These towels were surprisingly great!! I didn't expect the thickness, softness and absorbency based on the price that these towels were listed at as well as an unknown brand name. I wouldn't rate these up at the level of Restoration Hardware Turkish towels, but they are at Ralph Lauren/DKNY/Tommy Hilfiger quality level and better. They washed well (separately) and did not loose softness after drying. There was a lot of shedding/lint in the first few washes, as expected especially black towels. Overall, as a picky towel purchaser, I was pleasantly surprised and happy with this purchase and will by more.