Giving back to those giving their all: COVID-19 update
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Joining Forces to Support Our Communities

Our Cascade Designs family of brands is truly inspired by the heroic efforts put forth by our communities during this crisis—from the medical responders to the grocery store employees. Resolved to help, we’ve joined forces and refocused our manufacturing muscle to assist with making protective gear. Like so many, we wish to give back to those giving their all.


100,000 Level 1 Surgical Masks

Our Seattle production team quickly shifted gears to sew medical masks in response to the shortage of PPE for health care professionals. On April 30, we met our goal of 100,000 masks! The materials were provided by Kaas Tailored and the masks have been going to 51 Providence Hospitals, as part of their 100 million mask challenge.


Safety Gowns for Firefighters

Firefighters protect our lives; we’re humbled to help protect theirs. Working with King County Emergency Management, we’re using Therm-a-Rest mattress materials to help make protective gowns for local firefighters. The durable material is easily disinfected after each call, making the gowns reusable. It also withstands the harsh environments firefighters face far better than disposable gowns.


Special Discount for Healthcare Workers

To express our immense thanks to the medical professionals working tirelessly to fight COVID-19, we're offering healthcare workers a special discount across all of our brands for the next year. If this includes you, please sign up here. And thank you for all you do!


PackTowl® Cloth Face Masks

Still need to join the mask movement? Grab a PackTowl washable, reusable face mask. Our team began sewing them for our employees, and now we've made them available to everyone. For every $5 mask sold, we're donating $1 to the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund supporting vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.

Pick up your face mask here!


As a family of brands, we know how critical it is to help one another. We’re grateful to be part of an incredible community of adventurers—regardless of which uniform you wear to work. From all of us at Therm-a-Rest, MSR, SealLine, Platypus and PackTowl, let's keep doing our part, so we can see each other on the trails once again.

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Original

Original

Superabsorbent, heavy-duty utility towel.
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The Original is a superabsorbent outdoor towel that's perfect for outdoor and camping use. The heavy-duty, quick-drying towel comes in a variety of sizes to meet any utility need, whether cleaning up in a camp kitchen, wiping down the outside of your wet tent, to mopping up water in your boat. It's made from a natural, sustainable fiber-based fabric that softens with every wash, so it only gets better with age.
WARNING:

Contains brass that can expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

*In snap button on hang loop.

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  • Compostable: Towel is made of a compostable, fiber-based fabric.
  • 10x Absorbency: Superabsorbent fabric soaks up 10 times its weight in water, which can be wrung out easily.
  • Fast-drying: Dries over 40% faster than comparable cotton towels.
  • Multipurpose: Perfect for everything from campsite to kitchen and workshop use.
  • Hang loop and mesh zippered storage pouch included for easy drying and packing.
  • Machine washable.
  S M L XL
SKU 09103 09104 09105 09106
Color Blue Blue Blue Blue
Weight (Standard) 0.6 oz 1 oz 2.1 oz 4.4 oz
Weight (Metric) 0.02 kg 0.03 kg 0.06 kg 0.13 kg
Width (Standard) 10 in 12 in 16.5 in 25 in
Width (Metric) 25 cm 30 cm 42 cm 64 cm
Length (Standard) 14 in 22 in 36 in 54 in
Length (Metric) 35 cm 56 cm 92 cm 137 cm
Material(s) 90% Rayon, 10% Polypropylene 90% Rayon, 10% Polypropylene 90% Rayon, 10% Polypropylene 90% Rayon, 10% Polypropylene
Country of Origin Made in Germany Made in Germany Made in Germany Made in Germany
How do I wash my PackTowl® towel?

We recommend that you wash your PackTowl before first use. All PackTowl towels are machine washable. Wash in cold water with like colors. Do not use bleach or iron. Do not use fabric softener. Air dry or tumble dry on low. Dry thoroughly before storing for long periods of time.

Why do I need to wash my PackTowl towel before first use?

Due to manufacturing processes, materials, and dyes used, it is possible that a small amount of dye might bleed from a PackTowl towel. This is why we recommend that you wash your PackTowl towel with like colors before first using it.

My PackTowl Original towel shrank slightly when I first washed it. Is it defective?

Your Original towel is not defective. Because we use viscose fabric in our Original towels, it is natural that they will shrink slightly in the first wash. Washing the PackTowl Original will improve its water absorbency and softness.

How do I compost my PackTowl Original towel?

A PackTowl Original towel can be composted, though because the fabric requires specific conditions to decompose as part of a composting process, we recommend composting it with an industrial composting service (note: the hang loop and snap are not compostable—remove before composting; do not attempt to compost an Original towel in a back yard compost).

What does “odor control” mean?

With our Personal and Luxe towels, we use Polygiene® odor control treatment to combat the development of odors caused by microbes such as bacteria, fungus, and mildew. Polygiene is based on silver salt (silver chloride) produced from recycled silver, and has a low environmental impact in comparison to other odor-controlling treatments. Because the treatment is integrated into the fabric, it won’t wash out. More information about Polygiene can be found on their website.

What is microfiber fabric?

Microfiber fabric is made from a very fine synthetic yarn (smaller than the diameter of a strand of silk). Instead of having the typical round shape of natural fibers, these very fine synthetic yarns are shaped to have more overall surface area than round natural fibers, which increases their ability to attract and retain water molecules—this is what allows microfiber fabric to “absorb” moisture much more effectively than cotton, as well as dry quicker. It also helps make it very soft.

We Believe in What We Build

At PackTowl, we take pride in engineering the highest-quality outdoor gear available, and we stand behind everything we make. PackTowl gear is built to be exceptionally durable and easily repaired. And we back it up with the best service in the industry, all to keep your gear performing for you—and out of landfills. Visit packtowl.com/warranty for more info.

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