Cariloha is a well-known company that makes a wide range of bamboo products, including bedding options like bed sheets. They offer two different sets of sheets, the Classic and the Resort. The Classic sheet set (pictured in Ivory in this review) is a more traditional weave (Twill) and at a slightly more affordable price ($179 for Queen set).
Linenspa is an online sleep and bedding retailer who sells products from mattresses and bed frames to pet beds. They sell bed sheets from other brands (like Woven by Malouf) in addition to their own Linenspa bed sheets. Linenspa’s bamboo bed sheets (pictured in Stone in this review) vary by price but are typically less than $100 for a Queen set.
With so many types of bamboo sheets on the market, we’ve paired these two sets and put together a list to help people decide which set could be the best for them.
- Made from 100% Viscose/Rayon from Bamboo
- Sets come with 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet and 2 pillow covers
- Fit mattresses up to 18-inches thick
- Thermal Regulating
- Twill Weave
- Care instructions: wash cold with gentle low tumble dry; iron
- Both offer satisfaction guarantees
- Cariloha Classic comes in sizes Twin and Twin XL to Split King (see our article on mattress size dimensions)
- Cariloha Classic has five color options (no stone or slate grey color like Linenspa offers)
- Cariloha Classic set draped nicely on bed, no shrinking issues after washing/drying
- Linenspa has four color options
- Linenspa comes in traditional sizes and includes Twin XL and Cal King (no Split King)
- Linenspa has some extreme wrinkling in pillowcases
- Linenspa Queen sheet did not fit 100% after washing/drying
- Linenspa sheets felt heavier and stiff when wet (softened once dried)
Pros and Cons of each sheet set
This video highlights the key pros and cons of each set.
Who Might Choose…
- People should pick Cariloha Classic if they want to splurge on high-quality sheets and are willing to pay nearly $200 for a Queen set.
- People should pick Cariloha Classic if they feel strongly about the environmental and want transparency regarding the manufacturing processes of bamboo fiber. Cariloha’s video on the topic is available here.
- People should pick Linenspa if they are looking for soft bamboo sheets but want to spend around or less than $100 (prices vary by color).
- People should pick Linenspa if wrinkling is a non-issue and they want a stone/slate/grey color as this is not a color option in the Cariloha set.
Each set of sheets is incredibly soft and available in a variety of colors. Their care instructions are relatively the same (machine wash cold and gentle; tumble dry low). However, Linenspa recommends a medium iron while Cariloha suggests it if necessary.
Both sheets were prone to wrinkles so I would say if people do not like wrinkly sheets they should expect to need to iron these – even if they put them on their bed as soon as they’re done in the dryer.
The Cariloha and the Linenspa sheets feel lighter in comparison to their cotton counterparts, but the Cariloha Classic set stayed lightweight and soft the whole time, while Linenspa got stiff and heavy when I pulled them out of the washer.
I personally had fit issues with the Linenspa sheets and did not feel like they laid on my bed as well as the Cariloha Classic sheets did.
However, both companies offer satisfaction guarantees, so there is less risk to giving Linenspa a shot if it’s closer to your price range (or you really want grey sheets!).