Quick Drying Travel Towels - a must-have travel accessory
Travel towels are an absolute necessity when travelling – even if you are staying in a hotel that supplies everything. But often they are heavy, bulky and take forever to dry.
Thankfully in the past few years, travel towels have come a long way in terms of materials and travel-friendliness. What was once only found in the camping section of an outdoors store, is now mainstream and can be found in most general shops.
They come in a range of sizes, colours and materials and are great for everything from camping, gym, at home or for the beach.
Personally I never travel without my small microfiber travel towel, and since it is so compact (folded in its little travel case it is only a little bigger than my phone), it fits easily into even the most over packed bag! With proper care and storage, they can last years making it a cost-effective investment.
Below are just some of the uses of this handy little accessory, if you can think of anymore just add it to the comments below!
ScorchedEarth Microfiber Travel & Sports Towel Set – Quick Dry, Super Absorbent, Compact, Lightweight – for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Beach, Yoga, Swimming – Includes 2 Sizes + Carrying Bag & Clip
Doubles as a dedicated Hair Towel
Travelling with a hair dryer is not exactly practical, and more often than not the hotel ones are more noise than actual help, which is where my towel comes in use the most. My hair is a nightmare to dry at the best of times, so even at home I use the small towel to wrap my hair in to draw out most of the water before finishing it off with the hairdryer or letting it air dry.
I’ve purchased dedicated hair towels and turbans before, but none of them have been as effective as my little microfiber towel, however everyone’s hair is different so it is important to find what works for you.
For Beach Days
Thanks to advances in fabric technology, there are some amazing sand resistant, fast drying and compact beach towels available. When space is limited, carrying a beach towel is simply not possible. New technology has meant ‘beach towels’ such as the ECCOSOPHY Microfiber Beach towel is light weight, pack small, dry fast and are sand free (and they also come in great colours and patterns).
Last Minute Laundry Solutions
I am sure most people have been in a situation where they have had to turn the hotel sink into an emergency laundry… in fact on a trip a couple of years ago, one of my friends decided to only pack 4 pairs of underwear for a 2-week holiday… and the designated laundry stop was midway through the trip.
After wringing through the socks and underwear until water stopped dripping through the towel, we hung the clothes over the shower rail and by the next day everything but the thickest socks were dry!
Simple but Effective
Of course this is not to replace a full bathroom towel that you will find in hotels, hostels and Airbnb’s… but as an additional safety guard for those unexpected events (and for the odd places that don’t give you a towel).
Depending where you are staying, there might be bathroom and beach towels available, but more often then not you might get one to use. So for beach days, hikes or hair wash days, having a small quick drying travel towel is just the thing you need.
These were originally designed for camping and backpackers, so things like functionality and size are extremely important considerations when choosing the right towel for you. Everything else is just a bonus.