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.
The complete holiday gift guide from our editors.
Flannel-lined work pants and a fleece-lined flannel shirt make the perfect gift of cold weather camp gear for a paddling dirtbag.
A convenient hip flask to boost your holiday spirit(s) in the backcountry.
A gossamer-thin, made-in-the-USA merino wool sweater.
Lightweight sandals that fit easily into a kayak and wear well in any situation.
Two down pillow options for comfort campers and intrepid paddlers.
An ultra-bright string of white LEDs to light up your life.
An intelligent camera remote that allows full control over your camera.
A durable hammock using a patented nylon blend.
Small ticket items for intrepid campers.
The Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger is a small, portable battery to power your gadgets.
A packable tripod for lightweight photo adventures.
The Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero is the ultimate camp chair for light-and-fast adventures.
A soft-sided, packable water bottle with an integrated filter.