I rate these towels as mediocre because they really are on the thin side and not very absorbent-- but they aren't the worst towels I've used. I think that maybe these have a bigger loop than I prefer. I've noticed over several washings (I've had these about a year now), that they seem a bit thinner. To me, the quality is on par with buying a towel set from one of the cheaper department stores at your local mall. The towels feel kind of slippery (I know, sounds weird-- but the best way to describe it) when using and your skin doesn't feel truly dry after using them. The color of the papaya set I bought is really nice though and true to the color shown on the website. I wanted to buy something using American cotton/made in USA to support my country of origin but am just disappointed in these towels. My suggestion, spend a little more money and get the La Grande towels if you like thick, absorbent towels that stand up over time.