So I started looking for quality towels because I was sick of economical towels. I mean, they're good enough and do the job, but they're always in the realm of "economy seating." Blah! I started with 900 GSM towels and OMG they are T H I C K ! Super absorbant and heavy to boot. But they keep shedding and they leave lint on your body. Over a dozen washes and the 900's keep on shedding. These 625's are AWESOME. One shedding on the first wash, then nothing. They soften up very quickly and are thirsty, thirsty, thirsty.