What’s the best bathrobe for men? Of course, the answer depends on your personality. The Dude’s bathrobe tied his outfits together perfectly in The Big Lebowski. Tyler Durden’s pastel plush bathrobe in Fight Club was unforgettable. On-screen wise-asses like Deadpool and Ferris Bueller like to lounge around in loud striped terry cloth bathrobes that were as bold as their personalities. Finally, we have Tony Soprano’s bathrobe wardrobe, which ranged from soothing plaid flannel to seductive silk. This just goes to show that the best bathrobes aren’t just for toweling off after a shower. The best robes for men can be an integral part of your lifestyle.
Always rushed? Wear a classic bathrobe made of terrycloth. It’s like wearing a towel with sleeves. Or if you consider lounging an art — and who doesn’t in the COVID-19 era, when loungewear reigns supreme — then opt for a lightweight robe made of cashmere or a luxury cotton blend. If style is your watchword, then slip into a tailored dressing gown-style men’s bathrobe or one made from luxe materials like cashmere or silk. Typically, these soft fabrics make for the best quality men’s robes. Always cold? Then take the chill off with a warm flannel, fleece, plush or wool bathrobe.
Even before the stay-at-home era, we loved bathrobes. For guys that can never be too comfortable, there are tons of great options, from classic robes from Ugg and L.L. Bean to new products from Brooklinen and MeUndies.
In this post, we’ll break down the different styles you can choose from, as well as the best men’s bathrobes of the year.
The Different Styles of Men’s Bathrobes
Men’s bathrobes can run from floor-sweeping to ending a bit below the butt. Most are belted, all have at least two pockets. More formal versions have a breast pocket.
- Kimono: Inspired by the traditional Japanese robes, this style has wide sleeves, a collarless neckline and a belt. Fabrics range from polyester to thick terry.
- Classic: Oversized robes with wide cuffs, the classic bathrobe also has a shawl collar, patch pockets and is belted. They can be found in every type of fabric including flannel, cotton and lined wool.
- Spa robes: Cut like a classic bathrobe, these robes are made for hanging out awkwardly before a massage. They come in lightweight fabrications that range from modal, bamboo, broadcloth, seersucker, Egyptian cotton or lightweight cotton.
- Hooded robe: Made from either terrycloth or lightweight material, they provide style and an easy way to dry wet hair. Hoods can be incorporated into any bathrobe style.
- Dressing Gown: the bathrobe’s stylish brother. They’re tailored, made from silk or weighty silk brocade, and are detailed with everything from piping and contrast lining to fine embroidery.
Where Are the Best Places To Buy Bathrobes?
Department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s always have a large selection of men’s bathrobes. Today, you can also find the best men’s bathrobes for sale on e-commerce sites like Amazon.
If you’re hunting for a specific type of bathrobe — like something eco-friendly or monogrammed bathrobes — you’ll want to go directly to a retailer such as Cariloha, L.L.Bean or MeUndies. Upscale men’s stores will carry a variety of luxury styles as well. Finally, bath and bedding shops often carry spa bathrobes and terry robes.
Of course, the very best place to buy men’s robes is online via retailers like Nordstrom and Amazon or directly with your favorite brands such as L.L.Bean or Brooklinen. Keep reading to find the best men’s bathrobes for the winter season.
1. Cariloha Bamboo Bathrobe
BEST LOW MAINTENANCE
Bamboo is an eco-friendly material that’s becoming popular with apparel companies and home goods makers. This durable fabric isn’t just great for the environment, but also feels like silk on the skin and is naturally odor-resistant. Made from eco-friendly bamboo fabric, this plush unisex robe gently wicks away moisture from your body. So, this one’s for you, sweaty.
2. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
MOST LUXURIOUS FEEL
From the brand that makes some of the most comfortable, highly luxurious sheets the world of bedding can offer, meet the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. Just be careful, it’s so cozy, the second you throw it on your body, you might just fall right to sleep. This is Brooklinen’s first-ever wearable item, and if you’ve ever felt their sheets, you’ll know that this robe deserves some serious hype. Featuring a handsome piped collar, cuffed edges, deep pockets for holding your phone and keys and a sturdy waist tie, you’re not only going to look good, but you’ll feel great, too.
This comfy bathrobe is a unisex product, which means it’s a great option if you want matching his and hers (or his and his) robes. In addition to naming this one of the best bathrobes for men, we’ve also featured these popular Brooklinen robes in many of our holiday gift guides, and it’s proven to be one of the most popular products ever featured on Spy.
3. UGG Turner Robe
BEST FOR COLD MORNINGS
If you’ve ever thrown a pair of UGG slippers on your feet, you’ll know that they have some of the coziest footwear options in existence. That must mean their robes have got to be super cozy too, right? Absolutely. This lined cotton terry bathrobe has a fleecy frame and gorgeous-to-the-touch texture that will make you want to wear it every second you’re in the house. Slip into this men’s bathrobe the second you wake up on a Sunday morning and never feel the need to get dressed until Monday.
4. SNOWE Classic Bathrobe
SNOWE makes one of the most classic-looking, comfortable bathrobes money can buy. Just put this on, close your eyes and pretend you’re at the finest hotel on the planet, having just finished the most soothing bath you’ve ever had. Although it has that towel feel, it’s seriously soft and generously sized for a multi-gender fit. It’s also quick-drying and totally lightweight, so it won’t feel like you’re drowning in fabric.
