Love these towels for so many reasons. They are super absorbent, light weight, quick-drying, multi-functional and SO good looking. These are really important features for my family of 5 as they take up VERY little room in my tote bag, backpack AND washing machine. I can easily wash all 5 towels in 1 load and hang them to dry in no time. While they are hanging outside to dry, they actually make my backyard look like a resort/spa. Folded in the cupboard, they take up a fraction of the space of my old bath and beach towels. The uses are endless: so far we've used them as beach towels, bath towels, picnic blankets, sun shades, backpacking towels, yoga mats, sarongs, and just this morning I wrapped it like a toga dress just after a dip in the pool. I had no idea how handy the tassels would actually be.