Whether you like to take long, hot baths or quick, cold showers, one of the best parts about washing off is getting to envelop yourself in a soft and fluffy bath towel. Like a fuzzy hug, bath towels dry us off, help exfoliate our skin and keep us warm all at the same time. With so many different varieties of blue bath towels available on the market today, how do you know which one to choose?
One of the most important features to check for bath towels is the GSM, which stands for grams per square meter. This measurement identifies how dense a towel is – the heavier the towel, then the more absorbent and soft it will be. A high GSM can also lead to a higher price in some cases. Bath towels with a GSM of 300 to 400 are lightweight, thin and sometimes coarse. They can be somewhat rough on your skin and may not absorb water well. However, they do dry quickly. Towels that have a GSM of 400 to 620 are both soft and absorbent. While they take a while to dry, they will dry eventually if hung up on a towel rack or in the sun. The highest GSM is 620-900, which are luxury bath towels. They are incredibly soft, fluffy and absorbent. They take a long time to dry because of their density.
In terms of materials, there are many options based on your needs. Polyester is an affordable option that dries quickly, so towels made from this material are often used by people at the gym. Keep in mind that they are less absorbent and soft than cotton. Pima cotton is a high-quality option that has long fibers, making it more absorbent than regular cotton. Egyptian or Turkish cotton is another premium example. This fabric is fluffy and soft, even after washing. The towels are costly but highly absorbent and durable. If you are looking for an eco-friendly option, there is bamboo. This material is highly absorbent and dries quickly. However, it is not as thick as cotton.