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For a reasonably well-dressed adult human, I’ve got a shockingly large collection of “home clothes.” You know, the college sweatshirts, hole-y leggings, and flannel button-downs that only make appearances on nights and weekends. Last fall, I went on a search for the paramount piece of my airline-pajamas-and-old-T-shirt cozy-clothes puzzle: A big, fluffy, warm terry bathrobe.
After testing out a bunch, I found it: It’s from Parachute, a brand that’s much better known for its cotton sheets than loungewear. The robe is perfect; I’d recommend it to anyone. The only problem? It’s actually way, way, way too warm for the thermostat battle that left my pre-war Brooklyn apartment boiling hot last winter.
So when a colleague who knows I’m a fan of the brand asked me if I wanted to try out Parachute’s waffle slippers — and the company included its new-ish matching waffle robe in the package that was sent over — I was psyched.
At $119, it’s a little more expensive than the robe I bought last year that, at the time, was the only robe the brand had on offer. It’s also shorter and much thinner, which means it’s exactly what I need for my sweltering apartment building. Even though the material is less thick, the waffle-weave cotton is super absorbent and soft, so if feels good whether you’re just lounging around or if you’re a little damp getting out of the shower.
The color — which was a big deal for me during my initial search, since white gets dingy so fast — is also great. It’s a heathered gray with streaks of white and charcoal that makes it feel unique (the other option is an oatmeal-colored beige).
As for the slippers, I’d give these a much less resounding recommendation. They’re comfy and cute and I like that they match the robe, but they sort of just feel like extremely nice hotel slippers. I can’t imagine they’ll last me more than a season since the bottom is so thin.
But overall, I feel like I won out twice, and now I’ve got a cozy robe for any situation. Parachute really seems to have cracked the code on bathrobes, whether you’ve got a chilly household or a burning hot apartment like mine.