A nice light- to mid-weight waffle cloth. The cut is good: fairly long sleeves, nice high collar, plenty of wrap for a normal build (a little more than I need, actually). I'm just under six feet tall, lean (about 150 lbs) with long arms and legs, and the S-M size works well for me, coming to just above mid-calf (proviso: I haven't washed the robe yet; I will do so in cold water, since if it shrinks in length, or especially in sleeve length, it will be too short). The topstitching / felling along the collar and other exposed seems uses quite a loose stitch, with nearly a quarter of an inch between running stitches. This may be just right for sewing the waffle-weave cotton, but beware of snags. My late wife had a kimono-style robe of similar waffle cloth, with a twill band edging the front and neck, which used much finer topstitching and made a cleaner and sturdier finish. I do prefer the shawl collar style for myself, though. The inside piecing seams and the binding on the cut edges, which are exposed, is done with an interlock/overcasting machine, leaving a raw finish (like the side seams of a polo shirt). I would have rated the garment more highly had the finishing been better (for example, felled or bound edges along the visible inside seams) but that would have driven the price up substantially. As it is the robe is excellent value at the Overstock price.
This is a great robe for those in warm climates, like mine in Los Angeles, for the chilly mornings in and out of the pool. HOWEVER, be warned of the SIZING. I ordered the L/XL--and when the robe came, the package was marked with a L/XL sticker; but the robe had an XL label sewn in--and it was clearly an XL size.
EXACTLY what I was looking for!!!! LOVELY fabric: light weight, soft, yet gives full coverage... Well made: feels anything but cheap (and I'm a fussy consumer; a cotton snob as well... nothing polyester touches this body!) CLASSIC style: looks good and fits well, not skimpy (bought my appropriate size and the robe goes nicely and comfortably all the way around me with nothing hanging out)... LOVE this robe so much that I'm thinking of buying a second one as a back up... YOU can buy confidently and not be disappointed!
I love this bathrobe. It's exactly what I wanted. Is the quality superb? No but it's a perfect light weight, unlined, nicely finished summer bathrobe. It is very roomy. The reviews said it would shrink so I bought the lg/xlg. I did wash it and it did shrink. I am 5'4'' 135lbs and after the dryer it is still long and roomy but it is the perfect summer bathrobe.
This is the exact robe that I was looking for. And the option for sizing other than "one size fits most" was beneficial for our needs. They arrived just in time since we had recently returned from vacation that included a spa day in Calistoga, CA. Our new robes provided us with the comforts of a relaxing vacation.
good summer robe. it's pretty lightweight, so I'll probably need a heavier one for the winters but it's perfect for lounging around in during the summer and fall. sizing is generous, I'm 5'10" and 150 lbs and the small wraps around me almost twice.
If you are ordering this robe, be aware that the material is see-through thin and the sizing is HUGE. I normally take the size I order and two of me would fit into this robe. If you want a super-light no-modesty robe, then this is for you (but be sure to order a size down).
the robe was thin but soft. not the thick lush quality i was expecting. i was giving it to my husband for a gift and was practically see through. not recommended.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the robe was thin but soft. not the thick lush quality i was expecting.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? ok
I was very disappointed in this robe, and find it completely useless. While I'm not a particularly petite person being a size 12, this robe still could fit two of me inside of it, even after washing it. the sleeves are so long I had to roll them up 9 inches just to reach my wrist. And they are over a foot wide, making it completely impractical to make breakfast while wearing it, besides having so much loose fabric around the body. truly, it crosses over my entire front and reaches my back without effort. the fabric is not particularly great quality either. It is very utilitarian. while it says its made in Turkey, I don't think this qualifies as Turkish cotton. overall I'm very disappointed, but if you need a large robe this might work for you.