The 10 Best Bathrobes

Updated November 09, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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We spent 37 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. We're not saying you should spend all day in one of these bathrobes, but they are so comfortable and luxurious, you just might want to. Fortunately, they come in a variety of styles and designs that will look elegant at any time of day, and in both light and heavyweight options, so you can have something for every season. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best bathrobe on Amazon.

10. Hugo Boss Men’s Kimono

Be the envy of your family and put that suave, gentlemanly sophistication on display around the house with the Hugo Boss Men’s Kimono. Made of 100% cotton, it has sleek contrasting piping and an embroidered logo for an extra touch of class.
  • dark colors won't show dirt easily
  • perfect for spring and summer
  • more expensive than similar options
Brand HUGO BOSS
Model 50229070-1
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

9. Seven Apparel Hotel Spa

Good for use during the spring and fall, the Seven Apparel Hotel Spa is a medium-weight microfiber option with a plush herringbone texture that will make you feel pampered. It’s a snap to care for, too — simply throw it in the washing machine on cold.
  • knee-length with long sleeves
  • available in six colors
  • material tends to shed
Brand Seven Apparel
Model 00178
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Swhiteme Women's Kimono

Turn heads in your home with the Swhiteme Women's Kimono, which is cut from a single piece of silky polyester for a comfortable and largely seam-free wear. While it’s lightweight enough for warmer weather, it’s also great for winter pajama layering.
  • comes in many colors and designs
  • features slits on both sides
  • only available in one size
Brand Swhiteme
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Turkishtowels Terry

One of the defining characteristics of the Turkishtowels Terry is its natural absorbency, thanks to its loops of pure combed cotton. It's available in a wide range of both sizes and colors, and features a convenient loop sewn at the neck for hanging.
  • large plush collar
  • color-matched piping along the seams
  • skincare products may stain fabric
Brand Turkishtowels
Model pending
Weight 5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Haseil Men’s Dragon Kimono

The Haseil Men’s Dragon Kimono is made of a polyester-spandex satin blend, an easy-to-care-for alternative to fussy silk. Perfect for unwinding at home, it's knee-length and comes in an assortment of striking colors with bold paisley and floral patterns.
  • great alternative to plain styles
  • non-patterned shawl collar and cuffs
  • tends to run a bit small
Brand Haseil
Model SN-A-FCSY001-D
Weight pending
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Star Wars Darth Vader Fleece

May the force be with you when you choose the Star Wars Darth Vader Fleece, which features appliquéd patches and detailing. It’s one-size-fits-most, with a length of 52 inches from shoulder to hem, and the hood is oversized for both style and comfort.
  • makes a great gift for fans
  • soft and velvety to the touch
  • polyester material may pill
Brand Star Wars
Model 59787
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Plush Necessities Luxury

Modeled after those found in professional spas, the Plush Necessities Luxury is like having two robes in one. Its durable dual-layered combination of brushed microfiber with a plush white terry lining will ensure your comfort through years of wear.
  • streamlined unisex design
  • available in sizes up to xxxl
  • some colors fade in the wash
Brand Plush Necessities
Model LR-SHL05L
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. TowelSelections Super Plush

Available in virtually every shade you could hope for, the TowelSelections Super Plush is a soft fleece option that fits true-to-size. Cinch this shawl-collared garment around the waist with the included belt and allow its cloud-like comfort to soothe you.
  • authentic turkish construction
  • warm enough for winter wear
  • good value for the price
Brand TowelSelections
Model RH1591
Weight pending
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Warm Things Quilted Down

Pamper yourself with the ultimate level of comfort by wearing the Warm Things Quilted Down. In addition to a pure cotton shell, it offers 550 fill power down with sewn-through stitching that is designed to prevent the filling from shifting over time.
  • soft sateen finish
  • extremely warm yet breathable
  • comes with two tie belts
Brand Warm Things
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Arus Hood’N Cotton

If the man in your life needs a full-length robe, then check out the Arus Hood’N Cotton. It comes in five sizes, the largest of which measures an impressive 59 inches from head to toe. The wide-cut hood and dual pockets complete the look and make it fantastic for lounging.
  • slightly oversized for comfort
  • holds up well to machine drying
  • also available in a women's style
Brand Arus
Model pending
Weight 5 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

Personal Luxury: The Best Bathrobe Based On Comfort

The bathrobe sits in a curious category among all things sartorial: the garment is seldom worn anywhere but in the most private areas of the home -- namely the bathroom and bedroom -- yet its design can be every bit important as a favorite garment worn in public, albeit for quite different reasons. For while most clothing is prized primarily for its appearance, with comfort as a secondary factor, bathrobes are usually chosen based on how the feel. In fact, looks are often a distant afterthought when it comes to selecting a bathrobe.

