This was a great towel to dry off with at our camping site and then leave on the chairs overnight to dry out. The morning we were leaving camp, it had rained all night making for a wet mess with breaking the tent down. So we used the towels to dry off the tent before packing it away. It was a great tool to have. We also used to to dry off some other items such as the cooler. I don't know how handy it would be for a wash cloth, I think it'd feel funny and wash cloths are so small it might be just as easy to use a regular wash cloth.
Finally, we used these towels at a water park and they were awesome!! It was so wonderful not having to carry around heavy wet towels all day, these were so light and absorbent and folded up into a tiny little pouch. I will always use these towels for the beach and water park as well as camping.