Perhaps you are bored with your existing bath towel sets. Perhaps your remodeled bathroom needs an additional facelift. Or maybe you're oversharing neighbor mentioned something about a revolutionary kind of towels on the market!
Yeah, bamboo towel, that’s what we are talking about.
By the way, did you know Thomas Edison used bamboo filaments in his first light bulbs? By no means am I going to say bamboo towels will illuminate your bathroom. Wouldn’t that be amazing, though?
Anyways, let’s cut to the chase. Here is everything you need to know about bamboo towels and which ones to buy in 2021.
Cotton Towel Vs Bamboo Towel
Cotton towels have long been prized for their durability. On the other hand, bamboo clothing was first patented in 1864, but very recently earned a spot in the limelight.
Regardless, there is a looming question mark over the claims of bamboo being sustainable, UV protectant, and antimicrobial.
Unsurprisingly, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet -- lightning-fast, to be precise. Bamboo shoots can grow up to four feet in a day. Moreover, they don’t require special care, extra water, or pesticides for growth. Thus, all in all, the cultivation of bamboo is far more eco-friendly than cotton.
However, the manufacturing process is far from sustainable. It requires tons of chemicals to convert bamboo shoots to viscose.
With that said, bamboo towels are uniquely lightweight, hypoallergenic, and incredibly soft. So, go ahead and experiment with a bamboo bath towel set. But, in case you feel like bouncing back to trustworthy, 100% cotton antibacterial linen, Mizu Towel is your best bet.
Best Bamboo Bath Towel Sets 2021
Your existing towels may be fluffy, but you will experience a silk-like softness and beautiful luster with these bamboo towels. Some are 100% bamboo, while others are a mixture of both cotton and bamboo.
Here are our picks where the Bamboo element has been played just right.
Crafted using a revolutionary combination of luxurious bamboo cotton and silver, the towels by Mizu are perfect for everyone in your household-kids and adults alike.
The smart antibacterial towel uses silver to fight off bacteria, helping it stay fresh and cleaner for longer. While there are many antimicrobial towels on the market, Mizu uses state-of-the-line Japanese technology to ensure these towels actually work, guaranteeing you protection from 99% bacterial growth.
Similarly, a smart color-changing strip on the side of the towel signifies when it needs a wash. So you don’t have to keep a log of when you last threw your linen in the washer.
The best thing about this towel is that it’s exceptionally soft and absorbent but doesn’t take ages to dry. So if sloppy wet towels are your pet peeve, Mizu got you sorted with three times quicker drying times.
Not to forget, they are bigger than standard bath towels, so you can wrap yourselves conveniently after a shower, no more tugging and pulling. With hundreds of satisfied customers, Mizu indeed is a game-changer in the linen industry.
1. Aibaser Premium Bamboo Cotton Bath Towels
Ideal for drying your face and body, Aibaser Premium bamboo cotton bath towels are luxuriously breathable and soft.
The perfect blend of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton gives these linens an edge over those that are either fully cotton or bamboo. This bath towel set contains six pieces in pastel colors: pink, yellow, blue, and green.
We love that you can buy this set in all white too. This is an excellent option for those who love hotel-like stark white towels.
Measuring 27 x 54 inches, the Premium bamboo cotton towel set is a perfect epitome of luxury at an affordable price.
Since they are made of bamboo, they are thinner as compared to standard cotton ones. But don’t be fooled by their weight since bamboo yarn is more delicate than cotton yarn.
Therefore, these lightweight towels will glide smoothly on your skin and wick away all moisture. They are perfect for use at the gym or the beach. Since they are thin, they fold nicely and are easy to take along in your travel bag too.
On the plus side, these trustworthy linens don’t shed excessively in between washes. In reality, they get fluffier after every wash.
However, if you are hooked onto your thick and weighted towels, you may be disappointed.
2. CYZB Bamboo Microfiber Bath Towel
Infused with the antibacterial properties of charcoal and the strength of microfiber, the luxurious towel by CYZB has easily managed to snag a spot on our list.
If you are looking for a pure bamboo towel without cotton or polyester blend, you should definitely look into this one by CYZB.
Not only are these bath towels delicate and soft, but they are also efficient at absorbing water, grime, and bacteria.
Since the linens measure at a massive 28x59 inches, they are suitable for those who are not-so-petite. And since they are crafted out of 100% bamboo, the huge towels don't feel bulky or heavy even when damp.
They neither lose color with rigorous everyday usage nor transfer dye when washed with other fabrics. Due to the microfiber elements, the towel dries in quick gentle pats. Hence, no need to rub it on your skin rigorously. As a result, it's suitable for sensitive skin types.
Not to mention, the towels are easy to wash: just toss them in the washer. However, manufacturers recommend drying your bamboo linen on low heat. Tumble dry on low, avoid bleach and softeners for best results.
3. Ariv Premium Cotton and Bamboo Blend
Ariv collection is synonymous with crafting the richest luxury linens--famous for their durability and value for money. This is why this towel has garnered many positive reviews.
So, if you are looking for a kick of bamboo properties blended with a cotton towel, you should not miss this one.
We love that the towels are antibacterial, thanks to ‘bamboo kun’ naturally present in bamboo fibers. Since the fibers repel/kill bacteria, they can go longer between washes and stay fresher longer.
Moreover, they don’t allow mold or mildew to grow when left wet. As a result, they don’t stink or smell as quickly as regular cotton linens.
Perhaps the best thing about these towels is that they are highly economical, and that too for a set of four.
The only issue some users faced is the shrinkage of the band. However, if you pay attention to washing instructions, you can easily avoid the problem.
