I was looking for something bigger than a towel to take to the beach and this blanket is PERFECT! It's the perfect weight, not too light not to heavy. It folds to a size smaller than most of my large beach towels, so it's easy to pack. I also love how it's the same fabric as their towels, so you can use it as a towel if you need to and don't have to worry about it getting wet because it dries super fast. Love it, buying a couple more as gifts.