“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
@haydesigner@medz Costco’s towels were selling earlier this year for 11.99 each, but they’re much larger and great quality. From the Amazon reviews of these, it’s worth the few extra bucks for the Costco towels given the size and quality difference, not to mention the great return policy. These just seem like crap.
got mine today. I see the condition is listed as new - but are they factory seconds? 3 of my 4 towels have significant (3+ in) ‘pulls’? where there is no knap and one has blue stains but a different, lighter color blue than the rest of the towels. Pretty annoyed, I knew they were cheap but didn’t think they’d be damaged. I’ll take pics and make an official gripe post later.