Best Striped Bath Towels

The best striped bath towels can be easy to find

Finding the best striped bath towels doesn’t have to be an exhausting journey as long as you know where (and how!) to look.

​How to pick the best teal bath towels

There is a formula for picking towels, and it’s simple:

Step 1: Pick your style or color (striped in this case)
Step 2: Pick your towel material.
Step 3: Pick an acceptable GSM (learn more below about GSM)

You’ve already got a head start by picking a striped style. We’ll tackle Steps 2 and 3 below. 

Towel Material Choice

Generally speaking, when people think about bath towels they’re thinking 100% cotton. The first fork in the road is organic or non-organic. The end-of-the-line product is about the same one way or the other. Organic cotton comes from farms using sustainable growing and harvesting methods so they’re worth serious consideration. That said, they do tend to carry a bit heavier price. Either way, your cotton type options then become Egyptian, Turkish, or Pima / Supima.

If you’d like to take a flyer you might also consider microfiber (generally 100% synthetic, meaning 0% cotton) as some people swear by them.

The table below should give you an education-at-a-glance and also contains links for a deeper dive. 

The 5 Towel Materials & How to Choose

Material

Luxury

Dry Time

Cost

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Turkish Cotton

MEDIUM

$$$

Egyptian Cotton

HIGH

$$$$

Pima Cotton

HIGH

$$$

Microfiber

LOW

$$

Organic Cotton

DEPENDS

$$$$$

GSM Choice

Making a proper towel buying decisions must include consideration of the density of the towel material, or GSM (grams per square meter). Think of the density of your lawn. The more dense the grass the more cushion under your feet. Same goes for you towels. The higher the GSM, the better they feel to the touch.

The tricky part about a high GSM is the higher the GSM the more water it holds. This can cause time in the dryer to skyrocket and, if not fully dried, cause your luxury towels to not smell so luxurious.

The table below should be of some help as you consider your options:

GSM Selector for Towels

GSM Rating

Thickness

Dry Time

Best For

300-400 GSM

LIGHT

LOW

gym, kitchen, car

400-600 GSM

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

beach, powder rm, hand towels

600-900 GSM

HEAVY

HIGH

shower, bath, spa, luxury hotel

Selection Time

Blue striped 900 GSM Egyption cotton bath towels it is. Oh, wait, green striped 600 GSM Supima is for you. No wait…

There as so many possible combinations we’ll never be able to make the perfect recommendation for you, but the list below should be a good guide as you continue your search.

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Last update on 2019-10-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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