Lightload Towels(www.ultralighttowels.com) are the only towels that are pocket sized beach towels. They make great holiday gifts. For a demo of our great product please click on the above link. The video was produced swamp City Productions for their TV show segment “What the Stuff Outdoor Adventure.”
March 27, 2009
Comander Lou Schwartz of Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron reviewed the Lightload Towels for the March/April 2009 issue of Ensign Magazine, a boating Magazine, and gave them an overwhelming thumbs up.
During a recent stay on his cruiser Comander Schwartz used the lightload Towels instead of a normal bath towel and “they worked great. The towels are extremely
absorbent and machine washable.”
Cdr Schwartz goes on to say, ” the thought that I could have carried towels in my pocket during my recent climb of Mount Kilimanjaro simply astonishes me. I recommend using these towels not only for boating but also camping, hiking vacation travel and even in your survival kit. The brightly colored towels are perfect for signaling for help, and they make a great wind or winter scarf.”
Cdr. Schwartz is an avid boater for 35 years. He cruises on North Carolina’s Lake Norman and the Intracoastal waterway.
Anti Gravity Gear now Sells Lightload Towels the only towels that are survival tools. .The online retailer “provides high quality low cost ultralight backpacking gear such as TarpTents Tarps, Ponchos, Trail Designs Caldera Cones, Pepsi can alcohol stoves, pot cozys, ultralight backpacks, survival bandanas & mapdanas, headlamps and cooking pots. “Their “vision is to provide the best camping gear available and support organizations that develop and maintain the trails and wilderness we all enjoy. ”
Lightload Towels are now available through Get outdoors With Anitra http://www.anitrakass.com. The great blog site offers articles and advice on wildflowers, backpacking, books and gear.
Anitra the brainchild behind the site is a long distance triple crown hiker. She hiked the three major long distance hiking trails the Continental Divide, Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest. She is one of the few people in the world to have done that.
Lightload Towels is the only towel that is a survival tool. Use it as insulation in cold weather, a fire starter, first aid supplement and much more. It packs down to the size of a silver dollar and can be stored in it’s package for an entire 2000 plus mile hike. It’s great as a Pacific Crest Trail addition to gear, Appalachian Trail lite backpacking supply or Continental Divide hiking accessory. It works for short section hikes too.
Editor Dana Harrison Tidwell says, “diva in a carry on believes in being as prepared as a girl scout while traveling, and the lightload towel makes being extra-prepared so easy. Buy some before the holidays, take them on your travels with you, and hey! share the love with your friends and family. lightload towels are the perfect size for stocking stuffers!”
I recently led a hike in the Bear Mt. area with two of my teenage nephews. We field tested a small Lightload towel against as MSR pack towel of the same size. Both towels absorb the same as we found while drying off tent flies after a rainy night. But a distinct advantage of the Lightload is that you can ring much more water out of the fabric than the MSR, therefore making it more absorbant after the initial use, which allowed it to dry much faster than the MSR.
The Lightload was used, dryed by hanging on pack, and then re-used 4 times, while at days end, and after only 1 use, the MSR was still damp and heavy. The Lightload also, obviously packs smaller. Time and again, when we needed to dry something, such as ourselves after cooling off in a stream, we reached for the Lightload. Also, the LL is a fraction of the price of the MSR. The only catagory where the MSR may be superior is durability, but we can continue extended field tests to determine the durability of the Lightload.