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Kula Cloth - Antimicrobial Pee Cloth - West Coast Trail Pre-order *Limited Edition*

Kula Cloth - Antimicrobial Pee Cloth - West Coast Trail Pre-order *Limited Edition*

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Kula is a pee cloth for anybody that squats when they pee. A Kula Cloth® is the first of its kind - an intentionally (and obsessively) designed reusable antimicrobial pee cloth! In a wilderness setting (or heck, even at a porta potty!), it's very important to have good hygiene. Traditionally, we either pack in excess amounts of toilet paper and/or employ the 'shaking off' method (aka 'drip dry'). Neither of these are good options. A pee cloth is a way that we can stay comfortable AND have a positive impact on the environment at the same time.

This is more than just a cloth. This is the product of years of obsessing over a way to create a pee cloth that solves all of the problems of traditional pee cloth options. It is a real piece of gear (not an afterthought scrap or remnant of fabric) created out of a love for the community of people Kula serves and loves for the wilderness experiences they seek.

Kula is perfect for all of life's adventures... you can even use it at home as a zero waste alternative!

Specs:

  • Super absorbent (absorbs 10x its weight in water!) and soft
  • Advanced silver-infused, antimicrobial fabric
  • Eco-friendly non-toxic materials (Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester)
  • Durable and waterproof 'clean' side so your hand doesn't get wet
  • Easily snaps to backpack using plastic snaps
  • Double snap' allows cloth to hang while folded in half (so it doesn't touch pack and/or get dirty on the trail)
  • Easy to clean or rinse and quick to dry
  • Retro-reflective thread detail for locating it at night with your headlamp
  • Weight per cloth: 0.5 oz
  • Made in the USA

How to:

Simply pee, just like normal (note: in a wilderness setting, good practice is to choose a spot 200ft from natural water sources... pro tip: if you are squatting down, it can be helpful to hold one trekking pole in front of you for stability). Use the plain black dimpled side of the Kula Cloth® to absorb any residual moisture. Since the clean/printed side is waterproof, you don't need to worry about any liquid soaking through to your hand. Note: the Kula Cloth® is NOT for wiping anything OTHER THAN pee. Do not wipe from front to back like you might with toilet paper - keep the Kula entirely in the pee-zone.

The Kula Cloth snaps to your pack using a durable, hypoallergenic plastic snap. If you want to be discrete about allowing the 'wipe' side to be visible, use the double-snap option to fold the cloth in half while it is hanging on your pack.

Washing Instructions:

For a day trip, there is no need to wash the cloth between uses . For the gentlest option, simply rinse with soap in the sink when you get home and hang to dry. If you'd rather not hand wash, simply throw it in the washing machine when you get home (we recommend keeping the backpack snap closed so it doesn't get snagged in your washing machine). If you are on a trip for an extended number of days, simply wash as needed with a few drops of biodegradable soap (we like Bronner's peppermint soap) and hang to dry. In the event that your Kula gets wet from the rain, it can still be used while it is wet (it will act more as a 'wet wipe'!). The Kula dries very quickly - we recommend simply hanging it from a tree or from a trekking pole in the field. The UV rays from the sun will also help to 'sterilize' it as it dries.

The Kula can be cleaned in a standard washer/dryer, but to protect the life of your product, please consider hand washing it. Also: no fabric softener, no bleach. Make sure to fasten the snaps on your Kula before you put it in the washer so that the strap does not get snagged.

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