I own these towels and have had them for some time. They are thick and absorbent and huge and comfortable. I noticed a review on here that said these towels were not absorbent at all. What a lot of people don't know is that if you wash your towels and use fabric softener (i.e., Downy, Suavitel, Cuddle soft, Snuggle, etc.), the fabric softener reduces and often eliminates the absorbency of the towels. The reason being is that the fabric softener leaves a chemical layer on the towels that softens the fabric and releases scent. This layer blocks the absorbtion of water. If this has happened to your towels, you only need wash them a few times and the absorbency will return.