Skoy Cloths

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Compact and reusable Skoy cloths help campers and boaters travel light while reducing their ecological impact. Reusable Skoy cloths replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels with a lightweight 7-inch-square cloth that can absorb 15 times its own weight, according to the manufacturer.

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They owe their absorbency and durability to a combination of natural cotton and wood pulp cellulose. The cloths are 100 percent biodegradable, chlorine-free, machine-washable and can last for weeks, if not months, depending on the use. Skoy cloths come in a variety of colors printed with designs using water-based inks and dyes, and can be special-ordered with a custom logo. MSRP is $6.99 for a four-pack. Skoy Enterprises, Encinitas, Calif. www.skoycloth.com

This article originally appeared in the Home Waters sections of the August 2010 issue.