Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite TowelI recently followed a group called Discovery Trekking on Twitter and little did I know I was in for a big surprise.  

Approximately a week after following them I received a message through my inbox that I had been chosen as this months winner for a towel of my choice on their website.  

Skeptical at first, I decided to write back and find out if the email was spam.  Long story short, the drawing was legit and I was able to pick out a towel to go backpacking with!

With many choices to choose from, I decided to opt for their Discovery Trekking Outfitter’s mossy green ‘Extreme Ultralite Towel’.  Shocked at the the first time I looked at the towel because of its size, all doubts were put aside and I was fascinated with the results so much that I decided to give the towel my own personal review.  

Take a look at what I have to say and why I recommend this towel for any outdoor adventure like white water rafting in Nepal, exploring in Melbourne, or trekking off the beaten path in Myanmar

Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralight Towel

Price – 

$20 USD

Weight Class – 

Ultralight (less than 6 oz)

Available Colors – 

Army Brown, Moss, Silver Grey, Navy, Dark Blue, Charcoal, Sage

Features/Specs –

Moisture Wicking: dry 3-4 times faster than standard towels

Antimicrobial:  eco-friendly, recycled Silver kills germs & odors

Extremely Lightweight:  largest towel weighs less than 6 ounces

Backpacker-ready:  folds up small, dries quickly, and is multipurpose

Bottom line –

I took it out on a 3 day backpacking trip and used it the whole time to wipe off sweat, rain water, and drying off while swimming in various water holes.  To my surprise, it did not start to smell and dried extremely fast.  I would highly recommend purchasing this towel as it is now an essential piece of equipment in my backpacking gear list!

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