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How To Buy Good Bath Towels

Turkish towels are cotton towels made with long staple cotton fibers grown in Turkey. Featuring a flat weave and a comfortable, plush, mid-weight feel, Turkish towels are wonderfully absorbent but still dry quickly. Though Turkish cotton is soft to the touch when new, it softens even more with use.

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Waffle towels are lightweight yet absorbent towels that feature a unique and pleasing texture. The weave offers more surface area than other types of towels do, and most closely resembles a waffle, which is where they get their name. The increased surface area helps wick moisture away from the skin.

In an effort to help you find the perfect new bath towels, we searched the Internet for the most well-loved options, according to rave reviews and popular brands. We even spoke with a design expert on what to look for when buying bath towels online (more on that below).

Magic Linen, a brand known for its amazing linens that even Meghan Markle is a fan of, definitely did not drop the ball on its waffle-knit towels ($44). The puffy waffle weave not only increases absorbency but also gently exfoliates your skin. Plus, linen is naturally antimicrobial and allows for easy airflow ensuring your towels dry quicker and stay free of mildew, germs or unpleasant odors.

Amazon has a great variety of budget-friendly, quality towels. This set of four plush bath towels ($50) from the Chakir Turkish Linens store, for example, is a great option. They have more than 11,000 reviews and come in a dozen different shades.

Overall, our top choice for a budget-friendly bath towel is the Wamsutta Hygro Duet Towel (available at Bed Bath & Beyond) because it delivers superior absorption, noteworthy softness, and impressive durability at under $10 per towel. Plus, with its wide range of color choices you're guaranteed to find a style that'll fit your particular bathroom décor.

That first towel turned into an obsession with Turkish towels, and the start of The Bali Market, a company dedicated to providing the best Turkish towels - yes, from Turkey! - for people who want to minimize and simplify their lives with the highest quality cotton products. Bath towels, beach towels, guest towels, hand towels....I just couldn't get enough of this perfect towel.

It's the long flat woven fibers of Turkish cotton that make Turkish towels absorbent and of course hotel quality! [Fun Fact] Because they're thin, they also air dry super quick and are the perfect towel for both bath and beach!

You can use them both as bath towels AND beach towels. They're the perfect accessory for those beach days or a special pool day. We offer Turkish hand towels for bath and kitchen as well. You can easily use the same towel for the bath and the beach because the style suits both settings. You can use it as a travel towel because they're lightweight and easily fit in a carry-on bag while leaving room for clothes, shoes, and other travel necessities.

On the beach you can use it as a cute cover-up, sarong or as a dress. To pull off this beachy-boho look, try The Bali Market's Essential Stripe beach towels. Beach days have never been better! Turkish beach towels made from 100 percent turkish cotton are the ultimate beach towel.

I recommend using a baking soda wash and vinegar rinse once in a while to keep your towels super clean. Heat damages everything, especially natural fibers like cotton. You can use hot water, you just might see more wear in your towels over time.

The Sheridan ribbed towels are, without a doubt, among the best we've tested. They are super absorbent and they can dry your body fast thanks to their ribbed texture. Made from 100% cotton, these towels are weighty and thick, thanks to their 670GSM.

These ultra-soft towels from Scooms might just be the perfect buy if you are looking for something that's super soft on your skin once you've taken a steaming hot dip in the tub. Coming in at a generous 720GSM, they are nice and thick as well as sizeable in the bath sheet option. These are the ultimate comfortable towel, and they come in pairs and bundles too, so that you can stock your bathroom with luxury.

TestingWhen testing these towels, we initially noticed how soft and fluffy they are and even after washing, they've still managed to retain their softness. Hang them to dry naturally and tumble dry them for 10 minutes or so before folding away for the best results, otherwise, they are the perfect balance of soft, fluffy and absorbent. They're definitely sizeable enough for most people, plus they have a hook for hanging to dry after use. These towels arrive in plastic-free packaging, which is another reason why we love them so much. They're tied with a material ribbon that can be reused and delivered in a recyclable box. If you are simply searching for the fluffiest towels around, then these ones from Scooms are your best bet.

