I LOVE these towels and am going to order another set. I am amazed at the negative reviews and can only assume that those reviewers pulled the towels out of the box and thought that they were ready to go. People, WASH and DRY the towels before you use them! It's that simple. Yes, they may seem thin out of the box, but once they are washed and dried before use, they come out soft and fluffy! Also, they will shed quite a bit the first time in the dryer, so check your lint screen. These just get better and better with use and laundering. Highly recommended!