I would have given the towels an excellent, but one of the six towels frayed on the first washing. I received a replacement from Overstock and the first time I washed the replacement, it too came apart! I will be contacting Overstock to send this one back too. If I can get them replaced and stay together, I would be thrilled. Very luxurious towels.
These are the best towels I have ever bought - if I could bring them with me when I travel I would - soft and fluffy and get better every time I wash them - yes they leave some extra lint after the dryer - but no problem - I loved them so much I bought the hand towels and the wash cloths - I saw they had them in white too - I might get some of those just to alternate - great price for such a high end towel - Overstock you are the best!!
Very absorbent towels, which is my main concern, but I purchased these because I wanted the luxurious soft feeling that I've found in some of the towels in nice hotels where I've stayed. That is my only criticism with these. I've washed them twice - with no fabric softener of course because that ruins the absorbency - and they're still not as soft as I'd hoped. Otherwise, they are very nice.
First I must say that my family is very vocal when it comes to towels. This is the first towel that got EVERYONE'S approval! They are extremely absorbent, soft, but not too soft or too fluffy. Very quick drying and they don't take up a lot of space in the closet when stored. They also launder beautifully. Don't be alarmed with the amount of lint that comes off when first washed, after the second washing there is minimal lint. Some people complained about the lint, but my dryer is new and very efficient, so perhaps I had less lint. I'm giving these towels 5 stars. My son wants to take them to college this Fall, so I just purchased more. Eventually I hope to replace all of our towels with these! I hope to see them in more colors in the future.