I searched everywhere for good deals on bamboo items after learning about its benefits. I found the best deals here and I am glad I ordered the towels. They are thinner than most cotton towels, yet still very absorbent. They also dry much faster and stay fresher longer than cotton towels. You can pull these out of the dryer when they are mildly damp and let them hang dry the rest of the way without them getting the 'crunchy' feeling that cotton does. I will be buying bamboo towels from now on!