There are one hundred pieces of these compressed towels! They are about the size around of a nickle and about as thick as a pencil. They come indiviually wrapped and don't take up anymore room than a piece of candy in whatever you have them in. I just grab a handful and throw them in my purse, and now I have a towel for any time I need one. All you need to do to use one is spray a bit of water on it and let it expand. Voila! you have a wet towel to use to wash off dirty hands or faces. When they are fully expanded they are a little over eight inches square and tough! These come in really handy when we are traveling! I love them!