The Best Bathrobe for Men

Updated on 17 April 2023

After spending 8 hours comparing and analysing 13 popular bathrobes and testing 7 of them, we have concluded that the CityComfort S044 offers the best softness/warmth/price ratio.

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Our choice, Best budget

CityComfort S044

This long shawl collar model offered the best compromise between softness, warmth, comfort and price in our tests. It is also slightly larger, which adds to its comfort.

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CityComfort Peignoir Doux S044

This is the bathrobe we liked best during our tests, as it is extremely soft and comfortable. It is also very warm, which makes it very pleasant to wear in winter or between seasons, but a little less so on more summery days. Made from 100% polyester (machine washable at 30°C), it failed the water absorption test, making it unsuitable for wearing after a shower. We also criticised the limited range of sizes available (M to XXL). Our 6’2″ tall tester, who tried the L size, said it fits well, although a little bigger than necessary. In our opinion, this is a good thing as it adds to the already excellent comfort. On the practical side, we noted the presence of internal drawstrings to hold the bathrobe in place (don’t pull too hard or you could tear them).

 

 

Best mid-range

Di Ficchiano MONZA

This bathrobe is very similar to the previous model but has the advantage of being available in a wider range of sizes and colours. It also has a hood.

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Di Ficchiano Bademantel MONZA

Available in 8 colours and sizes from S to 5XL, this soft 100% polyester bathrobe is machine washable at 30°C. In our tests, we found it very comfortable, especially with its hood and two pockets. It’s not the warmest, but it does provide a very good level of warmth, so we wouldn’t recommend it for the summer. The reason we preferred the CityComfort S044, despite the hood, is that we found it a little smaller (the sleeves were a little too tight for our 6’2″ tall tester in size L). It also doesn’t offer the best value for money, and we wouldn’t recommend it for use after swimming.

 

Best High-end

Tommy Hilfiger Icon

This is the warmest bathrobe we have tested, thanks to its thickness and 100% cotton material. It has a shawl collar, long sleeves and two pockets for added comfort.

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Tommy Hilfiger Robe de Bain Icon

This model is very popular with consumers because of its great elegance. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL, it has a modern 100% cotton design and can be machine washed at 30°C. When tested, we found that the size L fit our 6’2″ tester well. Its kimono style is visually more qualitative than the other models we tested. However, we found the cotton material to be a little less soft to the touch than others. On the practical side, it has two pockets on the front, a hanging loop and, of course, a belt to close it. All this contributes to its exceptional comfort. It also offered unrivalled warmth during our tests, which leads us to recommend it for winter or in-between seasons, but not so much in summer. Finally, it does not have a very good absorption capacity, so it is not the most suitable for wearing after a good shower.

 

Budget alternative

CityComfort 6152

This polyester bathrobe is a very attractive alternative if you are looking for an inexpensive model with a hood. Extra soft and very warm, it is ideal for winter and in-between seasons.

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CityComfort Peignoir Homme Chaud en Polaire

This long bathrobe in 100% polyester is extremely soft. Available in sizes M to XXL, our tester (6’2″) was able to try on the L size and found that the sleeves were a little long. Why did we like the other model from the brand (the S044) better? Because it is more comfortable and the pockets are well placed. However, this one has the advantage of having a hood that is just as soft as the rest of the bathrobe. It also has inner drawstrings, to fasten the first panel of the bathrobe and a ring to hang around the neck, like all the other models we have tested. By the way, it is machine washable at 30°C.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best budgetBest mid-rangeBest High-endBudget alternative
CityComfort S044 Di Ficchiano MONZA Tommy Hilfiger Icon CityComfort 6152
This long shawl collar model offered the best compromise between softness, warmth, comfort and price in our tests. It is also slightly larger, which adds to its comfort. This bathrobe is very similar to the previous model but has the advantage of being available in a wider range of sizes and colours. It also has a hood. This is the warmest bathrobe we have tested, thanks to its thickness and 100% cotton material. It has a shawl collar, long sleeves and two pockets for added comfort. This polyester bathrobe is a very attractive alternative if you are looking for an inexpensive model with a hood. Extra soft and very warm, it is ideal for winter and in-between seasons.
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How did we do the tests?

