This is a lot to wrap your head around, because it's not like a regular beach towel, but it's great. It really will be great to take on vacation because it doesn't take up a lot of room in my suitcase. It dried me off very well leaving me a little damp, but not water on my skin. I dryed off quickly because there was not water drops on my skin. However, it is really strange to get used to because it isn't fluffy like a normal towel. The towel dried quickly too, because it is super thin so I can use it over and over again not like a normal towel that takes forever to dry. Also, sand wont stick in this towel. It shakes right off leaving the towel clean and grit free. You just have to get passed the idea that it isn't what youre used to. It works great.