I bought these based on color, and wanted to try bamboo. The reviews I read sounded promising. But, I absolutely hate them. When you towel off, all they do is spread the water around on your body. They certainly do not absorb water well. When I wrap my hair up in them, it is still dripping wet after I take the towel off 5 minutes later. I would not recommend buying these.
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!