I have not heard of Discovery Trekking Outfitters before I received one of their fast-drying towels. What amazed me was the size. As you can see it is almost 1/3 the thickness of a standard swimming towel and this is a large-sized towel! Discovery Trekking also offers a medium, small and extra small-sized towel available in a dozen different colors.
How Does It Do It?
Discovery Trekking’s Ultra Fast-Dry Towels are ultra-lightweight and are made with a special style of Polartec® Power Dry®. “Touchpoints” on the fabric’s inner surface literally suck moisture around the fibers, where it spreads for rapid evaporation. Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics move at least 30% more moisture away from the skin than single-component fabrics. When the moisture reaches the outside of the fabric, it spreads out to many times its original surface area, enabling it to dry many times faster than other fabrics.
When I first saw this, I thought it would be great for my son who goes on a lot of campouts. I loved the idea that it could fold up as small as it does, something he needs to save on space in his backpack. We have been using this for a few months now and we both like it. It does not feel like a regular towel though, it has a stretchy feel. It might not look absorbant but let me tell you that it is! We have not only used it for a boy scout campout but at the pool. This towel dries three times faster than a cotton towel! After many washes, it still is super absorbent and the color has not faded.
What More Great Benefits?
- Moisture Wicking: moisture-management material pulls moisture from your skin so you dry faster
- Quick-drying: high-tech fabric distributes moisture over the towel to promote rapid evaporation
- Antimicrobial: recycled Silver in towel fibers prevents bacteria-growth, keeping the towel fresh-smelling
- UV Protective: towel blocks up to 93% of UV rays
- Lightweight: thinner than cotton towels, the largest size weighs less than 9 oz. or 0.3 kg
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