Orient Originals Inc. 4-Piece Oversize Bath Towel Set

Last updated date: November 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4


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Overall Take

The Orient Originals Inc. 4-Piece Oversize Bath Towel Set are extra strong, thanks to their cotton/rayon blend. They're nice and heavy, so they won't fall apart in the wash. You can choose from an impressive selection of 10 hues. In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Orient Originals Inc. Orient Originals Inc. 4-Piece Oversize Bath Towel Set placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 15, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bath Towel for a detailed review of all the top bath towels.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
1,576 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These rugged yet soft bathroom towels, besides home use, are also perfect for use as on the beach, thanks to their versatile indoor/outdoor design.
- Top Wiral
Extra-large size surrounds you and your loved ones with softness, absorbency, and ultimate comfort.
- Dotbeasts
February 7, 2019 | Full review
This Cotton Craft towel set is highly versatile and the high-quality means they will last you for years to come - should you take proper care of them.
- top9rated
August 15, 2019 | Full review
If you’re looking for the best thick, soft and absorbent towels, then this Cotton Craft ultra-soft towel is an excellent choice.
- Full Gleam
April 4, 2019 | Full review
Perfect as a beach towel or a bath towel, we like the large size of these towels.
- TenBestProduct
I love that these towels are simple. Though they do have a nicely finished edge and some decorative accents, they are simply towels.
- Home Spa Select
What experts didn't like
We have noticed that after several washes, the towels tend to leave some fuzz and lint in the washer.
- TenBestProduct
There really aren’t any bright colors for those of you who enjoy a punch of color in your bathroom space.
- Home Spa Select

From The Manufacturer

Our 100% pure ringspun cotton oversized and extra large bath towels are woven on state of the art European luxury towel looms. These bath towels are highly absorbent and will last a long time. Ideal for everyday use, these are highly versatile and can also be used as beach towels. We recommend to launder before first use. Easy to care for, just throw them in your washing machine. They will grow softer and fluffier with each wash.

Overall Product Rankings

1. AmazonBasics 2-Piece Quick-Dry Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
2. SALBAKOS 4-Piece Eco-Friendly Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Orient Originals Inc. 4-Piece Oversize Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Chakir Turkish Linens 4-Piece Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 19
5. AmazonBasics 3-Piece Quick-Dry Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Pinzon 1-Piece Heavyweight Bath Towel
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
8. AmazonBasics 6-Piece Fade-Resistant Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 20
9. Utopia Towels 8-Piece Towel Set
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 19
10. CrystalTowels 7-Piece Bath Towel Set
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 4

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Check out our Tips & Advice for care and cleaning instructions that will help your towels last.

DYWM 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 hotter water and a higher heat 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.