SALBAKOS Turkish Cotton Hotel Towel Set, 4-Pack

Last updated date: August 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

SALBAKOS Turkish Cotton Hotel Towel Set, 4-Pack

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Overall Take

These bath towels are made with 700 GSM cotton and are a pound heavier than standard hotel towels, giving greater absorbency and softness than usual. They avoid pesticides, bleach, chemicals and dyes in their manufacturing process. Each hem is double-stitched, so you won't have to worry about fraying after multiple uses and washes. In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the SALBAKOS SALBAKOS Turkish Cotton Hotel Towel Set, 4-Pack placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
2,151 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
They have quite a soft feel and are generally durable. Their fabrication process also excludes the use of pesticides, bleach, chemicals, and dyes.
- AweFox
They don't seem to deposit lint in the dryer, they don't seem to fade, and they absorb water quickly.
- Clever
Extremely soft and pleasant to the touch.
- Perfect Shower Head
What experts didn't like
Loose pulls and threads.
- AweFox

From The Manufacturer

Our luxurious SALBAKOS Towels are made in Turkey using the latest technology in weaving, dyeing, cutting, sewing, embroidery, and packaging to provide you with the softest towels for you and your family.Our softer and more durable towels don’t use any bleach in the manufacturing process. This makes all the difference in the quality of your towels. You will feel the difference in softness immediately, and will find the perfect color to match your home décor. With our 100% genuine Turkish Cotton, you can expect your premium bathroom towels to get even softer over time.

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An Overview On Cotton Towels

If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel with thick, luxurious towels, you may suddenly see your own bath towels as inadequate. But you can find that same quality, if not better, for your own bathroom. It’s well worth it to spend a little more for that great experience when you step out of the shower, but you’ll need to know exactly what to prioritize before you start shopping.

The first feature to look for is “GSM.” This stands for grams per square meter, and it tells you how thick and absorbent the towel is. The number ranges from 300 to 900, with towels 600 and above being the thick towels you’re looking for. A towel ranging from 300 to 400 is useful, too, though, as it dries quicker. This might be the type of towel you want to take to the gym or beach.

But for that softness you enjoy so much at hotels, pay attention to the cotton. Turkish cotton is the most popular for luxury towel-making, as that type of cotton features longer, denser threads. For maximum absorbency, though, look into Egyptian cotton, although you’ll pay for this absorbency in longer drying time.

DWYM Fun Fact

As nice as that hotel towel might be, think twice before slipping it into your suitcase.  Thanks to a company called Linen Tracking Technology, some hotels now can track where each towel is. The technology involves embedding a chip that uses radio frequency to track towels, as well as robes. Thousands of hotels now use the technology, although Linen Tracking Technology obviously won’t disclose which ones do. If you’re caught with a towel you’ve pilfered from a hotel, you’ll likely just be fined. Hotels estimate that they lose about 2 percent of their towels to theft annually, and the company believes the technology could save them as much as $50,000 a year.

The Cotton Towel Buying Guide

  • If you want a larger bath towel, you’ll need to look for one labeled as a “bath sheet.” Those towels are 35 by 60 inches, compared to standard bath towel sizes of 27 by 52.
  • Although thick, absorbent bath towels made from Egyptian or Turkish cotton are nice for drying and wrapping around your body, they do fall short in one area. If you like to wrap your hair up in a towel, consider a hair wrap towel or have a lighter-weight towel on hand for that purpose.
  • Over time, towels can begin to fray at the edges. Look for one with reinforced hems to ensure durability.
  • Always wash your towels before using them to help set the dyes.
  • Some towels can leave lint behind. Others will easily absorb lint from other clothing in the washer or dryer. For best results, wash your towels separately from other items.
  • Some towels start to lose their color after several washes. If this is a concern, look for towels that have been manufactured to hold their color.
  • As tempting as it can be to use fabric softener to improve the texture of your towels, it can leave residue behind that actually makes them stiffer.
  • If you want to make sure all your bath linens coordinate, look for towels that have matching washcloths, hand towels and other items.