Yup, mine's been in the dryer plenty of times as well, without problem. They do start to smell quite rapidly though, so reasonably frequent washing is advised. I also find it's a problem with damp towels that you pack (eg you take a shower in the morning before you leave) - they are really wet enough to gain anything from squeezing, but damp enough that they can smell after being stuck in a bag all day (or damp enough to pass it on to other things. If it's like mine that comes in a kind of mesh bag with a strap, you can just tie it outside - or, indeed, tie the towel loose outside your rucksack - for an hour or two, and in most cases, that solves the problem.
Ah, I can see that.. but tying it to the outside of your backpack (at least) is a good idea. As long as it dries up.. Mine comes in a mesh sack, too. (Yus!) I think I'm going to be doing that, as well. Smelling like wet for the rest of the week or whatnot isn't too appealing, eh? I'm glad it can be dried, though - easier for washing! Thanks Gelli
BTW, Target has travel towels for $8 and it feels softer than microfiber towels. 18" x 36" I haven't used it yet.
wow, ive forgotten to consider bringing a towel...i better get on that. i guess ill shop around at target, but it seems like Shamis might be a good option. we use them in diving to get dry after getting out of the pool and back on the board .. as they are super absorbant, and uberly small and easy to ring all the water out of. i guess theyre microfiber, im not too sure, but they feel awesome!