Living in Europe in the Middle Ages, historians say the most important things to carry were a knife and a towel. With the popularity of Turkish baths in the 17th century came the need for a soft fabric to absorb moisture and then air-dry quickly. Maybe you’re not planning on having someone scrub you down with a coarse oven mitt, but everyone can appreciate the tradition of soft towels. We certainly do. So the next time you’re lounging poolside, here are some fabulous towel choices.
Keep it simple
The thick towels are 700 GSM (grams per square meter) meaning they feel heavy and luxurious. These spun cotton towels feel amazing. Ring-spinning cotton is a way that smooths and straightens the fibers making the cotton softer. We love that these pool towels are double stitched, giving them extra durability. The dense electric blue towels are super absorbent, too. Designed for commercial settings, these towels resist shedding lint so they’ll stay fluffy for years.
Buy now: Utopia Towels Medium Cotton Towels
Eye-catching colors set these plush towels apart. We love that the set of four features an assortment of bright, beautiful colors. Deep and light turquoise, two-tone pink, orange, and lime, the vibrant tones give everyone something soft to wrap up in. Make sure to wash these towels separately with a little white vinegar to set the colors before using them at the pool. The thick velour is crafted with the highest quality cotton, making them extra absorbent too.
We have found the ultimate travel towel. And it even comes with a mesh travel bag. Look at this amazing design. The Honolulu pineapple pattern looks like a vintage Hawaiian shirt. Oversized at 71 inches long and 35 inches wide, this ultra-absorbent towel will quickly become your favorite. Speaking of quickly, it’s made from lightweight suede microfiber that dries three times faster than regular cotton towels.
Buy now: ECCOSOPHY Microfiber Beach Towel
Looking for a towel, cover-up, yoga mat and scarf all in one? We found it in this Chars microfiber towel. It’s lightweight, durable, and the tropical green leaf design is suitable for all swimmers. We love that this quick dry towel comes with a little hanging ring on the corner so it won’t fall off those hooks. The microfibers make this pool towel super soft since their ultrafine nylon and polyester fibers are 100 times thinner than a human hair.