Today I’m reviewing the Threshold Performance Towel, a terry cloth towell distributed by Target. This thing’s got “performance” in its name, so I’m going to evaluate it using a quantitative point system.
The Threshold Performance Towel is just $7.99.
We determine the points for this section by subtracting the price of this towel from the price of the most expensive towel I have reviewed: the Brooklinen Super Plush, which is $69 for a two-pack.
($69 / 2 - $7.99) x 100 = 2651 points
The label is fastened by string. No cheap plastic ties here friends!
Back of Label
Not turkish cotton.
The loops are about 4 millimeters long and I can make out at least 22 individual loops in this photo.
(4 x 22) = 88 points
The Threshold Performance Towel is a little rougher than the Brooklinen Super Plush. It’s also noticeably lighter and less dense. But does this make it less effective at drying?
No. In fact, it’s more effective.
The Super Plush has this annoying tendency to retain tiny traces of water on the tips of its loops. When I brush up against those parts of the towel while drying off other parts of my body it gets all cold and tingly. It feels like the towel is depositing water back onto my body.
The Threshold Performance Towel does not have this problem.
+1 very big point
2651 + 400 + 10 + 0 + 88 + (1 very big point) = 3150 points
+2000 life points
3150 review points + 2000 life points = 5150 total points! That’s high enough to earn this bath towel our prestigous editor’s choice award.