Where are the towels of my youth? The ones that were thick and fluffy and luxurious? I bought these because the reviews I read seemed to indicate that they were thick. They aren't. The "pebble" in the name of the towels refers to the way they are woven - they don't have loops like regular towels. They dry your body well, but I think that they will be thin and raggedy in six months or so. If you are looking for plush thick towels, don't buy these. These towels do the job, but they remind me of the towels I used in physical education when I was in high school! I'd rate these towels as "O.K." Not bad, not good; just o.k.