Ah, bliss! These towels are so soft, and yes, absorbent, and the set covers all needed sizes. I grew up with scratchy ancient cotton towels, and then embarked on a lifetime of rather heavier newer ones, but always found them too thick. Then I discovered bamboo towels from a place that doesn't ship in a town I no longer live in. I also ended up giving away a complete set to a besotted friend. No looking back! I also liked the color selection at Overstock and wanted something that was a little bit offbeat, so chose the tangerine red. This is actually a perfect, muted orange that picks up the rather discrete orange in my slate bathroom tiles, so it's a dramatic effect now. To wash them is fine. I don't use a drier, so give them a good shake to bring up the pile before I hang them to dry, and when I put them out for use.
Yes, the towels are soft as expected given they're made from bamboo, but they are thin and lightweight. Luxurious implies heavier weight, more plush towels. These would be good to send with a child off to camp or school; you want to give them a soft towels, but want to avoid bulk for packing. But for luxurious, for example as you might expect at a high end spa, these don't make it.
I can't believe how soft thee towels are - my husband even remarked and he never noties towels! They are not very thick though, I was a little surprised they were thinner than I expected. I was missing 1 wash cloth but OS sent it as soon as I called.
Because the price was so low, I found this to be a good purchase. One of the handtowels came unraveled on the edge when laundered, but I can sew that up and sending back all the pieces was too much of a hassle. The absorbent qualities of these towels are very good and I bought them for my motor home because they dry so fast. The color is not very true--a rather poisonous shade of pea green instead of kiwi, but OK for the motorhome. All in all, for the price, a good buy and maybe the other colors are more true.
I was first introduced to bamboo cloth products about five years ago and have been a fan ever since. This set of Rayon from Bamboo 6-piece Towel Set is no exception...the feel is like silk, it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin glistening against the elements. I will buy nothing but bamboo towels or sheets...try it...you'll never go back to flannel, or whatever cotton count you previously used. Oh la la.
These are by-far the best purchase I've made on Amazon. I LOVE THESE TOWELS. They are soooo soft and nice. They are not fluffy like your regular towels, but those towels tend to feel more rough. These are the best towels I have ever used. They are heavier than normal cotton towels and oh so soft.