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October 2014 - Welcome to ZPacks!

Autumn is here! Take advantage of our short lead times. Most accessory items are currently shipping in a day or two. Larger items like backpacks, shelters and sleeping bags are made to order and are shipping in just 1-2 weeks! If you need your order to arrive right away or by a certain date please feel free to ask and we will schedule accordingly. All ZPacks gear is made for you right here in our US workshop.

10/28/14 - Added a handful of sleeping bags, tents and backpacks to our Bargain Bin!
Lightload Pack Towel

These are the lightest, and most useful pack towels available. They come packed in a small cylinder, and unfold to about 12.5" x 22.5". The weight can vary slightly from .5 to .6 ounces. (~14 grams)

Lightload towels are super absorbent, and very quick drying. Imagine a name brand paper towel, except that these are cloth, reusable, hand washable, and biodegradable. Use it until you can't!

I suggest hand washing! Machine washing can cause pilling/fraying.

These are very handy to have around, and if half an ounce is too heavy for you, cut it in half! I have used mine for all of the following:

  • Dry completely off after swimming or taking a shower. Just wring it out and keep on drying!
  • Wipe condensation or rain from a tarp or tarp-tent before packing.
  • Absorb moisture from wet clothing, improving drying time.
  • Wash and/or dry dishes.
  • Use it as a napkin.
  • Tie a rock in it and throw it over a branch for your bear bag.
  • Wear it as a headband.
  • Cut it into blister padding, or bandages.
  • Use it as a pot holder.
  • Start a fire with it when nothing else is dry.
  • Use it as a handkerchief.

Don't forget your towel!!

Standard Size Lightload Towels (.5 ounces)

Single: ($1.95)
3-Pack: ($5.45)

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Free Shipping on U.S. orders over $100!
Otherwise shipping is just $3.95 in the U.S., $15.95 Internationally and up.

Please send us an email with any questions!

Who we are:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and has thru-hiked over 9,600 long distance miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa Trail, and TGOC Scotland. Joe is available to answer any questions about gear recommendations, sizing, trail info, or anything requiring an experienced opinion.

Matt Favero receives your orders, oversees production at our shop, and ships out your orders. He has hiked much of the Florida Trail, parts of the AT, and TGOC Scotland. Matt handles most routine emails about your order. We love feedback and suggestions about our gear!

Please email us for our Address if you need to send any packages. We like to know what's coming! Our Phone Number is not listed. We are able to give a more informed answer via email, and we are normally very responsive. Please email us your questions and we will reply ASAP.