Product Review plus a GIVEAWAY: Lifeventure SoftFibre Trek Towel

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We are VERY excited to announce that we are offering our FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY (#WMAgiveaway). But before we get to the giving away bit, let us tell you more about the product that is on offer…

There are times when we want a towel that is light-weight, quick-dry and easy to pack. And we may have found it: the Lifeventure SoftFibre Trek Towel.

The first thing we notice is that the towel is very light for its size. Measuring in at 150 cm by 100 cm, it weighs slightly over 300 grams.

It can easily double as a picnic rug /blanket not just a towel. Considering we have just completed the Camino, we were thinking of all our fellow walkers who may have appreciated something like this.

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The next thing which we give it the thumbs up for: it doesn’t have the same texture as the usual “quick-dry” towels. We are not fans of other microfiber towels, which are linty and have that “static”-kind of feel to them.

In contrast, this towel is smooth, soft and has an almost lens-cloth feel. Not feeling the usual soft fluffy towel when drying the face is one little thing we need to get used to.

But, what amazed us the most was its capability to dry! After a shower, David wrapped himself in the towel and the towel almost magically soaks up the water from his body.

The great thing about this product, it absorbs the water but does not feel wet. It simply feels damp.

Our mini-experiment:

We trialled soaking it in about 2L of water, pulled it out dripping wet, hung it in our bathroom overnight. And by the morning, it was merely damp.

And aesthetically? The print on the towel is very fitting for anyone interested in travel, geography or the world. It is cleverly laid out as a map of the world with the country name representing its location.

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Due to its size, it can easily be used as a beach towel. On our quest to find our favourite beach in Sydney – using this towel will come in handy for us to trial during our Sydney summer!

The last thing we want to say on this towel is how compact it becomes. It folds down easily and fits in its small mesh pouch that is included.

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WISE MONKEYS VERDICT:

Described as quick drying and ultra light-weight, we are quite convinced that it is that 🙂 It is also stated to have “permanent antibacterial treatment“, which we cannot provide comment on as we don’t have the capability to test it with accurate results.

This is a towel we will be taking on our next adventure 🙂 and are thrilled to be able to give one away to a reader!

And what about the #WMAgiveaway bit?

So without further ado, one of our readers can win a BRAND NEW Blue Lifeventure SoftFibre Trek Towel (valued at £26.99, courtesy of Silverfox Travel & Outdoors online shop).

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How to enter:

The #WMAgiveaway starts now and ends at midnight 1 December, 2014 (Sydney, Australia Time).

Let’s have some fun – this giveaway requires no skills or creativity. It is based purely on luck 🙂 (Name-out-of-a-hat type of luck).

There are a few EASY ways to enter & you can choose how you want to enter. But as with all giveaways, multiple entries automatically increases your chance of winning 🙂


  1. Subscribe to our blog (for one entry)
  2. Comment on this blog post (for one entry) to the effect of: “I love that towel” or “Got to be in it to win it!”
  3. Follow us on Twitter (for one entry) and/or tweet (for one entry): @2wisemonkeys are giving away an awesome SoftFibre Trek Towel from @Travel_Outdoors #travel #giveaways #WMAgiveaway
  4. Follow us on Instagram (for one entry) and leave a comment (“I want to win it” or similar) on the photo of the towel (for one entry).

Please note: All comments made by current followers will automatically get a bonus entry for already being a follower 🙂 Any crude, obscene or inappropriate comments as deemed by us will be removed and will NOT count as an entry.


At the end of the giveaway, we will put all names in a hat and literally draw out a winner. We will announce the winner on all of our social media on December 3rd and the winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Good luck and we look forward to hosting a successful first giveaway! 

Thank you Silverfox Travel & Outdoors for providing the towels. These towels can be purchased from their website.

Disclaimer: Although, we have been provided the towels for our review and giveaway, our opinions expressed in this post is entirely our own.

 

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62 thoughts on “Product Review plus a GIVEAWAY: Lifeventure SoftFibre Trek Towel

    Turquoise Compass said:
    December 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I want!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Competition closed 2 weeks ago and has been drawn already 😦 Maybe next time!

    […] me!  I just found out that I’ve won a gorgeous Lifeventure SoftFibre Trek Towel from the wonderful Le and David at their fabulous blog Wise Monkeys Abroad. I encourage you to […]

    Forestwoodfolkart said:
    November 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Love that towel, and I am not just saying that for the giveaway. I do like it! A really great addition to one’s travel bag, and a much improved and aesthetically pleasing towel to those available in the past.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 29, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Thanks for your entry and we love the way it looks too 🙂

      Good luck! Winner will be drawn on December 2nd – Sydney time!!

    Libby said:
    November 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I love that towel…such a cool one and I am lucky to found your blog before the due date of the lucky draw ^_^ Bravo

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks for following and entering the giveaway – you are now in the draw 🙂

    My Wanderlusty Life said:
    November 21, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I love the look of this! I am always is in need of a map for sure! 🙂

    Charlotte S said:
    November 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Ooo this looks great, love the design too! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you for entering and for subscribing! You are now in the draw together with your bonus entries 🙂 Good luck!

    Kat at travelgardeneat said:
    November 20, 2014 at 3:56 am

    This would be perfect for camping trips!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 20, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Thanks for entering and it would be perfect for camping!!

