These are very large and appear to be well-made. There is a folded hem around the entire towel which should keep it from raveling. Make sure you look closely at the zoom of the stripe detail....I love it but, it may not work for you. The towels are prettier than pictured. I purchased one in each color and washed them separately (from each other) twice, drying them between washings. It was a lot of washing but easy and I'm very glad I took the extra steps. It was more than worth it. ALL ran in their first washing; the cobalt blue and turquoise ran the second time. The turquoise ran the third, forth and only slightly the fifth time. They now seem to be color-fast. The upside of the multiple washings is that they became softer with each wash and dry, (I used fabric softener sheets each time) AND it allowed me to see how they would wear. It's February 2014 and now, we are SO READY for Summer.
The recommendation would would only be if ASKED, I learned long ago that recommending something to a friend can end that friendship. Now as for the quality of they, I got two for drying off after swimming, and it was great. The one side is soft and absorbent, great for sucking up the water, and then other is firm and good for drying. I had read other reviews before buying and so did what they suggested, WASH, DRY, Wash, Dry and on and on. It was after the third drying that finally the lint had diminished so figured one more wash and dry would end the lint but still there was small amount. So then I used each at my pool and washed again and the amount of limit was small and the next time the lint was hardly noticeably. I had read also that others had color problems, wash water was color of towel but I did not. I did buy the green colored towels and the color problem was not mentioned by others with that color. I am very pleased and will definitely buy more if needed and available. .
Love this towel! a little pricey but I wanted something nice for my water aerobics class that would wrap all the way around me (Im a size 18) and it does and then some. great color and nice and soft. Anything to make exercise a little nicer right? would buy again.
The colors are beautiful. I washed them 3 times and was still getting a trap FULL of lint. The towels fluffed up a bit after washing but were still rather thin for the price. I would recommend them to anyone who doesn't need a really thick luxurious feeling towel
Bought this in cobalt blue for my "oversize" nephew. He really likes the towel for everyday use, he even thanked me twice!!! He said he washed it by itself 2 times, before he used it...lots of lint in the dryer basket the first 2 times, now it is okay. He said the towel was really soft on the velour side and not as soft on the other side. He also said he loves the 40"X70" size. I tried to get him to elaborate his short answers but my nephew is a man of few words.