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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does the job Works well for backpacking. I bought the medium for my body and I think I might pick up a small for drying off dishes. You can dry your whole body with a medium if you are completely wet. I do a quick once over, wring it out, then go back for a final finish. Wring it out again and hang it up to dry. It dries fast. I left the included pouch at home; you don't really need it in your pack. Just stuff this thing wherever you have some free space. My only complaint is that it does not slide smoothly across your skin, it kind of catches. Nevertheless, I would recommend this towel and I am considering picking up a couple of large ones for beach trips with the kids.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, compact, absorbent I bought this towel for use during a month long trip abroad at the recommendation of some travel books. It served its purpose very well. It functioned as a body towel when I was at hostels or AirBnBs that had either no towel or very shady ones. I'm very happy I purchased this towel from REI and brought it with me. It is super absorbent. A medium sized towel could be used to dry off my whole body. Some reviewers have commented on the odd texture of the towel, which I agree with, but the feel was secondary to its function for me. It air dries relatively quickly. Alternatively if a hand-dryer is nearby, it dries very quickly and easily. I would recommend this to other customers.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, small and efficient Picked the REI MultiTowel Lite in Medium before a 21 day camping trip in August 2016. I have a larger model that I'm very pleased with and opted for a smaller size for decreased drying time and lighter weight. I could snap this on the back of my pack to dry while I'm hiking. For me, the medium size is adequate for all my personal drying needs. It has held up wonderfully. I chose this towel for a recent trip to Chimborazo, Ecuador and it performed wonderfully. Durable, small, lightweight, dries quickly and efficient. A worthwhile purchase for any camper/hiker/backpacker/traveler.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good multi-tasker My favorite use for this towel is to attach it to my shoulder strap on my pack so I can wipe my face while I hike and sweat without having to take it out or even slow down. In addition to wiping my sweaty brow, I'll use it to clean my sunglasses frequently as it is very soft and will not scratch the lens surfaces. Other than that, when you wring this towel out, it becomes almost dry and then completely dries quickly after this. It's definitely something I always bring with me. Very useful.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I am a minimal packer when I travel and a towel is always the bulkiest thing to pack. I was frustrated by how much space a bath towel or even a hand towel would take up in my bag. This towel takes almost no space! It is super soft and absorbent and after I ring it out its practically dry! I bought the medium size which was perfect for me since I didn't plan to walk around with it wrapped around me. I think for pool or beach use you might need the large or extra large. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2012-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job My first time travel camping so I needed something small. It turned out to be even smaller than I expected. Which had me a little worried the first time. However it certainly works just fine. I'm 6'2, so have a lot of surface area and it dried me off completely just fine. It dries really fast and is very small to pack. I also have experience as a swimmer with small shammi drying getting in out of the pool. This works just like those do but fold up a lot better/smaller.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Thing Ever I love this towel! It's lightweight and easily fits into my backpack without taking space. Washing machines are hard to come by on the road. I've used this for a week straight without washing it, and it doesn't get that mildew smell. In fact, it doesn't hold any smell. It dries within two hours, it's soft and durable. I agree with another reviewer, it doesn't slide over your skin very easily. I have to pat dry, but that doesn't bother me. Seriously, best thing ever.  
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a good towel. Small, light and absorbent, this is a good towel to bring with you on a backpacking trip. Really nothin more to say than that. Thumbs up.
Date published: 2014-05-02
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Questions & Answers

do these "multi towels" have anti-bacterial properties?

Asked by: multi towel
​This towel is treated with an antibacterial agent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-29
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