Photo: Bramble Outdoors.

Photo: Bramble Outdoor.


The folks at the California-based outdoor start-up Bramble have done it. They've taken that microfiber pack towel that's probably sitting forgotten on your gear shelf and turned it into an item you'll want for nearly every paddling adventure. The trick? They increased the size from washcloth to full-fledged towel while keeping it lightweight (8 oz.) and compactable. The Bramble Camp Towel will dry you after a surf at the play park and it'll provide enough coverage to change back into your civilian clothes in the parking lot. On a multi-day canoe or raft trip, it'll give you a place to lounge in the sand. We've even used it as a tablecloth for some bonus campsite ambiance; with six groovy color patterns available, it’s clear Bramble doesn’t skip in the design department. Plus a portion of proceeds go to environmental causes. So go ahead…Bramble on.


25 Days of Gear Homepage

The complete holiday gift guide from our editors.

Flannel Camp Wear

Flannel-lined work pants and a fleece-lined flannel shirt make the perfect gift of cold weather camp gear for a paddling dirtbag.

GSI's Glacier Stainless 8 Fl. Oz. Hip Flask

A convenient hip flask to boost your holiday spirit(s) in the backcountry.

Voormi River Run Hoodie

A gossamer-thin, made-in-the-USA merino wool sweater.

Xero's Z-Trek Lightweight Packable Sport Sandal

Lightweight sandals that fit easily into a kayak and wear well in any situation.

Therm-a-Rest and Grand Trunk Down Pillows

Two down pillow options for comfort campers and intrepid paddlers.

Practical Power Luminoodle Light Rope

An ultra-bright string of white LEDs to light up your life.

Alpine Laboratories Pulse Camera Remote

An intelligent camera remote that allows full control over your camera.

Grand Trunk OneMade Double TrunkTech Hammock

A durable hammock using a patented nylon blend.

Stocking Stuffers from UST

Small ticket items for intrepid campers.

Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger

The Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger is a small, portable battery to power your gadgets.


A packable tripod for lightweight photo adventures.

Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero

The Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero is the ultimate camp chair for light-and-fast adventures.

Platypus Meta Water Bottle and Filter

A soft-sided, packable water bottle with an integrated filter.