I was disappointed when I opened these towels and saw lose threads hanging off the towels everywhere. I had to cut quite a few off them and some of the sewed finishes were not very neat. Perhaps I received a bad batch as I bought them based on all the positive reviews and I also liked the fact the bath mat was included in the set. As I am based overseas it is not worth returning but I would not recommend these. I bought 2 other different sets that I am happy with (one set was almost half the price and the quality of the finish was much better). Although I gave 2 stars that was based on the fact that first impressions on quality was poor. As far as durability, absorbency, and performance they may end up being good towels as I have not used them enough to know this. However for the price I don't believe loose threads or sloppy sewing should be expected.