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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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Please contact Urban Esapes if you are an outdoorsy person living in the New york city area

-Maia J.
Maia Josebachvili
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Urban Escapes

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An Airline Captain Helps you with your Travel Needs

Pilot Paul, a senior Captain with a major airline, is here to help you navigate. Knowledge and tips from a full traveling career will be yours.

Pilot Paul explains “I spend about half of my days traveling. This alone has made me an extremely experienced traveler. But I also spend countless hours doing market research on travel accessories.

Lightload Towel is one of the products he uses and endorses below. Check out the blog below.

Light Weight Towels: A Must Have In A Backpacking Checklist

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Light Weight Towels:
A Must Have In A Backpacking Checklist
If you are going for a backpacking tour, the first thing you need to consider is that the luggage to be carried should be light. At the same time, you should not be compromising on the essential things that you need to carry. As you will have a single pack on your back, you will want to carry as many things as possible in the limited amount of space available. So, while preparing your backpacking checklist, make sure that you choose the items that are lightweight but serve the same purpose as their heavier counterparts.
While packing your backpack, you will find that one of the items that consumes a lot of space is a towel. However, you can easily avoid carrying bulky towels by switching to LightLoad ones. Whether it is a beach towel or a hand towel, there are lightload towels available that are extremely small in size and can be converted into full size towels when they have to be used. These towels are not only light in weight but also save a lot of space in your suitcase, RV or backpack. You can keep them in your pockets and still have space for your money and keys.
This feature makes them an essential travel accessory for outdoor camping. These towels can also be used as wind scarves, fire starters, bug repellants, insulators, sun blocks, masks and strainers. To deal with emergency situations, people can also include them in their toilet kits, first aid kits, cars, boats, hunting gear, camping equipment or hiking gear. Since you will not need to buy a separate first aid cloth, wind scarf or fire starter when you use a LightLoad Towels, you also end up saving a lot of money, space and weight.
LightLoad Towels are an indispensable part of a backpacking checklist because of their numerous advantages. Some of the major advantages that these towels have over regular cotton towels are:
LightLoad Towels are more absorbent when compared to cotton towels.
• These are the only full size beach towels that can fit easily into a person’s pocket.
• These towels can be used to serve more purposes than a traditional cotton towel.
• They are very easy to store and consume lesser space than cotton towels.
• They can sometimes be bigger than cotton towels.
Because these towels are extremely cost effective and cheap, they can easily be used and thrown away if you do not want to carry the extra burden of a towel once it has been soiled. If you do not want to waste them, you can wash them and reuse them for a number of times. At the end of the trip, you can discard them off so that you do not need to carry back the burden.
You also do not need to worry about drying LightLoad Towels because after washing, they dry up very easily and quickly. It is a product which is biodegradable and does break down in the environment rapidly. The towel can also be burned or composted in a compost heap thus you do not need to worry about any after effects, once it is thrown off. All these reasons make light load towels one of the most favorable options that need to be ticked off as you prepare your backpacking checklist.
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Abandoning Ship? lightload Towels May Save the Day

You hope abandoning ship never happens. If it ever does you need to be prepared and having the right emergency gear in your flee bag can mean the difference between life and death. Items like line and hooks, inflatable vests, food, flares and lights are always good but also now experts are saying the lightload Towels are abandon ship bag worthy.

Mike lovett in the From the Experts section of Sailing World Magazine January 2009 issue says “you might be thankful for adding the Lightload Towels to your ditch bag.” He goes on to say “it fits easily in a ditch bag where you might call upon it to serve as insulation, as a bandage, or, thanks to the checkered graphics pattern, as a make shift chess board.”
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They are available on line at and are discounted by 50% if you buy 12 or more.

Columbus Dispatch says Lightload Towels will Ease Air Travel

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New Zealand and Australian Distributor Travel Comfortable Are Lightload Towel Stockists

Lightload Towels are now available for sale in New Zealand and Australia through Travel Lightload Towels are the only full size beach towels that fit in your pocket and the only hand towels that are survival tools. has travel tips and accessories for your security and comfort. They also offer free global shipping on orders over twenty dollars.

