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1. Posted by JimRL (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Odd to have a thread on this but Ive come across some towels, one from LifeAdventure and one called Nobac i think. They say there perfect for backpackers because they dry quick and have some Anti bacteria formula in them. Has anyone ever used them before and if so are they really worth £20?

Jim.

2. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Hey this is interesting. If anyone know about this or maybe other brands and where to find it (on the net), share it pleeze.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting JimRL

Odd to have a thread on this but Ive come across some towels, one from LifeAdventure and one called Nobac i think. They say there perfect for backpackers because they dry quick and have some Anti bacteria formula in them. Has anyone ever used them before and if so are they really worth £20?

Jim.

Sarongs are also perfect for backpackers. You can buy a lot of them for twenty quid.

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I've used a quick-dry towel when backpacking and I loved it! I got a smaller one, so it didn't cost as much. It was more for a quick dry out of the shower. For the beach, sarrongs are the best because they are cheap and big enough to lie down on. I really recoomend the quick dry...use it, hang it in your hostel room and - voila! - when you're back from your day of sightseeing, it's bone-dry.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

5. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I was given one of these travel towels before i came away and i would recommend one to anyone.

Although it does cost a fair bit more than a normal towel it also packs really small. Mine is an extra large towel which packs down to about the size of the lonely planet SE Asia guide book. I've spoken to a lot of people who have thrown towels away that they'd bought with them as they found them too bulky and awkward, so i'm pleased with my little towel.

6. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Where can I get them? I live in Jakarta...maybe there is no place that sell that kind of towels, and buying through the net is not worth it..

7. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

They are mostly sold in outdoor gear shops but you could check out shops that sell swimwear. I saw some there a while ago.

8. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

http://www.overland-solutions.com/shoppingcart/products/towels/081-0003.htm

I found this for 14.99.

And the telephone code at the bottom says that its a place in my hometown??!! Will av to go find it.

9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

wow-i'm checking that out then Matt!!-early planning can't harm!

10. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Yup, i swear by my travel towel. Quick drying, and small so easy to pack. Haven't taken a real towel with me in about 10 years