I shopped around for quite a while for the right towels, and settled on these. I am soooo happy with them I immediately ordered a second set. Virtually no shedding and no pilling. The texture is wonderful: tight nap, soft, absorbent and springy. They are thick and bright white, and soak water up quickly, unlike some plush luxury towels that just push the water around. I would highly, highly recommend these towels.