We were given a couple sets of these towels for our wedding, and they are the towels that we have used for everyday use over the last five years. Even through extended use, the towels are heavy duty enough that they have lasted quite well. They show little signs of wear, and they have not lost fibers and thinned over the years. They are thick enough to absorb a good deal of water without becoming saturated and leaving a lot of water on the body. They are also smooth enough to feel good rubbing over the skin without scratching or irritating it. The one downside I have with this set is the washcloths. When used everyday, the material gets very stiff and tough. Even if the soap is rinsed out of them completely, this does not go away. They feel this way immediately after taking them out of the washer and dryer when they should be clean and have all soap and dirt washed out of them.