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Hiking towels [ Australia ]

2020 Camino Guides

Charles Zammit

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra 2017
GR70 France 2018
[ Via Francigena 2019]
For Australians only .
Aldi has brilliant hiking towels for sale at the moment . $14 odd for a reasonably lightweight, fast drying towel ,80cm x 130cm , compete with its own wrap strap .
I tried one out yesterday , it drys hairy old me very quickly and dries itself even faster .
Comes in a range of designer colours including grungy grey ;)
 
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Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
80x130 mm ? Is it not a handkerchief ?:confused:
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011 (2019)
Why are we spruiking Aldi products? Surely they can afford their own advertising.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
@dougfitz I find this information useful because they only have products for a very short time and sell out quickly. So I welcome the heads up. A few years ago I bought a really good quality merino t-shirt there for a fraction the price they are available elsewhere. Unfortunately they have not had the same ones back since, but if they did I would want to know!
 

Charles Zammit

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra 2017
GR70 France 2018
[ Via Francigena 2019]
80x130 mm ? Is it not a handkerchief ?:confused:
Yes of course it is . Typing whilst distracted , my apologies and thanks for the heads up .
It should have been expressed in cm , I've amended it thus .

Doug , it's a good buy , that's why I mentioned it . Not everyone may be aware of it , is there harm in wanting to share a good product available for a short time ? I would call this trying to help fellow Pilgrims .
 

Ian T

I now have a back pack
Camino(s) past & future
When she says I can
What a wonderful thing to do and much more needed I think. It's great to hear about opportunities as they arrise. We have Lidl and Aldi In the UK and I use them all the time for bargains and some good stuff.

I have got some of their 100% Marino clobber and I must say it is cheap and very good quality (no doubt someone will be along soon to disagree). Hey ho life is too short

You just keep on sharing, these opportunities are very short lived in the world of Lidl and Aldi, sometimes just a day or so. Great job and thank you.

Moderating dudes, why not start a thread for such a thing where we can all ping in the items as they arrive, is it not the idea to share.

To others humbug I say humbug

Peas and love

Ian
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
His note says 80 CM x 130 CM, not MM.
He originally had it in mm, then edited to cm when he realized his mistake.

And I see nothing wrong with posting this information. Should we not alert fellow forum members to good deals when we find them? I learned about down throw blankets and merino wool shirts at Costco this way.
 

holhum

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning for Leon to Santiago June 2019
I'm up for any shopping tips for Aussies as so many gear posts are about stores in the UK, USA, Canada etc. Sizing is so different, and postage and returns so expensive, that I will only buy what I can try on, so recommendations for products in Australia are very welcome.
 

coober

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009,
VdlP 2014
Del Norte 50% 2017
Primitivo 2017
For Australians only .
Aldi has brilliant hiking towels for sale at the moment . $14 odd for a reasonably lightweight, fast drying towel ,80cm x 130cm , compete with its own wrap strap .
I tried one out yesterday , it drys hairy old me very quickly and dries itself even faster .
Comes in a range of designer colours including grungy grey ;)
Thanks for the heads up.
 

jl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances('05, '07), Aragonese ('05), del Norte / Primitivo ('09), Via Tolosana (Toulouse '05), Via Podiensis (Le Puy '07), Via Lemovicensis (Troyes '09), VF ('12), Winter Camino ('13/'14) Cammino d'Assisi ('14) Jakobseweg (Leipzig - Paris '15) San Salvador/Norte ('15) Ignaciano ('16) Invierno ('16)
Though I am an Aussie, others might be interested in this. A towel tip I read many years ago on, this forum I think. I now carry a towel that I made of "baby muslin". Cut the muslin to whatever size you want - mine is a reasonable bath towel size and hem. It's light and dries superfast. The only disadvantage is that it can be cool in the winter.
 

Karen2017

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Leon to Santiago May 2017
I'm up for any shopping tips for Aussies as so many gear posts are about stores in the UK, USA, Canada etc. Sizing is so different, and postage and returns so expensive, that I will only buy what I can try on, so recommendations for products in Australia are very welcome.
Can't like this enough as it is so true :)
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I have deleted a number of posts that add nothing to this thread.

The moderators spend a lot of time ensuring that spam and commercial operators are kept off the forum, and we frequently discuss and debate the issue to try to keep the balance right. There is nothing in the OP's post to suggest a personal commercial motive.

If anyone has a reason to think there is a personal commercial motive in any post, then please send one of us a PM. We are aware that there are sophisticated social marketing techniques at play.

That is different to ordinary members posting helpful information.
 

brian560

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, VdlP 2016, Port. Central, Norte , Port. Coastal (2018).San Salvador and Primitivo (2019)
Why are we spruiking Aldi products? Surely they can afford their own advertising.
Why not spruik Aldi. Katmandu's prices for travel towels are outrageous. or you can get one in Spain at Sportzone (I think) for about 4 euro.
 

Ian T

I now have a back pack
Camino(s) past & future
When she says I can
Look out, look out the Police are about.

Learn something new everyday. "Spuik" - Australian slang, never heard it before, but hey it is in the Oxford dictionary.

Only 14 sleeps till the big man comes
 

Joanne P

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances June 2018 & June 2020
Though I am an Aussie, others might be interested in this. A towel tip I read many years ago on, this forum I think. I now carry a towel that I made of "baby muslin". Cut the muslin to whatever size you want - mine is a reasonable bath towel size and hem. It's light and dries superfast. The only disadvantage is that it can be cool in the winter.
Thank you. I love this idea and now have it in my planning notes! :)
It would weigh next to nothing!
 

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