This one item will revolutionize the way you pack.
Do you pack a towel every time you travel?
We asked hundreds of members from our Instagram community. The answer as you see below was a resounding yes.
But here is something else they told us. Almost all of them said that they hate carrying a towel.
Why? For plenty of reasons.
a) Towels are bulky and hence difficult to pack
Most of us pack regular bathroom towels for our trips. But these towels are too bulky. Once you put one of them in your backpack, there is no space for anything else. If you are carrying a bigger/ heavier bag, the towel is most likely the culprit.
b) Towels are heavy and a burden to carry
Regular towels are also quite heavy. Who wants a heavier backpack? No one. Besides, you don’t want to pay the airlines extra baggage charges right?
c) Towels are difficult to manage once wet
Regular towels are extremely difficult to manage once wet. Come checkout time, you better ensure that your towel is dry. Because packing a damp towel invariably stinks up your whole bag.
Well what choice do you have? You can’t avoid carrying one. You could go for one of those ordinary thin cotton towels. But they hardly do the job.
At this point, some of you may ask
“Why not just use the towels provided at hotels?”
A valid question. And here is the answer.
1) Hygiene concerns
You can never be sure of the hygiene levels of towels provided at hotels. All of us have at some point in time cringed at stains on hotel-towels right? With a personal towel, you can say good-bye to these worries, especially when a pandemic is raging across the world.
2) A towel is not just for the bathroom.
A towel is a basic item that should be part of every traveller’s backpack. You never know when you’ll need one when on the road, be it a hike or a road trip.
3) Some accommodations don't even provide one.
Many hotels/ guesthouses (especially abroad) do not provide towels. Some of them provide them at extra cost and are usually overpriced.
What if we told you that
there is a unique solution to all your problems?
Something that offers you all the benefits of a good regular towel but without any of the drawbacks.
This trick we are about to tell you is quite popular among mountaineers and pro-travellers. However, it is not known to most travellers.
The Microfiber Travel Towel
This baby is made just for travelers.
Here is why you’ll love it.
A) You will save a lot of baggage space
A microfiber towel occupies less than one-third the space of a regular towel. It will fit into even the smallest backpacks. You can easily carry it with you wherever you go.
It is so easy to carry in hand, or hang around your neck too as it is not bulky.
B) It is Super-Absorbing
The basic requirement of a good towel is that it absorb water well. The Microfiber towel is unique in that aspect. Although it is compact, it absorbs water very well.
One or two wipes on the body, and you will be completely dry. No need for repeated rubbing and patting, like you do with one of those thin cotton towels.
C) You'll never have to pack a damp towel again
Don't you just hate it when you have to check-out of your hotel room, and your clothes haven't dried. Packing damp stuff always stinks up your luggage.
A good microfiber towel dries-out completely in as low as 30 minutes. You’ll never have to pack a wet towel again.
D) It is Super-light and thus easy to carry
Weight is a very important concern when travelling. Regular bathroom towels are pretty heavy, and get heavier once wet. The microfiber travel towel (of the same dimension) is pretty light weight (around 200 gm usually). Whether it is around your neck or inside your backpack, it is less of a burden.
In fact this is why it is highly popular among mountaineers and climbers. It helps them keep their baggage light. An essential requirement for climbers.
F) It will last really long
It doesn’t have the problems associated with regular towels such as thread coming out etc. Buy it once and it’ll last for many trips.
G) It is very stylish
It looks nothing like a regular towel. The material is so soft and fine, and it is not bulky. You are bound to turn some heads at the beach.
That's quite a few. But here are a few more benefits.
- Good microfiber travel towels come with a loop for hanging, and holding in place when rolled up. Something that regular towels do not have.
- They usually come with a mesh case for carrying when wet.
Here’s what travellers like you had to say about it from their personal experience.
“I had planned a trip from Chennai to Bangkok on an AirAsia budget flight, and I had not purchased any check-in baggage. The regular towel would not fit into my backpack, and I was worried of exceeding the weight-limit. I was on the verge of buying check-in baggage. Thanks to the travel towel, I did not have to do that, and could manage the entire trip with just my backpack. – Peeyush, Chennai”
“I found the travel towel really useful when travelling to Europe. They were charging us 5 euros for using towels at the beach. Luckily I was carrying a travel towel, and this saved me some money – Anirudh, Delhi”
“I hate carrying around wet and heavy towels. With this one, I can just hang it from my backpack and then roll it and put it in after it dries quickly. Cool right? – Kripa, Bangalore”
The icing on the cake is that it is a small one-time investment that will last really long. It doesn't cost much more than a good regular towel.
The microfiber travel towel is actually quite popular among travellers in Europe and America.
In India, it is only popular among the mountaineering and camping crowd. That said, it is slowly making its way among avid travellers.
To be clear guys, we are not saying this is the perfect substitute for a good bathroom towel. Those thick terry towels that we use regularly definitely have a place. However, when travelling this one is a near perfect substitute with........
all the benefits but at one-third the size
We started BorderTribe with the vision of making travel hassle-free for travellers. And this towel does just that.
We introduced this towel to dozens of travellers. All of them loved it. And that is why, we are presenting it here.
It took us a lot of effort to find the perfect travel towel. In fact we went through around 20 versions before we zeroed in on this one.
The BorderTribe Microfiber Travel Towel is made from the finest microfiber and is compact, light weight, quick-drying, and highly water absorbing. It comes with a loop hanging, and a mesh cover for packing and storage.
We have just introduced this towel in India and it is already finding a lot of takers.