5. Ross Michaels Bathrobes for Men
BEST COZY ROBE FOR MEN
Who doesn’t love a little bit of plush? Or, in this case, a lot of plush. This super-soft kimono bathrobe will keep you comfy and cozy day in and day out, all while giving you that Hugh Hefner look at the same time. It’s as soft as that blanket you brushed by at Target that one time, but never bought. We know you’re still thinking about it. Add this robe into your life and see what we’re talking about.
6. Parachute Waffle Robe
Some guys hate plush, we get it. If you’re the type to throw any plush option to the backburner, check out this waffle-knit robe that’s both lightweight and softly textured. It’s inspired by the world’s finest spas to make your body feel as if it’s receiving royalty treatment. It has two pockets to keep your things safe and truly feels just as good as it looks. Colors are available in grey, white and tan.
7. L.L.Bean Terry Cloth Organic Cotton Robe
BEST TOWEL IMPERSONATOR
Don’t you just love those plushy bathrobes that come in your hotel suites? Ever feel the need to rent a hotel room under a fake name and credit card number just so you can steal a couple and escape into the moonlight, never to be seen again? No? Oh. Anyways. This L.L.Bean Terry Cloth Organic Cotton Robe mimics your favorite hotel’s robe in all the right ways. Functionality and comfort are combined in this cozy piece and quickly dries your skin after a shower. So comfortable, you could snooze in it. It comes in blue, plum, navy, grey and this spruce color you can find below.
8. MeUndies Unisex Hooded Modal Robe
Me Undies makes super-soft and stylish underwear, so it’s no shocker that they also make some of the best robes for men you can buy. Wear on a garbage bin run or on over a tee and jeans as you lounge around the house. If you’re feeling frisky, lose the jeans and tee, as long as you stay inside. This easy-care micro-modal hooded robe has big pockets to store phone, snacks, keys and more.
9. Pottery Organic Hydrocotton Robes
BEST TV TIE-IN
Tony Soprano’s bathrobe wardrobe looked wildly similar to this one — and who doesn’t want to feel as cool as Tony Soprano? You know, minus all the . . . you get it. This unisex kimono is made from 100% hydrocotton. When you’re wearing this soft bathrobe, you’ll always feel like you’re about to get a massage. Maybe you’ll even book one after trying this on for yourself.
10. Alexander Del Rossa Fleece Robe with Hood
There’s nothing like a blanket that seemingly lasts for days. Stay warm and cozy the whole day through with this gorgeously crafted, oversized polyester robe from Alexander Del Rossa. It’s perfect for wearing after the pool, hot tub or sauna to stay warm. It has massive pockets on both sides for storing whatever it is you need to store in your robe and feels more than gentle to the skin. Looking to gift this? College-age kids staying in dorms will love this for its easy to throw on abilities when heading to that grimy, shared bathroom.
11. L.L.Bean Rugby Robe
BEST FOR SPORTS
Keep that sporty aesthetic with this post-sauna-ready rugby robe made with the softest cotton blend you’ll ever feel. This is the best men’s robe option for you if you just want to look like Rocky Balboa on your days off. Throw it on and look like the pro athlete you wanted to be when you were a kid. It’s even topped with a flannel hood to keep you cozy.
12. Majestic International Past And Present Plush Robe
Can you tell we love plush? We might be going a little overboard with the material, but it’s all for good reason. This funky, fresh plush robe from Majestic International takes the plush look and feel to a whole other dimension with its wild paisley pattern featuring a red all-over coloration. This is definitely for the kind of guy who likes to take his style a little up a notch, even if he’s just hanging out at home all day.
13. Marks & Spencer Pure Cotton Striped Dressing Gown
BEST IN AND OUT
Looking for the best men’s loungewear option that’s equally great for WFH as it is for wearing out of the home? This striped bathrobe is so dapper you could live in it 24/7. Wear the relaxed fit robe over jeans and a tee as a jacket when you’re doing a grocery run or wear it over a tank and shorts for lazing about the house. Simply throw it on and get going (or staying.)
14. The Company Store Deluxe Fleece Robe
BEST FOR NOT GETTING DRESSED
You know those days where you just want to stay naked all day? Those are the best. But, numerous times throughout your day in the nude, you might need to slip something on real quick to take out the trash, grab the mail or come in contact with the pizza delivery guy. When you need to quickly throw something on, this is the perfect robe to bare it all in. It’s so soft to the touch that your body will be thankful you’re living inside it. It comes in a number of handsome colors, but we’re kind of obsessed with this deep green one.
15. Derek Rose Cashmere Robe
Once upon a time, the best men’s bathrobes were elaborate creations made from heavy jacquard or brocade silks. British designer Derek Rose’s line of luxe bathrobes is bringing that exquisite attention to detail back to menswear. This overwhelmingly beautiful robe is crafted from the finest cashmere one could get their hands on and was woven by Loro Piana in Italy. This cashmere robe is as luxurious as it gets, with a price at a shocking yet understandable $4,000. Feel like and look the part of the most divine man on the planet in this piece of artwork, because after snagging this for yourself, you will be.