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Escape the City with a Towel

Urban Escapes is a great way to get away from the city and do outdoorsy stuff like hiking, climbing and boating. Lightload Towels is a proud sponsor. Urban Escapes Founder Maia Josebachvili says:

I brought a three-pack of lightloads with me while backpacking in the Himalayas in Nepal for a month. They were awesome! Didn’t weight a thing (which I really appreciated at 18,000 ft) and were just as effective as a regular towel. I’ll be using them again for sure!’

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Lightload Towels: A Great Addition to Your Diaper Bag

Lightload Towels: A Great Addition to Your Diaper Bag

  During the summer, my diaper bag seems to always seems to be bursting at the seams. Aside from all of the usJuly08_003ual neJuly08_001July08_005cessities that I schlepp around with me on a day to day basis, I generally need to be prepared at all times for the sandbox and a quick dip in the sprinkler.  The sprinklers at the park are inhumanly cold, and my son turns blue pretty quickly…so I try to always have a towel with me in addition to a change of clothing.  When I found a mention of the Lightload towel in a magazine that I was perusing at a doctor’s office, I knew I had to try it right away.  This tiny camping towel comes all scrunched up in a little disc wrapped in plastic, once opened (it took some doing) it becomes a lightweight towel about the size of two washcloths.  Even though it looked kind of dinky, it was soft and absorbent enough to do a pretty good job of drying off a soaking wet toddler. Company founder George Wheeler tells me that it can be machine washed in a delicate cycle so that it can be reused…I’ll throw it in the wash soon and report back on that.  If once decides to throw it out  instead of washing it, (they run about $6 a piece, depending on the size and how many you buy) rest assured that they are biodegradable.

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