This bath towel range from DUSK truly is impressive. So much so that we rate them the best towels if you want luxury but are on a budget, mostly because they feel like they could melt in your hands since they are so soft. Made from 100% cotton and 500GSM, they're a combination of lightweight and quick drying. Choose from three stylish colourways and use them to also add texture to your bathroom shelves.

TestingWe recommend buying these towels in the bath sheet size as the bath towels come up a tad small. When testing, we noted that these towels come out nice and impressively fluffy when tumble dried. They're not as great at absorbing water as our first pick, the Sheridan ribbed towel, but bearing in mind the price difference they are a brilliant budget-friendly alternative. After one year of use, they've stood the test of time in our busy bathroom, not to mention they are showing absolutely no signs of wear. We're forever recommending them to family and friends, especially since there's usually a sale on at DUSK. Buy a few of the hand towels to wow guests who aren't staying overnight.

TestingThese thick and weighty towels from Beddable definitely passed our testing as we've been using them at home for a good few months now with zero complaints. They're definitely big enough to get you dry fast, plus their ribbed texture makes this an easy job. We think they are the perfect combination of soft and rough as they feel lovely yet they still manage to do their job of getting you dry. One thing to note, though, is that they are heavy in case you are looking for something lightweight. We think they scream luxury, although the only thing they've not got is a hook for hanging!

We found these towels to be generous in size, and in particular, our reviewer noted that the bath sheet is perfect for their plus-size body. We've had these towels at home in our family bathroom for several years, in the baby pink colour, and guests have even noted to us how comfortable they are when using them. Moreover, their colour hasn't faded one bit, and they feel as luxurious as they look. An investment that you won't regret.

If it's something organic that you are searching for, then we rate these to be the best organic bath towels around. Not only are they made of 100% organic cotton, but they are fair trade certified and sourced from producers in India. They are GOTS (Global Textile Standard) certified and they come in 4 sizes, with the bath towel size being our go-to. Choose from 7 colourways.

TestingAfter testing these organic bath towels for more than 6 months, we can note that they wash well and they're super soft. Their lower GSM is great for ensuring they dry fast after use. They're super absorbent so you can use them several times before needing to wash them. We tumble dry these towels and they come out of the wash nice and fluffy.

These luxury spa-like towels are made from an incredibly high 700GSM twisted Egyptian cotton Terry, which feels super-soft and generously plush to the touch. Their heavyweight design helps to make you feel reassuringly enveloped in complete comfort. In the brand's signature crisp white, these towels will help to add a posh hotel feel to any bathroom. The clean white design features a detailed simple border, to add just a hint of interest without the need for more. Doing what The White Company does best, these towels help make an everyday home accessory feel a little bit more luxurious.

We're yet to get our hands on this Amazon bath towel to test it in use, however, we are confident that it's a great choice due to the sheer volume of reviews you can read about the towel online. Almost 20,000 Amazon shoppers have bought (and loved) this towel, with it having a 4.6-star rating out of 5. A very small amount of people totalling 9% of reviewers rated this towel 3 stars or less, with the remaining 91% rating it 4 to 5 stars. We're working to get our hands on these towels so that we can give you our true opinion soon.

You can't beat the 'Cashmere of cotton' for a truly luxurious feeling for bathtimes and showers. These 750gsm towels feel indulgent and cosy whilst boasting high-performance absorbency, for complete post-bath heaven. The range is available in 6 versatile colour choices of white, mid-grey, smoke stone dark teal and aubergine.

Whilst we are yet to get our hands on one of these towels to test it at home, we have been speaking with Soak&Sleep about them so that you can buy rest assured they're of good quality. Sarah Smith, Head of Buying & Merchandising at Soak&Sleep "The exceptionally high standard of Supmina fibres used for this range are used to create towels with amazing softness and supreme durability". Moreover, we also chose to feature these towels in this guide due to their 4.8-star rating on the Soak&Sleep website. Several customers have commented on how fluffy these towels are, claiming they are of excellent quality and nice and thick.

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