This towel is classified as a bath towel but its closer to the size of a hand towel. Dont let that fool you however because it absorbs just as much water as a fill sized towel. I really like using it on my hair because it leaves my towel dried hair feeling light. One side is super soft and plus and the other side has short fibers and is slightly rougher. Its great to take to the spa or gym bedside its compact and doesnt take up as much space in your bag.