I like towels that are thin, my husband likes towels that are thick. I bought this set hoping to find a product soomewhere in the middle to please us both. Unfortunately, neither of us like this set. The hand towels, wash cloths and body towels are all extremely thin - to the point that the minute you use any piece to wipe down, dry off, etc. it takes only seconds and the material feels soaking wet and no longer dries you. I have never had this happen even with the thinnest of towel sets I have bought in the past. I think the # of loops/weave on this set is sadly lacking and that is why it can't hold but the smallest amount of water/moisture and it is soaked. I have washed all pieces in this set a few times so far and no pilling, shredding or strings, but that is little good to report when a towel has to dry properly to be deemed a success. The white set that we bought is a bright summer white so, that's a plus point. Sometimes on Overstock things are advertised as white, but end up being cream, ivory of off white. This set is a true what so, that's a plus point. But, these are so thin they would not feel good to the touch for a guest let along a homeowner. I would not recommend this product as it fails at the basics.