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Old 01-01-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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Happy New Year All

I am going on a backpacking trip to Europe in a couple weeks and need to find a good travel towel. I had a "quick dry" towel last year, but the towel smells pretty bad after a couple of days compared to a normal towel. Does anyone have a name of a good travel towel and links to a site that sells it. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2004, 01:46 PM   #2
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here's a great one - i used it while in germany, though not often. but it's soft and dries quickly. the link i included is for the size towel i used, it could have been bigger, but it did the job and used very little space.

cool travel towel $20
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I bought just a viscose camp towel at walmart for like 2.50 i think and it worked pretty welldried easily i didnt think it smelled and absorbed water pretty well
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shit, that sure beats my fancy $20 towel. your advice only came too late.... for me anyway.
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are these the towls you use for showering and everything too? they look like face cloths! how big are they?
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:48 PM   #6
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they aren't big at all... and that's the point!!

of course, i think anybody would prefer to have a nice fluffy towel (a la ritz carlton), but they work fine - just dry yourself as fast as you can, haha.
and fyi - the pack towel that i suggested from rei comes in a larger size too.
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When I did my europe trip I had one of those quick drying towels. Worked good. But I had a problem when I went to Costa rica. I wanted to lounge on the beach. So I ended up bringing an old beach towel. It took up waaaaay more room, but at least i had something to lay on.

What does everyone else do when they head to the beach? (during their travels)
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hey Dio I think that's when a 'sarong' comes in handy. You know those things that girls wear over their bathers to form a skirt. Pretty versatile - You can use it to lie on at the beach, as a towel or a sheet etc.
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