A fantastically lightweight and quick drying travel towel from Sea To Summit, the Airlite Towel is made from microfibre yarn allowing it to absorb over three times its weight in water and its low fabric weight results in a high surface area - making the Airlite their fastest drying towel ever. After use, simply tie it to your backpack and it will dry in no time.
With a laser cut edge, no bulk is expended on over-locking or stitching, meaning this towel can pack down super small and fit easily in a waist belt, gym bag or travel tote. The storage stuff sack is connected with a press stud to keep them together and can be disconnected during use and its elongated proportions give it dual use as a bandanna or for neck protection.
- Size: 45 x 108 cm
- Weight: 48 g
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
The origins of Sea To Summit began in 1983 in Perth, Western Australia - a time when lightweight, outdoor products were hard to find there. Roland Tyson, a keen climber and adventurer, began making his own gear on an antique sewing machine in his bedroom to meet these needs. In 1990, Australian mountaineer, Tim Macartney-Snape, approached Roland to make gear for his upcoming expedition – an audacious attempt to climb Mt Everest by beginning his ascent at sea level. The gear would need to work at every altitude over several months and be light and durable enough for the 5 month trek.
The expedition was a success and so was the gear and the Sea to Summit brand was born. Decades later, this spirit still defines the them: a company driven by design perfectionism that allows them to develop ingenious, functionally beautiful products with a “no worries” Australian attitude. Their original ethos ‘to equip and inspire’ continues to drive research and development of new techniques, materials, technologies and production methods.