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.
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.
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.