I am thrilled with my new beach/bath towel. My first impression of this towel was" pretty colour but quite thin. I wondered if it would hold up. After I washed it and used it as a bath towel I was skeptical but was pleased with the way this towel dried despite its thinness. I've used it at the beach/pool, too. I like being able to use it as a light airy way to keep the sun off my shoulders and of course how quickly it dries. This old technology works.