Excellent quality and absorbency. The hood is large enough to fully cover the head and dries the hair without any fuss. Much better than other hooded towels that I have seen. While it does not quite large enough to wrap around my 21 month old, I expected it since he is outside of the ideal age group to use this towel. We use it for post swimming and it is perfect for that purpose. Beware that the photo may be a bit misleading. From the photo, I thought that the towel would be the cream colour with only orange trim. However, the entire "outside" of the towel is orange and only the "inside" terry part is the cream colour. Reading the description more closely now, it says that the outside is cotton knit and inside is terry so I should have known but I just went by the photo. It is still a very cute towel!