These towels are thinner than cotton towels, but they are quite dense. Cotton towels seem to often have some kind of treatment to make them feel soft that also makes them not absorb anything until they've been washed many times. No such problems with these towels.
Tencel was one of the first wood-based fabrix back in the day. Having toured the isles & experienced Bamboo fabric for wear-it was a joy to find towels that were made likewise. They are four-times thirsty and 1/2 the weight of comparable high quality cotton towels. Soft as silk & washable without wear....over and over and over again. Our skinz are saying thank you.
These are all they are cracked up to be, lightwieght, soft, super absorbant, dry well. In Florida we need quick drying towels because of the mold and mildew problem. These are so light weight they dry rather quickly. They are the color shown. I am going to buy more.
These are not thick, fluffy towels, but they absorb much better that the thick ones. The weight also makes them dry very quickly. I live in AZ, so I don't have a problem with mildew. However, I sent a set to my son in Ohio (where this is a problem), and he also loves them.
Bamboo is super soft and stays that way. but it takes some getting used to. You have to a little harder to feel like you are getting as dry as you would with normal scratchy cotton towels. we ended up getting a blend of cotton and bamboo.
They never mildew, never wear-out, they are lightweight so if you are used to heavy, thick cotton towels you may have to get used to that but they are super absorbent and softer than cotton. They feel like silk. Only problem we had was one set that we bleached--I think the bleach changed the towels they became rough. They are environmentally friendly too! All good. I was so excited I ordered bamboo sheets, clothes--they all work great although for sheets I prefer a cotton-bamboo mix:)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was fairly accurate but I would prefer different color so buying two more sets--one for me, one for hubby.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. EXCELLENT--I have used these for years and I'm replaceing old ones.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
These towels were extremely thin. I had read the reviews on these towels and several of them mentioned that the towels were thin, so I was not expecting great thickness, but I was shocked when the box arrived & I saw how small it was. I could not imagine that two 6 piece sets could come in that one small box. I didn't even open the pkgs once I pulled them out of the box. I couldn't imagine these towels being absorbant enough for an adult to use. I would not recommend this product.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not very, the description does not indicate how thin the towels are.
This was my first time trying these bamboo towels. They are the best! First of all they are extremely soft and feel great on the skin. I was concerned with the thinness, but they are very absorbent. I have already ordered two more sets and plan to purchase them for my guest bathroom as well. Give them a try, you'll love them.
These towels are great! Very soft and very absorbent. It is amazing how much water they soak up, given how thin they are. I supposed some people might prefer thicker towels, but they get the job done and they're easy on the washing machine.
We live in the South, and even the best cotton towels start to smell musty after only two days of use; ditto washcloths. These products smell fresh continuously. They are extremely soft, and at first we thought they might be too thin, but they seem just as absorbent as much thicker cotton towels. They wash well in cool water and dry quickly on low heat. We've just ordered our second set, and intend to order more.
I got a set of these towels for my birthday, and I absolutely love them! They are soft and absorbant; much better than the cotton towels I've used. They wash well and retain their softness. Makes a very nice gift. I'm definitely purchasing more of these.