I was so excited about this product since there were a lot of good reviews on it (for the 2 sheet sets). When I open the box, I was so happy. It's really soft. I didn't even get a chance to use it yet. I was washing it before first use, and right after it came out of the dryer, it was torn and shreaded around the seams. The banding area also shrank a little bit, so that when you spread the towel, it looked oddly uneven. It is a soft towel, but.. I think it's just badly made.