I purchased this as a travel towel and took it with me while I traveled throughout Africa. The fact that it is so compact is one of my favorite things about it! I was able to slide it right into my small leather backpack and just take it with me everywhere I went. It is also such a beautiful towel. It ended up being so nice that a neighbor stole it from the dryer once I returned home. #ApartmentLiving. It’s just a great quality towel. I used it so much, not only as a towel but as a blanket as well. It gave off just the right amount of warmth. I do think it got a small hole in it but it held up really well to my travels. I keep thinking it is time to get a new and get several more!