Consider it your new go-to travel towel.

By Rebecca Carhart
June 17, 2019
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
best packable microfiber travel towel
Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

Whether you’re taking a road trip, going on a camping excursion, or even just heading to the beach, if you plan on spending time outdoors this summer, a high-quality towel is a must-have travel essential. If you don’t want to risk ruining your luxe bathroom towels while on the road, be sure to invest in a lightweight durable towel that you can always keep stashed in your car or travel bag.

Thankfully, if you are still on the hunt for the perfect travel towel, you don’t have to look far. Amazon customers are calling Rainleaf’s Microfiber Towel, “the best travel towel ever,” and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it absorb more water faster than cotton towels, it is also quick-drying and incredibly soft on your skin. Besides its super light weight (seriously, it weighs less than one pound), the towel is incredibly easy to pack thanks to its ability to fold up into a compact size.

The travel-ready towel also comes with a convenient carrying bag that is both reusable and waterproof. What’s more, it’s made in seven stylish colors so you’re sure to find an option (or two) that you love. Along with being the number one best-selling camping towel on Amazon, the super soft accessory also boasts an impressive 4.7-star rating with more than 1,800 reviews.

“We took 2 of these towels overseas recently. One of the places we used them was the Dead Sea. We had heard of people not being able to wash or rinse all the minerals out of the towels they used there and ended up throwing them away. We didn't have any problems! Took these towels into the shower to give them a quick wash and rinse and by the next morning, they were clean, dry and ready to pack. These were perfect for travel but will be great for future beach and camping trips. So glad we bought them,” raved one customer.

“Really cool towel! I bought this for a five day hunting/backpacking/camping trip where I would be living only on what I could carry in my pack, every ounce mattered. Knowing I was to be walking a lot during my daily hunts and was going to become quite sweaty, I definitely wanted to [bathe] each night before crawling into my bag. This towel dried me very well each night and dried out quickly each day, even after washing the towel in the river after drying me. Great product. I know several people who are about to purchase these,” said another.

The microfiber towel comes in six different sizes ranging from XS to XXL. The XS option measures at 12 x 24 inches, making it a great option for the gym, while the XXL version is 40 x 72 inches and is big enough to use as a full body bath towel. The best part? The towel is totally affordable too. Prices range from $9 to $21, depending on which size you choose.

Rainleaf’s Microfiber Towel
Credit: Courtesy of Amazon

To buy:, from $9