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 and not just something you slip on with your house slippers.
Always rushed? Wear a classic bathrobe made of terrycloth. It’s like wearing a towel with sleeves. Or if you consider lounging an art, 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 robes for men. 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 Brooklinen to new products from Coyuchi 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.
1. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
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. It’s so cozy that the second you put it on you’ll want to slip into bed and take a nap. 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 gift guides, and it’s proven to be one of the most popular products ever featured on SPY. This, right here, is the best robe for men. Full stop.
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Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
2. Parachute Waffle Robe
Some guys hate plush, and we get it. If you’re the type to throw any plush option to the backburner, then check out this waffle-knit bathrobe 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.
Parachute’s waffle fabric is super quick drying, and this is an excellent robe for your post-shower routine. This robe is available in grey, white and tan colors.
Parachute Waffle Robe
3. 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 been tempted to throw one of those robes into your suitcase 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 the stylish spruce color you can see below.
L.L.Bean Terry Cloth Organic Cotton Robe
4. Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe
Do you ever find yourself in the only bathroom in the house with kids or roommates causing mayhem right outside the door? All the chaos going on outside of the bathroom is no concern of yours when you’re wrapped up in this gorgeous waffle-knit robe from Coyuchi. This organic waffle robe is sourced and woven in Turkey, so you know this is expertly crafted by folks who know comfort. Haven’t you ever used a Turkish robe? If so, you’ll know this luxe robe is well worth the price.
Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe
Starting at $98.00
5. 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 in 2022. Throw this on for a garbage bin run or 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 your phone, snacks, keys and more.
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MeUndies Unisex Hooded Modal Robe
Starting at $72.00
6. 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.
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Ross Michaels Bathrobe
7. 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.
Cariloha Bamboo Bathrobe
8. U2SKIIN Cotton Robe Lightweight Knit Bathrobe
BEST FROM AMAZON
While it’s not necessarily an Amazon-created product, this lightweight knit bathrobe is one of the best-selling and inexpensive robes you can snag from the e-commerce retailer. This robe is straightforward in terms of looks, which is actually a pro as far as we’re concerned. It uses a soft, breathable knit fabric for a cozy post-shower lounge. It’s definitely more towel-y than it is plush, so it’s more absorbing than the blanket-like robes we’ve selected. It’s also extremely affordable, because who said that the best robes for men had to be pricy?
U2SKIIN Cotton Robe Lightweight Knit Bathrobe
9. 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.
SNOWE Classic Bathrobe
10. The Company Store Plush Men’s Robe
We’ve featured a lot of the best plush robes for men within this piece, but something about The Company Store’s Company Plush Men’s Robe makes us a little weak in the knees. Before even throwing it on, this is the kind of robe you can see from 100 feet away and simply know it’s soft as hell. That said, this robe is soft as hell. It features a super soft plush that’ll easily become not only your favorite robe but your favorite blanket. In addition to softness, you’ll get two classic pockets for keeping your phone and the TV remote as well as a bunch of colors to choose from.
The Company Store Company Plush Men's Robe
11. NY Threads Luxurious Men’s Fleece Bathrobe
As you can see by this list, we here are huge, huge fans of plush robes. We’re also all about shopping smart too. This plush fleece bathrobe hits the sweet spot in everyone’s budget, and it’s garnered a ridiculous number of many rave reviews. Buyers have stated that it’s, “Incredibly plush and soft, feels like a blanket, “ the “Softest thing in the entire world,” and a “beautiful robe for the money and the quality is much more than I expected for the price point.” Seriously, you could scroll on and on and find reviews that read like love letters. Everyone agrees that no matter how much it’s washed, it stays fluffy, soft and looking great.
NY Threads Fleece Bathrobe
12. UGG Turner Robe
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.
UGG Turner Robe
13. Tommy Hilfiger Plush Robe
Brighten up your loungewear with a printed plush robe like this smart one from Tommy Hilfiger. This print isn’t too buzzy, and the colors are neutral, so don’t worry about your jammies clashing with it. This men’s bathrobe hits around mid-calf and has two front pockets. Heck, if you want to dress it up, pair it with dark joggers, a light-colored tee, and slip-on shoes, now you’ve got your relaxing Sunday outfit.
Tommy Hilfiger Plush Robe
14. Pottery Organic Coziest Sherpa Robe
Can you go wrong with a sherpa robe? Not in this universe. This deliciously cozy sherpa robe is perfect for chilly days in when all you want to do is drink hot tea in front of your fireplace as the snow floats down outside. Each robe comes with a hood to stay extra sheltered from the comfort of your own couch.
