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.
- 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
- Super soft
- Lightweight feel
- Variety of colors
- Transparent manufacturing process
- Machine wash and dry
- Wrinkles easily
- White color is very sheer
- Issues with thermal regulating
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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