Soft & silky, good length. However, they do not absorb water as well as terrycloth. I bought these because in the picture they appeared to not have the annoying border that most towels have. The picture was misleading. They do have the border. I just wanted plain towels.
These towels are unbelievable. They are not for people who want big thick towels. These are thinner, but super absorbent and softer than any towel I have ever used. I priced bamboo towels online and they are twice the price of these towels. I don't think I will ever buy cotton towels again.
The positives: Unbelievably soft, plenty big, has not shrunk nor become misshapen over several washings, no fading or pilling, absorbs much better than bulkier cotton towels, no musty smell in a cool damp climate. The neutral: It is not as bulky as high-end cotton, some may miss the bulk, but the silky feel more than makes up for it. Doesn't dry much faster than a bulky cotton. The not-so-positives: Snags more easily than most cotton towels.
Folks rayon made from bamboo is not an environmentally friendly process. To convert bamboo fiber to rayon bamboo is reduced to cellulose fiber, which is treated through various processes with a bunch of chemicals in this order – caustic soda, carbon disulfide, and sulfuric acid. Cotton is a pure natural product by comparison. If you are buying rayon towels because they have great colors and have other features that you like. That is great! However, don’t think you are helping the world become less polluted just because the raw material used to make rayon is bamboo grass. There is zero bamboo fiber woven in rayon bamboo towels. Rayon is used in a wide variety of products from skirts to tires.
I purchased these originally for the bright purple color and my curiosity of bamboo being turned into cloth. I read others reviews before purchasing them and saw no waring red flags. They arrived in a timely fashion and I love them. They are soft, obsorbant, beautiful color.......... they did leave a bit of themselves in the dryer filter the first time; but then so did some 800 gram cotton towels I purchased. I'm not real comfortable washing towels in cold, which is the recommendation of the manufacturer. I may in time bump that up to warm and see if it makes a difference. I would recommend these and I would think they would particularlly appeal to a baby after it's bath.
I have bought other bamboo & bamboo-blend towels, and these are very good quality. I love the deep purple color, though it isn't for everyone! They are very soft and have washed well so far (3 times). The only drawback is they are a bit smaller than some of my other towels.
These towels are super absorbent and the softest I've ever felt. I have never bought (or used) bamboo towels before, but these are wonderful. I don't have any complaints. I don't use a fabric softener on them (as others have said that prevents them from being as absorbent as possible). I really like the fact that bamboo is such a renewable resource. I also love the bright colors - I bought the blue and orange. Try them, you'll like them!
This is an outstanding product. I usually buy Turkish or Egyptian Cotton towels and while they are comfortable they are extremely heavy and bulky. These bamboo towels are far less bulky and yet absorb even more than the cotton products. I am amazed at just how excellent this product is. I highly recommend these towels.