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Which bath towels are the best?
Should I opt for thin towels or thick towels? Should I opt for cotton towels, organic cotton towels, microfibre towels or bamboo towels? What GSM towel should I buy?
These are some great questions. There is no right answer to it. However, here are things that should help make a choice.
1. Do you need it for everyday use or when you travel?
If the towel is to be used every day, go for a thick, dense one which absorbs water well. If you're on a holiday, opt for a thinner towel that is easier to carry in your luggage.
2. What material should you opt for?
Truth is natural fabrics work the best. While microfibre towels may dry quickly, they're definitely not healthy for your skin considering they're made from synthetics. Within natural fabrics, opt for organic cotton to assure your towel is chemical-free and devoid of any subtances like formaldehyde and softening agents.
Bamboo towels have been a recent addition to the world of towels. However, Bamboo is mixed with synthetic rayon to make the towel, making it not-so-ideal. Your best bet here is organic cotton.
3. What GSM should you buy?
Single-ply yarns and Two-ply yarn towels are the best in terms of absorbency. Add to this a higher gsm and you have a good towel. Just like any dish is a combination of ingredients, so is a towel. A higher gsm in multi-ply threads won't mean a thing because the threads are short and brittle and woven into a single twisted yarn. Instead, single ply threads are longer and smoother and ensure your bath towel online does not lint.
These are the characteristics of a good luxury bath towel.