Bush Cloth by Kiwi Ultralight, is essentially an environmentally friendly pee cloth used for drying off after peeing (not for poo!).
The front is a soft suede cloth which is used to pat yourself dry. The back is a waterproof layer with a cool pattern to keep your hands dry and clean.
Why use one?
While hiking most of us carry toilet paper for use in long drops and try to shake it off, or drip dry when we stop to pee on the side of the trail. The “shake it off” method works great if you are only out for a day trip, but on longer trips this becomes a hygiene issue. Using a Bush Cloth is a great way to keep yourself clean and helps to cut back on toilet paper usage, which is great for the environment.
Leave No Trace
Looking after our environment has become more important than ever and as a hiker it's our responsibility to practice Leave No Trace principles. Many people scatter toilet paper thinking it will decompose quickly but it can take up to 3-5 years.
The all new Bush Cloth cuts back on toilet paper and is hygienic, reusable and great for the environment.
How do I use a Bush Cloth?
The Bush Cloth has 2 sides. One side is plain black suede which you use to wipe away any moisture after you pee.
The other is the printed waterproof side which you hold to wipe. No need to worry about any liquid soaking through to your hand.
After you've used your Bush Cloth, simply use the carabiner provided to hang it on the outside of your pack to dry. At the end of the day simply rinse out your Bush Cloth and hang it out on your backpack or a tree to dry. The UV from sunlight will ensure your Bush Cloth is odour free over a multi-day hiking trip.
When you squat for a pee in the outdoors it's a good idea to choose a spot 200ft from natural water sources.
Can I use it while I've got my period?
Of course you can! The absorbent black suede side will hide any blood and a the end of the day, squirt it with some biodegradable soap and water and hang it out to dry. Try combining it with a menstrual cup for a super LEAVE NO TRACE alternative.
Is it going to be disgusting?
Believe us when we say, a pee cloth is a GAME CHANGER for women who hike, backpack, mountain bike, kayak, camp, ski, snowboard, boating, travel, sail, hunt, and... well... pretty much anything.
The Bush Cloth will completely change how you adventure. You will feel clean and dry and never disgusting. Trust us - once you try a Bush Cloth, you'll never go back!
Bush Cloths come in multiple colours & patterns.
Weight: 15g with mini carabiner
I purchased several bush clothes for myself and my friends for our hiking adventures and they are such a winner! So much better than having to deal with toilet paper when having a bush wee :-). The service I received from Ultralight Hiker was amazing also - it's not often I recommend businesses for such good service but this one I definitely would not hesitate to recommend and will purchase again from them.
This is excellent. Much more convenient, absorbent and environmentally friendly than using toilet paper on the trail.
Best invention ever, I wish I’d known about them earlier. No more drips! I just rinsed cloth out nightly, it never had any odour. Seeing more of these proudly swinging from packs, get one!
What a fantastic idea !! Have mine on my pack ready to go on next outing !
My friend and i prefer the term 'Fanny Flannel' to bush cloth tho. 🤣