These towels are extremely thick and heavy. They absorb water quickly and easily. I washed them before use and they came out of the dryer even fluffier than they were when received from the shipper. The non-looped banding has a nice velvety feel and didn't shrink with washing. Be aware that you'll probably want to cut off the labels before using, since they are sewn on as large loops. I'd definitely buy these again.
These towels go beyond thick. In fact, they're so thick that I have trouble holding them due to the weight. Don't get me wrong, they're great towels. My problem with these towels are I can't use the washcloth at all due to the thickness and the bath and hand towels are very heavy for us. I never thought I would be writing a review for something that allowed me to get my money's worth and then some. I struggled with rating this product on quality and value since you do get twice the product that you paid for. They wash up beautifully with minimal lint but the bottom line is they are too heavy for us and I will have to look for lighter weight towels.
Bought these Feb. 2014, writing this review in April 2015 and towels are still in great shape. I bought 5 of these sets, one set of 4 handtowels, and one set of 6 washcloths. Out of all of them only one of the bath towels has unraveled at one side for a total of about 6 inches in length, started small but I just keep using it anyway and over time it slowly gets more and more unraveled. Out of a total of 25 towels only had problems with the one bath towel so I'm not complaining. They were great when I first bought them, thick and heavy, very absorbent, and looked great. After over a year we're still happy with them, they still work great and have barely faded in color if at all. I would not hesitate to buy them again.
I bought towels in Charcoal and towels in Toast and nearly every towel now has stains on them. Charcoal is dark gray, Toast is a honey brown - these are not towels that should show stains. At first I thought it was a problem with just the Charcoal, but then we started using the Toast recently, and the stains have appeared. It looks like we threw bleach on them, but I don't use bleach in my house. The personal care products we use should not have caused these stains - my ****** towels I replaced never looked this bad (after 5 years of use!). The towels themselves are fine, but what I wanted was new-looking towels in my bathroom. Instead, I want to put them in the garage to use as rags. It's embarrassing to have stained/bleached out towels in a bathroom when you know they are new and clean. I spent a lot of money on these towels and now I have to either buy new towels or be reminded of the poor quality and the fact that Overstock.com has such a short return window. I will definitely think twice about shopping at Overstock.com again.
These towels are so thick and luxurious, they are almost too thick! I ordered the Sea Foam color, which is beautiful. One thing is that when you fold them, you discover that the towels are not quite rectangular. Folding corner to corner is difficult. A minor point.
Wow I love these towels (as I said int the title) but I must repeat it. These are the thickest, heaviest towels I have ever purchased. I usually purchase mid to high quality towels, but these surpass all. The texture is not fluffy, but still soft and absorbent. The size is also a plus! The bath towel and hand towel are noticeably larger than standard. Not quite bath sheet size but definitely larger than standard towels. I will buy additional sets for sure.