Nice and fluffy, thick towels until you wash them. Other reviews warned of lint for the first wash so that is expected, and they did (no big deal) But right out of the dryer the side binding was not attached and the towel just about came appart in the middle. overstock replaced the one towel with another with the same problem. We order 8 towels, 3 + the replacement had to be repaired. My wife has a sew machine so no big deal but for the price you pay there should be no problems. They are great towels when they dont come appart and I do love them now that ours are repaired... I would have given them 5 stars if not for the problems we had. If we did not have the means to fix these i would have sent all of them back for a refund and went to ***.