I have luxury vacation homes and only buy for comfort and quality. I have purchased literally thousands of dollars from Overstock in pillows, blankets, comforters, mattress pads, towels and mostly sheets. These towels are awsome! They are soft, fluffy and strong. There is not a lot of thread loss or pilling at all. I cleaned my lint trap after the first wash and it wasn't bad at all. I highly recommend these towels!