Other reviews sounded promising, so despite the low price I ordered these hand towels, only to find that you get what you pay for. These may be Egyptian cotton, but they are very thin, not at all luxurious. Also, they have a horrible and VERY strong chemical odor that I fear won't come out in the wash. I'm sorry that I ordered these, as paying for return shipping may not even be worth it. I love Overstock, but wish they would stick to higher quality merchandise to avoid a regretted purchase. If you're looking for cheap towels, go for it. But if you want nice quality, skip these and buy towels on sale at your local dept store where you can see what you're getting.