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Lilagniappe.com – Tools for Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse – Lightload Towels

I am a huge Walking Dead fan. The Walking Dead is the only show on TV that I actually watch live rather than DVR-ing to skip commercials. I can’t wait for it to record! Hubby is the same way and it is now tradition for us to watch in the dark with one of my homemade popcorn recipes. Naturally, we then discuss what we would need in a zombie apocalypse (besides Daryl) and I’ve found a new must have product. Lightload towels are a necessity! They are completely transportable, super absorbent, and have to be Beth’s secret in how she keeps her hair so clean. Where does that girl keep all of her secret hair products? I mean, seriously!

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For those of you that don’t plan for a zombie apocalypse – I can’t imagine who you might be but I hear you are out there – Lightload towels still have a lot to offer. They make great additions to, hiking backpacks, camping supplies, First Aid kits, and even makeup kits. Lightload towels are so small and light that they can be tucked into almost any tight spot and their waterproof packaging ensures a fresh super absorbent towel is always at hand.

Features of Lightload Towels

  • more absorbent than cotton and microfiber!
  • 100 percent viscose which is made from cellulose (not oil, like microfiber)
  • wickable fabric so keeps you from freezing in cold activities
  • Excellent for packing in tight places where weight is concern!
  • waterproof packaging covers piece so always have a clean dry cloth
  • soft against the skin so great for spa and gyms!

Lightload Beach Towels

Lightload towels are also incredibly energy efficient from cradle to grave in that they use so little energy for carrying, washing and eventual disposal. They are also reusable as the product description on Amazon states, “The towels are reusable and will last until they don’t.” That’s product testimony right there! I’ve used my for bathing our princess puppy twice and it isn’t sowing any signs of breaking down. I just drape my Lightload towel over the side of the tub to dry after use. These dry so quickly that I can use it again the very next day.

Ideas for Lightload Towel Use

  • First Aid Kits
  • Golf Bags
  • Gym Bags
  • Camping and Hiking Backpacks
  • Boy and Girl Scout Kits
  • Beach Parties
  • Hurricane Supply Packs
  • Glove Compartments
  • DIY Diapers

Lightload towels also come in a few sizes from the very small hand towel 12″ X 12″ up to 30″ X 60″ beach towel. They won’t break the bank either with a twin pack of  hand sized towels selling for $3.59 on amazon while the Lightload Easy Carry Beach Towel costs only $8.99, shipping included.

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Lightload Towels Two Pack
(12″ x12″)
The only towels that are survival tools.

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For years the founder George “Wideload” (trail moniker) Wheeler has been an avid long distance hiker.  In 1999 he completed the 2160-mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.).  The year after, he hiked the 540 miles of Virginia to West Virginia on the A.T all over again.  It was an incredible experience repeated. It was in on his ’99 Thru hike that he got the idea for Lightload Towels.
Finally just this past year “Wideload”  hiked the 270-mile Long Trail in Vermont from the Canadian border to the Mass-Vermont border. It’s the oldest long distance hiking trail and was conceived on Stratton Mountain, Vermont the same place that the Appalachian Trail was given birth to some years later. This also was very magical and he hopes one day to redo the adventure.
He also spent about eight years living in Asia. There he had the opportunity to lead hikes in Taiwan and do hikes in Nepal, Pakistan and China. During this time he learned how to speak Chinese.
Another fondness he has is camping.  He has spent time in many of America’s national forests including the Ochoco (Oregon), Davy Crockett (Texas), San Francisco (New Mexico), Willamette (Oregon), Piedmont (Alabama), Desoto (Mississippi), Allegheny (Pennsylvania) Green Mountain (Vermont) and many others. 
So getting these in the mail I was puzzled and a little bit skeptical. These “towels” are mighty small. Seriously they are the size of a half dollar. My hubby was likewise looking at me crazy. However I am a good sport and set about following instructions.  I headed over to the bathroom and after kicking teenage girls out, with loud protests I might add, I got to work!
First step run some water. Sink, tub, bottled water, whatever is on hand. If you are out camping or in the wilderness a stream, lake will do. At the beach? No problem, hit the waves.


