These have been holding up beautifully for a couple years now ; by far the most absorbent, softest towels in the house. Not to mention I wash these all the time because they are constantly in use. They are still not showing any signs of wear. These are the best!
I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs. and these towels were drenched by the time I dried off after showering. They're very thin and didn't get better after multiple washes. Ended up just buying some oversized towels at Costco that have been much better. Disappointing because I was intrigued by the bamboo, but it seems like there's a huge disparity in quality among bamboo products.
I purchased 6 sets of these towels initially to really evaluate them before I put them in my rentals. They stood up very well, did not snag except in one single little pull. They are great because they do not get odor like cotton, they will dry faster after a shower than cotton e.g. shower at 8am towel is dry before noon. These towels are washed in cold water vs hot for cotton and they dry much faster in the dryer using a lower heat. After 3 years of personal testing they have held up extraordinarily well and I ordered them for our rental units. The really interesting fact is you can dry your entire body with one side of a towel and your hair with the other whereas cotton towels wick the the water from one side to the other. Our female guests love these towels for the aforementioned reasons. We wanted to give our guest more luxury that the competition and these towels are luxurious but not as thick as cotton. From a laundering prospective, you can wash more towels at a time and they dry faster. Cost less to wash and dry since you use cold water to wash and the shorter drying time. Some people mentioned the dye coming out. I have had that happen with guests when they use ProActive or other chemical face products and also the spray on sunscreen that is not washed off completely in the shower will cause dye to come out of the towels and washcloths. We started giving explaining this to guests and giving the old fashioned cotton towels and washcloths so they can use those if they wish to. Personally I do not use those products and therefore my towels are doing great going into their 5th year.
These towels are super soft. The color, kiwi, is exactly the color of kiwi, a beautiful deep rich green. I would give them five stars except that I was expecting them to be a bit thicker. I haven't used them yet so I can't speak to the absorbency but the previous bamboo towels I bought are wonderfully soft and absorbent. That's why I chose them.