I know what you’re thinking, “How important could a sarong be on a Grand Canyon river trip?” I was skeptical as I dutifully followed the packing list and tucked a sarong in my bag as I packed for my first Grand Canyon trip, but it rapidly became my “must-have” item! The most practical use is to manage your body temperature in the desert climate, but as you’ll discover below, it does so much more than that.
This simple, lightweight, quick-drying piece of fabric is crazy versatile.
Seriously, you’ll find even more uses for this rectangular wonder on your next trip. And, yes, I encourage guys to pack it too!
Not convinced? At least pack a bandana. Personally, I bring both a sarong and a bandana. Bandanas can be dunked in the river and wrapped around your neck to cool you off. You can clean your sunglasses after getting splashed in those epic rapids. You can even use it as your napkin. In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste, we don’t use paper plates or napkins at lunch time. When at camp for breakfast and dinner, we have real plates and silverware because we can set up a dishwashing system there.
So enjoy a sarong on your next Grand Canyon river trip. You can even buy one in our store if you’d like.