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“A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have,” Douglas Adams reminds us in A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Even if you’re not traveling the cosmos, it sure is a handy item to have in camp. A towel can dry off kitchen gear, damp tent interiors, and soaked hikers, as well pull double-duty as a picnic blanket or provide extra warmth at night. This microfiber model from REI measures a massive 58 inches by 36 inches, yet weighs only 12.7 ounces. It dries quickly and packs into a small mesh pouch, making it an ideal addition to your kit. Get the Multi Towel Deluxe now for $20.93, 51 percent off its list price.