“ Brand: Asda / Type: Towels „
We have had these towels for just over a year now since we moved into our flat. My sister bought me these as a housewarming present. She had asked what else I needed so I asked for some towels. I had one request though: they were bright red. Now this actually proved to be quite difficult as the majority of stores had darker reds but I really wanted bright red. I also preferred bath sheets to bath towels because I like bigger towels and so this made it just a little more difficult!
This review is going to focus primarily on the bath sheets. We do also have hand towels and these can also be described as I have done with the sheets in terms of quality and longevity.
After much hunting we had found two shops which did have bright red bath sheets. My sister chose to buy them from Asda because she had the same brand herself and was pleased with them. At the time I believe that she paid around £8 per bath sheet which is an extremely reasonable price in my opinion. Looking online now I can see that they are reduced from what is now their regular price of £7 to just £6 each which in my opinion is exceptional value. The bath sheets can be purchased either online or in the larger stores, I don't know what option my sister went for as they were a gift but I have a feeling she may have got them in store.
Asda offer a range of colours and sizes including red, silver, kingfisher, dahlia, marine blue, light blue,green, pebble, violet, white, biscuit, cream, natural, royal blue, fuschia, plum and turquoise. Sizes range from a face cloth to a bath sheet. Prices range from £1 for a face cloth to £6 for a bath sheet.
The bath sheets are made from 100% cotton with a weight of 500 grams per square metre. They are a good weight and they are certainly not light like a beach towel but they are not overly heavy either. They measure at 100cm x 150cm. This is a good size, after a bath they easily wrap around me with plenty of room to twist a small ball at the top to tuck in to secure it. When they are fastened like this they come to just below my knee which I think is a great size.
The towels are soft and because they are 100% cotton they are completely kind to my skin. They are smoothing my skin and never irritate it, even if my eczma has flared up I feel confident drying my skin.
The towels dry very well. After a bath, if I wrap the towel around me then by the time I get to the bedroom to get dried and dressed I am predominately dry. A quick wipe over between my toes etc and I am dry.
The towels are absorbent and I regularly wrap one of these around my hair after washing. After ten minutes my hair has gone from dripping wet to beginning to dry, the tips of my hair are already dry which is an achievement as I have below the shoulder thick hair.
Once wet the towels take a reasonable amount of time to dry. Our bathroom has no natural light so I have noticed that towels take a while to dry in here, usually if left overnight or from morning to early afternoon they are dry. I imagine that in a bathroom with natural light they would dry a bit more quickly.
Washing the towels is simple you simply pop them in the washing machine at 30 or 40 degrees. I do try to wash these with similar colours to prevent fading and dullness. I usually wash these with bed covers as these are bright pink so the colours are similar. Technically you are supposed to wash towels without fabric conditioner but I tend to use it anyway because I love the scent on my clean towels.
The towels usually take about 24 hours to dry after a wash on an indoor airer. However I imagine that hung on a washing line they would be dry within a few hours.
The towels are still supersoft which I have found to be rare in towels as they can often go a bit dry and hard after a lot of washing. These are as soft as the day we got them in my opinion. The colour has also remained vibrant and I have not thought to myself that we could do with buying new ones as they honestly look good as new.
When these do fade or begin to feel a bit rough (which I can't see happening any time soon) I think I will return to asda as these towels are brilliant. They are great quality, very soft and they are a fantastic price. Definitely recommended.