I bought these because I was ready for a super luxurious spa towel. I also wanted a towel with minimal banding design because it never fails that the design band on my current towels scratches my face and has no drying power whatsoever. These towels are lightweight, very soft and just the right size. They dry much quicker than my other towels too. They don't feel as luxurious as some luxe towels however, they feel very light. I've grown to appreciate this because heavier towels take longer to dry and can tend to get musty on the towel rack as a result. These dry quickly, remain fresh, and are very soft.