Pottery Organic Coziest Sherpa Robe
15. 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.
Alexander Del Rossa Fleece Robe with Hood
16. Clevery Laundry Pinstriped Cotton-Terry Robe
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 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.)
Clevery Laundry Pinstriped Cotton-Terry Robe
17. Pembrook Men’s Robe
Pembrook’s been in the robe business for over 40 years and with that much time, you can absolutely assume these are some stellar robes. This robe from the brand is made from extremely soft coral fleece that’s ideal for an at-home spa day just as much as it is wearing around the house for no reason. It’s quite stylish in terms of looks with a kimono-style fasten and shawl collar. In addition, there are two front pockets you can keep your phone and wallet if you find yourself being the weird robe guy walking around the neighborhood to grab some milk or eggs at the corner store.
Pembrook Men’s Robe
18. Land’s End Sherpa Lined Bathrobe
This robe is so cozy you may have issues when it comes to taking it off and greeting the day. If you WFH, well, you might never take it off. It looks like a basic plaid bathrobe, but it has a hidden superpower. Completely lined in fluffy and warm Sherpa, it’s like the definition of cozy bliss. One reviewer bought it for her husband and noted, “even when we have guests over, he is wearing that robe.”
Land’s End Sherpa Lined Bathrobe
19. Haseil Men’s Satin Robe Dragon Bathrobe
Yes, okay, printed men’s satin robes are, in general, a bit of a bad joke, or at the very least a bad ‘80s porn costume. But, and there is always a but, this particular satin bathrobe has gotten ridiculously high ratings on Amazon. Guys rave over its comfort, fit, fun factor, and how cool it is to own it.
One guy wrote, “I’m pretty sure I want to glue it on my body, so it never has to come off.” And guys are not just wearing it at home. One reviewer notes that “The day after this bad boy came in the mail I wore it out to the bars with my Thursday boys and was getting eyeballed like you would not believe.” “This “kimono” robe is utterly ridiculous, and I LOVE it.” “Minty fresh. Pure LUX. Definitely worth the cashola. Increased my morning swag to levels that make others uncomfortable.”
Haseil Men's Satin Robe Dragon Bathrobe
20. L.L. Bean Rugby Robe
BEST FLANNEL LINING
If you thought there was nothing better than relaxing in than your favorite, worn-in sweatshirt, you haven’t slipped on L.L. Bean’s Rugby Robe. This robe uses sweatshirt-like material, and for extra comfort, it’s lined in soft flannel. It even has a hood and two big roomy pockets that are perfect for a snack or two. It’s almost like a blanket with sleeves, but much more fashionable. Reviewers rave about its comfort, fit and that it lasts for years. “Its weight is just like a jersey sweater, and it’s soft and comfortable.” “Wear it 9 months out of the year…highly recommend this robe.”
L.L. Bean Rugby Robe
Also Consider: Versace Baroque Bathrobe
You’ve likely seen this designer bathrobe on social media, and it’s been popular among guys that aren’t afraid to show off their wealth. For this reason, it’s the only men’s bathrobe you can wear as a flex. Whether you think it’s tacky or worth every penny, there’s no denying that this is one of the most famous bathrobes of our times. Versace’s “I Love Baroque” designer made in Italy with the finest cotton, and it’s an instantly recognizable piece of loungewear.
Versace I Love Baroque Designer Robe
How We Chose the Best Bathrobes for Men
Over the years SPY editors and product reviewers have tested a lot of men’s loungewear and athleisure apparel. We’ve compared the best underwear for men in every style, informed our readers on the best fabrics for boxer briefs, reviewed the world’s most comfortable t-shirts, and tried on so many joggers. In 2021, our team also started testing and reviewing men’s bathrobes, and we’ve taken care to select only the best products in this category for our shopping guide.
When evaluating men’s bathrobes, we considered the following criteria:
- Overall fit and comfort
We did rule out several luxury options because of the latter category. You can find lots of designer and luxury bathrobes from brands like Paul Smith, but there’s a limit to how much we’re willing to spend on clothing that we’ll never wear outside the house, especially when sites like Amazon and Nordstrom have dozens of excellent bathrobes that cost just $25-$50.
Where Are the Best Places To Buy Bathrobes?
Department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s always have a large selection of the best bathrobes for men. 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 linen brand such as Cariloha, Brooklinen or Coyuchi. Upscale men’s retailers will carry a variety of luxury styles and designer bathrobes 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 Parachute or Brooklinen. Keep reading to find the best men’s bathrobes for the winter season.