The 10 Best Oversized Bath Towels


Wrapping up in a soft towel makes bath time feel more luxurious, and an oversized towel can be very comfortable. The best oversized bath towels come in absorbent cotton, bamboo, and microfiber, and come in a range of colors and styles to match your bathroom aesthetic. From crisp white bath sheets to gray ribbed towels to colorful stripes, there are plenty of options to choose from below.

When shopping for the best large bath towels, options typically measure between 35 by 60 inches and 40 by 70 inches, although some towels are as wide as 80 inches. (In comparison, a standard bath towel often measures up to 28 by 54 inches.) In addition to the size, you can choose between several materials. The cotton is soft, absorbent and durable, although thicker versions may take some time to fully dry. Likewise, bamboo is smooth, temperature-regulating and durable – making it a popular choice if you’re looking for eco-friendly fabrics – and it dries at about the same speed as cotton. Many cotton and bamboo towels are also OEKO-TEX certifiedmeaning the fabric has been tested for potentially harmful chemicals using about 100 parameters. If you prefer organic towels, look for cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)). Finally, microfiber bath towels made of polyester and nylon are quick-drying, affordable, and durable, though they don’t quite have the cozy, fluffy feel of a thick cotton or bamboo towel.

If you opt for cotton or bamboo, also consider the weight measured in grams per square meter (GSM). In fgeneral, 400-600gsm towels are soft and absorbent, while 700-900gsm towels are heavier and more luxurious. but may take longer to dry.

Ahead are the best oversized bath towels on Amazon in a range of colors, weights, and textures.

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This cotton bath towel over 6 feet wide

The most generous option on this list, this oversized towel is up to 80 inches wide. The machine-washable towel is OEKO-Tex certified and is made from ring-spun cotton, which is soft and resistant. It has a weight of 650gsm, so it’s absorbent and fluffy while being relatively quick to dry. You can choose from a variety of colors, including gray, sky blue, and white, and the towel also comes in a smaller 35 by 70 size.

A rave review“Not only are these towels super long and provide full coverage…they are super soft and absorb well. So nice and plush…glad I made the purchase.

  • Available sizes: 30 x 70 inches, 40 x 80 inches
  • Colors available: 15

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A pack of 2 microfiber bath towels at a low price

More than 11,000 reviews have given these microfiber towels a five-star rating on Amazon. Plush, extra-soft fleece towels are made with highly absorbent, lint-free shag microfiber. The towel’s hemmed edges prevent loose threads, so your towel can last for many machine washable.

A rave review: “Incredibly soft, super absorbent and lightweight […] Dries fast enough that even after a few days of use and hanging to dry, there is no musty smell.

  • Available sizes: 30 x 60 inches
  • Available colors and styles: 45

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This lightweight cotton Turkish towel that is surprisingly absorbent

If you prefer a thinner, lighter towel, this peshtemal turkish towel is still absorbent without bulk (and dries very quickly). It’s available in a range of colors with contrasting white stripes and it’s made from OEKO-TEX certified cotton. It’s machine washable, pre-washed for extra softness, and has over 1,400 five-star ratings. GSM is not listed and this towel is lighter than the other cotton options on the list.

A rave review: “Love this towel. Quick drying, light weight and nice size. Great beach or shower towel.

  • Available sizes: 39 x 71 inches
  • Colors available: 28

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A set of organic cotton towels

Those organic cotton towels are GOTS certified, so you know they’ve been produced sustainably and without the use of harmful chemicals. The machine washable cotton has a lint weight of 700gsm and is long pile. And if you want even more organic towels, the brand also offers on the same page sets of hand towels and washcloths, all available in several colors.

A rave review: “Super absorbent, thick enough and the perfect size. I love these towels. The softest organic cotton I have ever felt.

  • Sizes available: 30 x 58 inches20 x 30 inches 13 x 13 inches
  • Colors available: 7

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These waffle-weave cotton towels for a spa-like experience

Those waffle cotton towels are an easy way to upgrade the style of your bathroom to make it feel like an upscale spa or hotel. These towels are made from combed shag cotton, which is softer than regular cotton, and they have a lighter weight of 450 GSM which dries quickly. These classic towels are machine washable and also available in a pack of four. The only downside might be that they are only available in white.

A rave review: “It’s wonderful to dry off with these, very absorbent, soft but textured and the bath sheet is HUGE!”

  • Available sizes: 35 x 70 inches
  • Colors available: 1

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A ribbed texture 3 piece cotton bath sheet set

Although these cotton towels have a weight of 620 gsm, their jacquard rib design allows for better air circulation and faster drying time than other towels of similar weight. They’re machine washable, OEKO-TEX certified, and available in other sizes, like smaller bath towel and washcloth sets, and a bath mat set.

A rave review: “These bath sheets are awesome. Oversized, thick and absorbent. Well worth every penny!”

  • Available sizes: 40 x 65 inches13 x 13 inches, 27 x 54 inches
  • Colors available: 9

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This towel made from a blend of bamboo and cotton

If you’re looking for a more durable towel that stays soft and absorbent, this oversized towel combines 58% combed Turkish cotton with 42% viscose from organic bamboo. It is also OEKO-TEX certified. The durable, moisture-wicking towel is made from long fibers with a drying time similar to 100% cotton, and it has a weight of 600gsm. However, unlike cotton, bamboo is not eligible for GOTS organic certification.

A rave review“This is a game-changer for me. I no longer feel frozen drying off after a shower because I can almost completely wrap myself in this surprisingly warm and soft bath sheet. I also dry myself off much faster than with a normal towel.

  • Available sizes: 40 x 70 inches
  • Available colors: 5

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This oversized microfiber bath towel

This microfiber towel is made from a polyester-polyamide blend and has a super soft and absorbent terry texture. Although soft, it’s still a quick-drying option, and its elastic edge stitching helps the towel look just as good after many washes. The lightweight, machine-washable towel is also available as a two-pack.

A rave review: “I love my new towel. Super soft and absorbent, light and dries very quickly. Almost hairy to the touch.

  • Available sizes: 32 x 71 inches
  • Colors available: 2

9

This set of 8 cotton towels

This eight piece set includes bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. All towels are machine washable cotton and the large bath sheets have a weight of 530 GSM. The towels have earned over 1,300 five-star ratings and are also available in a 16-piece set.

A rave review“The bath towel is great; the size is perfect. Towels are just the right weight; they are soft and absorbent.

  • Available sizes: 30 x 60 inches
  • Colors available: 12

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A set of popcorn textured cotton towels

Made from machine washable combed cotton with a luxurious texture, these oversized bath towels are soft, absorbent and durable. They are OEKO-TEX certified and each towel has a weight of 600 GSM, so they dry quite quickly. Four other sets are available, including hand towels, washcloths and smaller bath towels.

A rave review: “Absorbent, attractive and large towels. amazing for [the] the price.”

  • Available sizes: 30 x 66 inches
  • Available colors and styles: 30
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