Mountain Safety Research was forged behind a lone purpose: to create a safer backcountry experience for mountaineers.
Larry Penberthy was the one responsible for kickstarting MSR. The company actually began as a newsletter in 1969 that focused on alpine safety, but soon developed into a producer of impressive camping equipment. Since their founding, they have never swayed from that goal as they have harnessed science, advanced technologies, and experience to add new products to their arsenal, like PackTowl, to battle the challenges of the mountains.
As a part of a collection of other superior outdoor brands, PackTowl and Mountain Safety Research are all housed by their parent, Cascade Designs. Thanks to the ambition of Cascade Designs to facilitate environments that stimulate innovation, product lines like PackTowl are able to emerge and enhance experiences of campers, explorers, and travelers. Cascade Designs is a firm believer in the restorative powers of nature and they encourage everyone to take every opportunity to get out there and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. What’s one of the best ways to do that? With PackTowl camping accessories of course!
One of the ways PackTowl is able to keep innovating and delivering the products that people want is by staying in close contact with the folks who know their stuff the best. By giving customers the opportunity to become involved, PackTowl can get tried and tested feedback that allows them to enhance their entire line of camping accessories and travel towels.
It all began with the MSR PackTowl Original and the brand continues to ride this icon to glory. The PackTowl Original not only comes in multiple sizes, but it is perfect for a variety of activities in both the functional and fun departments. From camp to kitchen, the Original soaks up at least 10 times its weight in liquid. To put that in perspective, the large size has the ability to absorb one liter of water. In fact, this prime slice of drying magic becomes more absorbent and even softer each time it is washed.
The MSR PackTowl Personal is the ideal piece for small jobs. Not only is it super compact and lightweight, but it’s treated with antimicrobials that reduce odor and extend its lifespan. Ideal for sports and travel, the PackTowl Personal is always on hand and ready for action. But if you need something closer to full size, but still with maximized drying capabilities, look no further than the MSR PackTowl Ultralite. This bad boy manhandles every moist situation from the backcountry to your workshop.
No matter what your adventures, hobbies, or needs entail, PackTowl accessories are an incredibly light, convenient, and capable solution for any soaked situation.