      You are now in the draw – good luck! 🙂

    Ayla said:
    November 19, 2014 at 1:01 am

    What a fab gift for your first giveaway! I have a couple of travel towels but they’re just plain and boring whereas this one is great for travel lovers! Actually I think Alex lost his one as I seem to remember him using my pretty pink one on our last trip haha! 😀

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 19, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Ahhh…. Sounds like this giveaway is perfect for you guys! Thanks for entering!!

      Well you are now in the draw for this new travel towel 🙂 Good luck!

    Rosanna said:
    November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Great giveaway! My current travel towel is so tiny that it doesn’t even cover half my body – this one looks like it would be much better!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Well, you are now in with a chance to win so thanks for your entry & good luck 🙂

    ivyon said:
    November 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I would love to have this towel, It would gave me sense that I WILL go places. 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you for you entry!! You are now in the draw and it could be your name we pull out!

      Good luck 🙂

        ivyon said:
        November 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

        Thanks and weeeeee 😉

    joyjoyc said:
    November 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Towel + me = true love ❤

    the eternal traveller said:
    November 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I would love to win this towel – the map of the world is inspirational. It sounds like it would be a wonderful travel accessory. Good luck everyone!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

      Thank you for entering!!! And good luck to you with your entries into the draw 🙂

    solaner said:
    November 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I also have such towels in my bag when on travel (but without such a cool print). These modern fabrics are really great!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      The print is very catchy, huh?!

      We are very excited to be able to offer one of these great towels to a lucky reader 🙂

      Good luck – you are in the draw for another one, maybe!

    disappearingwoman said:
    November 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Very cool towel! The map of the world is the perfect representation for your blog! 🙂 I certainly hope you two find the perfect beach with yours. And if I win, I’m certain to use it on my favorite North Carolina beach! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      It is certainly a cool towel and if you win, it will arrive there for you, ready to use next summer 🙂 We will expect a photo of you with the towel on that beautiful beach 😉

      Good luck, you are in the draw!!

        disappearingwoman said:
        November 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

        Thank you! Now that I’m in shape I have no worries about beach photos! 🙂

    Mabel Kwong said:
    November 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    That towel is longer/taller than me 😀 Loved your review of the towel. Good luck to the winner.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the review! It’s a very big and cool towel.

      Good luck – it could be yours 🙂

        Mabel Kwong said:
        November 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        LOL. I wasn’t even entering. I have too many things and clothes at home. I’m one happy monkey 😉

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          November 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

          Whoops! Well, it’s entirely up to you if you would like to be in it! It costs you nothing and you could win an awesome towel 🙂

          Glad to hear you are a happy monkey!

    nnhtcao said:
    November 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    PLs let me win the towel. Would be great for the kids when they go camping. I hate the “sticky static” feel of the normal microfibre towels

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

      It definitely would be very practical and handy for the kids to take camping!

      Good luck – you are now in the draw 🙂

    somewonderland said:
    November 17, 2014 at 4:17 am

    that is one awesome towel indeed, and I already want one one for myself 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

      Thank you for entering – you are now in the draw so it could be yours 🙂

    LyndaS said:
    November 17, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Congratulations on your first blog giveaway! I love the towel design and it is soooo appropriate for the Wise Monkeys Abroad.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Thanks Lynda 🙂 It is very exciting that we can offer this for our readers!!

      Good luck with your entry 🙂

    Kendra S said:
    November 17, 2014 at 1:54 am

    fun! the towel does sound pretty cool. I’m entering 🙂

    Kendra

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Kendra – thanks for entering. Your name will be in the hat a few times 🙂 Good luck!

    wrappedcherry said:
    November 17, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I want that towel!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for following and for entering 🙂 Good luck!

    milfordstreet said:
    November 17, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Cool towel…It would be great to win it. 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

      You just never know! It could be your name that we pull out 🙂

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    November 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    As a former swimmer I had tons of towels made of different materials but well, the standard towels were the best thus far. I never heard of this kind of towel as you described/ tested ,but it does sound very interesting 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

      Well, this towel is pretty different to anything we have experienced. And now that you are in the draw, you could get a chance to check it out 🙂

    vchandnani said:
    November 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds awesome! Ilove this towel and can imagine how convenient it would be to have one of these!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Good luck!! Your name is in the draw now 🙂

      Thanks for entering!!

    jacksonjc9 said:
    November 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Did I just read free!!?? I love that towel because all my towels are wrinkled and dirty 🙂 and I would love to get one FREE!!
    Great initiative by the way! Let the lucky one win.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 16, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Well you are now in the draw to win!!

      PS It is a very good towel 🙂 Good luck 🙂

        jacksonjc9 said:
        November 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks mate! Fingers crossed 🙂

    njcooking said:
    November 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I would love to win this towel! I bought one of these years ago and have been considering getting a replacement. These towels are a great product!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      They are amazing, huh? Well, congratulations you are now in the draw!

      Good luck, it could be your name coming out of that hat in December! 🙂

    trablog said:
    November 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome. I am glad to see that you are running your first give away!! Cool! Way to go!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Congrats for being the first entrant 🙂 Your name’s in the hat!

      We are very excited to be able to offer something to our readers for their support.

        trablog said:
        November 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        Haha.. Good to know! 🙂 Thank you
        Well, yes its a good to feeling to support the readers. I am glad that you are getting the right contacts for doing free give aways and product reviews 🙂

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          November 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          Thank you! It is only our first one, so we hope it is successful 🙂

          Have a great week ahead!

            trablog said:
            November 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

            Good luck with that 🙂
            You too have a great weekend 🙂

            trablog said:
            November 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

            week ahead * 😀

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            November 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

            We knew what you meant 🙂

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