What Are Robes For? 8 Benefits of Having a Robe

Too many people will go through life never realizing or enjoying the many benefits of having a robe. Whether you're at home or at a spa, there are robes for every occasion. Here are eight benefits of having a robe that you may not have considered.

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1. Robes Keep You Warm

One of the primary benefits of robes is that they keep you warm. Robes are often made from materials such as wool or fleece, which are excellent at trapping heat and keeping your body warm. You can also opt for terrycloth, a type of absorbent fabric that will help to wick away any moisture from your body, ensuring you stay warm and dry. If you live in a cold climate or simply want to keep warm on a chilly night after your bath, wearing a robe can be a great way to do so.

2. Robes Are Comfortable

Another benefit of robes is that they are incredibly comfortable. Robes are often made from soft, plush materials that feel great against your skin, just like our weighted blanket covers. They are typically loose-fitting, which allows you to move around freely and comfortably. So whether you're relaxing at home or getting ready for bed, robes can help you feel cozy and comfortable. 

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3. Robes Make Great Gifts

If you're looking for a great gift, consider giving a robe. Robes are always appreciated and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father’s Day or any other special occasion. They are a thoughtful way to show appreciation for a loved one or a new parent who needs a little extra TLC. Whoever the recipient may be, they are sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness of a robe gift.

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4. Robes Are Affordable

Another great thing about robes is that they are affordable. You can find robes at many different price points, so it's a breeze to find one that fits your budget. And considering the usual lifespan is several years, a robe is an excellent value at almost any price. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly option to keep you warm at home or a more luxurious weighted robe to help you relax in the evening after a shower, there's a robe for you. 

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5. Robes Are Easy to Care For

Another benefit of robes is that they are easy to care for. Most robes can be machine washed and tumble-dried, so they're simple to keep clean and look like new. Additionally, many robes don't require any ironing or special care instructions, so they're low-maintenance. 

But to be on the safe side, always check the label for special care instructions before laundering your robe. This is important for more delicate materials like silk or linen.

6. Robes Come in Many Sizes

Robes come in many sizes, so you’re bound to find one that fits you well. Whether you're tall, short, skinny or curvy, there's sure to be a robe out there that fits your specific body type. And for that reason, just like a Gravity weighted blanket, they're perfect to buy as gifts for other people, too. You don't need to worry too much about nailing the size.

7. Robes Are Versatile

Robes can be worn in many ways and are appropriate for at-home lounging or a destination vacation in a sunny locale. Just be sure to select a material suitable for the climate you'll be wearing it in. Much like you'd want a cooling weighted blanket if you're somewhere warm, you'll want a robe made of lightweight material if you plan on wearing it in the heat. 

So for a beach excursion, choose a lightweight fabric like cotton or linen that won't be too hot. And if you want a robe to keep you warm at home, opt for a thicker material like fleece or wool.

8. Robes Can Help You Relax

If you're looking for a way to relax, consider investing in a robe. The act of putting on a robe can help signal to your brain that it's time to wind down and relax. And once you're wearing your robe, the cozy fabric, and comfortable fit can help lull you into a state of relaxation. If you have trouble winding down at the end of the day or tend to get tense when trying to relax, consider reaching for a robe next time you need to decompress.

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It's Time to Robe Up!

Now that you know all the benefits of robes, it's time to invest in one (or a few!) for yourself. With so many different styles, materials and sizes available, there's sure to be a robe out there that's perfect for you. So go ahead and treat yourself to the luxury of a cozy robe. You deserve it!