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Super light and SOFT!!
on November 26, 2008
I am a self professed sheet and towel snob and not ashamed to admit it.
I LOVE SOFT, thick, absorbant towels. Most towels, even though they seem thick have really large thread loops that make it APPEAR to be absorbant that tend to thin out after a short time (ie: Cannon towels that I grew up with). Thicker towels tend to not be so absorbant and if they ARE, then they cost an arm and a leg (around $35-$45 for ONE bath towel!) and take forever to dry. Thin, flimsy, hard towels? I can't even comment on since I dislike them so much.
I tend to scour for great towels at fair prices and try to stock up so mine never get too old and ratty looking or worse, stop absorbing. I was lucky to find about 12 matching towels at Tuesday morning 3 years ago but they are in need of replacing since I haven't found any great ones since then.
So I must say I am PLEASED to have received this Pinzon MicroCotton towel from the Amazon Vine Program. It is generously sized at 27X54 inches, is INCREDIBLY SOFT, plush and EXTREMELY absorbant. My boys said it's so soft that if feels like a blanket and I have to agree! I love that the thickness is NOT created by a jillion thread loops in that the threads are thicker there creating a more plush texture. I don't know how they managed it but although it's very plush, it's light.
I washed & dried it and used it to dry off and I was REALLY pleased, it absorbed water extremely well. You generally have a bit of water on your skin after drying off so when the air hits your skin in the cold, it's still a bit cold. I was able to literally brush water off of me in one sweep. So far, I'm LOVING this towel! If this towel feels this soft and plush after a few uses, I'll be replacing our towels with these Pinzon towels!! I just hope that we find these in a Gold Box deal so I can replace several at a time!
I received a white MicroCotton Bath Towel, which is a crisp white.
Last year, I purchased quite a few of the Pinzon blankets and throws and we still to this day, LOVE them and use them on a daily basis so Pinzon has proven to be great brand for my family!
Why the 4 stars instead of a 5? Mine arrived with about 3 'loops' of thread a bit bigger - like maybe it snagged on something. My initial concern was about durability so I rated it 4 stars and will post later how those 'pulled threads' hold out...
I'd say the only downside to this towel is the cost. I personally think that $15-$18 for ONE towel is entirely too much for my budget. If Amazon would have a 'white sale' or lowers the price on these, you'd better nab a bunch of them before I do! :-)
Update on 4 stars: Now a month later, those pulled threads are still there, have not become more loose and there are no new ones so if I could change my rating to FIVE stars, I WOULD! Everyone tries to nab the "Amazon" towel in my family so I am having to wash it daily so we can all get turns throughout the week. It's been a month since I received this towel and it's wonderful in how it dries in about 1/3 - 1/4 the time of all my other plush towels!
UPDATE: Now a whopping NINE months later, those pulled threads are still just pulled...none of them have gotten longer or caused any unraveling and furthermore, we haven't created any new snags of our own so I going to assume that it took some effort to create these 'snags' in the towel that I received. A few weeks after dealing with my family fighting over who gets the Amazon towel, I bought several more every single one of them still looks practically brand new even though they get washed several times a week. I have the white and aqua colors and love them both.
UPDATE 7/5/10 - My first white towels are STILL in PERFECT condition despite being used & washed at least 2x per week. I've since added the Oat color for hubby's bathroom and it's a beautiful, neutral 'oat' color. I'm slowly trying to swap out all of my old towels for this towel line. LOOOVE IT!!!
**TIP: I accidentally included this towel in a wash load that I added laundry softener to...after using it, I wondered why it felt different and didn't absorb as much. So I threw it in with another load w/ NO laundry softener and lo and behold, I have our favorite towel back! Plush, Soft, Light and absorbant! So be sure NOT to add any laundry softener when washing these towels. It's super soft anyway so you don't need it, unlike other towels. I am planning to try the Pinzon Bamboo towel to compare the two then buy some sets for my home! Try these towels, you will NOT regret it!!