I bought this towel to go in my gym kit. The microfibre towels are much less bulky than ordinary fluffy towels size for size. When it comes to drying off after a shower it soaks up the water like a suction pump! I get dry very rapidly, and roll the towel up and put it in an old plastic shopping bag - recycling, you see - where it seems to take up no more space than before, though it is considerably heavier. These things come in various sizes, so there's one for everybody somewhere.