There are many brands and types of travel towels on the market. The ones we favor serve multiple purposes and dry quickly. We tried the Novy Travel Towel and found many great things about it. Here’s our Novy travel towel review. Click here to visit Novy Sports
Novy travel towel review
Here’s what’s to love about the Novy towel.
Not a microfiber towel
While microfiber towels are practical and pack very compactly, they are often a bit stiff and rough, especially after being air-dried. The Novy Towel is soft even when it is air dried. It can best be described as a terrycloth material.
Absorbent and dries quickly
This towel whisks away water easily and wrings out well. When traveling, it’s essential the towel you bring air dries quickly. This one does.
Novy Serves multiple purposes
If you are bringing a travel towel with you while swimming, at the beach, hiking, backpacking, camping, road tripping, or traveling the world, it must serve many functions. Sure, a great travel towel can serve as a pillow, a blanket, ground cover for the beach or for picnics, and as a wrap to keep you warm or protected from the elements. The Novy Travel Towel does these things well and even more.
It’s a wrap: This is great for use as a swimsuit cover or after showering. No matter what your size, you can get a perfect fit without worrying about the towel coming undone. There are 15 slits/holes running the length of the towel so that it can be secured to almost any size you need.
Simply slide the bead/end (which is attached to a small elastic cord to ensure an even better fit) into one of the slits and pull it through.
The towel will stay in place. It’s effortless and what’s great is the towel stays in place. What’s also inventive is the 15 slits run along two sides of the towel making it easy to grab and secure, without having to find the right side.
Change under the towel: This towel was designed by a surfer with the idea that one can change under this towel, right on the beach or parking lot if necessary.
Again, practically everyone can get a great fit without worrying about the towel slipping off. The towel will stay in place.
Gear tote: Bring a carabiner along, and you can easily turn this travel towel into a tote bag for your gear. Easy-to-follow directions explain how to hook the carabiner through the reinforced corners and center holes on each side. You can secure the carabiner to your backpack or carry it. It’s also great for keeping belongings off the ground while camping, etc.
Surfboard cover: We aren’t surfboard owners, so we weren’t able to try this out, but the Novy Travel Towel seems to be easy to transform into a surfboard cover. The directions demonstrate three simple steps – loop, cover, secure – which should enable the owner to easily transform this travel towel into a cover for a surfboard.
This unique travel towel measures approximately 31.5 inches x 53 inches. It is large enough for drying off after a shower.
This towel is well made with many reinforcements and details to ensure the consumer should get years of use enjoying it.
Here’s what could be improved with this travel towel.
The Novy travel towel review isn’t complete without a “cons” section. While it was difficult to come up with a negative thing to say about this unique travel towel, our only wish would be that it came with a small pouch to carry it and keep it clean. Having said this, we do appreciate conservation efforts and not using more resources having more things manufactured in factories. A simple fix for this minor criticism is to store and travel with this multipurpose travel towel in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.
We will enjoy using this Novy Travel Towel for upcoming trips. In the meantime, we are keeping it in the car for “just in case” situations. It’s practical and well-made and is sure to serve us well in many capacities for years to come. Novy Towels Kickstarter