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PackTowl revolutionizes post-adventure comfort with launch of its Changing Poncho

June 22, 2023

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Siena Teare Verde Brand Communications

SEATTLE, Wash. (June 22, 2023) — PackTowl®, a leading innovator in outdoor and travel towels, is thrilled to announce its game-changing product, the Packtowl Changing Poncho. Designed to elevate the post-adventure experience, the Changing Poncho offers a convenient and comfortable solution for changing clothes on-the-go, making it an essential piece of gear for outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, beachgoers and anyone seeking hassle-free transitions from wet to dry.

The PackTowl Changing Poncho is a versatile and practical accessory that combines the functionality of a towel, with the convenience of a poncho. It is specifically engineered to simplify the process of changing clothes outdoors, providing privacy and protection from the elements while ensuring superior comfort and freedom of movement.

“We are excited to introduce the Packtowl Changing Poncho to outdoor enthusiasts everywhere,” said Kalon Pilmanis, VP of Product Development. “We understand the importance of convenience, comfort, and privacy when changing clothes on-the-go, and the Changing Poncho delivers on all fronts. It’s a game-changer for those who love water sports, adventure, and the great outdoors, providing them with a comfortable and reliable solution for effortless post-adventure transitions.”

The PackTowl Changing Poncho dries faster than comparable cotton fabric and is made with 85% recycled fabric and has an odor control treatment to keep it fresher longer. It also features a large kangaroo-style pocket to keep hands warm or hold a change of clothes when you have nowhere else to set them when changing. The new Changing Poncho is available in two sizes – small/medium (18 ounces, 51 x 33 inches) and large/extra large (21 ounces, 56 x 38 inches) – so everyone can have a comfortable fit.

The PackTowl Changing Poncho (MSRP: $59.95) will be available in spring 2024. For more information about PackTowl and its collection of lightweight adventure towels, visit

About PackTowl®

PackTowl is the original manufacturer of exceptional quick-drying, super-absorbent and highly-packable technical towels. Using its microfiber expertise to develop high-performance fabrics, PackTowl has evolved the simple idea of a towel into a go-anywhere companion. Features like eco-friendly, odor-control protection and convenient hang loops keep adventurers reaching for PackTowls while soaking up life. For more information, visit

About Cascade Designs, Inc.®

For 50 years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. and its brands, Therm-a-Rest®, Mountain Safety Research® (MSR), Platypus®, SealLine®, and PackTowl®, have led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, WA, and Reno, NV, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove from MSR®, Cascade Designs has developed leading products that explorers, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information, please visit: