Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

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Cariloha’s Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets are hands down the softest bamboo sheets we’ve had the chance to sleep on, but can you handle the wrinkles (and the price)?

The lightweight and soft feel are what really make this set of sheets stand out.  I loved the softness of them, so if you are looking for that soft, silky feel, then I think you would do well to get these sheets.  There are just a couple of things to note about them that you should consider before making the purchase.

Read on for my full review:

Who Makes It

The sheet set is made by Cariloha, an island-style inspired company that makes a wide variety of bamboo products, from bed sheets to apparel and other accessories. Their name is a combination of the words “Caribbean” and “Aloha.”

See why these are sheets are ranked as one of the best overall bamboo sheets.

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

Key Features

  • 100% viscose from bamboo
  • Sateen weave for soft finish
  • Thermal regulating
  • Each set includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
  • Fits mattresses up to 18-inches deep
  • Queen size fits a bed sized 60 x 80 inches
  • Seven available colors

Pros

  • Super soft
  • Lightweight feel
  • Variety of colors
  • Transparent manufacturing process
  • Machine wash and dry

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

Cons

  • Wrinkles easily
  • White color is very sheer
  • Issues with thermal regulating
  • Expensive

My Experience

After reviewing Cariloha’s Classic Bed Sheets set, I had high expectations for their Resort Sheets set. On their website Cariloha says, “with these resort bamboo sheets, you’ll have the comfort and quality of a beach resort in your own home.” My first question: Are fruity cocktails included?

The sheets are incredibly soft, and they feel just like the sheets in really nice hotels and resorts. I was impressed by how lightweight the fabric was, even lighter feeling than the Classic Sheet Set.

The thing about fancy hotel resort sheets is that someone else is washing and drying them and someone else is getting them onto your bed in a timely fashion to avoid as many wrinkles as possible. I think most likely you’ll need to accept some wrinkles in your sheets.

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

There is a small section on the outside box of the sheet set that provides care instructions. I was expecting there to be additional information once I opened the packaging but that was it. It says to machine wash with cold water and tumble dry on a low setting and removed the sheets from the dryer immediately. Do not use bleach and warm iron the sheets if necessary.

I washed the sheets by themselves on a cold and gentle setting. I also dried them on my “delicate” dryer setting. I tried to remove them from the dryer as soon as they were done, but that’s not very realistic for me. I had to tumble dry them again for a few minutes to warm them up before I took them out.

The bedding draped easily over my queen sized bed and there was plenty of extra room in the fitted sheet to fit a mattress thicker than mine (I have a 10-inch thick mattress and the fitted sheet can hold up to an 18-inch thick mattress according to Cariloha).

I really enjoyed the softness of the sheets and their lightweight feel. My husband (the volunteer reviewer) commented several times about how much he liked their softness.

Cariloha says the fabric is “thermal regulating,” but I still woke up hot all three nights I tested the sheets. However, other reviewers said they had no issues begin hot or cold and really liked this feature of the sheets.

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Individuals that considering  purchasing bamboo bedding may be aware of the environmental factors associated with manufacturing bamboo. Those who are interested in the process can view a video on the company’s website. The video provides additional information about how their bamboo becomes thread, which is then woven to become the fabric for many of their products.

You can also find information on how bamboo is manufactured here.

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets
4.4 Reviewer
Summary
These bamboo sheets are incredibly soft and lightweight which gives them a luxurious and resort-like feeling. However, they are prone to wrinkling and the white color is exceptionally sheer. Overall the quality of the sheets seems to be worth the steeper price point.
Durability4
Style4.2
Weight4.4
Comfort5
Value (Price)4.5

What to Consider Before Buying

The wrinkles increased the longer the sheets were on my bed and were noticeable from a distance. Those who hate wrinkles may find themselves using an iron frequently.

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

One reviewer highlighted the importance of following the care instructions, as she found the fabric pilled and became rough when she didn’t follow the directions.

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The white sheets were extremely sheer, as the sheets are very thin and light. This may be a dealbreaker for some, or a positive if you are like me and constantly searching your bed for your lost phone.

Price

These sheets are fairly expensive – the Queen Set is $239 and the King Set is $259 on Cariloha’s website. I found the same prices on Amazon as well. If these blow the budget, consider Cariloha’s Classic Sheet set.

For the overall quality of the sheets, their luxurious softness, and the company’s transparent manufacturing efforts, I think these bamboo sheets are worth the splurge.

Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review

These are the kind of purchase I’d consider making if I was on a vacation and wanted to bring back something to remember the relaxing moments of my trip.

Cariloha also offers a 90-day money back guarantee and a lifetime quality satisfaction guarantee.

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Katie Golde

Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news.She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.

7 thoughts on “Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheet Review”

  1. I was really excited to make a purchase with this company. While in Northern Maine, I visited the Cariloha store and decided to take a chance on their mattress, sheets (2 sets) and gel pillows. However, I felt that the classic mattress on display was just a little firm for my taste and opted for the resort level mattress for an additional $700. I was issued a nondescript receipt that had ID numbers with a total at the bottom of approximately $2107. I was promised an email receipt that would detail everything and I accepted there statement on faith. I never received that email receipt.

    The deal was $100 off the mattress, 2 sets of free sheets with the purchase and a gel pillow for $109 with the second pillow half price.

    About a week after I got home I received the mattress. I lugged it upstairs and set it up. After waiting more than the 72 hours for the mattress to fully expand, I realized that the mattress received was the classic mattress and not the resort level mattress. As in the store, it was too firm for my taste.

    The real issue was that there was no identity on the box as to what mattress was shipped. I went to the website to get the specs on the two mattresses, classic and resort, but found no information. So how is a customer to know what they received unless they knew what the specifications were? Fortunately, I had measured the mattress up in Maine and it matched what I had received. The resort mattress was supposed to be 2 inches thicker and much softer.

    I contacted customer service to report the mistake and they were very kind and courteous. I never suspected that this would end up as anything other than a rectification of a mistake. I was asked to take a picture of the mattress and submit it for their inspection. I complied with the request and showed that the mattress was indeed just 10 inches thick consistent with the display model in Maine. Upon examination the customer service representative confirmed that I did indeed receive the classic mattress and not the resort mattress. She said she would have to get her manager to decide on how to handle the situation.

    I was concerned that they might have to dispose of the mattress and therefore offered to keep the mattress and just put a gel topper on it in order to mitigate the situation. However, I would need for them to charge me for the classic mattress by refunding me approximately $700. I thought I was being reasonable. However, the customer representative informed me that their manager said that his paperwork indicated that I got the resort mattress and completely ignored the photographic evidence. The manager told the customer rep to offer me $150 back for my trouble.

    Clearly this now appeared to be a bait and switch rather than a mistake and I instructed them to pickup the mattress and associated sheets and give me a refund. I told them I would keep the pillows but wanted to be given the deal (buy one get the other half off) that was offered in Maine. I supplied the calculation on the refund and they said I was correct.

    They did come and picked up the mattress and I shipped back the sheets. However, they refunded me in such a convoluted way that even the sales representative couldn’t explain how it was done. In short, they ended up charging me too much for the pillows.

    I decided not to fight them anymore but wanted to get the word out that there is a lack of transparency in their business practices. This includes receipts (or lack thereof) that do not reflect what was purchased or how the charges were configured. The product is shipped in a box that does not identify the contents nor is there any documentation inside of the box that describes what was received. I could not find any specifications on the web site that differentiates between the classic or resort mattress. While the frontline customer service was great it is evidently not backed up by scrupulous management. In the end, this was a waste of my time, effort and money.

    My experience was unfortunate in that I think they have a good product. I did like the sheets and hated to send them back. Perhaps my experience was unique but the unwillingness of management to work with me in light of hard evidence suggests a business practice that is not congruent with the quality of the product. Needless to say that I will not deal with a dishonest business.

  2. My sheets are beginning to pill after 4 nights use. Will they get better after washing? I was told I have 30 days to return them for a credit.

  3. I bought the resort queen sized set about a year ago. They do wrinkle extremely fast, but I don’t care. My mattress is not super plush, so the sheets sag after 4 or 5 days, but I don’t care. What I care about is how cool and soft they are. I live in Florida, so it gets hot. I’m a night sweater, so I get hot. These sheets do keep me cool all night. They do “whisk away” moisture and keep my skin from getting irritated. I do feel I need to clean them weekly because of this magical “whisking” property, it’s hard to explain but you can feel a slight change in the texture after a week of it taking in your sweat and oils. The sheets started out of the box being soft and a year later they are still soft. My husband recently went on a business trip to Las Vegas, he said the hotel sheets felt like paper to him after sleeping so long on our Cariloha bamboo sheets. I have not had issues with any holes or tears. There have been some rogue loose threads, but I take a lighter to them and singe the tips to keep them from pulling or fraying. I just bought a Split King matress and am waiting PATIENTLY for the Cariloha split king sheet sets to get back in stock so I can buy a set. I highly recommend Cariloha.

  4. I’ve ordered an additional set of sheets because we love them so much. We got the Resort Sheets. However one set came from Turkey the other from Thailand. You can definitely tell the colors are off. Also, they Are pilling. I sent a set of pillowcases back and waiting on my new set. And I just noticed my tip sheet has a few pulls. I have followed the washing instructions to the tee. I don’t mind the wrinkles because they are so soft and lightweight. But for the price I expected a little higher quality.

  5. Thanks for your review! I just bought my wife & I a set of these sheets (and 1 of their king-sized gel pillows too) for Christmas this year (shhh, it’s still a surprise), so I don’t know how they’ll feel yet BUT 1) we’re not concerned about the wrinkle issue… most of the time my wife gets out of bed later than I do and when I come downstairs all I see is a big pile of various fabrics on the bed tossed around so I know she cares way less about aesthetics than I do, so that’s OK, 2) I would like to know about their purported lifetime “quality satisfaction” guarantee… what exactly does “quality satisfaction” mean? I’m hoping that I can find that info on their website.

    Anyhoo once we try them out after Christmas I may report in again for a review, Katie. These WERE expensive to be sure of course, but the way I see it, we all spend soooo many hours in bed in our lifetime that I think investing in quality sleep hardware is money well spent. NOT that I want to spend everything under the sun on it of course, mind you, but hopefully the extra $$$ will also invest on the longevity of it in the long run.

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