This is the first review I have written but i have to get the correct word out on these towels. I purchased these based on several reviews describing how absorbent they were. I seriously don't know what these folks are talking about. Not only is the main bath towel small (fine - it's inexpensive and thus small -- I can live with that) it DOES NOT absorb water. Its like a squeegee just pushing the water away from itself! And YES, I washed it TWICE hot water before use with NO fabric softener. I do that with all new towels. In order to dry, i had to go over the same area 5 times very, very s -l -o -w -l -y for the towel to do its job. Looks like I bought an expensive bath set to do oil changes. Oh well. PLEASE don't make the same mistake I did!