We Tested $1000 Worth of Towels—the Cheapest Was One of the Best

The criteria for finding the holy grail of bath towels is more diverse than any other home accessory. After all, they're one of the few items we use day in, day out—they need to stand the test of time and make our daily routine feel a little bit more luxe. The perfect towel should be plush and soft to the touch, ultra-absorbent, and ultimately durable so they don't turn thread-bare after repeated use. 

Thankfully, you don't have to spend a small fortune to find the perfect towel. We tasked MyDomaine editors to test out every leading towel on the market, from plush sets by Parachute and Brooklinen to soft staples by newcomers like Riley Home and Snowe. Perhaps the most surprising was CB2's channel cotton towels, which start at $4 for a washcloth and are our associate editor's favorite.

Of the $1000 worth of towels we tested, these six stood out—here's why.