Kula Cloth Review | Average Hiker
The Kula Cloth Review is Easy
The Kula Cloth Review is going to be an easy review. Other than a bandanna they don’t have a lot of competition, and there is a lot to like.
I wanted to provide an initial review since it is a new piece of gear I will be using on my Arizona Trail Hike this year. It also seems like a good idea for women, introduced by a former long distance hiker, and I’m all about supporting the community and entrepreneurs! Without further ado, I’ll provide the owners description of the cloth.
“A Kula Cloth™ is the first of its kind – an intentionally (and obsessively) designed reusable antimicrobial pee cloth!” And there ya go. Guys may have no interest in reading further, but fellow female outdoor enthusiasts, it’s a pretty cool piece of gear.
Why the Kula Cloth?
“Your weird cloth arrived in the mail.” This was the text I received while I was out of town traveling. Over morning coffee, I was asked why I needed the cloth. I could see eyes cloud over as I explained it’s purpose. On the other hand, once I explained it to my female friends, I watched the slow grin spread across their faces.
On the Arizona Trail I’ll be in the desert. There are very few options for cleaning up after I pee. Leaves are sparse, and the thought of cacti makes me shudder. There is of course the handy dandy bandanna, but I’ve never really liked using this little piece of bacteria breeding cotton and then hanging it off my backpack. It has always seemed a little less than hygienic. So when the Kula cloth popped up on one of my too many feeds, it caught my eye.
- Size – 6 x 6
- Weight – .5 oz
- Fabric – advanced silver-infused, antimicrobial fabric
- Materials – eco-friendly non-toxic materials (Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester)
- Other Features – “Clean side” with waterproof lining so moisture does not soak through.
|Bandanna||$.99 – $10.00|
Kula Cloth Materials
The materials are what make the Kula cloth unique. The small piece of cloth uses “advanced, silver-infused/antimicrobial super-absorbent textiles.” It kind of looks like a small oven mitt, with a super absorbent dimpled cloth on one side, and a layer of water proof material separating this side from the smooth nylon handling side.
There is a sturdy snap to fold over and close the little cloth, and a small strap for hanging it off the pack. There are a multitude of colors, and even an “Artist Series,” some of which appear to be sold out right now. I chose the black cloth since my pack is green and black, and I did not really want to scream PEE CLOTH, by hanging the little cloth on my pack. I would rather it kind of “blend in” with the other gear.
Kula Cloth Summary
The Kula Cloth could be a game changer for me. It is a much cleaner concept than the bandanna, easy to wash, and fairly inconspicuous on the pack. I like it! More to come on my new piece of gear from my upcoming hike on the Arizona Trail!
Post Hike Thoughts
Before the Corona Virus ran me off the Arizona Trail, I used the Kula cloth for two weeks. It was awesome! This is a definitely a replacement for my bandanna. It was great for a couple of reasons.
The cloth dried fast and had almost zero odor. It was very absorbent, and felt so much cleaner than a bandanna. Because of this I also felt cleaner.
It was very easy to rinse and clean, and did I mention there was almost no smell? Going forward, this will definitely be a piece of critical gear for me on all of my other hikes.
If considering the Kula Cloth for purchase, please consider purchasing it HERE. Thank you!