I bought this towel because i heard if you are wet and rub it against your skin, it will leave the wet area dry?? Id never come across this technology before, so i had to see it for myself. It came in a pre-cut rectangular shape, which was convenient because i wasnt sure what shape i would have cut it into for the best results. Rectangular has been working great thus far. The towel is big enough to lay out and have two people sit on, but i selfishly use it for myself because I am a bigger guy and enjoy that this can cover my entire body. I decided to take the rectangular cloth to the beach to put the "drying technology" to the test. for such a large towel, i did notice it wasnt as heavy as i thought it would be, which is nice. Once i arrived at the beach, i noticed their were no kids around.. this has nothing to do with the towel, but it made me extremely happy. I laid it out in the recommended setting, and took off for the water. After about 30 minutes of doggy paddling, i retired from my water world to test the towels dry tech. I was impressed by how well the tech worked! my arm was super wet with water.. but once i rubbed the towel over it a couple times, it was like i never jumped in the water! I was astonished! I showed a couple other people on the beach as well, and they were so impressed! Besides the drying technology, the colors look really great and the material itself if very soft. I would pick it up before some other company tries to copy this idea!