The Nomadix original towel looks like cotton and feels like cotton, but it’s made of polyester—90 percent post-consumer recycled polyester—which means it dries exceptionally fast and rolls into a burrito the size of a Nalgene bottle. It absorbs water quickly, sand doesn’t cling to it, and at 72 by 30 inches there’s enough coverage for full-body beaching or doing a surfer change on even the windiest day. Complaints? Zero. Nomadix is certified carbon neutral, a member of One Percent for the Planet, and offers this towel in designs with national parks, rainbows, an Appalachian Trail map, and even a wolf with a full moon.
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