Chawel: The All-In-One Travel Towel

by Josh Kraus

Nov 6, 2014

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© Chawel

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The printing press, penicillin, nuclear fission, the combustible engine — these are but mere blips in the timeline of human innovation compared to the Chawel, an all-in-one travel towel that will make you question everything you thought you knew about this crazy little world.


Many companies are recognizing the life-altering power of a well-made travel towel, but the Chawel is far and away the most comprehensive. It comes in six models, including the Traveler, the Hybrid LX and the Sport, which range in size, material and functionality. While each model offers slightly different perks, they can all be easily repurposed. Seriously, the Chawel is like the Meryl Streep of towels. What can’t it do!?


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© Chawel

Aside from using it as a standard towel, the Chawel’s unique shape makes it a perfect emergency sleeping bag, as well as a blanket, Therma-rest cover and car seat cover. If you’ve got a long flight ahead, pack your Chawel in your carry-on. It’s long enough to be rolled into a comfortable neck pillow.


But the Chawel’s crowning glory has to be its secret identity as a portable changing room. Picture yourself wading through the surf on a sweltering summer day. As you kick up saltwater and breathe in that tingly ocean spray, you think, “I should just move to an island and repair surfboards for a living.” But the sun is setting and the real world beckons, so you trudge back to the parking lot and open your car door. But wait, your suit is still wet, and it’s going to get your seat wet too. If only you could quickly change into dry clothes without having to spend 10 minutes looking for the public bathroom. Enter the Chawel. With a built-in neck hole to give the towel a poncho-like shape, beachgoers can wear their Chawel while covertly changing underneath. The good folks at Chawel even made a video tutorial for those of us less surefooted when it comes to mind-boggling multifunctionality. Learn more at





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