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11. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Travel towel

... but make sure it's of reasonable quality... the dodgy ones don't tend to dry you very well.

12. Posted by bob_dog (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Quoting PrincessL

Do you need to take your towels from washing?

Obviously they take up alot of room, and unsure whether most Mid range hostels would supply them?

In some countries, even at mid-priced hotels, they may not supply towels. This is especially true in Asia. Forget what other people here said, and do what I do:

Go to a sporting goods or swimming specialty store and by one or two "quick dry" towels. These are the very light, very thin towels that swimmers use, and they feel like terrycloth.

If you wring one out and hang it up, it will dry completely within four hours, and one towel (50cm x 90cm) is enough to dry off an average-sized person under 180cm tall after a shower.

These towels weigh 100 grams when dry, will fold easily into a small size, and can fit into any space in your bag. If you're travelling with one backpack (a day, a week, a month) they make a much better choice than regular cotton towels for weight, size and durability.

Oh yeah - they're also good for taking to the beach or the pool....

13. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Just bought a hand sized mirco fibre towel on ebay - £3.30 - to buy new from doing web checks cost around £12-13 so hopefully l have got a bargain! I need it more for my hair!

How long do these travel towels take to dry - 4 hours????

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