We’ve been needing new bath towels for a while now and instead of buying yet another set of inexpensive towels that don’t last, I decided to do a little research in order to find the best towels – ones that are super soft, absorbent, and will stand the test of time. After doing a lot of in-store checking out of towels along with reading many, many online reviews, I’m now the owner of what I think are some of the best, softest, most luxurious bath towels around!
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What did I end up with? Matouk’s Milagro bath towels in white. They are made from Egyptian cotton zero-twist yarns and are super soft and plush with the perfect combination of thickness and lightness. Reviews from customers who have bought these towels are almost universally glowing and I’m extremely happy with my purchase as well. Along with my morning cup trough of coffee, it’s now one of the things that helps gets this anti-morning person out of bed each day.
Update: Since the time that I wrote this post, I’ve also gotten some of Cuddledown’s Bamboo Towels c/o Cuddledown and they are wonderfully luxurious as well. The Cuddledown Bamboo towels are touted for the softness and their absorbency, which is superior to pure cotton towels because of the use of bamboo. They do take a little longer to dry than my Matouk towels and the softness decreases after multiple washings so I’d put them at a very close second to the Matouk.
- Restoration Hardware’s 802-Gram Turkish Bath Towels are soft, heavyweight towels that get a lot of favorable reviews with some customers swearing by them. However, I did come across some complaints about fading and running dye. The RH towels didn’t make the cut for me only because I don’t like towels that are too heavy since I wrap them around my head to dry my hair after showering.
- Pinzon’s 820-Gram Cotton Towels – I’d rate these as your best bang for the buck luxury towels with over 5,000 reviews that are mostly glowing. Reviewers love them for their thickness and heavy weight, their durability, and their price. Some customer reviews do note that they are not as soft as some other brands of towels.
- Abyss & Habidecor Super Pile Towels – these are very spa-like towels that are incredibly soft and fluffy and are available in 60 (!) color options. These were one of my favorite towels and had the most luxurious feel of all the towels that I looked at but I decided against them only because of their price. And while this is a minor thing, I wasn’t in love with the look of the rounded corners of the towels as opposed to the typical square. Definitely one to consider if you cost isn’t an issue for you!
- Macy’s Hotel Collection Bath Towels (price varies with style) are another highly recommended towel by reviewers. They come in a variety of styles and colors and frequently go on sale. If you’re looking for department store towels to put on a wedding registry – these are a popular choice.
Those are my top picks but I’d also love to hear from you guys! Is there a favorite brand of towel that you swear by?