i bought 20 of these towels - 4 each for my 5 children. they were a gorgeous seaglass green, loved the striped texture, fluffiness and quick-drying feature. however, after only 2 washes most of them look like i dumped bleach right in the center of the towel. i never use bleach with colors and am terribly disappointed that i can no longer display them in the bathroom between uses. they still function fine and seem to be holding up otherwise, but what a huge disapppointment to have them look 10 years old after only a few days :(
These towels are soft and absorbent, however they are not color fast. Like a dummy I washed the two sets together. Tan and dark green--I still have dark green but tan is gray with green splotches. I previously bought these towels--red, light green and burnt orange--and washed them together with no problems at all.
I read several reviews stating they had to be washed several times before using. I always wash towels before using, even the Ralph Lauren towels, which also produced lint. It is true that these produce quite a bit of lint, but the three washings I did were worth every ounce of water. They dry quickly and dry us quickly. They're lightweight, wash and dry well, and are just plain great! I've not had any fading, but I also have filtered well water. It may be municipal water, which is treated with chlorine among many other chemicals, could cause fading. The value is excellent if bought on sale.
I loved the idea of a quick-drying towel as my oceanfront home tends to be damp and my bathroom has no window. I ordered four of the seaglass color. While I initially loved the color, after several washings, two of the four towels had turned an ugly gray color and the other two had faded significantly. They were all washed and dried together so I suspect I received defective towels. That said, they do, in fact, dry quickly but I would not order again.
I was in desperate need of new towels, so after looking long and hard for affordable, pretty towels, I found these and was so excited when I received them in the mail....that was until they were washed and look like someone doused them in bleach....I don't use bleach. These are all going back and I'm so sad because I genuinely loved the look of them. :(
I bought these towels for a cover on my two recliners. I had a lot of different colors to choose from , which was nice. I didn't think they were particularly ultra soft, but then I'm using them for a different purpose. The size is really nice and big and would be great for bathing purposes. I would reccommend this towel to people..YES!