The band shrinks if you pop the towels in the dryer on high heat. A low heat tumble dry is just the perfect end for the washing cycle. Or better yet, you could dry it outside.
On the downside, they are comparatively smaller in size, measuring 30x52 inches. But they are not tiny kids’ towels either. To be honest, the small size makes it easy to carry, fold and store.
4. Cariloha Organic Bamboo and Turkish Cotton Towels
If you want the best of both worlds, organic bamboo, and luxurious Turkish cotton, don’t forget to check out this bad boy.
The towel is a beautiful blend of 58% Turkish combed cotton and 42% organic bamboo fibers. Thanks to 600 GSM, these linens by Cariloha don’t skimp on luxury and comfort. They are, perhaps, the softest spa-like towels available on the market.
The towel set includes one large bath towel and two hand towels in a color of your choice. Choose from six beautiful colors according to the color theme in your bath area: blue lagoon, blush, stone, onyx, ocean mist, and white.
Did we mention it’s ideal for people with all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin that gets inflamed easily? The hypoallergenic towel is also safe to be used with kids, adults, or your parents who are prone to allergies since it doesn’t cause any reaction.
We love that the production of this towel adheres to strict quality standards, evident by the OEKO-TEX certification. This signifies no harmful chemicals or unethical practices were involved during the production process.
Moreover, they don’t fade and stay as good as new even after regular use. We are also glad to notice the stitching on the corners is impeccable, and therefore, it will be long before you catch sight of frayed, loose edges.
5. MOSOBAM Oversized Bath Sheets
At 700 GSM, there is little doubt you can go wrong with these luxuriously soft towels by MOSOBAM.
Available in eight color options and three-set options, you have a wide variety to select your favorite pair. However, we advise you to purchase in a set of four since you can save almost 40 percent on that deal.
Measuring at a massive 30x58 inches, the bath sheets are easy to wrap around. Coupled with the high GSM count, you may want to lounge in them all day.
In fact, there are so many other things we love about this product. For starters, it features an equal ratio of organic bamboo and extra-long Aegean Turkish cotton fibers, helping you make an eco-friendly decision without compromising on luxury.
Secondly, they are the perfect choice for people looking for sustainable fabrics. It’s evident that Mosobam factories are OEKO-TEX certified, and their bamboo is sourced from forests free from human intervention.
You can be sure your towel is free of hundreds of contaminants and has been produced using ethically sourced resources. Moreover, people with sensitive skin can easily use this product as it has been lab-tested.
Not to mention, the towel features meticulous stitching. Thanks to two-ply yarn, double twisted yarns, and dense loop terry design, these sophisticated linens can stand multiple washes and still look fresh as new.
6. JML Bamboo Cotton Towel
If you are tired of crispy, good-for-exfoliating scratchy towels, this product by JML will blow your mind.
The oversized towel measures 27x54 inches, thereby ideal for use at home, beach, gym, or pool.
We love that these 90% bamboo and 10% cotton blended towels are almost four times as absorbent as regular cotton towels. At the same time, they won’t take forever to dry.
Thanks to high-density material and steadfast dyes, your towel won’t pill or fade with repeated washes. The threaded border and fine stitching also make it resistant to wear and tear over time.
Moreover, its unique construction enables quick air drying, just in time for the next shower.
It’s a must-have for those with sensitive skin that reddens easily. In addition, since bamboo is hypoallergenic, these linens are also an excellent choice for people with allergies.
Apart from the secure packaging, a practical laundry bag is an excellent addition. It makes washing so much easier, protecting the fibers and elongating its life.
The manufacturer has included further instructions on washing and caring for your purchase in a handy instruction manual, that takes out all the guesswork from maintenance.
7. Brooklyn Bamboo Bath Towel Set
These luxurious bamboo towels by Brooklyn Linen are oh-so-soft made using only 100% organically sourced bamboo.
They are neither too big nor too small, just the perfect size measuring 28x55 inches. If you look closely, you can see a subtle in-print of a panda holding a bamboo, making them look adorable.
On the downside, since they are 100% bamboo, they aren’t as thick as regular cotton towels. However, that does not mean they will fall apart quickly. On the contrary, due to impeccable stitching and well-threaded borders, they can go longer between washes.
This is the perfect towel for people with sensitive skin since no chemical dyes are used in the process. The natural organic dyes don’t irritate the skin and are great for kids too.
The bath towel set also makes an excellent gift choice since it comes beautifully packaged with a dainty ribbon. So, if you are looking for a housewarming gift or a wedding registry, don’t miss out on this cute bathroom essential.
8. Marmaris Co. Bamboo Towels Set
Marmaris Co. towel set has managed to secure the last spot on our list. However, it is nothing but a fantastic product that is entirely eco-friendly. The set includes a bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth, available in seven color options.
The luxurious linens are made in Turkey with 70% bamboo and 30% cotton yarn. The perfect ratio of bamboo and cotton fibers makes it sustainable at the same time, luxurious and long-lasting.
The hypoallergenic towels are allergy and odor-resistant; thus, they are suitable for use with kids and adults alike.
A beautiful border adds to the beauty of these linens, enough to elevate the look of your shower area.
Now that you know the best bamboo towels, you’re probably looking forward to investing in lush, silky bamboo linen, perfect for melting into after a soothing shower or bath.
So take your pick and open the doors for economical and eco-friendly luxury. With that said, if you are loyal to the cotton gang, don’t forget to check out the Mizu bath towel sets. The luxurious linen by Mizu is crafted from 100% Japanese cotton, infused with silver, and will last you a lifetime.