1 Stars By drukkosz on 2016-01-12
I am confused how come those towels getting so much good reviews. They are falling apart after first wash. 2 more and those towels look like something you would wash your floor not to dry yourself....
1 Stars By Joseph Vargas on 2016-05-16
Cheap Cheap Cheap
Unbelievably cheap material, I have had better luck with towels purchased at Walmart, Target and Macy's. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and washed them several time for many hours before writing this review. The pictures speak for themselves. You be the judge.
1 Stars By Ren Bond on 2015-08-25
THESE THINGS SHED
love the color, they're not especially soft or very large, however. EDIT: reducing my rating because these things shed! I knew that the matching rugs did, but I wasn't too bothered by that because I figured the extra fluff would come out in the wash, and as long as these didn't, then no big, right? WRONG! I washed them and suddenly I'm covered in blue fluff when I try to use them to dry off! It's awful! I'm seriously disappointed by these towels. Decoration-only from now on :(
2 Stars By Ercillor on 2015-09-11
Very, very thin... Does NOT "feel soft to the touch" as advertised. I'll leave towel buying to my wife from now on. She almost blew her stack when she saw what I had ordered!
5 Stars By JC in NC on 2017-10-15
Hint for good outcome w these...
I read the reviews of these towels and purchased a set of the white ones anyway for an experiment as I really wanted these to work despite the bad talk. I love the amazonbasics line. Here’s what I did: I washed them once then used them and guess what? They were full of lint, just as the reviewers said. BUT (!) instead of giving up, I washed/dried them again. And again. And AGAIN! (Each of the additional washes/dries were done back to back without actually being used). And guess what? After 4 or 5 washes, NO MORE LINT!! I ended up ordering 6 more sets of these for use in my Airbnb and I’ve gotten nothing but compliments from my guest and the best part: I’ve been using the very first trial set & I’m loving them!!
2 Stars By Drew on 2017-12-04
Heavy on the plush, weak in the seams
Preface: I bought these a little over over 1 year ago. After washing the bath towel twice, the finished end began to fray. Today, each of the 6 pieces (2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths) has lost at least one of the end seams, resulting in wads of thread and tangled laundry each time they are washed. To their credit, the actual fabric is heavy and soft, though I prefer a lighter towel that dries faster (less souring). Cheap towels I picked up from Target during back to school have outlived these by about 2 years, with no signs of breaking down.
These would be great for decoration or infrequent use (guest bath). Look elsewhere for a daily driver towel.
3 Stars By RZK on 2015-09-08
You get what you pay for
The towels are okay. They're not super soft, but they're not rough either. They're a little bit smaller and thinner than I like, but they get the job done. I love the color. Basically, for the price, this is a good buy. If you want something suitable and basic, get these towels. If you want something luxurious, look at a higher price point.
4 Stars By Michael's_Mom_1 on 2017-09-05
These are so nice especially for the price and there large
These are so nice especially for the price and there large. My hubby thought I spent $30-40 for the set. They were not that fluffy or very soft, just average like $7 Walmart/Target towels but slightly larger but after washing and drying they are softer and fluffier. Perfect! The only negative was they shed but I have a tip that helped a ton. I washed them twice in hot water, they did not fade. After each wash I shook them out really well. After the second wash I put them in the dryer with a fabric sheet for 30 minutes and shook them again after removing from the dryer. I only had one piece of fluff that shook out .. Done. It wasn't as much as the reviews I read or expecting so I'm confused by those reviews. My lint filter wasn't bad either. They are so fluffy and soft now. These are better then the last set I got from Wal-Mart for sure. I've heard the ones that shed extra fluff are the more softer towels but I'm no towel expert so don't quote me on it. I've washed them several times now, they are not shedding now and they haven't faded at all. I bought this and a line of Navy wash cloths by Utopia that faded after one wash and do not look navy any longer. These are great for decorative purposes also since they do not fade.
Right now I'm giving them 4 stars to see how they hold up over time and they may possibly receive a 5 stars rating from me. So far I'm pleased. This set absolutely looks like you paid more so I'm surprised by the poor reviews about not being soft, thick etc. They are really the perfect thickness/softness, etc in my opinion. They could be a tad thicker though. These are actually larger then expected which is perfect for me since I love large towels.
If you are used to $11-20 a piece luxury towels you may want to rethink these. If you are looking for a good basic towel ( on the large side) these are for you. I posted pictures.. Both towels, hand towels and wash cloths just about reach the top of the bottom towel cabinet.
I wish fan-key sold sets of like 4 towels, etc. I actually only needed the towels but they didn't have just towel sets.
All in all these are perfect as a starter set, off to college, bachelor or for the family. I bought these for my little family of 3 as I just needed a few new towels but I wouldn't hesitate buying another set. They are not small or flimsey and I'm not embarrassed to have family visiting use these. I wouldn't gift them as a wedding gift because I think custom, monogrammed or luxury when it comes to gifts of that nature. I would not mind giving these as a holiday gift if I knew the preferred color or would just choose neutral. All in all I really like them and I've been pretty pleased with most of the things I've purchased from the fan-key Basics branded line as far as price and quality both.
1 Stars By Greta on 2018-01-31
Terrible! Absolutely unusable! The lint is ENDLESS!!!! I've had these since July 2017, and I never got to use them - the only thing I did was washing them every 2 weeks with other laundry, in hopes that lint would wash out. That makes it about 12 washes, and the lint is still there in the same amount!!! It gets into eyes, nose, hair, sticks to skin all over the body... I don't know what to do any more!
Moreover, these towels' lint has clogged up my washing machine so terribly it started leaking - just look at the filter on the first photo and what I've taken out of it on the second.
Don't waste your money on this terrible product!
1 Stars By Heather Slater on 2017-06-17
Cheap, horrible material!
I don't see how this product has 4 stars. I got the black towels. First use, I was covered in fuzz and so was most of my bathroom. I thought if I washed them, it would remove the problem...NOPE. It got worse. When I dried off, there was even more black fuzz than before. I have washed several times now, and still the same problem. Horrible product and would not buy again or in another color!!!!