Dec 30, 2013
I’ve ridden on many of our Adventure Cycling event tours like Cycle Montana, Family Fun, Idaho, and Wine and Harvest, and I’ve done some self-contained touring and car camping. On all of these trips, I have never left home without a PackTowl. Back in the day I used the original version but now I’ve upgraded to the PackTowl Personal. The original felt like I was using a car wash chamois — very functional but not cozy and soft. The Packtowl Personal is made of a supple microfiber so it feels soft and silky against your skin. Both versions are lightweight, ultra compact and fast drying.
Not only do I bring the PackTowl Personal everywhere, I am also an advocate for the XXLarge size (36”x59”), because it provides the most coverage. Not everyone requires this, but when I’m in a school bathroom on a tour with a bunch of other ladies, trying to blow dry my hair using a hand dryer, I prefer maximum coverage. In fact, on event tours or car camping where someone else hauls my gear, I bring two, the XXLarge and Large: one for my body and one for my hair. The PackTowl can be used as a beach towel, a table cloth, or a sari. We also carry the Medium size in our camping kitchen to use as a dishtowel.
PackTowls mop up water very efficiently and come in a variety of sizes so that you too can find the size that is the best fit for your needs.
Photo by Patrick Finley