Cacala’s Peshtemal Bath Towels

Bought these super thin but soft $20 Peshtemal bath towels because the Charisma towels I bought at Costco, while still absorbent, began to develop a musty smell after 1-2 years of use.  The smell wouldn’t wash out, even after soaking multiple times.  The root of the problem was that they took 8+ hours to dry, even with the windows open in the bathroom.

Cacala Peshtemal Bath Towel


  • Long, almost too long (70 inches)
  • Dries faster than any other towel I’ve used (about 4 hours)
  • Gets softer after 3-4 washings
  • Easy and light to take on trips / camping / backpacking
  • Just as absorbent as normal towels


  • A bit like drying yourself with a sheet at first, but gets softer, as mentioned above.

Overall, would buy again.  Any questions?  Let me know in the comments.

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