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Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2014

Gear Review: PackTowl RobeTowl

Microfiber water-absorbent robe is worth the investment.

by: Allison Woods

PackTowl RobeTowl (Courtesy Photo)
PackTowl RobeTowl (Courtesy Photo)

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Here’s an upgrade our comfort campers couldn’t resist: a belted bathrobe made out of PackTowl's absorbent polyester/microfiber fabric. Rather than a puny little hand cloth, you’ve got a plush garment that pulls double duty as a robe and a towel. When confronted with drippy campground showers and changing rooms, we loved the gapless, water-absorbent coverage.

One tester took advantage of the knee-length, slouchy fit and threw it on over her clothes like a trenchcoat when evening temps took a sharp dip into the teens in Washington’s Channeled Scablands. The roomy, Jedi-like hood won’t win any style awards, but it’ll keep drafts off your wet noggin. $75; 1 lb. 2 oz. (M); S-L; packtowl.com


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