I have washed several times and it still is the SOFTEST robe I have ever owned. I am 5'5", 150 lbs, I ordered the XL thinking it would shrink. It did not shrink, so it is a tiny bit too large but I still love it. Getting out of shower and putting on this robe is all you have to do, it comes down to my ankles, so it dries you all over. GREAT PURCHASE and GREAT PRICE. Most robes of this quality are much more expensive. It is heavy but exactly what I wanted.
I'm so glad I got this robe, I was also considering Salbakos terry robe, but this is much better quality then terry cloth. It is so soft, like putting on a high end towel after a shower. As soon as I put it on I am instantly dry. I don't even use a towel to dry myself anymore. It is very luxurious and absorbent. I washed it as soon as I took it out of the package. It came out great after the wash and much softer. It fits great too. I'm 5'2 and it comes to my ankles. I absolutely love this bath robe.