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YogaRat SportLite RatTowels Reviewed

YogaRat SportLite RatTowels

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The Official Towel of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, these thin, featherweight towels are made from super-absorbent microfiber that’s impossibly soft to the touch yet extremely durable and fast drying. Sized at 15 3/4″ x 26″ and coming in a two-pack, these stylish, microbe-resistant, 100% microfiber hand towels are the perfect small-sized towel to keep next to your yoga mat, in your golf bag, in your kitchen, or any place a larger towel is unnecessary. Taking up a fraction of the volume of their old-school terry counterparts, these lint-free towels pack ultra-small and use less water and energy when it’s laundry time. They’re machine washable/dryable (wash cold with like colors only, no bleach or fabric softener; tumble dry), and each towel sports a sewn-in hang hook that makes them a breeze to hang. The RatTowel: towels with a whole new Rattitude.


Manufacturer: YogaRat,
Product: SportLite RatTowel

2x SportLite Hand + Face RatTowel: 15.75″ x 26″, MSRP $19.99
SportLite Sport + Bath RatTowel: 28″ x 50″, MSRP $19.99
SportLite Beach + Pool RatTowel: 32″ x 68″, MSRP $29.99
SportLite Beach Blanket: 76″ x 64″, MSRP $39.99

  • Official Towel of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association
  • Super thin and lightweight yet super-absorbent and fast-drying!
  • Takes up a fraction of the space of old-school terry towels–when packing/storing and in the laundry
  • A perfectly placed sewn-in loop for your hanging convenience



The Review

Lately I’ve been gathering gear, supplies and information for a new article series that I’m putting together on creating a Bug-out-bag system for a small family. To reduce size and weight, I’ve been looking for compact items. Especially those that can perform more than a single function.

YogaRat SportLite RatTowelsI wanted to include a towel in the packs for washing up and drying off, but not a terrycloth towel. They are far too heavy and they take up a lot of space. Not to mention, they can take a very long time to dry. After some research, I found YogaRat’s SportLite RatTowels.

These 100% microfiber towels are extremely thin and very lightweight. Tightly rolled, they only take a small fraction of the space that a terrycloth towel would, and they barely weigh anything at all. The SportLite RatTowels are available in three sizes: Hand + Face, Sport + Bath, and Beach + Pool. The sport towel will compress down into a 2.5″ roll about 7″ long and the hand towel will compress down into a 1.5″ roll about 5.5″ long. Now that is small.

I unrolled one of the sport towels and one of the hand towels to have a look. They were very soft and extremely thin. So thin in fact, that I really couldn’t believe they could absorb very much. Boy was I surprised… They are so absorbent, I think a single hand towel could pass for a shower towel in a pinch. I was also surprised at how fast they dry. After thoroughly wringing it out and hanging it up, it was completely dry within 20 minutes.

YogaRat SportLite RatTowelsFor everyone’s benefit, including my own, I have decided to refrain from providing any video or action shots to demonstrate my use of these towels.

I chose to include one Hand + Face towel in each bag in my Bug-out-bag system due to their small size and weight. I figured that since they are so absorbent and dry so fast, the smaller-sized towels could easily handle most any indoor, outdoor or survival situation without taking very much room in the packs.

The Ember/Sun color is the perfect color for signaling in an emergency. It is very bright and should be plenty large enough to draw attention whenever necessary.


Final Thoughts

I am really glad that I found these towels for my Bug-out-bags and outdoor gear. They are unbelievably small and lightweight, yet durable enough to use as a wash cloth, then to dry off after a shower. Don’t get me wrong… I would not replace my fluffy terrycloth bath towels at home with them. However, I do like them so much, I plan to pick up a few more to use at the gym and a set of the beach towels for my family to use at the beach.

If you need a lightweight towel that won’t take a lot of space in your bag, I recommend taking a look at these towels for yourself.



About YogaRat

YogaRatFounded in 2008 and based in Santa Monica, California, YogaRat is a yoga-inspired active-lifestyle brand with a mission of realizing the perfect blend of premium quality, affordability, and a distinct “fun factor” in all of our products. We tread as lightly as possible on the environment, using non-toxic and eco-friendly materials and minimal packaging for all our products.

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