On the road or the trail, microfiber towels are the way to go.
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The Perfect Travel Towel from Amazon
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On a scale from one to “I lost my passport at that bar,” realizing you forgot a towel for your weeklong camping trip comes in at around a seven (equivalent to leaving your phone charger at home). Worst-case scenario: you can borrow a friend’s or air dry instead, but we don’t know many people who like to dependent or wet for longer than necessary.

When you’re on a road trip, a camping trip, or staying somewhere that doesn’t provide one, a travel towel is more important than you may think. Even if you do remember to bring along your everyday cotton towel — the one with the stain, not the bright, freshly bleached one — it’s heavy, bulky, and not exactly quick to dry. As an avid traveler, you know you can do better than that.

It’s time to say goodbye to your ratty, cotton towel and hello to the Healthy-home microfiber travel towel (amazon.com, from $8)

The microfiber fabric technology allows these towels to absorb seven to nine times their weight in water and dry out “almost 300% faster than regular cotton towels,” according to Amazon’s product description. Wholeheartedly agreeing, one reviewer stated, “They don't take up a lot of space. They dry you off quickly, are super absorbent, and they dry quickly, too!” Check, check, check, and check.

The Perfect Travel Towel
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The travel-friendly towel comes in four different sizes. If you’re using it as your post-shower or -swim towel, we suggest investing in either the medium (28” x 56”) or the large size (32” x 72”). Just looking for a microfiber towel to wipe your sweat or dry your clean camp-cooking tools? You’ll be all set with the small size (12” x 28”).

Healthy-Home even provides a free waterproof carry bag with your towel. That means no more spreading dampness to the dry clothes in your duffel if you’re on the road immediately after showering.

So, the next time you’re backpacking the Appalachian Trail or escaping for a much-needed yoga retreat, make sure you’ve packed the Healthy-home microfiber travel towel. No bulky towel necessary.