Best Black Bath Towels

​When only the best black bath towels will do

You’ve decided on black bath towels and, of course, only the best black bath towels will do. You’ve come to the right place...

​Finding the best black bath towels isn’t hard but...

You know you want black towels, what else is there to know? While, “A lot!” might be an overstatement. “More than most people think” is pretty accurate.

If you want to get the decision right both in the short run and long run, you’ll need to consider two things in addition to color: towel material and towel density (a.k.a. GSM). More on both below.

Towel Material Matters

All towels are created equal, right? Not exactly. The better way to say it is most towels are not created equally, and it all starts with the towel material. These days you've got some really good options to consider as highlighted in the table below. 100% cotton towels come in Egyptian, Turkish, and Pima / Supima. The same options are also available with organically grown cotton. And don't forget about microfiber as an interesting modern option!

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 Matters

GSM is a great tool to understand what you're really getting. It stands for Grams per Square Meter and is a numeric description of towel thickness. The bigger the number (ranges from 300 - 900) the thicker the towel. Yes, thick is good. But thick also comes with some side issues such as longer drying times and potentially mildewy smells. The chart below will provide some direction. Generally, for bath towels you want to be in the 600 - 900 GSM range.

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

​Your Towel Pick Really Matters!

You made it! You have a material all picked out along with a GSM that will work well for you. Now all you need to do is match those selections with your favorite shade of black. We've got some suggestions below.

Want to learn more?

Interested in becoming a bath towel aficionado? We've got you covered with dozens of bath towels articles here.

Last update on 2019-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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