I read reviews that said these towels were not soft but disagree, however these towels are not absorbent. My long hair still drips after having been squeezed out by the towel. The bath towels are wider than your typical bath towel but not longer. Kind of feel short and wide. The hand towels are over sized and don't fit in the hand towel rings very well. If I hadn't used them I would return them. Catch 22... Love the color though!