Rated 1 out of 5 by Jlmcattle Poor quality hand towels.
I purchased three of thes sets this past summer. They have been replaced three or four times so far. The bath towels and the washcloths after many washes are OK. But the Hand Towels begin to unravel after the first few washes. Would NOT recommend.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dennis9 Premium hotel quality
I bought these towels 4 years ago. When I got them, they felt like what you would expect at 4- and 5-star hotels. Just plain that good. And, they have so far held up nicely with barely any signs of pulling or other deterioration. None of that fraying so common with department store quality towels. I fully expect them to last a good many years without significant deterioration.
Yes, these towels are a bit pricey. But that is acceptable for what you get. When you want spa- or hotel quality, you are going to pay for it. However, given that they have held up so nicely, they are actually cheaper per year to use than the rubbish sold in department stores. And yes, you only get one bath towel--getting 2 would be unnecessarily expensive. Even for only one, it is still a good bargain--and yes, the site is honest about that you get one bath, two hand, or two washcloths. All of fine, 4- and 5-star hotel quality.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Murpwholovestees Finally stopped shedding, very very soft
I've had two sets of these bath towels/hand towels/wash clothes for about 5 years -- for two of us -- and I love them. However, since I only use them in the summer (my beach look) and rotate them with other summer-only towels, they don't get used all that much. Still, they've finally stopped shedding tons of lint in the dryer. Finally! And they're still very very soft and even more absorbent than they were a few years ago. So if you're planning on using them all the time, it should take you about 6 months or less to get rid of al the extra lint. Now, however, the selvege edge on one of the bath towels has started to tear loose from the towel -- something I've never seen before in any towel. I may ask LLBean to replace that towel, since I still love them and want to use them in the summer.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanRIshopper Substantial, attractive, and generously sized
These towels are an excellent value and a high-quality product -highly recommended!
June 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MiniMartha One is the lonliest number
I, too, saw the word SET and just assumed that meant two bath towels included. I can't justify buying a second set just so my husband can have a towel! So if Bean doesn't see all these reviews and offer a bath towel for purchase, I will probably return them. They are nice though....hard to part with, but I need two bath towels.
April 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LCRI good quality
I read through the reviews of these towels before purchasing. I think the quality is good. I have washed them and they are soft. I haven't yet used them. I purchase 2 sets for a vacation home. Colors are great. I agree that it is strange to only have one bath towel in each set.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steelfan Best Towels Ever!!
These are the best towels I have ever used by far. Both soft and absorbent. There's only one bath towel, but no big deal. I looked at as a one person set, like you would get in a good hotel, with the extra wash cloth and hand towel. If you need this set for two people, then buy two of them.
March 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ihatechoosinganick Like everyone said, needs 2 body towels not 1
But they are nice, soft towels. Fluff up more in the drier. Colors are true. I ordered the matching shower curtain but it's been back ordered and not arrived yet.
March 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JakeRRT The Age Old Question: Style or Substance?
These towels out of the box were sublime; soft and thick with a beautiful palate of neutral colors. The combination of colors gives you a lot of choice in regards to the different hues you might employ down the road in your bathroom. I've been using these towels for a couple of weeks now, and am starting to fall from could nine. When moving these towels from the washer to the dryer, there is an abundance of lint attached to the wash basket and glass door; additionally, the lint accumulated in my dryer's filter is also alarming. I've noticed the heft of these towels decrease as well, leaving me to believe that they are simply falling apart in the wash. I'm religious about following a manufacturer's specific laundering instructions, I would fear something to be wrong with my machine; however, my other set of towels, or any other garment that I wash doesn't have this problem. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to return this item which is disappointing. I used to be able to buy from Bean without ever thinking I would encounter a quality issue and I still think their apparel is of fairly good quality, but other items seem to be a hit or miss.
March 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by UPfostermom Needs smaller bath towels. Absorbant and pretty.
The washcloths are so big and thick that I use them as guest hand towels. The hand towels are so absorbant that I use them as bath towels. The bath towel is too big for the shower door bar, and so heavy, so I will use it as a beach towel. I would rather have two smaller bath towels than this one.
February 28, 2013