Don't take a normal towel with you on your gap year, they're heavy, bulky and after a while they'll start to smell pretty darn unpleasant! This lightweight, quick drying and anti-bacterial travel towel from Lifeventure is the way to go and takes up minimal space in your backpack, thanks to its compact pack size.
The towel's permanent anti-bacterial treatment helps protect it from the bacteria which can lead to unpleasant odours and mould developing, and its high absorbency softfibre material enables it to absorb 9 times its own weight in water! The Lifeventure towel also dries much quicker than normal towels and comes in a handy case for storage. Comes in a large 110 x 65cm size and weighs 160g.