You don’t have to be royalty to wear a robe at home. No, you don’t have to be a flamboyant professional wrestler or professional boxer, either. Every man could use a good bathrobe, after all. They cover you up without constraining your body, they keep you reasonably warm, and they feel luxurious as heck to lounge around in. Plus, they help dry you off once you get out of a relaxing shower.
Whether you want to start a day right or end it on a high note, wrapping yourself in a plush robe and slipping into a pair of comfy sandals just brings the right mix of comfort and luxury to really tie it all in. And now that we continue to spend more time at home than ever, a good bathrobe can really come in handy.
Here are some of our favorites.
Company Cotton Men’s Turkish Cotton Long Robe – $63
Equipped with a comfortable mid-weight build of 380 GSM, this relaxed and roomy robe made from 100 percent Turkish cotton feels like a soft blanket wrapped around your body. It’s light enough to move around in, absorbent enough to get you dry in a jiffy, and drapes loosely on your body, rather than clinging onto skin like some robes we’ve tried. Basically, it lets you move freely the way a good robe should, so you can cook breakfast, play with the dog, and even plop down on the desk to get some work done, provided you’re working from home, of course. It comes in six colors, too, so you can get one to suit your typical morning mood.
Schiesser Hooded Bath Robe – €100
Prefer one with a hood? Go with this high-quality terry robe that’s as plush and absorbent as any robe you’re going to find, all while being breathable enough to wear comfortably on warmer days. It’s got all the basic details onboard, such as a relaxed fit, a tie-belt, and two patch pockets, topped off with a generously-sized hood that will keep your head covered up without flopping all over the place, making it perfect for those days you want to shield yourself from the world just a little bit longer.
Pottery Barn Organic Spa Robe – $103
Want a robe that resembles the complimentary ones they let you use at the spa? Pick up this organic cotton bathrobe, which combines a piqué woven waffle texture on the exterior with a more traditional fluffy feel on the inside. According to the outfit, that woven texture should provide a more cushioned comfort on top of looking a fair bit sleeker, so you don’t feel like you’re walking around wearing a giant towel all day, while the organic cotton construction ensures it’s gentle even on the most sensitive skin. You can get it monogrammed, too, with a variety of options in fonts, for an extra $12.
Parachute Waffle Robe – $119
That Pottery Barn robe doesn’t look like the fancy robes at the spa you go to? Well… you probably visit a more luxurious one than we do. Not to worry, we have a feeling Parachute’s version of the waffle robe will hit what you’re looking for just right. It’s lightweight, very softly-textured, and cut in 100 percent Turkish cotton that’s been loomed into an intricate woven waffle knit that’s been copied straight off the bathrobes used in the finest spas around the world.
Offhours Homecoat – $295
Most bathrobes look like towels tailored into a wearable garment worthy of the king of his own abode. Offhours’ unique take on the category, on the other hand, looks more like a fancy blanket that’s been tailored into a garment for an astronaut lounging at the living quarters in a future iteration of the International Space Station. Seriously, you can probably tell people it’s some kind of high-fashion jacket and get away with it. Suffice to say, it’s a special piece. It’s made from a combination of premium cottons, by the way, namely French terry on the outside and a soft t-shirt fabric on the inside.
Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Long Robe – $119
One of the warmest bathrobes you’re going to find, it’s the one you want to have around when the cold weather is at hand, although it’s actually breathable enough for use sparingly during the rest of the year (just don’t wear it all day, lest you want to sweat). Its plush polyester material is surprisingly soothing on the skin, while the quality build feels like it can last for literal years. There’s a bit more cling here compared to other robes, courtesy of both the polyester material and the more snug fit. Yeah, it’s not designed to be especially roomy, although it’s comfortable enough that you can wear it all day during the colder days of the year.
LL Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe – $70
We love flannel shirts because they’re one of the comfiest things you can wear when the air starts getting chilly but not cold enough for a puffy jacket yet. As such, we also love this flannel robe, which uses the patterned fabric to create a bathrobe that’s really comfortable for wearing all year round. Seriously, it weighs next to nothing, keeps you warm without making you sweat, and fits better than most any robe we’ve found, likely making it the best option if you want a bathrobe you can run around at home in all day. Plus, the plaid print can make people think you’re actually wearing a shirt while you’re on a Zoom call, which is a beautiful sleight of hand all on its own.
Rough Linen St. Bart’s Linen Robe – $148
Some of us live in milder climates, which makes the traditional thick terry robe a bit of an overkill (and quite the discomfort). For those who do, a linen robe makes a lot more sense, since it keeps you covered up without constraining your body, all while keeping you cool as you go about your day under a pleasant outdoor weather. And yes, this covers you up just fine, although the white variant might be a little too sheer for comfort if you have other people in the house.