I bought several of these towels in the medium and large sizes. I was tired of terry cloth that didn't dry between uses and took up so much space in the washer and closet. The texture is sueded so it takes a little getting used to at first. It takes up about the same space as a standard washcloth in the closet. It washes and dries very quickly. The size of the medium is about the size of a regular bath towel. The large is about the size of a beach towel. The towels don't shed lint and seem to stay soft. It seems absorbent. I am considering replacing all of the terry cloth towels in my house with these.