Thanks to Roger Caffin (Australia) for his photo taken in the Swiss Alps. Roger tested our towel for the Backpack Geartest group.

Our fabulous limited edition prints.

Sometimes size really does matter. Our towels are extremely small to fit in the smallest of bags.

Extreme Ultralite Backpacking & Travel Towel

Ultralite Mini 19" x 19": $14.95 USD
Ultralite 34" x 28": $26.95 USD
Ultralite Large 34" x 58": $39.95 USD
Large Limited Edition Print Towels 34" x 58": $59.95 USD

Our "EXTREME" ULTRA LIGHT  backpacking towel is a must-have for serious backpackers.  Featured in BACKPACKER magazine's most recent "Essential Gear Guide", you know it must be good!

The Extreme Ultralight is 34" x 28" and weighs under 3 ounces, so you can still carry a towel large enough for swimming or bathing! These pack into very small spaces.

If you are one of those "crazy" minimalists, we make an even smaller version below. Weighing approx. 1.3 oz, it's approx. 19" square, and  serves as towel, neck, or headgear. We've been told you can even strain your camp-coffee through it.  Now that's versatile!

NOTE:  By popular request, are now offering the Extreme Ultralite, in a Large full-size 34" x 58"  as well as the regular 34" x 28" Regular and 19" x 19" Mini.

Olive Brown, Red, and Royal Blue, Navy, and Charcoal!


NEW!  Introducing Limited Edition Prints!

We are experimenting with a new print process that is extremely vibrant. This Kinetic Colorization technology is both beautiful and functional. The prints will not fade. Available in the Extreme Ultralite towel, Large size (58”x34”) only. Whale tails is a National Geographic print that features photographs of whales. colorized to make a gorgeous pattern. The other 4 prints are pop art by US artist Dan Fenelon.  These are extremely small production runs, and not likely to last long! The perfect gift!  $59.95



Just how small are these towels?

When compared to an iPhone, you can see just how small the various sizes of Extreme Ultralite towels are when folded. But, they pack even smaller than this and can be squished into very tiny spaces.

58" x 34" (Our largest size)  Weight 6.2 oz  (176g)

34" x 28" (Typical Backpackers choice) 3.3 oz  (94g)


Washing Instructions for Discovery Trekking towels - Warm (or Hot) Water, detergent of your choice. Wash as you would a favorite t-shirt! Hang, or dry in machine.
Note:  Should you find any smell lingering on your towels it is generally a result  of body oil, lotions, deodorants, etc. To “unclog” the fibers and refresh your towel we recommend the following. Wash in warm or hot water without detergent, adding 1 cup of vinegar. Wash a 2nd time without detergent, adding ½ cup baking soda. They will be as good as new!  We're also told adding Borax or Washing Soda (found in most grocery stores) works well.  


Please Note:  If you select a size and a color choice does NOT come up, that simply means we are out of that size.  Please keep checking back as stock changes daily.


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