They had a nice smooth texture as I used them on dry paper, laying down a nice even amount of color. When I used a wet brush on them they completely dissolved with a little scrubbing action. The colors moved around the page well. Used on wet paper the pencil lay down a generous amount of pigment and are still moveable with a wet brush.
The colors are mostly named after traditional artist colors- burnt umber, scarlett lake, etc... The colors blend well. Cost is a touch higher than other watercolor pencils, around $22 for a 12 piece tin. The size of the pencil is quite generous, they are slightly longer than most colored pencils and the same diameter without the wood casing. I think the size and lack of wood makes up for the price.
I really enjoyed using these pencils, the nice texture and size make them a winner in my book.