It’s not often that a Canadian company contacts us to do a review, so when Discovery Trekking asked me about doing a review of their special travel/backpack towels, I agreed. After all, we have lots of Canadian readers yet never seem to find great products from their country.
The Ultra Fast-Dry Towel was the first one I tried. Available in four sizes and numerous colors, these towels are treated with a special type of silver to prevent odors. They weigh anywhere from 0.88 oz (25g) to 10.6 oz (300g) with a price range of $12.95-$29.95 Canadian.
The Extreme Ultra-Light Towel was the other one sent to me. Available in two sizes and two colors (charcoal and navy), the towels weight 1.3oz/38g and 2.8oz/80g with costs of $14.95 and $19.95 CAN. This towel also contains silver but has a completely different weave from it’s larger sister.
I put both of these towels to the test by taking a shower. The Ultra Fast Dry Towel seemed to get saturated very quickly and it felt as if I never got fully dry even though I was using the largest size. I took the shower just before bed and the towel was completely dry by the morning. I could definitely see using this towel as a combination beach towel as it offers some UV protection, swimsuit cover-up, and airplane blanket. It’s light weight and takes up little space. If heading for a tropical vacation where you want to bring a lightweight, multi-purpose beach towel, then this is one to consider.
The Extreme Ulta Light Towel, on the other hand, was wonderful. While I had the larger of the two sizes offered—but still smaller than the Ultra Fast Dry Towel—it exceeded my expectations. Not only did I feel completely dried off after using this towel, it felt as if it could absorb much more. After the shower, I hung this towel up to dry and within 2 hours it was completely dry.
I’m going to start taking the Ultra-Light Towel with me to help dry my clothes after hand washing in the room. I think this towel will be able to hold quite a bit of moisture.
The material for both towels is made in the USA with completion in either Canada or Mexico.
Discovery Trekking Outfitters supplied the towels for review. The photos are courtesy of their website.