Hate towels that take forever to dry? Switch to Onsen and you’ll never reach for a wet one again

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Yes, thick, plush bath towels may feel good on your skin, but not when they’re wet. And that’s exactly what can happen if you live in a humid climate or if you don’t space your showers far enough apart. Honestly, one surefire way to get knocked down off the high of a nice, relaxing bath or shower is having to dry off with a still-damp towel.

If wet towels are one of your major pet peeves, then Onsen needs to be on your radar. It’s a new home brand that reinvented the bath towel. Rather than trying to make something thicker and plusher than all the rest, Onsen went the other direction. Its towels are still soft, but they’re also incredibly lightweight. They have a unique airy weave that effectively absorbs water off your skin but doesn’t get trapped in the towel. Instead, Onsen’s towels are insanely quick-drying.

Complete Set, $150

Credit: Onsen

I recently received a set of Onsen towels to put to the test, and I was very skeptical when the package arrived. I am a sucker for all things plush and cozy, so when I saw that the complete set of Onsen towels was about as thick as one of my current towels, I had my doubts.

But just as promised, the Onsen towel did a stellar job getting my entire body dry after my morning shower. And about an hour later? The towel itself was also completely dry, too.

When I saw how awesome the bath towel was, I immediately switched out my hand towels, too. With everyone diligently washing their hands these days, my hand towels were perpetually damp. But since we’ve started using the Onsen hand towel, drying wet hands with a wet towel is no longer an issue. It may seem like a small thing, but it really does make a big difference.

If it’s been a while since you invested in new towels, or you’re just a little neurotic like me and can’t handle wet on wet, give Onsen a try. These towels are worth the hype.

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