These towels are super absorbent and the softest I've ever felt. I have never bought (or used) bamboo towels before, but these are wonderful. I don't have any complaints. I don't use a fabric softener on them (as others have said that prevents them from being as absorbent as possible). I really like the fact that bamboo is such a renewable resource. I also love the bright colors - I bought the blue and orange. Try them, you'll like them!