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Gear Review: Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralight Fast-Dry Towel

This towel packs small and absorbs a ton...except odors.
Gear Guide 2010 ESS Discovery Ultralight Towel 445x260Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralight Fast-Dry Towel (Courtesy Photo)

Our tester wasn’t expecting much from this drab swatch of fabric, but the Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralite Fast-Dry Towel impressed him: It packs small, absorbs water well, and doesn’t stink, even when multiple rainy days keep it from drying out.

The stretchy fabric is impregnated with bacteria-inhibiting silver, so it won’t start growing mildew. “It was great for mopping up water inside the tent when I camped in the rain,” he says. “Or for drying off after an evening dip in the lake.” $20; 3 oz.;

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