It started growing! Pretty cool. I was excited to see it start puffing out into a towel. 
Now look at that! A full size working cloth. It is washable also, so you will get lots of uses out of just one. Lightload towels also can be used as Beach Towels, which is pretty exciting for this beach going gal.  Instead of having bulky towels to tote around everywhere simply slip these in your bag. Space saver! All their towels are survival tools. Use them for so much including a firestarter, face mask, insulation,diaper and more. The towels are soft against the skin and washable. Great for packing in small places and excellent for shedding weight.
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OutdoorAdventureGals.com – Lightload Towels Review & Giveaway


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.

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.

  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof packaging
  • Many uses
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Good for variety of outdoor activities.

There was nothing I disliked about the towels. Therefore a 5 star rating.

Product Rating: ★★★★★
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GlamamamasGoodies.Blogspot.com – Lightload Towels are a Great Option for Travel, Sports, Camping and even Emergencies

Do you enjoy hiking, camping or backpacking like we do?  You know the big issue though. Weight! Not your own weight but the things you have to carry.  You have to keep the load light or you are going to kick yourself.  Lightload towels are a innovative, super light towel that are so small, one can fit in your jeans pocket. I love it…I can have my nice soft towel without sacrificing bulk and weight.  There are tons of places I am thinking about to bring my light load towel now that I have seen it in action.  I can’t wait to go to the beach this summer…forget those giant bulky towels that take up the whole bag. Lightload towels here we come! I can’t think of any other beach towel that could fit in my pocket!


The peeps at Lightload gave me some ideas that their past customers have used them for including such innovative uses as a firestarter, face mask, insulation, even an emergency diaper and more.  If you have kids, you know that last one could really be a major emergency!  I really like that the Lightload towels are super soft against the skin and 100% washable in your washing machine. Remembering back to my college student days, these would be great for traveling and staying in hostels…you can feel confident that your personal Lightload towel is fresh and clean.

There are a bunch of different sizes from smaller to larger so you can grab a variety when you hop online to Amazon and snap them up so you have them when you need them.You can follow them on all the social networks here:

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EverydayLifes.com – Lightload Towels #Review

I recently got to try out this really awesome towel from Lightload Towels. I got a Beach towels measuring 36×60 inch. However when it arrived you wouldn’t have known. It arrived like this a small round disc.


Once Removed the plastic covering and added water to it then it began to grow. I ended up putting it in the washer to get it to completely open. after a spin in the washer and dryer this is what emerged.

Isn’t it wonderful how big it is. Plus it is really lightweight and fits really well into the beach bag without taking up lots of room. Son has officially claimed this one as his.

Not only can you get a beach towel but Lightload Towels deals in hand towels as well has customized towels. So if you are having a charity event or a business meeting you can get your logo put on them to hand out.  All in all these are amazing and I think I may have to invest in a few more for this summer. to learn more you can follow Lightload towels on Facebook and Twitter.


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NanasDeals.Bogspot.com – LIGHTLOAD TOWELS THREE PACK (12X24″) – Review

World renowned Lightload Towels are the only  towels that fit in your pocket. All our towels are survival tools. The towels are soft against the skin and washable.

I received a  LIGHTLOAD TOWELS THREE PACK – 12 x24 inch. To try out and give my honest opinion on.  They look like little pucks that are small. You just open them up and they expand when placed in water.  Pretty good size towel in a small portable package. I was a bit concerned on how thin this was, but I even tried to rip it and could not. So I think it will last a little while. I also tossed mine in the dryier to see how it held up and its shape, it did just fine. Their website has a lot of use ideas- so be sure to visit them via the links in this post.

These will come in handy this year for our  camping, boating,  and  keeping in the truck for need of a towel or emergency use. This three pack is a great gift and is easily storable and easy to mail to someone . The  Colors of the towels are assorted. -The Only Towels That Are Survival Tools! This size towel also is great to carry in your glove box when you run your car or truck thru the car wash- very absorbent to wipe down.

Lightload Towels was featured in -What the Stuff Outdoor Adventures
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Below is a picture of the 3 Pack Hand Towels, of  mine that I opened to use
More About Lightload Towels 
The material is 100 percent viscose and made from cellulose(not oil, like microfiber) acts as a sponge and absorbs up to nine times it’s weight in water. They are also very energy efficient needing little energy to carry, wash and dispose of. Add water to the towel or start wiping water off of you to soften and open easier.

