After I purchased Salbakos Cambridge towels, I also wanted to try for our summer house less expensive Arsenal sets ..They really are incredibly nice, absorbent. But, compared to other towels, they are less thick. We have been so pleased with these towels. They dry very quickly and stay fresh-smelling between uses. I use them for 3-4 weeks. Kids like the Italian size of bath towels. Less laundry is good for wallet and environment.
I ordered this set of towels based on all the positive reviews and was very surprised to find runs in the weave, loose threads, etc. even before they were used. Hoping this was an aberration, I called and a replacement set was sent out, but the same was true for these as well. I am very disappointed and plan to return these too -- why should a new set of towels already be falling apart? I can't even comment on how well they absorb water.
I love these towels! They are exactly as described. Although not super thick you can tell they are very good quality. I bought these for my children who struglgle with really thick or large towels so these were perfect. It's summer here in Australia so we tend to hang our towels outside to dry after washing and these have still remained soft. I've only put them in the dryer once so not sure how they will hold up but most reviewers give positive feedback. Turkish cotton is suppose to be durable and long lasting so I think these are extremely well priced for the quality and I plan to buy more. I always add a little oxygen powder to my whites and towels have been fine so far. Also we have had very little lint from washing them (certainly no more than any other towels). When I bought these I also ordered organic towels plus a hotel and spa set. I was happy with the organic towels but disappointed with hotel set. There were so many threads loose and they cost more than this 8 piece arsenal set. I wish I had bought 2 of these instead!
We have gone to white linens. It's just easiest. So when I saw this deal on towels, I had to jump! They are well made and very absorbent. The only issue I have with the product is the amount of lint these towels produce -- I could have woven another SET of towels from what was in my lint trap after the first washing . . . and it's only a bit less now, after several washings. Additionally, they "shed." I wondered why my husband was picking "fuzz" out of my hair . . .and then realized it was from the towels. I bought white towels for ease of cleaning and hoping for a well-made and absorbent towel -- I got that. If you don't mind lint and fuzz,, these towels are for you!
I purchased this set with my husband in mind. He does not like fluffy towels that do dry him off quickly and stay damp between showers. These towels do a great job of drying and dry between showers even in our hot humid weather. My husband is thrilled. They look good but be careful with pulls. I caught my ring on one and had to snip off the thread. I will be buying another set.
These are probably the nicest towels we've ever had. No more cheap Walmart towels. They are soft, and fluffy and they seem to be well made. After a bad experience with my last towel purchase online, it was a nice surprise to receive these. Would buy again.