10 best bath towels

Dry off with a soft, luxurious bathroom essential

The world is at our doorstep when it comes to choosing a bath towel: whether Egyptian cotton or Japanese waffle weaves, Turkish hammam-style or traditional English.

Think about whether you like a plush deep cotton and a dense, weighty feel (500gsm and above) or if you prefer something that’s lightweight, good for travelling and easy to dry. Cheaper towels are often made with synthetic fibres but it is possible to find good materials on a budget too.

Our list is based on the standard bath towel (around 70 x 125cm).



For those who like their towels none other than white, plush and 100 per cent cotton, The White Company’s Hydrocotton towels tick all the boxes with the added bonus of being quicker to dry than traditional towels. If you’re less homebody and more world traveller, embracing a hammam-style lightweight towel like the Peshtemal could see you reaping benefits long-term.

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