Written by Austin Assistant Store Manager Bill Newberry
A towel might not be the first thing that comes to mind when listing out favorite paddling accessories, but it is for me. When I hit the water, I almost always have a McNett Microfiber Towel with me.
With fibers smaller than a strand of human hair, these towels are super absorbent, soft and dry faster than normal towels. What makes them great for kayaking is that they are light and compact and they can easily fit into a Fisherman or Chinook PFD, which I like to wear. You might want to think about re-purposing or just leaving the Mesh bag at home, the towel in its mesh bag gets a little too bulky in your PFD pocket.
But the real benefit of the McNett Microfiber Towel is the silver ions they are treated with. These ions allow the towel to stay fresh and odorless longer than a standard towel, making them a necessity for camping or multi-day kayaking trips. They also do a great job doubling as a bandanna or a dew rag to help keep cool and protected from the sun.
The McNett Microfiber Towel comes in three sizes: medium, large and x-large. Watch the video about them below and then see more info on all three sizes here: http://www.austinkayak.com/brand/159/McNett/filters/NTV8NzY2fHxwcmljZXwwOzc5LDA7ODA=/lastFilter/55/order/priceDesc/v/12/page/1