When I got these in, they were great colors and soooo soft. After a week of trying to dry off and never actually achieving dry, my husband had had enough. Even though we hung them up to dry, they were still damp the next day and the hand towels never fully dried between uses. But worst of all, we tried to clean up some water spilled on the counter in the bathroom and this towel couldn't even do that, it just moved the water around. I saw the poor reviews when I purchased these, but was convinced they were anomalies since there were so many positive reviews. Thank goodness I can send them back!