We received these towels several weeks ago and have been using them ever since. So far, they're holding up nicely in the washer and dryer on gentle cycle and low, respectively. The carribbean blue color is vibrant and pretty. We were a little worried when the towels first arrived because they weren't as thick as other towels we've used in the past, but they are, in fact, the softest, most absorbant, and fastest drying towels we've ever owned. We even prefer them to the supima cotton ones, which we've always loved. I wish we needed new towels in our other bathroom, too, just so I could buy more of these.