Sunday, March 29, 2009

Riverwalker Jr. Gear Review - The Multi-Towel

Tired of lugging a bulky towel around that never seems to dry quickly? Try investing in a light compact quick drying alternative. I found mine at REI's Micro-lite Towel comes in a variety of sizes. The compact nature of the towel allows it to be packed and stored easily for those adventures away from home. It will not leave you wet on performance either. The micro-lite works surprisingly well at absorbing water. Then, ring it out and discover nearly all the water is gone allowing it to dry quickly. Careful, you might find yourself wanting to use it at home. However, it will cost you some green to ditch the cotton thing hanging in the bath.

This is part of my gear that helped me survive working support for the race.

Description from REI’s website:

Ideal for travel, backpacking, and camping.

Towel absorbs up to 8 times its weight in liquid, yet 90% of the liquid can be easily
wrung out to speed drying time

Ultra-soft synthetic fabric is very light and compact, taking up very little space in your backpack or bag

Clear carrying case with mesh back features a separate storage pocket for small items; carrying case measures 9 x 6 in.

Quick-attach loop makes it easy to hang towel to dry

Machine washable, anti-microbial fabric remains odor free

Specifications fro REI's website:

Weight 7.5 ounces

Dimensions 49 x 29.5 inches

Material 85% polyester/15% nylon microfiber

Product : REI Multi-Towel Lite - X Large

Price : $26.50

Item # : 783080

Click here to see it:

If you can't stay above the water line, at least you can dry off afterwards!

RW, Jr.


Joseph said...


When I used to backpack, I bought a lot of gear from REI. This is real world gear, for real use. It isn't the cheap discount store stuff.

HermitJim said...

Thanks man, I'll have to check it out!

riverwalker said...

To: Joseph

REI is quality stuff and RW Jr. tries to stick with better quality.
He's a big fan of REI. Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

The towels are excellent quality and are almost indestructible. RW Jr. is pretty hard on his gear and he expects it to hold up to pretty rugged use. Thanks.


Joseph said...

Unfortunetly, I am a gearhead (love gadgets) and such websites as REI are dangerous to me!! :)

WV: Relypent-as in, I really repent for putting all that stuff on my credit card...

riverwalker said...

TO: Joseph

I hear where you are coming from! My main thing is garage and yard sales...I've just got to stop at everyone I come across because I don't know when I'm going to find that bargain out there. Thanks.


Ansley said...

REI offers great stuffs at an affordable prices.

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