Lifeven­ture travel tow­els

Yachting Monthly - - NEW GEAR -

Cram­ming a bath towel in your kit­bag is a re­ally thank­less task. They are big and bulky and you wouldn’t dream of tak­ing one on a hike. Lifeven­ture travel tow­els, how­ever, are smaller and lighter and make ex­cel­lent travel com­pan­ions.

The Soft­fi­bre travel towel (£19.99) comes in gen­er­ous sizes – my ex­tra large towel is 130cm x 75cm (packs down to 17cm x 10cm x 4.5cm) and it is claimed it can ab­sorb nine times it’s own weight in wa­ter. It dries much faster than cotton – a big plus on a boat – and a ‘Poly­giene’ treat­ment helps to tackle odours.

The Hy­drofi­bre quick-dry towel (£14.99) is even more light­weight. The large was just about big enough at 110 x 65cm but it packs down to lit­tle more than the size of a phone (14cm x 9cm x 2cm). It will only re­ally do for a sin­gle shower be­fore it needs to be dried but be­cause it’s so thin, it did so quickly. If I’m head­ing for a walk or a day on the wa­ter, this is the towel I pick. For longer trips, I would take the Soft­fi­bre towel.

You don’t get that thick-tow­elling lux­ury of a cotton towel with ei­ther, but you do get some­thing that feels soft, works ex­tremely well, dries quickly and takes up next to no space. www. lifeven­

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