For something as simple as drying yourself, choosing the perfect bath towel is harder than it should be.
After all, there’s more to picking out a bath towel than simply choosing the second least-expensive option with express shipping - it’s all about size, weight, and cotton content. Keeping those factors in mind, we rounded up six bath towels for a luxurious bathroom experience.
Parchute Classic Towel
Parachute’s classic bath towel is made with a 'Aerocotton technology' that makes it delightfully soft and absorbent. We loved the medium weight and classic detailing of this product, which all held up after a few washes. Plus, the neutral colors offered in this style are unlike any others we’ve seen (our favorite is mineral), and they’re quite soothing. This towel makes us feel like a million bucks for only $29, making this our best buy.
Parachute Waffle Towel
The 100 per cent long-staple Turkish cotton waffle weave is much softer, pliable, and more absorbent than we expected, but is also very lightweight. As it's thin, it would be great for the summer, however a few of its thin threads can get caught in bracelet clasps and on the corners of the towel rack, for example. That being said, it did fare well after washing, and there weren’t any new stray threads after a trip to the laundromat. The honeycomb weave texture is gorgeous, and lends well to a minimalist spa-style bathroom. In other words, these towels are extremely Instagrammable. We also liked the size of this towel. Even though it was one of the thinner options, we could easily encase ourselves in this twice like a spa wrap, which gave added thickness and fluffiness.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Towels
These are the fluffiest towels we have ever felt. Brooklinen’s Super-Plush Bath Towels are made in Turkey of 100 per cent Turkish cotton, which is highly absorbent and durable. Yes, these are good towels, but Brooklinen’s packaging was even better. They come in a branded box packed with stickers, crossword puzzles, cocktail recipes, and movie recommendations. Opening these towels feels like Christmas morning. That said, a thick towel isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a towel to twist your hair on top of your head while you relax with cucumbers over your eyes like in the movies, this might be too heavy, but is great for luxuriously drying off after a shower. When we washed these, they were slightly less fluffy, but not much.
Wamsuta Hygro Duet Bath Towel Collection
This towel not only promises softness and absorption, it actually gets even fluffier after washing! It's also 100% cotton and under $10, plus the array of rich colors is unbeatable. More than 6500 reviews tout its value as well, with one happy buyer explaining:
"We've only used these Wamsutta Hygro Duet Bath towels once so far, but have washed and dried them and can say the following: I don't think I've seen any more than one single thread that came off the towel and it did actually fluff up a bit more after drying."
Crate & Barrel Ribbed White Bath Sheet
This is a wonderful, classic bath towel. The ribbed terry is made of 100 per cent long-staple cotton that is just the right amount of soft and fluffy while still functional as an everyday towel. We like the size of the bath sheet, which is on the larger side (35” x 70”) and perfect for wrapping yourself up after a long soak in the tub and laying on your bed for two hours afterwards. We’ve had this towel for several months, and though a few loops of terry have snagged or come undone a bit, the outer piping has stayed intact beautifully, and the same can be said for the thickness and weight of this bath sheet.