To test the bathrobes, we started by putting them on over a short-sleeved T-shirt. This allowed us to assess their softness, warmth and comfort. We then checked that the size was correct in terms of the length of the sleeves (all taken in size M-L or L for our 6’2″ tester). We also noted the presence (or not) of practical elements such as pockets, straps or elasticated inner drawstrings.

Finally, we tested its absorption capacity by pouring the same amount of water inside one of the sleeves (as when putting it on just after getting out of the shower).

 

NameSoftnessWarmthComfortAbsorption capacity
Tommy Hilfiger Icon5/54/55/51/5
Di Ficchiano MONZA5/54/55/51/5
Tommy Hilfiger Icon 2S879055393/55/55/52/5
CityComfort 61525/54/53/5 (misplaced pockets)1/5
Zollner unisex 0202/53/54/53/5
Morgenstern 91062/52/55/51/5

 

How to choose a bathrobe?

Here is a list of some of the criteria to consider before buying:

Peignoirs homme

  • Size: this first point should not be neglected. A bathrobe that does not fit your body shape is, by definition, an uncomfortable bathrobe. Also, bear in mind that the size is determined by the size of your chest.

Peignoirs homme

  • The shape: women’s bathrobes come in different shapes. There are some with kimono collars, which adopt the style of traditional Japanese clothing; there are also shawl-collared bathrobes, which have no seams; hooded bathrobes, designed to keep wet heads warm; and poncho-style bathrobes, where the opening is on the head.

Peignoirs homme

  • The material: most bathrobes are made of plush cotton, but some may also be made of polyester and/or polyamide (materials known for their ease of maintenance), modal (an extremely absorbent textile fibre), linen (appreciated for its lightness), or bamboo viscose, particularly appreciated for its breathability.

Peignoirs homme

  • The grammage: this is the weight per square metre (g/m²). The higher this value, the heavier and more absorbent your possible purchase will be. In general, a good bathrobe weighs between 200 and 550 g/m².

Peignoirs homme

  • The cleaning: as we have already told you in our review of the best bath towels, ease of cleaning is a key feature, as you will use your bathrobe every day. The easiest and most practical thing to do? Choose a model that can be machine washed and dried.

PS: if you are also looking for a women’s bathrobe, don’t hesitate to have a look at our comparison.

 

Other bathrobes we recommend

Zollner unisex 020 (£33.10 upon publication): a more absorbent model. This 100% cotton long dressing gown (Oeko-tex 100) is available in sizes XS to 6XL and in 2 colours. During our tests, we found that the size L fits a man of 6’2″ well. In water absorption tests, it proved to be moderately suitable for use after showering. It is also comfortable and machine washable (95°C). In terms of areas for improvement, it is neither the softest nor the warmest, and we also noticed that it loses some of its fluffiness over time. Finally, like the other models we tested, it comes with a ring for hanging.

Morgenstern Waffle 9106 (£37.95 upon publication): a summer option. This long kimono-style bathrobe is lighter and less warm, so we recommend it more for the summer. Despite being less soft, we found it very comfortable, especially with its two pockets. Although the 100% cotton material is easy to wash (machine wash at 40°C), we found that it does not absorb water. It should therefore not be used after a shower. Finally, it is available in two colours and sizes M to XXL.

 

Other bathrobe tested

Amazon Essentials Kimono (£25.10 upon publication): during our tests, we quickly realised that the sleeves of this bathrobe were too short, despite the good cut at the shoulders (in size M-L for our 6’2″ tester). It’s also not the most comfortable, softest or warmest we’ve tested.

 

 

Translated by Ramsés El Hajje

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