Just slip it on and change anywhere. It’s faster and easier than wrapping a towel around you.
The new Chawel LX have the option for armholes already built in.
Did you know airlines are charging for blankets and pillows now? Here’s a great way to use your Chawel. Fold it, roll it, and secure it with the elastic for a comfortable sleep.
The Hybrid and Traveller make for a warmer sleeping bag.
The heavier weight and the warm micro fleece are perfect for cooler nights or air-conditioned airport layovers.
If you are travelling in the tropics, the Sport is perfect for warmer nights.
The Hybrid and Traveller make for better beach blankets in cooler breezes, but the Sport will also keep a light breeze off of you. If you’re planning a trip, don’t forget how cool it can get in an air conditioned train, bus or plane.
Our Hybrid or Sport models are both great for light weight travel. Being quick dry and lightweight with the option of anti-bacterial are key elements to a travel towel, or even for sports. Remember, Chawel is more than just a towel!
The Sport has twice the towelling (both sides) than all other Chawels.
While driving home from Kelowna to Vancouver on the Coquihalla highway one summer, there was a cyclist who had crashed on the steep down hill. I pulled over and ran across the highway with 2 Chawel Travellers. I kept her warm with 1 Chawel, while sliding another under her head to rest on. The Chawels kept her warm and cleaned up the bleeding from her legs and shoulders.
Baby Change Mat
(and other baby uses)
I’ve lost track on how many times the Chawel has come in handy as an emergency change pad, nursing cover and stroller blanket/wind cover. Even as bumpers pads for our sleeping baby.
Shopping cart Cover
If you camp, you may appreciate this use.
Slide your Therma-rest inside your Chawel. Have the fleece side up for extra warmth between you and your cold mat. This also acts as another layer between you and the cold ground.
It will also keep your mat clean of any drooling that may happen while sleeping.
for more comfort, stuff a jacket or clothes inside the head hole to act a pillow that will stay in place.
With warm/hot water in a pot, and using a cloth, I washed while wearing only my Chawel Sport. It kept the breeze off of me, and gave me total cover as I washed.
This came in handy on a 2 week climbing trip in Joshua Tree, CA. If you have ever been here, you know there are no shower facilities. No running water.
** This has also been adapted as a wetsuit bag, and, well, lets just call it an all-round bag use**
Chawels are big enough to slip over your car seats. I personally have reupholstered the Chawel seats with the Chawel Sport fabric.
But if you don’t want to go that far, just slip the Chawel over the headrest and down the rest of the seat. Or lay it over top and use the elastic to hold onto the headrest.
Other vehicle uses
I use mine here in San Diego to cover the kids car seat when parked in the heat – to protect the metal buckles for getting too hot and potentially injuring a child.
The Chawel can also be used to as a windshield sun visor to keep the intense sun/heat off of the dashboard and steering wheel.