perfect for both.

Yellowstone worthy

Small is the perfect size for a week long backpacking trip to Yellowstone National Park in the summer.…

Must-have for traveling/backpacking

…Comes in handy when traveling/backpacking, so no more bulky towels.

These towels dry quickly & can be washed & dryed.

…They have a loop for hanging that can be opened & closed wa snap & makes for a good way to strap the towel to a backpack strap or tank top strap to keep it handy!

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great backpacking towel

I used this towel for backpacking for scouts and for my personal backpacking, it worked great.

Hostles/beach/camping/backpacking

This folds up so small is very well made so it's nice and sturdy. It's dries fast each after a dozen washes. Over all happy with this product. I did get the large size and I was perfect on the beach.

Perfect Backpacking Towel

Exactly what I was looking for.

Does this come with 2 towels in a set or just one?

2 towels - a hand towel and a body towel. I'm really impressed with the quality. My daughter is in month 3 of her backpacking through Europe with them and she said they're working out great! Good luck!

Could this be used as a bath towel while camping? From the description I got the impression this towel was for a quick dry off.

Yes! You can use this towel for camping. EASILY HANG IT UP WITH CONVENIENT SNAP LOOP AND IT’S GREAT FOR MULTIPLE USES - fitness activities, hiking, boating, camping, swimming, the gym, yoga, golf, survival bag, the beach, backpacking, pool, home and anything else you can think of.

Good towl for travel or backpacking

I was a little hesitant to order this because of the reviews about smell and texture. Ultimately I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. It packs down super small which is an absolute necessity for me when I take my motorcycle on a weekend trip. It dries very quickly once wet. I would definitely recommend patting yourself dry instead of rubbing because of the way it feels on your skin.…

Great to throw in your backpack!

Compact, works well.

D K
Get the big one, it still packs down small and it’s so cozy!

Perfect for backpacking and hot springs!

Great for Camping and Backpacking!

Nice and compact towel for those who need a large towel that is easy to pack! It also absorbs a great deal of water, and works perfectly for any shower or water activities!

Perfect backpacking towel

I highly recommend this towel to anyone who enjoys backpacking, camping, or any outdoor activity!…

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