Cotton towels are thicker, plusher and brilliantly delicate; however, they do take more time to dry subsequently. Amazing cotton is likewise known to be a standout amongst the most dependable texture choices.
· Combed cotton: the cotton is brushed to remove short fibers, making the fabric softer and more durable.
· Ring spun cotton: long and short fibers are tightly twisted, making the towel loops strong and smooth.
· Twist: a description of how much the loop's yarn is twisted. A high twist is more durable, but a low (or zero) twist increases surface area to make the towel plusher and more absorbent.
· Towel weight is measured in grams per square meter (GSM). Generally, the higher the weight, the denser the towel and the more absorbent and plush it will be. 300-400 GSM is considered lightweight, 400-600 GSM is medium weight, and 600-900 GSM is the heaviest. The top performers in our test were in the 500-700 GSM range.
If you want a super soft, ultra-absorbent towel, look for 100% cotton with dense, plush loops of yarn on the surface.
If you want one that's quick-drying and more durable, consider a cotton-poly blend or a lighter fabric with a low pile (short loops).