I have had this towel for years now and it hasn't let me down yet. It is big enough to be a comfortable bath towel yet is still compact. I'm 5 ft. 10. inches and weight about 180 pounds and the towel is big enough to wrap around me. It performs as advertised. It dries your person off quickly. The towel dries out quickly as well. I've been very pleased.
Eagle Creek Pack Towels
My husband and I swim about 15 miles a week. That requires a towel for both of us for every workout. With regular weight towels, you can imagine the load of laundry that piles up. We use these pack towels to cut the laundry down to one load of whites a week. These towels are great because they are just large enough, they are light weight, don't take up a large amt of space, they are bacteria resistant, and they dry quickly. What this amounts to is no stinky, exorbitantly germy laundry! Given the amount of bacteria that live at the fitness center, in the locker room, and around the shower/pool area, the bacteria resistance is a HUGE bonus. The other really nice thing about these towels is that they last a very long time. I have never had to replace the ones I previously purchased. I just ordered more to have more available, without having to do a load of laundry to be able to use them again.
Best outdoors towel
I have been using the Eagle Creek towel for almost three years now, and thought it is time to buy a second one for my family. It is the perfect towel for any outdoor use, anywhere and in any conditions. It is light and thin, absorbs fast, and will dry out very quickly for the next use. Just hook it anywhere, and it will be ready next time you need it. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with this towel, it will serve you well. My personal recommendation is to purchase the XL, although the L will also be good.