I got these towels for summer time use when the humidity won't let my thicker towels dry. This towel is substantial and has proper seams. I don't love the tassels but after a washing they didn't all tangle together like I had imagined they would. The grey stripes are subtle and make a nice pattern. I ordered other fouta towels from this same brand on Overstock to accompany this color. This towel is far superior to the others. I can't see a difference in the description between the two. These grey ones were a few dollars more so when I order more in the future I'll keep that in mind when deciding between colors.