When I am hiking or backpacking, I’m always looking for ways to lighten my load. I usually hike for several hours and I like to be prepared for anything but I don’t like my pack to get too heavy. I’ve tried carrying disposable wipes but they usually aren’t strong enough or big enough to get off the grime from a muddy or dusty hike.
I’ve really needed something lightweight with substance that I can rinse out and use again. It saves pack weight to take a reusable product over disposable products.
Lucky for me I was given the chance to review Lightload Towels.
Lightload towels are small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and my hand is not big. They are wrapped tight in waterproof packaging which makes them the perfect week long backpacking companion. I’m thinking ahead to my planned summer backpacking trip. Each towel weighs less than an ounce dry. It hardly takes any space in my backpack and weighs less than disposable wipes.
I found a stream to use for getting my towel wet. I dropped my towel tablet in and as it absorbed water, it turned into a lightweight hand towel that measures 12 x 24 inches. I was surprised at the size. I expected it to be smaller but it is a perfect size. I like that it will easily fit inside a first aid kit.
Though the towel is thin and lightweight, it is durable for scrubbing dust and mud off the skin. I had no problem getting the mud off my face that I had rubbed on. Though I tried it on a wet, snowy day, it seems like it would dry fairly quickly. It didn’t get too cold to use on a snowy day. It would be easy to pack out or burn after it wears out.
It is made with a 100% viscose material, which is the same material a sponge is made of.
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
When I was finished using the towel, I crumpled it up and put it in a mesh pocket on the outside of my backpack. It didn’t get my backpack wet. If I were on an overnight hike, I would reuse the towel a few times, and let it burn in the campfire at the end of my trip.
I can’t even begin to list the many uses for the Lightload Towels. They would be great to keep in a car for spills.
I like the idea of keeping them with my first aid kit. Since they are individually wrapped, I would trust using them on a cut or scrape for bleeding.
It’s not very often I find such a handy product less the $10 for a package of three. It’s worth buying several packages to keep around. Besides hiking, I am planning on keeping some around for camping and in our ATV’s.
My favorite features of the Lightload Towels.
- Waterproof packaging
- Many uses
- Good for variety of outdoor activities.
There was nothing I disliked about the towels. Therefore a 5 star rating.