Choosing a great towel, much like selecting bedding or pillows, can be a bit tricky. As described in the Portland Press Herald, “bath towels come in a really wide array of styles and sizes, and are made with all sorts of fabrics and weaves.” Though the broad range of options makes the selection process a bit more time-consuming, it also means that you’ll be able to find a towel that fits your needs and makes you happy!
When purchasing bath towels, three key elements to consider are texture, absorbency and weight. Keep in mind that there are trade-offs to each, as towels that are heavier will take longer to dry, and towels that are not as plush will dry more quickly. For an absorbent towel that is still soft and plush, consider trying one made with bamboo, as it is four times more absorbent than cotton. These towels, like our Bamboo Towel shown above, are also anti-microbial. Or, if you’re looking for a towel that’s soft enough for the bath but sturdy enough for the beach, try one with a heavier weight, such as our Centurion Towel.
For more information on towel selection, our Guide to Buying Towels will give you the scoop!