The bathrobe is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, which is known to be one of the strongest and most absorbent varieties of the fiber. Who doesn't love pockets? Wirecutter is reader-supported. Photo: Michael Hession, The mid-weight fabric was the lightest and softest linen we tried. Sign up to become a Bravo Insider and get exclusive extras. If you want an affordable gift or just need more size options, though, they are warm, comfy robes. I’ve been sewing and quilting for over a decade, and I’ve published several quilt patterns. Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. We originally tested robes in 2017, then we tested several more in 2019 and updated this guide. The women’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe is made of the same lightweight flannel as the men’s but in different colors. © 2020 Wirecutter, Inc., A New York Times Company, L.L. It comes in three dreamy hues: white, a medium gray, and, my favorite, a sweet blush. The Real Housewives of Potomac After Show. It had great wrap coverage, draped well, and didn’t tug at the hips or pull across the back. In 2019, we tried 12 new options in waffle, fleece, and cotton. Coyuchi Unisex Cloud Loom Organic Robe. It’s made of thin cotton/modal French terry, which is flat on one side and looped on the other—the robe has seamed, decorative panels that reveal both sides of the fabric. $149 New. Price Range. The Vermont Country Store robe’s sleeves were slightly batwing-shaped, which one tester said felt floppy and cumbersome, and its cuffs no longer laid flat after a trip through the wash. The Snowe Classic Bathrobe is the thickest, warmest terry robe we’ve ever tested, but the fit is more snug than the Company Store robe. We tried on each robe and took notes about its feel. Coyuchi’s Unisex Cloud Loom Organic Robe was nice and soft, but the terry snagged after one wash. How it feels: With a thick, smooth pile, this robe has the texture of a soft stuffed animal. Flaws but not dealbreakers: We’ve had a persistent problem finding waffle robes with inclusive sizes, and this one is no exception. We’re monitoring to see if these changes are temporary. When readers buy some of the products featured on Style & Living using the links below, we may receive a commission from each sale. The other robes we’ve picked have traditional designs and straightforward details, but this one (the most expensive of our picks) is pure fashion and clever comfort. Parachute Home Waffle Robe. Elizabeth Buxton. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. It also comes with L.L.Bean’s one-year satisfaction guarantee. $100 – $250. “I can barely feel it on.” Overall, the fabric was nicer than the flannel of the Vermont Country Store robe we tried. It was comfortable to wear inside with the heat set to 73 degrees, and in our cold tests it kept us perfectly warm for a quick run to the mailbox in New Jersey in December (though not as warm as the L.L.Bean Winter Fleece). We focused on inclusive sizing and multiple color options wherever possible. Photo: Michael Hession. We tested the long robe, which hits mid-calf to ankle-length depending on your height, but it’s available in a shorter version too. Parachute’s Waffle Robe was a pleasant surprise—unlined and slightly stretchy, it was like wrapping up in a high-quality lattice towel. The sleeves are designed to be cuffed, but this makes them a good 5 inches shorter than the sleeves on the other terry robes we tried. It wraps around the body like a soft blanket. Unless I’m spending the weekend in Aspen, I want something with a little less heft that feels phenomenally soft. I’m Wirecutter’s bed and bath writer, and I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and testing for many guides, including those for sheets, bath towels, flannel sheets, duvet covers, and clothing irons. Of the lined waffle robes we’ve tried, it’s the easiest to move around in and the most flattering, and it’s less clingy than unlined robes like the Parachute Waffle Robe. Previously she was a school librarian, and she’s been a quilter for about 15 years. Even after numerous washes.” And yet another staffer noted that she feels great in this robe without trying too hard: “You’re just making coffee and getting ready, but also happen to look chic.” We’ve heard from some readers who prefer an all-cotton robe for hot weather, and the Lands’ End Supima Cotton Long Robe is a fine alternative. Be the first to know about all the best fashion and beauty looks, the breathtaking homes Bravo stars live in, everything they’re eating and drinking, and so much more.