The best bath towels in 2021

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The best towels should absorb water quickly, feel pleasant on your skin, and hold up after frequent washes. 

The Kassatex Atelier Bath Towel is our favorite bath towel. Although the thick, 800-GSM towel can take a while to dry completely, it’s very absorbent and soft. 

We also tested bath towels of different textures and weights to help you find the best one for your preferences.

See also: The best bath mats

It’s something you use every day and probably don’t think twice about: your bath towel. But dry off with a thin and scratchy towel, and you’ll definitely notice. When shopping for a new towel, always keep comfort and durability in mind. 

“A towel is a deeply personal decision,” said Emily Forrest, the director of communications and resident towel expert at wedding registry site Zola. “The main factors to consider are size, material or type of cotton (Egyptian, Pima, and Supima cotton are all very fluffy), and also GSM [a measurement of the towel’s weight], which will define how luxurious and also durable the towel is. Price and color are of course other factors to consider.” 

For more on different materials and towel terms — including a deeper explanation of GSM — check out our FAQ slide. 

Since not everyone wants a heavy, plush towel, our final selection represents a variety of textures, weights, and budgets. To test the best towels, we evaluated the durability, feel, and absorption of each contender. about our methodology here. 

Here are the best bath towels:

Best overall: Kassatex Atelier Bath Towel

Best quick-dry towel: Pottery Barn Hydrocotton Organic Bath Towel

Best waffle towel: Onsen Bath Towel

Best towel on a budget: JCPenney Home Quick Dri Textured Solid Bath Towel

Best Turkish towel: Coyuchi Mediterranean Organic Towel

Prices and details are accurate as of 1/11/21. We’re continuing to use and wash our best picks to test their durability and provide long-term testing notes. Up next, we’re trying towels from Brooklinen, Boll & Branch, and Riley. 

SEE ALSO: The best bathroom cleaning products

The best towel overall

Kassatex’s Atelier Towels are the most dense and absorbent of all the towels we tried. They remain soft after several washes, and the hanging loops are a thoughtful touch. 

Pros: Soft, heavyweight, absorbent, durable, has a hanging loop, monogramming is available

Cons: Dries slowly, limited color selection 

This thick towel made me look forward to getting out of a long, hot shower, and that’s not an easy feat. It’s heavy and absorbent, with an 800 GSM (a measurement of a towel’s weight), and takes a while to dry (about four to six hours in my experience) but it’s all worth it if you want to wrap yourself in the equivalent of a comforting hug. 

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Source:: Business Insider


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