Well this is the third pair of towels that I have bought. Overall the price of the towels are ok if you buy them during the deal otherwise the price is slightly on a higher side. The first pair I have been using them for more than a year and have always machine washed. The threads have started coming out in some places but then that is bound to happen and also the color of the towel has faded but the absorption power of the towel is almost as good as it was when bought . I would definitely buy them again provided I get a deal on them but not at what it is priced during the non deal time. Also I am not one of those who enjoy roaming in the market and go from shop to shop looking in for quality towel. Again a value for money provided at deal price.