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Old 12-25-2016, 11:14 AM   #1
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Seeking quick dry towel reviews

Hi, I would like compact, quick drying towels for camping. So far, if for travel or damp weather reasons, need to dry towels spread out in Trillium, they dry slooooowly and I worry about mildew happening before drying. Also taking up a lot of space. Any brand name suggestions or types?

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Old 12-25-2016, 11:48 AM   #2
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We use full size microfiber towels which takes up the space of a hand towel. They take a little getting use to. They are not fluffy, you kind of dab the water off but they work well. They hang and dry quickly, ours has button holes around the towel to aid in hanging off of things. Our towels have copper in them to prevent mildew and odors. Ours cost about $20 ea. but well worth the money.
This may be the one we have but not sure.

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Old 12-25-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
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We got the microfiber towels from REI. As noted, they're not fluffy but do dry quickly.
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Old 12-25-2016, 02:11 PM   #4
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Ditto on the REI towels!
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Old 12-25-2016, 04:39 PM   #5
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I have purchased micro fiber towels at jc pennys' online store. They come in a variety of color and work very well for camping. Easy to store, hang, and dry.
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:27 PM   #6
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Hi: flatlandreader... Sorry I can't help with quick dry towels... I get "Dry cleaned"!!! LoL Alf
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:51 PM   #7
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Hi Chris,

I use cotton Turkish towels and love them. They are kind of like dish towels, but bigger. Thin and big, they absorb plenty for one person after showering and dries quickly. Since they're large, they wrap around you to dry your back.

In my Bigfoot, I drape one end over a towel bar and use the other end to blot the water (damp dry). Then I use the rest of the towel to dry off.

Here's one on Amazon, very much like mine:

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Old 12-26-2016, 03:40 PM   #8
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I use "norwex" towels in the trailer, not as big as bath towels at home of course and do take some getting used to, but dry quickly.
They are microfibre---use their window cloths for inside and outside windows and they work well.
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:48 PM   #9
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I also went with microfiber towels. Per some advice on this forum I purchased ones for "dogs" as they were the same quality for less money.
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:00 AM   #10
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Because you're in Canada, I would suggest checking out (our rei equivilant). I've got a bath towel and face cloth from mec and they both work great, not fluffy, but are light weight, fold down to almost nothing (I do a lot of backpacking), and have built in snap loops for hanging--plus they come in some great colours

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