Mountain Equipment Company

MEC Compact Towel



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Really. If it's not up to snuff after you use it (a couple times) you can still bring it back. It lasts longer than 30 days, but not forever. We'll be fair about it.


Step up your towel game. The lightweight Compact Towel absorbs water better than a conventional cotton towel and dries in a flash, so it's always ready for your second swim of the day. An antimicrobial finish keeps it from getting funky – crucial for long trips where laundromats are few and far between. A hang loop with a snap lets you hang it securely over cabin railings or tree branches without worrying about rogue gusts of wind.

  • Corner loop has a snap, making it easy to hang off nearly anything
  • Eye-catching reflective detailing on the hang loop helps you find it in a dark hostel dorm
  • Lightweight material absorbs 3.5 times its weight in water, then dries quickly
  • Antimicrobial finish helps keep it smelling fresh
  • Small is face-sized, large is hand-sized, X-large is bath-sized and XX-large is beach-sized

Tech specs

Weight80g (Lichen Large)
80g (Shadow Large)
80g (Ocean Cruise Large)
80g (Deep Navy Large)
80g (Sequoia Large)
80g (Blue Suede Large)
80g (Passion Pink Large)
Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Travel
  • Beach
Fabric content
  • 100% polyester
Length45cm (Lichen Small)
91cm (Lichen Large)
129cm (Lichen X-Large)
149cm (Lichen XX-Large)
45cm (Shadow Small)
91cm (Shadow Large)
129cm (Shadow X-Large)
149cm (Shadow XX-Large)
45cm (Ocean Cruise Small)
91cm (Ocean Cruise Large)
129cm (Ocean Cruise X-Large)
149cm (Ocean Cruise XX-Large)
91cm (Deep Navy Large)
45cm (Deep Navy Small)
129cm (Deep Navy X-Large)
149cm (Deep Navy XX-Large)
91cm (Sequoia Large)
45cm (Sequoia Small)
129cm (Sequoia X-Large)
149cm (Sequoia XX-Large)
Width22cm (Lichen Small)
48cm (Lichen Large)
73cm (Lichen X-Large)
91cm (Lichen XX-Large)
22cm (Shadow Small)
48cm (Shadow Large)
73cm (Shadow X-Large)
91cm (Shadow XX-Large)
22cm (Ocean Cruise Small)
48cm (Ocean Cruise Large)
73cm (Ocean Cruise X-Large)
91cm (Ocean Cruise XX-Large)
48cm (Deep Navy Large)
22cm (Deep Navy Small)
73cm (Deep Navy X-Large)
91cm (Deep Navy XX-Large)
48cm (Sequoia Large)
22cm (Sequoia Small)
73cm (Sequoia X-Large)
91cm (Sequoia XX-Large)
Hang loopYes
Made inChina

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