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.
When I opened the package, there was a slight smell. After one washing it was gone. Towel was much more absorbent after washing and the largest towel I've ever had since the 1950s. I bought it for the size. One more thing. The color ran in the first wash, so my yellow towel is now greenish. Not disappointed in size or usage. Would recommend. Fast delivery too.