I bought this as a birthday present for my grade school friend's 50th birthday. Not being a Trekkie, I had no idea this was the women's color and that the insignia is the original. It was a big hit! It was dumb luck on my part, but I am glad the other colors were out of stock. :)
This towel is a bit small at 54 inches x 28 inches. A good beach towel should be at least 5.5 feet by 3 feet (66 inches x 36 inches)
The material is soft, but it is thin and not "beach towel" thickness. It will wear out fairly quickly.
It is gorgeous to look at and I love the design, but the material is not great quality and sheds lint from the colored side. This will probably improve with washing, but after a shower, I'm covered in colored lint.
ST:TOS lovers will still want this towel, as I did. I don't regret buying it. But consider its value sentimental and decorative and do not plan on heavy use. I "recommend" it for that reason, not for its utility.
Comfort vs Style:
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend