They are a tad on the heavy side but that is what "800 grams" means isn't it? I have had these for over a year now and love them. The most recent purchase was as a gift. These are excellent towels for drying you off as well as numerous other purposes of the moment such as a quickie blanket in case of a sudden cold spell with a power outage. I also used one to keep a casserole warm while I drove elsewhere for dinner. My cats have a way of working fabric with their claws and did not unravel these towels (like they did on my terry robe and some other less well made towels).