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MSR Packtowl Personal

by MSR
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List Price: $27.95
Price: $12.95 - $26.95
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  • Quick Dry: Wrings out almost completely dry
  • Long-Lasting: Edges are serged for added durability

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Product Description

Product Description

The ultimate sports and travel towel, the silky-soft PackTowl Personal towel is perfect for face, hand, and body use. Plus, it's super-lightweight, ultra-compact, and fast-drying. It's extremely durable, soaks up to four times its weight in water, wrings out almost completely dry, and is made of a tough polyester/nylon blend that provides maximum durability in a lightweight fabric. Features: Ultrasoft polyester/nylon microfiber blend offers unmatched softness on your skin Reduces odor retention and increases the life of your towel Soaks up to four times its weight in water; then wrings out almost completely dry - over and over. Durable polyester/nylon blend provides maximum durability in a lightweight fabric Machine wash, then hang dry using the convenient snap loop or tumble dry Specifications: Sizes: XL / L / M / SM Weight: 8.5 ounces / 4 ounces / 2 ounces / 1 ounce Dimensions: 25 by 54 / 16.5 by 36 / 12 by 22 / 10 by 14 inches (W x L)

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The ultimate sports and travel towel, the silky-soft PackTowl Personal towel is perfect for face, hand, and body use. Plus, it's super-lightweight, ultra-compact, and fast-drying. It's extremely durable, soaks up to four times its weight in water, wrings out almost completely dry, and is made of a tough polyester/nylon blend that provides maximum durability in a lightweight fabric.

Features:

  • Ultrasoft polyester/nylon microfiber blend offers unmatched softness on your skin
  • Reduces odor retention and increases the life of your towel
  • Soaks up to four times its weight in water; then wrings out almost completely dry - over and over.
  • Durable polyester/nylon blend provides maximum durability in a lightweight fabric
  • Machine wash, then hang dry using the convenient snap loop or tumble dry

Specifications:

  • Sizes: XL / L / M / SM
  • Weight: 8.5 ounces / 4 ounces / 2 ounces / 1 ounce
  • Dimensions: 25 by 54 / 16.5 by 36 / 12 by 22 / 10 by 14 inches (W x L)


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001QWFHIQ
  • Item model number: PACKTOWLPERSONAL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,841 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It packs down super small and was easy to just toss into my bag.
Amazon Customer
It feels soft against your skin, although, I still prefer a cotton towel at home.
Alphaexn
This towel is very compact and dries very fast, but it soaks up a lot of water.
David

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Tenacious Jay on October 1, 2009
Color Name: BlueSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
Awesome little towel. It's not exactly as absorbent as one of those shammy things you dry your car with, but it still seems to soak up plenty. My wife and I both used the X-large one (i.e. 2 people to 1 towel) on our trip to Japan and it worked great. Packs small, dries relatively quickly (again not like a shammy or anything, but MUCH better than a regular towel), and is nice and soft. Just a note here tho, don't expect to be able to wring this thing dry, you still have to let it air out some. The x-large is still smaller than a regular towel but not too far off. My guess is that most people would prefer the x-large for traveling unless they were doin' some extreme packing or something. It's almost as long as a normal towel in the longest direction, but it's about 1/3 shorter in the shorter direction. Also, in humid weather, like Japan's August, it didn't seem to dry even within' a couple hours, so sometimes we'd have to strap it to something and just let it hang out. Still, way better than a normal towel. We ended up likin' it so much while testing it out before our trip that we bought all 3 smaller sizes before leaving as well. The smaller ones really came in handy in the heat as we would wet them down and wrap them around our neck and use them to wipe our face and neck down to help us stay cool. Now we use them whenever we go on road trips here to visit family or vacation and have found we have lots more room in our suitcase and like the little pouch it comes with to pack it in.

UPDATE: These towels are not "thick" like a traditional towel, they are very "thin", just in case that matters to anyone. Not even as thick as a microfiber towel, in fact even a shammy is thicker. So at first you might think it won't hold much water, but it does a good job.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Hope This Helps on September 8, 2010
I bought this towel in it's XL size a month ago and have had nothing but good experiences with it. It softens the more you wash it, if left to dry on its own it never gets a mildew smell, and folds up smaller than a tee shirt.

Specific times I've used it include

1) Draping over a car seat. The XL is perfectly sized to cover a driver or passenger car seat in a pinch after an impromptu dip in a lake or if you're all sweaty and gross from the gym.

2) Showering at the gym. Its so small there's no reason to not have it in your gym bag. The antibacterial fabric soaks up sweat and water with no odor and the XL is big enough to go fully around your waist if you're a guy over 5'8 and cover all the important parts if your a girl under 5'3.

3) Day hikes and overnighters. Unless you're an ultralight hiking fanatic, if you have room for an extra teeshirt in your bag then you have room for this. As a guy crashing at a friends place never leads to an awkward "Uhh you got a clean towel" convo and as long as I have a pair of swim trunks in my car I can go swimming whenever I want. Most importantly you can dry yourself off completely hang it to dry and it'll be good to go again in about 3 hours.

All around handy towel... Do yourself a favor and get the XL but wait for it to go on sale. It can get a little pricy.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful By GCS on January 7, 2011
I like these towels and own several; but I want to clarify a point that may be helpful. These towels are extremely absorbent. That's a big plus. But they don't dry in "no time at all". If you are in a heated or air conditioned room, or a dry climate, they will dry overnight. In humid climates they can get funky if packed. I've found super thin cotton towels more useful in hot, humid climates.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 6, 2011
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I purchased this towel in XL for an upcoming 2 week camping trip with my college's geology department. I didn't know what the shower situation would be, so being female I purchased an XL with the hopes that I could be completely covered. I'm 5' 8" and it cuts it pretty close. The XL wraps around me with no problem, but it just barely covers my butt widthwise. Anyone shorter than me though should have no problem being covered up with the XL.

Sizing aside, this is a great little towel! It packs down super small and was easy to just toss into my bag. It also is extremely absorbent - I didn't need a separate towel to dry my hair or anything. The material is a little weird at first because it doesn't slide over your skin, but very soft. It seems to be durable, it dried in a couple of hours (as opposed to needing like 8-12 for a regular towel), and didn't give off any odors.

For people who are having trouble getting it back in to the little pouch, fold it in half, then fold that down with the longer side horizontal by thirds, and then roll that strip in fours and it makes a little rectangle again.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rhandhali on September 19, 2010
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This was my only towel for over two months while I worked in Mongolia and backpacked across China. It still serves me well as a travel towel and a camping towel. I have the "X-Large" size and it's more than enough for my 6'0 frame. Even in the muggy swamp of a Beijing summer it dried quickly enough to be used again in the evening. It weighs very little and packs down to the thickness of a couple of CD cases. It's very easy on the skin as well; softer than some terry cloth towels and certainly softer than a lot of hotel towels!

The only complaint I have is that the snap-loop came off after the first time I undid it. It wasn't a big deal but it was a minor annoyance. Upon returning home I contacted MSR about this and they took care of me with no issues or complaints. It's really a great product, but like anything that's mass-manufactured there are going to be a few that have issues and I judge the product on how the company handles those issues. MSR did a great job.

This towel is a permanent addition to my travel/camping kit and it goes in the carry on with me every time I fly. It's a solid product that's proved itself backed by a company that takes care of its customers.
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