I have bought numerous towels over the years both on line and at local stores, and these towels are very big. Big is good for pool side but you will have tons of lint while drying them. More than any other towel I have purchased. Make sure you empty the lint filter on your dryer several times during the drying process. Bought four of these and one had a lot of loose threads on the edges but they cut off ok. The color is nice but they are a bit thin in my opinion. I think they are over priced for what you get.
We got these to take on a romantic escape. We like to sit around in towels after the shower, yet hotel towels never seem big and comfy enough for us as we are not as svelte as we used to be. These are extra big and cuddly. They are super thick with a tight weave and short loops so that they almost remind me of velour. I have washed and dried them. Very honestly, for a first wash, I would have expected MORE lint! I was pleased to see that they held up so well. The weight of these is pretty hefty. 2 are going to need their own small suitcase, but they will sooooo be worth it. It's the little things in life that matter.