The seminal factor when it comes to choosing the right robe is simply your personal comfort, and the primary concern when it comes to robe comfort is cloth type. If money is no great object, it is difficult to find a more luxurious fabric than cashmere.

Cashmere is uniquely suited to use in making bathrobes for myriad reasons. The first is the warming insulation this natural fiber provides, as genuine cashmere is sourced from goats native to frigid mountains regions. Cashmere is soft, thick, and can be woven into tight, durable garments that are ideal for retaining heat, an ideal property for a garment worn in colder seasons and/or climates. But of course this is also one of more expensive materials used in making robes, and may be cost prohibitive for some consumers.

A close second to cashmere in terms of comfort and warmth is natural cotton, with Turkish cotton celebrated like few other varietals. Cotton is far less expensive than its counterpart, but when spun and woven with care, it can offer many of the same benefits as a fine woolen bathrobe. In fact, many people prefer cotton over cashmere for its absorbent properties, and it's also easier to care for than many other fabrics, as it can be repeatedly washed and dried without losing its quality.

Many synthetic fabrics are used making bathrobes, with polyester, microfiber, and fleece being the most commonly seen. Polyester is often used in combination with a natural fiber such as cotton, and the resulting robes are often quite durable, albeit sometimes less plush or warm than those made only with natural fibers. Microfiber and fleece are commonly used to create layers in thicker robes, though some bathrobes are created entirely from these materials. A robe made from or lined in these artificial materials can be warm, soft, and ideal for the user who wishes to lounge about in a robe. They are often not highly absorptive, however, thus limiting their efficacy as a component of active ablutions.

Choosing A Bathrobe Based On Use

As luxuriant as a cashmere or woolen bathrobe might seem, such a robe might be the wrong choice for the individual who simply wants to be dry following bathing. So too might an extra-thick robe made of fleece or microfiber be a great choice for layering up before a late-night study session prove a poor choice for use while you wash up before bed. These bathrobes are great at keeping you warm, but only if you are not wet.

Simply put, cashmere, fleece, and certain other fibers and fabrics commonly used to make bathrobes are not absorbent enough for use in drying the body. If your bathrobe is to serve as a stand-in for or assistant to your towel, it must be selected primarily for its ability to soak-up water. And for this, cotton is the best possible choice. Cotton fibers naturally attract water, drying your skin wherever they find moisture atop it.

However, know that cotton also tends to retain water, drying much more slowly than woolen or synthetics fabrics. Thus the cotton bathrobe is the ideal choice for the person who will wear his or her robe for a short period during their bathing and hygiene routine, and who will then hang it up for a good long time sent drying (or will toss it into the laundry).

Many synthetic materials, fleece and microfiber included, tend to repel water. This makes them a poor choice for use right after the shower when you are still wet, but a great choice for longer-term wear when you want to remain warm and dry. A synthetic bathrobe worn over pajamas on a cold, damp night, for example, can be an ideal choice for user comfort.

Finally, consider the environment in which you will wear your robe. If you will use it in a common area, such as a shared bathroom in a college dormitory, then you should choose a garment that can be washed repeatedly without incurring notable damage. This washing will be imperative to maintaining personal health and cleanliness. If your robe is only to be worn at your own home following bathing, then no external factors need to inform your choice.

A Few Words On Proper Bathrobe Care

Most bathrobes can be laundered along with your bath towels; they require no special care, though they will likely need less laundering than said towels, as they will usually not become fully sodden and thus are less prone to issues like mildew or material growth. Cotton bathrobes in particular can be washed and dried just like towels.

Fleece and microfiber bathrobes can be washed repeatedly, but there are a few things you must note about the process. Do not wash these artificial fabrics with natural materials like cotton (especially flannel), as the minute fibers of the synthetics will catch and become covered with the lint of the natural materials. When drying fleece and microfiber, do so on a low heat setting, as they can melt and even create a fire hazard with elevated temperatures. Air drying is more than viable for these quick-drying fabrics.

Contrary to popular misconception, cashmere should not be dry cleaned. The chemicals used in this process will damage the fibers of this fine wool, making it lose the softness for which it is prized over time. Cashmere should be washed gently by hand, and using a minimal amount of soap. You can purchase a detergent that was purpose-built for such materials, or you can use a small amount of a gentle shampoo, with baby shampoo as the ideal choice.



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Last updated on November 09, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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