I had been looking for a lightweight terry robe, and this is almost perfect. I have washed it and it doesn't take 2 hours to dry in the dryer as did my other Turkish robes. It absorbs well, has a roomy fit (I'm not a been pole). After washing there were some threads coming undone (sewing) but nothing serious. What I realized I didn't like was the hood. If you dry your hair while bending over with the blow dryer, then the hood is always in the way. If you have short hair then a hood might be a big plus.