2020 and Covid19 has taught us about the importance of keeping hands clean. Long ago I would just use a quick squirt of the water bottle and drip dry my hands. About 10 years ago I started keeping a few of these in my bag for day trips and they quickly became part of the full touring kit. Starting this year I have switched to the alcohol based wipes for obvious reasons. While the cost of these looked high at first , doing the math says that if I use 7 of these in a day I would have spent 1 dollar. To help avoid something that can kill you I think that is cheap .