The Best Turkish Cotton Bathrobes

What Is Turkish Cotton?

Turkish cotton is an extra long staple cotton that is grown in Turkey. It's often been compared to Egyptian cotton, but while the two are both ELS cottons, they have two different qualities. Neither is truly better than the other; they only have different purposes.

Turkish Cotton vs Egyptian Cotton

Cotton is cotton, right? Wrong-o!

Even though both Turkish and Egyptian cotton are both ELS cottons, they have different uses.

Egyptian cotton is known to be extremely absorbent, which makes it best suited to applications like clothing and luxury bed sheets. The bad thing about being extremely absorbent is the fact that it might work too well for applications such as towels and bathrobes.

Think about it. If a towel or a bathrobe holds moisture, if it doesn't get dried out quickly, it will start to smell due to mildew that will grow in it.

When you're dealing with things that are intended to absorb water and need to dry quickly on their own, Turkish cotton is the way to go. Unless you wash your bathrobe every day, Turkish cotton is what you want to have.

What Are Pestemal, Hammam, and Fouta?

Peshtemal is a type of towel that is used in the traditional Turkish bath experience, but has started to gain in popularity in the west due to its lightweight, fast drying properties. In Turkey, different colors and patterns are known for what region in the country someone is from.

Hammam is what a traditional “Turkish bath” is called. It's a basically the wet version of a sauna where you are bathed by attendants instead of doing it yourself.

A fouta is very similar to a peshtemal and is often used for the same purpose. In some places in the middle east, a fouta is worn by men underneath their thawb robes.

Terry vs Valour vs Waffle Weave Turkish Bath Robes

Terry is a type of fabric that is made of thousand of small loops and those loops are what give that item, whether it's a towel or a bath robe, its absorbency. Most towels are made of terry cloth, although some robes are made of it, as well.

Velour is a type of knitted fabric that is extremely soft and feels similar to velvet. It stretches and is very warm. Velour bathrobes don't absorb water as well as terry cloth robes do. It's also not common to see towels made of velour for this very reason.

Waffle weave is similar to terry cloth, but isn't as thick. Robes made of waffle weave are often used in luxury spas and are typically made of cotton. The weave is used in bathrobes due to its quick drying, absorbent properties.

Which of these that you choose is really a matter of personal taste in most instances. It's a matter of what feel you prefer, but keep in mind that velour bathrobes simply do not absorb water well or dry out easily when they do.

TowelSelections Women's Turkish Cotton Robe

womens turkish cotton robe

TowelSelections Terry Kimono Robe, made from Turkish cotton and it's actually grown and made in Turkey. It just doesn't get much better than this. It's made for women, double stiched and perfectly soft. You can now pamper yourself after a nice bath or shower, the pool or the hot tub (my favorite).

Features

  • 100% Turkish Cotton
  • Absorbent, warm and incredibly soft
  • Terry cloth bathrobe for women
  • Comfortable kimono collar
  • Removable belt
  • Two front pockets
  • Machine washable
  • Made in Turkey

I love it.. I throw it on right after the shower.. or when it's freezing in my house I throw it in the dryer for a few mins and throw it on.. I love the color and it does exactly what I need it to do which is soak up water.. I may order my bf one; only if he buys my purse.. oh and shipping was fast… thanks

Ashley S. – Verified Purchase

Available in a multitude of colors and sizing is very simple.

TowelSelections Men's Turkish Cotton Robe

men's turkish cotton bath robe

TowelSelections terry velour bathrobe for men is made from 100% Turkish Cotton. The cloth interior is Terry and the exterior is velour. This robe is made for comfort and long lasting softness. It is double stitched for surpassing durability, quality and old fashioned quality.

Features

  • 100% Turkish Cotton
  • Absorbent, warm and soft
  • Terry lined velour bathrobe
  • Comfortable shawl collar
  • Removable belt
  • Two front pockets
  • Machine washable
  • Made in Turkey

This is a very nice robe! Soft velour outside, terry inside, nice weight fabric. Nice fit.Hits about mid-calf on my 5'9″ husband. Ordered the size L/XL, as others recommended, and it is nice and roomy, like you want a robe to be. Order came faster than expected. Very happy with this purchase.

Barbara S. – Verified Purchase

Avalible in Black, Charcoal, Navy and White.

TurkishTowels Terry Shawl Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

Turkish Towels terry shawl turkish bathrobe

This incredible Turkish cotton bathrobe is OEKO-TEX certified, assuring you are getting the quality you deserve. It's made from 100% pure combed Turkish cotton, giving you the luxurious feel from top to bottom while giving you a robe that will last for years and years if cared for properly.

There is a plethora of colors avalible, so finding your perfect color will be easy.

