We’ve all been there: packing our bag, only to find one item that's taking up half of the space in our carry-on. The main culprit? That big fluffy cotton towel. But don't worry - there's no need to go without a towel altogether. In the spirit of pack hacking, we’re here to tell you how to choose the best travel towel for your journey.
Want a hint? Choose a linen travel towel.
As a fabric, linen has been around for tens of thousands of years. It’s made from the woven fibres of the flax plant, and despite being tricky to manufacture, it’s prized for its absorption, its lightness, and its ability to dry quickly. Think those all sound like good qualities to have in a towel? Well you’d be right!
Linen travel towels offer everything you’d find in a conventional towel, but they're lighter, cooler, and softer.
Travel towels can be made from all kinds of materials – cotton, plastic microfibres, linen, and more. For us, linen is the best choice - and not just because it's lighter.
Here are the main reasons why a linen travel towel is the best choice for your trip:
Most common travel towels are made from synethetic microfibres. Even if you’re not trying to live a plastic free lifestyle, or cut down on your plastic consumption, linen travel towels offer numerous benefits over their plastic counterparts:
You can probably tell from the guide above that we’re pretty big fans of linen travel towels – we’ve been using them for years. The perfect linen travel towel has always eluded us, though – whether it was the linen, the lack of a hanging loop, the size, or the finish. So, in true Trakke fashion, when we couldn’t find it, we thought “why don’t we try to make it ourselves?”. And so the Trakke linen travel towel was born.
We’ve researched every last detail, to make a simple item better than you thought it could be – the perfect thickness of fabric, the softest and most absorbent linen fibres, a complete lack of bleaching agents and chemicals, and that quintessential Trakke approach to craftsmanship and finishing.
Packing light is normally about making compromises.
Not this time.