Reviewed by Bernie from Beaufort (Bow-furt), NC on Thursday, January 17, 2013
I purchased a couple of these to use after showering at the gym. They certainly get the job done for me (buzz cut hair) but I would imagine that a full head of hair might overload the towel's designed capacity to absorb/hold water. I understood that when I bought them and again, they work for me.
The towels dry much quicker than a cotton towel, which is also good as my gym bag doesn't get funky during the day. For backpacking, you also want to avoid carrying the added weight of water over long distances.
Overall, good product. Don't expect heavy, ultra-absorbant Egyptian cotton qualities, and you should be fine.