Features

  • Combed pure cotton loops
  • Tone-on-tone piping appliqué
  • Double layered raised cuff sleeve
  • Sewn-in hanger loop
  • Generously sized belt
  • Double belt loop
  • Patched side pockets
  • Color resistant natural dyes
  • 100-percent Turkish cotton
  • Made in Turkey

This is a full length robe and fits as pictured. I have the XL and it goes down to my ankles, I'm 6′. The sleeves are also full length and reach my wrists, unlike several other robes

I've tried. Others have complained about shrinkage. I measured this before and after washing, and it's exactly the same size. I washed cold and air dried. The robe material is soft and comfortable. It's a bit heavy due to the amount of material on this robe, which is a good thing.

Stark. – Verified Purchase

Cottonna 100% Turkish Cotton Fouta Bathrobe

Cottonna Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

This incredible Turkish cotton bathrobe is OEKO-TEX certified, assuring you are getting the highest quality cottons. It's made from 100% Turkish cotton.

The thing most have said about this particular robe is that it is one of the most comfortable on the market today. Don't sell it short because there are some other features that make this robe even better.

It's the perfect robe for a his and her set.

Features

  • 100% Luxury Turkish Cotton
  • Made in Turkey
  • Comfortable medium weight
  • Unisex Design
  • One Size Fits Most

This robe is so soft! I was in need of a new robe since all of mine were old and worn, and the design of this one caught my eye! It’s nautical which as an oven girl I appreciate! The quality is amazing! I know itlllast me for many years

Catherine jalowiec – Verified Purchase

Arus Men's Hooded Turkish Cotton Terry Bathrobe

Arus men's turkish cotton terry bathrobe

This fine robe is made from 100% turkiswh cotton in a terrycloth weave. This gives you that extra absorbency you need at the pool, hot tube, sauna and other locations where excessive moisture is at play. It's made by Arus, so you know it's a quality product at a fair price.

It's also a very breathable robe being a middle weight, so it will help keep you cool in the summer and comfortable in the spring and fall. If you are in the southern US, it may also be perfect for winter.

Give it a quick run through the washing machine on delicate and you end up with a very soft robe that can last a long time compared to others.

Features

  • 100% Turkish Terry Cotton
  • Made in Turkey
  • Machine Wash with like Colors Tumble Dry Low Heat
  • Hooded bathrobe with 2 patch pockets
  • Double belt loops

This is just what I was looking for! I had a robe that was nice and plush, thick, comfy material…..that was absolutely terrible to put on after a shower. I essentially just wanted a bath towel that could be worn, and this fits the bill! The hood is comfy and does a great job at drying a wet head. And even though it's not the most plush thick material out there, it's still very comfortable and does a great job soaking up water. Warm enough to wear in chilly weather, but will not make you suffocate in the summer either.

Kyle – Verified Purchase

Available colors : White, burgundy, navy blue, black, ocean blue

TowelSelections Women's Turkish Cotton Hooded Bathrobe

TowelSelections Womens Hooded Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

Beautiful, breathable and reasonably soft. Made from 100% Turkish cotton which is one of the most absorbant materials in the world to start with. Now throw in the terrycloth weave and you have a great robe that you can be sure will keep you dry when you need it, warm when you want it and cool when you take it off.

Just a really nice, hooded, heavy robe.

Features

  • 100% Turkish Cotton
  • Absorbent, warm and soft
  • Terry cloth bathrobe
  • Comfortable and warm hood
  • Removable belt
  • Two front pockets
  • Machine washable
  • Made in Turkey

Avaliable colors : White, burgundy, navy blue, black, ocean blue

This is just what I was looking for! I had a robe that was nice and plush, thick, comfy material…..that was absolutely terrible to put on after a shower. I essentially just wanted a bath towel that could be worn, and this fits the bill! The hood is comfy and does a great job at drying a wet head. And even though it's not the most plush thick material out there, it's still very comfortable and does a great job soaking up water. Warm enough to wear in chilly weather, but will not make you suffocate in the summer either.

Kyle – Verified Purchase

Linum Kids Luxury Children's Hooded Bathrobe

Linum Kids Hooded Turkish Cotton Bathrobe

Made for kids, there 100% Turkish cotton robes are sure to keep your kids warm, dry and cozy. Super soft for kids.

These are hand loomed. Did I say that correctly? Yes, they are hand loomed for quality, and here's the kicker. They have a green factory that is powered by solar energy.

What more could you ask for in a kids bath robe?

Features

  • Plush robe absorbs water readily and helps to conserve body heat
  • Features detailed piping on the collar, belt and top of the pockets
  • Neck area stitches are covered with extra fabric to ensure softness and comfort on bare skin
  • Convenient hanging loop at back of neck
  • Belt: Stitched at back so it stays attached
  • Materials: 100-percent Turkish cotton
  • Sleeves: Full length
  • Product Features: Hooded
  • Pattern: Solid Color
  • Care Instructions: Machine washable
  • Easy Size Chart for Children
  • Made in Turkey

Low cost, exceptional quality.