Jill Gardner the owner has over thirty years in the travel industry. Below is her profile.Travel media Press Release Travel Comfortable NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIAN shoppers – You are welcome to e-mail Jill at   For a NZD/AUD price list and order form

‘Retired Flight Attendant still caring for passengers well being’

Helping air passengers arrive at their destination refreshed and rejuvenated has become a serious business for New Zealander Jill Gardner, who has spent over 30 years in the travel industry including a career as a flight attendant.

Through her website, Jill has established a very successful online shop of specialised products for ‘wellness’ while in the air and travel in general, complementing a worldwide trend for travellers to incorporate relaxation in their travels.

“With my industry background I am very aware of the negative effects of flying while confined to a small space for many hours, and in an artificial environment. Long haul flights are also becoming longer, with some services now flying over 14 hours,” said Gardner.

Confined seat space, fatiguing cabin noise and close proximity with other passengers call for products and remedies that make the journey more comfortable and healthful, she said. “Airlines do a great job getting passengers safely from A to B, but it is ultimately up to the individual to take care of their own health, comfort and well-being.”

Since starting two years ago, the ‘sky shop’ now lists over 70 products and a large number of sales are from overseas customers, elated to find such a choice of travel product at a one-stop shop. Items include motion sickness remedies and a versatile garment for travellers and mums with toddlers that is worn as a multiple-pocketed vest or used as a carry bag. The website even has a free gift wrapping service.


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lightload Towels and the Beaches Around Phuket

I’m looking forward to sharing this terrific product with friends and family. My daughter and I each used one from my original order during our stay at the beaches around Phuket and again by the pool at a Chiang Mai guesthouse. We were pleased with the size (huge – we could use it as a sarong!) and its quick drying capacity. It didn’t take up much room or weight in our backpacks, and for that we were grateful. Regards, Donna

Virgin America Launches Lightload Towels in Party Gift Bags

Feb 16, 2008 00:00 ET

Virgin America San Diego Launch Party Gift Bags

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – February 16, 2008) – At the launch party to celebrate Virgin America’s first flight from San Francisco to San Diego on Feb. 12, 2008, celebrities such as Kendra Wilkinson of E!’s “The Girls Next Door” received swag bags crafted by Madison & Mulholland, a VIP/celebrity gift bag company. The Vera Bradley bags were filled with goodies such as Select Comfort Mini Rest & Read Pillow, Maggie Moo doll, Oxyfresh Dental Travel Kit, Bucky 40 winks eye-mask, “Try Me” travel hair care kit by DevaConcepts, Lightload compact towels, Toweldown beach towel in a bag, Harry & David Valentine’s Day chocolate truffles, a Valentine’s Day themed thong by Hotline Embroidery, Little Giraffe travel accessories, Madison & Mulholland sunglasses, Skype headsets and vouchers, Soy Basics eco-friendly candle, Larabar snacks, Hint water, Kathleen Kirkwood’s body enhancers, Solessence organic skincare, gift certificates from Luggage Forward, Therasage, and Consider It Done concierge, Orna foot creme and reading materials “A Fraction of a Hole,” “Middleclass Millionaire,” “Eat This Not That,” Hear the World and Collegepreneur magazines. p.i.n.k. vodka provided celebs like Chelsea Handler with bottles of their 80-proof ultra premium liquor infused with caffeine and guarana. Party guests also enjoyed p.i.n.k. vodka’s special cocktail, the p.i.n.k. kiss.

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Abby Lunardini
Virgin America

Online Retailer stocks Lightload Towels

Online Retailer stocks the lightload Towels. Z Packs is a web store specializing in ultralight backpacking gear. Owner Joseph Valesko started the store three years ago and has great success.

Back packing light is good on the body health and great for traveling distances in the least amount of time.  Items like the Lightload Towels aid in lightening up a load. The Lightload Towels are the only towels  in the world that are also survival tools. They weigh a mere .6 oz.