Quick-Dry Towels

Fit for Active Duty

A traditional plush towel may look luxurious, but one trip to the beach or gym with a BareSkin and you’ll be rethinking your definition of a great towel.

The creator is Marni Montreal, who wanted a lightweight towel that would dry quickly and would shed sand rather than trapping it. Terrycloth was out. Traditional chamois was
compact and didn't hold sand, but it dried stiff and sometimes smelly. After experimenting with a number of microfiber and sponge towels, she came up with BareSkin. Like chamois, this synthetic can hold up to three times its own weight in moisture, and it continues to work even when damp. BareSkin towels stay soft—and get softer with each washing—and are naturally anti-microbial. They also pack up tiny and dry 2-3 times more quickly than other towels, which cuts down on dryer use.

BareSkins are the perfect towels for people on the go. At the beach or on the boat, you won’t be weighted down by soggy, sandy conventional beach towels. They’re so effective you can even have family members share one BareSkin towel to save space in your bag. Use a BareSkin at the gym, and even if you forget it in your bag, it'll be dry and odor-free for the next time.

It’s the future of towel technology—soft, super-absorbent, fast-drying, anti-microbial, and space-age compact.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Marni

    Hi Everyone....It is still warm outside so everyone get wet to cool off! We are very excited about the Daily Grommet featuring our innovative "BARESKIN TOWEL." For those of you with an active lifestyle who seem to always be on the go-we have created a great item to make your life easier. Whether you are a college kid living in tight living conditions with limited laundry skills, a mom running kids to all kinds of sporting events (football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis), or a recreational hiker, runner, biker, yoga enthusiast, adventure traveler, surfer, paddle boarder, water skier, volleyball player etc-the BARESKIN TOWEL will enhance your activities.

    As one runs out the door to do any of the above activities and more.....grab our BARESKIN TOWEL which packs small/ lightweight and is incredibly functional. The BARESKIN TOWEL is a completely unique fabric that does not exist in the marketplace today-a high grade true synthetic chamois! Our BARESKIN TOWEL.....Dries faster than microfiber, cotton and bamboo; absorbs 4 times its weight in water-while releasing min 40% upon wringing out, sand does not stick, naturally anti-odor, soft while wet or dry, will act as a cooling towel when wet in hot climates and lint free making it energy efficient.

    We hope you enjoy our product and look forward to answering any questions you may have.... we believe that you will see how such a simple product with advanced fabric can make a big difference in an active lifestyle. Have Fun and Be Active!

  • Ralph Sweetland
    Ralph Sweetland
    8/17/2011 1:01 PM

    What are laundering instructions for these towels?


  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/17/2011 1:24 PM

    @Ralph Sweetland: Just wash and dry. No special laundering instructions or special additives. It will get even softer with each wash.

  • Cynthia Cole
    Cynthia Cole
    8/17/2011 1:08 PM

    How much are they and how do we order? Can you send me a link?


    C. Cole

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/17/2011 1:26 PM

    @Cynthia Cole: Just to the right of this product's video is the shopping area where you can add this item into your shopping cart. Simply select the option you would like to purchase and click the "Buy Now" button.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    8/17/2011 1:39 PM

    I'm sending my son off to college with these. I've seen how infrequently he does laundry...this is a big help! At least to keep the mildew at bay. He'll love the functionality too...I got him a couple little ones for the gym.

  • Sharon Sones
    Sharon Sones
    8/17/2011 3:33 PM

    How much do these towels weigh? Thinking of them for luggage weight?

  • Marni
    Marni – Special Guest
    8/17/2011 4:39 PM

    @Sharon Sones: They are very lightweight: Beach 13.5oz;

    Fit 4.8oz;

    Splash 1.5oz

  • Rebecca
    8/17/2011 3:48 PM

    Where do these ship from? I'm just trying to guesstimate the shipping times.



  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/17/2011 4:15 PM

    @Rebecca Wallace: Good question. They will ship from Arizona.

  • Rebecca
    8/17/2011 4:20 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: thanks for the information!

  • Marni
    Marni – Special Guest
    8/17/2011 4:41 PM

    @Rebecca Wallace: We ship priority mail from Arizona. Allow a few days for order processing as well. Enjoy it!

  • Germaine Mirmelli
    Germaine Mirmelli
    8/17/2011 5:26 PM

    These towels are wonderful to carry back and forth from the beach! So much better than the heavy bulky terry cloth ones. I actually need a few more because I only have 2 and have 3 kids that argue on who gets to use them.

  • Delores D
    Delores D
    11/14/2012 7:54 PM

    @Germaine Mirmelli - Hi. I appreciated your review, and wanted to know if you had the smaller one or the larger one for the kids. I have 2 grandsons, 3 & 5, & I am considering buying some for them, but not sure which size to get. Thanks so much.

  • Chris M
    Chris M
    8/17/2011 6:43 PM

    We took our Bareskin towels to Walt Disney World. We took them to the pool and they were the only towels we had that were dry after the first use. They are a great to have in humid climates.

  • George Poulos
    George Poulos
    8/17/2011 7:24 PM

    I have been using Bareskin Towel for about 6 months. I live in Atlanta and am an avid 4.5-5.0 tennis player. It's always 90+ with 70% humidity and I became a believer when my towel would dry in between changeovers(avg. about 10 minutes). I also sometimes tuck it into my waistband when it's really sticky. I'm kind of stocky and couldn't do this with a regular loft towel.

    I also liked how compressed it would fold down to. My triathlon and beach going friends like it for its portability as well. My nephew is an eagle scout and just returned from the Boy Scouts World Jamboree in Sweden. Scouts kind of make it an art form for how much they can get in their backpacks. He loved it's size and how cool it felt when he used it as a cover for his air mattress.

  • Muki Ramsey
    Muki Ramsey
    8/17/2011 8:31 PM

    Love my bareskin towel! It's always a talking point whenever I go to a pool party or the beach. Took it to Mexico in May and was just so much more comfortable than I usually am with the traditional towel. Good stuff!

  • Brad Seng
    Brad Seng
    8/17/2011 9:23 PM

    Absolutely LOVE my BareSkin towels...great for training & travel with ease. They dry super quick and don't carry that all-too familiar pool/chlorine odor like cotton towels.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/17/2011 11:52 PM

    Fans of BareSkin towels - we're so glad that Marni had you stop by and share your experiences with us. It is great to have those with first hand experience share how they've used their towels.

  • victor Milianti
    victor Milianti
    9/8/2011 8:01 PM

    We take our Bareskin towels camping and backpacking. They make the best tool. They are great to stand on to shower in the woods, when it rains they dry fast, they are good blankets too. The cool thing is how compact and light they are, take up almost no room, and do so much.

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