Top positive review
Wouldn't travel without it.
on October 29, 2011
I wouldn't travel without it.
Do yourself a favor and get the XL, it's really not that big and it packs up very small. With the XL you can wear it around your waist (if you're skinny), and it's big enough to lie down on. The button loop is a good feature you can hang it up almost anywhere. It takes a couple hours to dry maybe, depending on how wet it is and the drying conditions but its quick enough, if its not completely dry, just put it in the mesh pack and hang it on the outside of your pack until your next destination.
I left it somewhere while traveling and traveled for 4 more weeks without it. Had to air-dry and borrow towels from people it was a hassle. Ended up going back to where i left it just to get it back!
The only thing you might consider is that I've read that the fabric isn't the most absorbent. The most absorbent towel is the PackTowl Original. The ultralight uses a different fabric mixture, which also maxes it softer and hence more popular.
Edit: In addition to travel use I've used this towel instead of a regular bathroom towel in my house for over a year now and it's still going strong.