The robe is absorbant but without making you feel sweaty. I have long hair and will be using the hood on the robe in the winter to keep my head warm while my hair is drying. I'm 5'8 and the robes length was between my knees and ankles. I wear a size 14 and am curvy, so the robe doesn't seem to shut all the way around the hips. So it's great if you are a male or a woman who isn't very curvy. Not sure where they get one size fits most. It may fit most people, but not if they want the robe to close all the way.