Each individually wrapped compressed towel is about the size of a nickel and is 3/8″ thick. Simply add a little water (less that 1-oz required), watch it grow, unfold and use. When unfolded, it is about 8 1/2″ by 9 1/2″ and it is durable, soft and absorbent. They are made out of 100% Rayon material that is bio-degradable. Convenient for when you are on the go.