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    Lightweight hair and regular towels

    I found a store brand hair towel which is fairly fine and lightweight but doesn't do a great job at staying put.

    I have the Aquis brand at home and it is great but heavy.

    Any other brand of very lightweight and efficient microfiber hair and body towel you know about?

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    Discovery Trekking Outfitters make awesome towels. I'm not sure how they'd be as hair towels, but I have one that I use for swimming and travel, and it's been really great. Very lightweight and absorbent as a towel, and soft and cozy when used as a blanket.
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    I personally use the Aquis hair towel. It's now more than 20 years old! But my hair dresser swears by the Sham-Wow towels. I believe they are typically used for drying off cars, but she says they make great hair towels. I have no idea how heavy they may be, but I bet a lot of big box superstores carry them.

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    I use an Aquis at home, but it's bulky to pack and takes too long to dry. I take a small travel towel from Rick Steves - it's a handy size. Travel Store : Micronet Travel Towel

    I like the loop that attaches with a snap to a rod, and it dries quickly. The bright color makes it stand out from hotel towels, so I never leave it behind. When I hand-wash clothes, I roll them in the towel to get the moisture out. I've used the small one for years, but after a trip to Uganda (where bath towel supply was iffy), I got a bigger version for longer trips. The Aquis is more absorbent, but the microfiber towels do fine for travel. There may be lighter microfiber towels available at REI etc.

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    Discovery Trekking Outfitters make really awesome towels. I've had one of their large ones for a few years now. It's really lightweight and absorbent, and soft and cozy too. (It can double as a travel blanket on the plane). They even make an ultralite backpacker version now. Other features I like: they're antimicrobial and have some SPF sun protection.
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