Gear Review: Compressed Disposable Towel Pills

4 Star RatingAuthor Rating | Comments Disabled | Date: Sept 14th 09

Up for review today are compressed disposable towels or just "towel pills" for short. These are basically a compressed pill form towel that expand and unfold when in contact with water. Don't worry, you don't need a prescription to buy these! :D

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Surprisingly enough towel pills are not a new invention, evidence shows that disposable towel pills have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians. The Japanese used modern technology and materials to greatly improve the design and overall quality. This may be the first time towel pills have been on the market in 2000 years, how exciting! Ok, enough with the history lesson, on to the review!

Compact disposable towel pills are great to store just about anywhere because they have so many uses. I personally keep a few individual towel pills in my survival kit and I keep a full package in my main pack, I plan on keeping a couple in my first aid kit and the glove box of my car.

I have had quite a few times where I needed to use these in the field, mainly for cleaning my hands or wiping down a cut. They work very well. The only downside I can see is that you need water to be able to use them.

I have noticed that some brands of compact towel pills expand much more than others even though they are the same size in "pill form". For example on CutleryLover's video on youTube you can see the pill expands approximately 3x its original size while my brand of towel pills expand nearly 5x the size but cost more than his did.

This is definitely a multi-functional piece of kit that should be added to everyone's survival pack. The beauty of the towel pill is that its cheap, compact, functional and eco-friendly. I like how they are easy to store anywhere, I have some in my survival kit the glove box of my car and my tool box. My wife swears by these things and keeps a full pack in her purse.

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Compact Disposable Towel Pills.

Manufacturer: Go! Towel
Category: Gadgets & Gear
Compressed Thickness: 3mm
Expanded Dimensions: 12" x 20"
Material: 100% Bamboo
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Biodegradable Yes
Price: 9$ USD / 10 Pills
Overall Rating: 4/5 - Very Good

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