I used the small towel which is very small in size. This was able to dry my entire body after showering and was dry within 15-20 minutes of hanging in the sun. The towel is soft and does not have a synthetic/rubbery feel to it. Great ultralight towel option.
"These towels left me unlathered and dripping wet at the Great Barrier Reef."
Here's the story: I purchased this piece of cut and hemmed ultra-suede material (we'll call it a towel for the sake of this review) for a long trip abroad to Australia. The place I was staying did not supply towels and packing a full-sized towel from home took up too much space, so I was on my own. Here's the bottom-line: had I not borrowed a hand towel from the Holiday Inn prior to setting off on my adventure (don't tell), I would have been wringing wet throughout my trip. This washbloth (personal towel) could not hold soap and would not lather. Actually, I started to use clean sox as my washcoths, something I recommend in a pinch. These "towels" are squares of ultra-suede fitted with a loop. I just returned from my trip and my intention is to return them. I would not recommend this product to anyone whom I liked.
These things pack up to about the size of a tea towel, which is perfect for backpacking or even car camping. They do not get weighed down with moisture either so they will not get everything wet when stowed away.Nothing in my pack saves as much space as this little necessity.
This is one of a series of these towels I've owned. I love them. Great for camping/hiking/mountaineering, but also used daily in my swim bag. The size to absorption ratio cannot be beat, my go to towel.
"Great Absorbency in Highly Packable Towel"
I got this towel after being unhappy with the texture of my MSR Ultralight one, and I must say it's a vast improvement in terms of feel. (It weighs a little more, but it's all really negligible.) Does a good job of getting you dry. The only warning I have is to pay attention to sizes. I got this towel in a large, and it's not very large.
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, if you are traveling any great distance or for any significant length of time, this is a must have item. My wife and I spent just under 2 months backpacking around Europe, and we each purchased one of these towels, they were outstanding! They are light, don't take up much space, and dry fast. I recommend them all the time!