I bought these for our kids' bathroom. I needed something that would hold the towels, but allow them to slip off easily when pulled on by kids. Because of the rounded end of the hook, these allow for the kids to pull downward and they slip right off, while staying on the hook well when not in use. Also, we live in a damp climate, so I wanted hooks that would allow the towels to be spread out when hanging, so they would dry. We hang one towel over the two hooks, and the towel can dry well while not taking up as much room as a towel bar. I also love the design and the matte black finish.