Towel Hunting...again

Good morning everyone,

The morning and evening was cool yesterday, but the middle of the day was downright warm. I went out with just a t-shirt and a thin cardigan and I was plenty warm enough. I walked home after the sun went down and felt a bit chilly, but it still wasn't bad. Today and tomorrow are pretty much going to be the same, although they might be a bit cooler-highs both days are expected to be around 14C. Thursday and Friday are looking quite warm with highs of 18C, but unfortunately that warm weather will be accompanied with rain on Friday and maybe Thursday as well.

So, I've decided that I need a new towel...or two...or three. Well, it's not really my decision, my favourite towel-the one I've been using for ages-finally fell apart and the new ones that I bought to replace it both shed so much lint that I look like a snowman after drying myself off. And that's after having been washed at least 4 or 5 times.

Enough is enough. (which means we've lost patience with the situation/person at hand...not quite angry, but getting there.) It's time to buy some proper towels. And I don't need luxurious towels that are just like the ones at Tokyo Sheraton Hotel. But it would be nice to have a towel that absorbs water quickly, is soft, dries quickly and doesn't leave me covered in lint after drying off. Is that too much to ask for?

I know. I know. If we want good quality, we need to pay for it. Which is basically true, but it doesn't seem to be true for towels. I was scouring websites from back home and even a luxurious towel that is highly rated in many consumer reports would set you back only $25, if you didn't care about the name (I don't). I'm not saying that that is cheap, but when you consider that you use it every day, it sounds worth it to get a nice one.

But looking around in Japan, I have no idea what towels are worth it or not. I haven't had very good luck towel shopping in Japan. They're either paper-thin, feel like sandpaper, leave me looking like a snowman (I prefer white towels) or cost a fortune.

Basically, it seems to come down to material-cotton is the most absorbent and Egyptian or Brazilian cotton seems to be the best, and weight-the heavier, the better.

Do any of you know of a company that sells good towels for a reasonable price? If so, let me know!

Have a great day! 

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