Waffles are making their way off the breakfast table and into your bathroom, by way of the waffle knit, or waffle weave, bath towel (decidedly not the syrup-covered waffle). The current thinking for towels is that plusher is better. But much like why fabric bath mats are gross, plush bath towels aren't much better. The extra-thick woven yarn loops feel great against your skin, but they're not that great at absorbing water. And because they're so plush, they also take a long time to dry, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew — drying off with an unwashed towel becomes counterproductive post-shower.
That's where waffle weave comes in. Unlike its plushy counterpart, waffle knit towels are woven flat, with a weave that resembles a waffle or honeycomb. These pockets are better at absorbing water, and they'll help the water evaporate faster, too. That means no more drying yourself off with a towel still damp from yesterday's shower. While waffle towels are significantly thinner than other bath towels, their textured surface still feels great on skin, like wrapping up in a blanket. So if you're ready to upgrade your bathroom situation, these 10 waffle weave towels are the way to go.
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