My main purchase criteria were (1) Egyptian cotton, (2) thick & absorbant, & (3) earthtone colors. I debated between 700-800 GSM towels & these 900 GSM ones. Ultimately, the colors & price led me to buy these. I ordered rust, olive, & toast. The colors are beautiful & accurately shown in the website photo. If you're looking for thick, heavy towels, these definitely fill the bill. They're soft, absorbent, & did I mention THICK! I'd probably be just as satisfied with 700-800 GSM if they were the right price & colors. Make sure you have enough room in your cabinet for these fluffy towels!