AmazonBasics 6-Piece Fade-Resistant Bath Towel Set
Last updated date: June 18, 2020
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This bath towel set comes with bath towels, hand towels and washcloths to outfit your entire bathroom. The ring-spun cotton makes each towel extra strong. The classic design and pique border give these towels a pricey look. In our analysis of 116 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics 6-Piece Fade-Resistant Bath Towel Set placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
Editor's Note June 18, 2020:
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From The Manufacturer
towels AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton Towels Fluffy Soft & Absorbent For a coordinated, everyday ensemble, turn to this six-piece cotton towel set by AmazonBasics. The plush towel set offers a lighter weight, fluffy softness, and quick absorbency, which means ultimate comfort and fast results when drying your hands and face after washing up or drying off after stepping out of a hot shower. Easy Care The towels can be machine washed then tossed in the dryer for easy care. Details 100% cotton Lightweight, soft, and absorbent Machine washable towels 100% Cotton Made from 100-percent cotton, the towels not only feels soft to the touch and smooth against skin, but it also stands up over time, offering tear-resistant strength and long-lasting durability. towels Fade-Resistant Color The fade-resistant color means that even after several washings, the towels will continue to retain their handsome hue. Ideal for the kid's bathroom, a guest bathroom, or even as a set when sending the eldest off to college, the six-piece cotton towel set brings affordable convenience to the daily routine. Whether hung together in the bathroom or neatly folded and stacked in the closet, you can never have too many towels. AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Towel Sets Pinzon Egyptian Cotton Towel Sets Pinzon Pima Cotton Towel Sets Pinzon Luxury Towels AmazonBasics Quick-Dry Towel Sets AmazonBasics Washcloths Pieces 6 4 or 6 6 1 3 24 or 60 pack Weight (Grams) 500 600 580 820 400 380 Loop Construction Ring Spun Ring Spun Low Twist 2-Ply Zero Twist 1-Ply Material 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton Available Colors 7 10 7 5 8 5 Linting Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Durability High High Medium High Medium Medium Absorbency High High Very High High High Medium Softness Medium Medium High Medium High Medium
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An Overview On Bath Towels
It’s a chilly winter morning, and you’re rushing to make it to work on time. You wash up in a nice warm shower and step out only to be hit with a cold, scratchy towel that leaks more water than it absorbs. Oof.
You don’t have to sing the Rough Towel Blues every time you step out of the shower. If you know how to shop for bath towels, you’ll turn every shower into a luxury experience.
You’ll obviously want your bath towel to be very absorbent, and 100% cotton towels will absorb the most water. However, sometimes pure cotton towels take a long time to dry. Cotton/polyester or cotton/rayon blends are a good choice if you’re looking for a quick-dry towel like the AmazonBasics 2-Piece Quick-Dry Bath Towel.
The softest towels are made with Egyptian or Pima cotton or regular cotton with a bit of rayon added. “Zero twist” cotton means that none of the cotton loops on the towel are twisted together, increasing surface area for a plusher, more absorbent towel like you’ll find in the SALBAKOS 4-Piece Eco-Friendly Bath Towel Set. Towels often feel softer when you first purchase them because manufacturers cover them with a fabric softening finish. That finish wears off after a wash or two. Rely on the information about your towel’s construction, not its feel, when you’re buying.
Durability is key when you’re buying towels — you don’t want to have to buy another set a few months after your initial purchase! Heavier towels will last longer than lighter ones, and they’re also more absorbent. Towel weights are given in GSM, which stands for grams per square meter. Towels in the 500-700 GSM range are the sturdiest, but some brands go as high as 900 GSM.
Ring-spun cotton is also more durable than other kinds of cotton. “Ring-spun” means that the cotton loops on the towel are twisted tightly together, so the loops are strong and smooth. Towels with a high twist or towels with combed cotton (where the cotton is brushed to remove shorter fibers) are also more durable. For towels made to last, we like the Orient Originals Inc. 4-Piece Oversize Bath Towel Set.
Check out our Tips & Advice for care and cleaning instructions that will help your towels last.
DWYM Fun Fact
“Don’t forget to bring a towel!” This harmless beachgoing advice took on a new meaning in 2001, when “South Park” released an episode titled “Towelie.” As the show’s core four characters struggled to retrieve a video game console, a friendly but odd talking towel appeared every time the boys mentioned anything related to water.
Showrunners Matt Stone and Trey Parker created Towelie to mock the way “South Park” was being merchandised, but the new character took on a life of his own. Towelie’s bottomless well of towel-related advice (and his so-heavy-it’s-impressive marijuana use) turned him into a fan favorite.
We’re not sure if Towelie’s made from ring-spun cotton or a rayon blend, but he’s definitely soft, durable and silly enough to stick around for years to come.
The Bath Towel Buying Guide
- You should always wash and dry your bath towels before you first use them. This will get rid of any coatings the manufacturer has placed on the towel and create better absorbency.
- Colored towels can bleed badly during their first few washes unless you choose a colorfast option like AmazonBasics 6-Piece Fade-Resistant Bath Towel Set. Wash them with like colors in warm water the first few times you throw them in the washing machine. You can use color-safe detergent or use half of your regular detergent with a half cup of white vinegar. This helps set your towel’s color.
- Wash and dry towels in a separate load from your other clothes and linens. You’ll need to use the hot water and the higher heat setting on your dryer cycle to successfully wash your towels, and that can shrink and damage your clothes.
- Make sure your towels are completely dry before you fold them up and place them in your linen closet. Damp towels are a breeding ground for mold.
- Wash your towels frequently. Every three to four days is ideal. The Chakir Turkish Linens 4-Piece Bath Towel Set is double-stitched, meaning it’s durable enough to withstand frequent washings.