After purchasing towels that seemed good at the store, once I washed them and used them they were not worth the gas it took to drive to the store. So, I decided to purchase this set site unseen and I am so glad I did. After washing them the first time before i used them they fluffed up so thick and soft and dried you like nothing I've found for a long long time. There are so nice that I order a second set which were the exact same towel. These towels are a great deal.