Hand towels measure 18" X 28" and are 100% cotton. They are medium weight and they are neither soft nor course. I ordered the "Linen" color and it is exactly as pictured. They are made well and have not altered shape or size after several washings. I am not a fan of the texture that the hand towels have, but if you look at the picture and like the design, you will not be disappointed. These towels are not luxurious. They are highly functional. I recommend them for anyone who is looking for nice sturdy hand towels that are a nice size and nice price. If you want thick and luxurious then look somewhere else.