It is hard to find thick, absorbent towels at this price - believe me, I have TRIED for the past 9 years of married life. My hubby is a stickler about towel size, softness and ability to absorb water and he LOVES these! So do I! They wash up nicely and after a month of daily use (weekly laundrying) they still look & feel brand new. Color hasn't faded, hems have not frayed, pile has not pulled. Very good value.