When thinking of luxury, you probably envision hot tubs overlooking the beach or being fanned and fed grapes. Realistically, bath towels probably don’t cross your mind – but even the best hot tub experience wouldn’t be complete without one so, you should probably pick up a few. In this guide, we’ll show you our luxury towel top picks and let you know what you should look out for.
These ribbed, hydro cloth bath sheets are large and luxurious. They use “low twist” technology that gives them a softer-than-average feel and also lend them a lightweight. In addition, they’re absorbent and dry quickly.
- Large enough to wrap up in after a long swim
- An incredibly smooth texture
- Absorbs water and moisture well
- They only come in white, which may be inconvenient for households with children or pets
The Haman towels come in three classic colors and are made from a delicate blend of cotton and modal. They are comfortable and soft against the skin, as well as highly absorbent. These towels have a texture trim, giving them just a touch of additional style.
- Comes in three color varieties
- Fitted with a textured trim for style and appeal
- Soft and great for relaxing
- On the higher end of the price scale
From the Ralph Lauren Home line comes the Oxford bath towels. They’re available in two stylish color combinations, both sporting the classic stripes that are popular with the brand. They are made of 100% cotton and are soft, absorbent, and made to last.
- Made of 100% natural cotton
- Comes in two different color schemes
- Soft to the touch
- Both color options are very light and are easily stained
These high-class towels boast “low twist” technology and a density of 600 GSM. They can be machine washed and dried and are known for their soft texture. In addition, they come in a wide array of colors for you to choose from.
- Large selection of colors to choose from
- Uses low twist technology
- Boast a density of 600 GSM
- Colors reportedly appear different on the screen
These soft bath towels are great for everyday use. They’re made from a cotton and modal terry blend. Each towel has embossing as a detail and is fast-absorbing. They can be purchased in multiple modern colors, as well as a variety of the classic hues.
- Made from a soft blend of cotton and modal
- Fast absorption rate
- Available in many colors
- Not the most affordable towel
What to Look for in A Luxury Bath Towel
Rate of absorbency
Anything – towels, especially – that is made to absorb water should do exactly that. Bath towels have one purpose, which is to soak up water. So if your bath towel can’t do that, it’s not a luxurious bath towel. A good, luxurious bath towel will be able to dry you off without becoming sopping wet and dripping all over the floor.
Towels come in different sizes — these range from small to what seems like extra large, and everything in between. Decide what size you like and look for towels that meet this requirement – you won’t be happy with towels that are too small or too large.
Larger, thicker towels take longer to wash and dry. They often need multiple drying cycles, which not only causes you inconvenience but also wastes your home’s resources. Smaller, thinner towels take less time to dry, but you usually end up sacrificing some quality with their purchase. If you’re sold on large towels, you can attempt to cut drying time in half by upping your dryer’s heat and by throwing a few eco-friendly dryer balls in with them.
Certain materials that bath towels are made of are kind of shiny, while others are not. This is something you need to think about when deciding on what type of towels to stock your bathroom with. Pay close attention to the small details that make towels unique.
The price of any major purchase is important. Although bath towels aren’t necessarily major, this statement still applies. Bath towels come with all sorts of price tags. Their prices depend on their size, material, and the brand that sells them.
For example, a large brand-name towel is going to cost more than a simple store-brand towel, and an Egyptian cotton towel will cost more than a synthetic cotton towel.
You’ll want to find a towel (or a set) that doesn’t go too far out of your price range but still meets your other criteria.
Materials Used for Luxury Towels
Egyptian cotton is known for its soft texture, durability, and, unfortunately, it’s high price point. Towels made from this kind of cotton is truly luxurious.
Pima cotton is strong and highly-absorbent. Pima cotton is unlikely to produce lint, which makes it an attractive choice for everyday use.
Bamboo and cotton blends are the usual “bamboo” that people speak of. This unique blend is absorbent and has antibacterial properties. It grows in a pest-free location.
Organic cotton is produced with minimal environmental stress. It’s not as soft as Egyptian cotton but is still very nice to the touch. It feels nearly identical to many man-made cotton materials.
Microfiber towels are made using a blend of polyester and polyamide fibers. Microfiber towels are soft and durable but are known to take a long time to dry once wet.
Now that bath towels are on your radar; it will be much easier for you to find a set of bath towels that calls out to you. Remember to look for quality, absorbency, size, and style, and to choose a towel that has been made out of your favorite fabric. Your new towels shouldn’t leave you with no money in the bank, though, so set a budget!
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