They passed our sniff test.

By Katie Holdefehr
December 18, 2017

In my apartment bathroom with terrible ventilation, bath towels tend to smell musty after just a couple uses. So when Nutrl reached out with a new line of silver-infused towels that promises to prevent odor and save on multiple wash cycles, I was skeptically hopeful, and decided to put it to the ultimate test.

After giving the towel a pre-wash, I decided to test out the towel for one week without washing it (seven uses between washings may seem slightly gross, but I was determined to put its powers to the test!). The towel was thick and soft, with a fluffy ribbing that seems to help absorb more moisture. After the first use, I decided it was a luxurious towel, but so far it was just like any other high-quality towel you might find in a hotel bathroom.

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To see what sets this option apart, I continued to use it every day for an entire week. In between showers, I hung it to dry on the hook on the back of my bathroom door—not the best-ventilated spot, but a great method for testing this fabric’s deodorizing abilities. After a full week of washing and sniffing, the towel still smelled as fresh as it did on day one. If I hadn’t used the towel myself, I would have guessed it was freshly washed.

So how does this miracle towel work? By infusing a cotton towel with recycled silver, the metal prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria and mildew. By stopping bacteria before it spreads, this towel not only smells cleaner than a typical towel, but it actually is cleaner, so you don’t have to feel guilty about skipping your daily load of laundry.

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If you’re looking for a towel that will help cut down on your household’s neverending laundry pile, this magical deodorizing towel will help lighten the load. Although the towels won’t ship until April, you can pre-order the bath towel ($39), hand towel ($15), or washcloth ($8) now.