You can get Lightload Towels in 3 different sizes

  • Beach Towel (1 pack) 36×60 inch assorted colors
  • Three pack (12 x24 inch) assorted colors
  • Two packs (12 x12 inch) assorted colors

Benefits of Lightload Towels

  • Absorb more and dry quicker than cotton and microfiber
  • Handle easier when wet
  • Weigh less when wet
  • Are soft against the skin
  • Provide insulation against the heat and cold
  • Act as great survival tools
  • Fits in your Pocket


How to Order Yours Today 
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Contact Lightload Towels
PO BOX 4446
Deerfield Beach Fl. 33442
Telephone: 888-544 4856
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Raising6Kids.WordPress.com – Review: Lightload Towels – The Only Towels That Are Survival Tools!

Lightload Towels

lightload towel 3 pack

World renowned Lightload Towels are the only beach towels that fit in your pocket. All our towels are survival tools. Use them for so much including a firestarter, face mask, insulation,diaper and more. The towels are soft against the skin and washable. Great for packing in small places and excellent for shedding weight.

Do you have an emergency kit or first aid kit? Lightload towels would make a great addition, or if traveling with little ones Lightload towels would be great (even for the big kids 🙂 ). Keeping a pack in your glove box, diaper bag, or wherever for when you need them & they are always ready & waiting.lightload 4

I was discussing with my friends about what was in my emergency kit when I came across lightload towels & I thought they would make a great addition to any survival kit, emergency disaster supply kit or first aid kit & I am so happy to get to try these towels & to spread the word about them to my fans, family & friends. So friends pay attention because I think you might just want to get some of these towels.

The Only Towels That Are Survival Tools!
-Wickable Fabric so keeps you from freezing in Cold Activities!
-More Absorbent than Cotton and Microfiber!
-Waterproof Packaging so Always have a Clean Dry Cloth in the Outdoors!
-Ultralight-weight and superior for packing into small spaces!

I was sent the 3 pack of hand towels to try & do this review & giveaway for (12X24″30X60CM HAND SIZE), but Lightload makes varying sizes so check them all out. When the 3 pack arrived the towels were in small packs about the size of a 50 cent piece only kinda thicker, very conventional for storing & carrying easily, & I love the packaging is waterproof so no need to replace often. So we proceeded to open one so we could try it out. At first I had a bit of a time getting it unfolded but It took my teen daughter to tell me I was doing it wrong & wha la it was open & ready for use.

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The world renowned Lightload Towels are the only towels that are survival tools. Use them as a towel, wash cloth fire starter, first aid supplement, diaper, insulator, static electricity insulator, mask and more. Each piece packs down to 1.5″ in diameter and 5.75″ in girth and .25″ in. width..They’re great for storing in tight spaces like suitcases and small pouches.
They weigh a mere .6oz so you’ll find them helpful where weight is a concern like in travel or backpacking.

Right away I noticed how lightweight the towels were, kinda like those thin paper towels like mechanics use might be the closest comparison without totally being like them. We found light load towels to be very absorbent & able to absorb more fluid & hold it that any ordinary paper towel ever could, all while being thin, lightweight, strong & durable. We even washed & dried it several times, I do not think it would last through to many washes but it is great for 1 or 2 uses & emergency use.

Waterproof packaging covers each piece. Because of this  you’ll always have a clean dry cloth  for good hygiene, personal care and first aid.
The material is 100 percent viscose and made from cellulose(not oil, like microfiber) acts as a sponge and absorbs up to nine times it’s weight in water. They are also very energy efficient needing little energy to carry, wash and dispose of. Add water to the towel or start wiping water off of you to soften and open easier. They’re very comfortable against the skin and are also great for indoor gyms and spas. In caring for the Lightloads hand washing is best.You can reuse them. They last until they don’t.


So I am very happy to tell you about these towels & I hope you will find them as interesting & as useful as I did, I wish I had these towels when my kids were younger, what a lifesaver they would have been so many times. I am also happy to now know about this company & to be able to spread the word, so many of my friends are looking for just this type of product.

This three pack is a great gift and is easily mailed. Colors of the towels are assorted.You golfers can freeze to make a cold towel.
Being great as a game piece too on rainy days,  you can use as a checkerboard piece or puck. Boy Scouts and kid campers love this feature.
Lightload Towels have been written about in many magazines including Climbing Magazine, Bike Magazine and Sailing Magazine.


Connect with Lightload towels online: Website, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter @LightloadTowels


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