I love these towels! They are exactly as described. Although not super thick you can tell they are very good quality. I bought these for my children who struglgle with really thick or large towels so these were perfect. It's summer here in Australia so we tend to hang our towels outside to dry after washing and these have still remained soft. I've only put them in the dryer once so not sure how they will hold up but most reviewers give positive feedback. Turkish cotton is suppose to be durable and long lasting so I think these are extremely well priced for the quality and I plan to buy more. I always add a little oxygen powder to my whites and towels have been fine so far. Also we have had very little lint from washing them (certainly no more than any other towels). When I bought these I also ordered organic towels plus a hotel and spa set. I was happy with the organic towels but disappointed with hotel set. There were so many threads loose and they cost more than this 8 piece arsenal set. I wish I had bought 2 of these instead!