The bristles feel very soft & they are light weight. They are short brushes. Shorter then I thought they were going to be. They are the length of a BIC Pen. I have 2 complaints & 1 suggestion. The 1st complaint is that there is little scratches on some of the handles of the brushes. 2nd they are light weight & would of been nice to be weighted like a quartz would be. My suggestion would be, make different bags like something fun that goes with the brush theme. I have several Moda brush sets & it's the same bag from other sets. I don't need that many bags that are the same. Overall these brushes are beautiful & I'm happy with my purchase. I did get them on sale & I recommend that you get them on sale.