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Product Review Matador Travel Blog 10-quirkiest-travel-gear:


Insolent Minx of Matador Travel writes

“These cool space savers have to be the smallest thing you can pack when heading to the beach. Dump a handful of these towels in your pocket, saving tons of room for everything else. These multipurpose towels are great accessories to take with you while going scuba diving, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating and sailing. Stick them in your glove compartment for emergency automobile maintenance needs such as cleaning up after checking your washer fluid, cleaning up engine oil spills, etc. They are also washing machine safe so you can either keep them or toss ‘em.”

Gear Test:Lightload Towels for the Impulsive Minimalist


Recently I purchased a Lightload Towel at REI. The impulsive minimalist in me couldn’t resist the tiny package! My only hesitation came from doubts about its durability and life. Boy, have those reservations been swept aside. I’ve taken it to the beach every day since (I’m on vacation in San Diego), where I’ve laid out on it, toweled off, used it to wipe clean my gear and strung it up for shade. Sadly, my towel mistakenly made it into the washing machine this morning and now resembles a hairball my cat may have regurgitated. Oops!


The 36″x60″ towel is sufficiently large to keep sand off my body while I’m laying out, but I’d like more space for my gear or a companion. I suggest your firm offer a larger size–perhaps 72″x72″–to be used as a ground cloth. I certainly would buy one!



Erik Borman

Travel Product Review: Missionaries Perfect Travel Product are Lightload Towels

Mr. Wheeler

The perfect product for missionaries-the items that were purchased from you went to Uganda, Kenya, Brazil, Bahamas, Angola and Haiti! Helping W/god’s vision to other nations with the gospel.