Microcotton vs. Microfiber Robes - Which Fabric Type Is Best For You?
Is there any real difference between microcotton and microfiber?
If so, what is it?
How can one provide more benefits over the other?
If you’re asking one or all of these questions, don’t worry. You certainly aren’t alone. Questions like these come up frequently, and we don’t blame anyone for asking them.
Until you have a reason to find out more (like now), you don't really need to know the difference, but we’re here to provide some insight.
We’ll go over everything that you need to know about the fabrics so you’ll be left with the best choice for you!
Let’s get started with
A microfiber robe is made up of extremely tiny synthetic fibers, with a thickness of less than one denier, meaning a diameter of fewer than ten micrometers. So it certainly lives up to the name.
These robes are usually lightweight and comfortable and made from polyester, wood pulp, or nylon polymers. Even though these robes can be thin, they’re very smooth and durable. Also, compared to cotton or other natural materials, they are less likely to wrinkle or shrink.
What are the pros of microfiber?
- Machine washable
- Prone to staining due to being highly absorbent
- Generates static
The lightweight, highly absorbent robes are perfect for wearing after a dip in the pool/ jacuzzi or relaxing after the spa.
Cotton is breathable and gentle enough that it won’t be scratchy. There are, however, a few drawbacks to cotton that we’ll list in the pros and cons section.
As we said, cotton feels soft and breathable. Because of that, it’s a great choice if you have sensitive skin or allergies. Also, if you’re looking for something that isn’t as costly, this fabric is great in that respect too.
Let’s look at the pros of microcotton.
- Soft and breathable
- Cost-effective (great for bulk purchases)
- Good for people with sensitive skin
- Less prone to staining
- Not as durable as microfiber
- Low thread count can be scratchy
These robes can be ideal for those with sensitive skin or people that want something soft, breathable and less costly.
If you’re just looking for something that can provide you with comfort that will never fail, the truth is, both fabrics will do you justice.
We’ll say that if you’re going to be donning your robe after the pool or spa, the microfiber could be your call. However, if you often find fabrics scratchy, you may want the soft cotton material in your corner. But either way, you’ll be happy, we can guarantee that.