Very absorbent and soft. But once it is full of water it is hard to wring out and keep using. You can ring it out but it starts to leave water streaks behind. So the best combo might be to use this with another type of drying cloth of your choice. I need about 3 of these to dry my BMW 5 series off with few water streaks, I probably should get 4. But what I do now is take the washing mitt, rinse it out really well and then use that to remove the beading water off of my car. Then I use these.