Bamboo is a magical plant that can be transformed for use in a crazy amount of products- from flooring to bedding. Trust us when we say it makes for some super comfortable bed sheets.
I’ve tested a number of bamboo sheets, and now you can find them all in one place! Take a look at our best bamboo sheets for the year!
Our Top Picks
- Puffy Bamboo Sheets – Editor’s Pick
- Layla Premium Bamboo Sheets – Best Cooling Bamboo Sheets
- Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets – Best Luxury
- Brooklyn Bedding Deep Pocket Bamboo Cotton Sheets – Best Bamboo/Cotton Blend
- Nolah Bamboo Sheets – Best Eco-Friendly Bamboo
Puffy’s Bamboo sheets make our Editor’s Pick because out of all the sheets I’ve tested, these are the ones that came home with me after I initially reviewed them. Here’s why I love them.
I’m a hot sleeper, and I have not once slept hot and sweaty under these sheets! This is because bamboo does a great job at keeping people cool. It’s great at wicking moisture away and has exceptional breathability.
These sheets are fairly lightweight and feel very soft to the touch. This is a common characteristic of both bamboo and the sateen weave used to construct these sheets.
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They have deep pockets to fit mattresses up to 15” tall, and they have an extra band in the corners to keep the fitted sheet on your bed.
Bamboo is very durable, too! Puffy lets you test these sheets out for 101 nights, and if you keep them, you get a lifetime warranty. What’s not to love?
What Makes the Puffy Bamboo Sheets Stand Out?
- They’re lightweight and will keep hot sleepers very cool at night.
- They feel much softer and more similar to satin over the crisp feel you’ll find in cotton sheets.
- As someone who tosses and turns frequently during the night, the fitted sheet stays put!
Read our full Puffy Bamboo Sheets review.
Puffy is known for their cloud-like beds, and the company's bamboo sheets will really make you feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. These bamboo sheets are cooling, have deep pockets, and will help give you a great night of sleep!
Layla Premium Bamboo
Many bamboo sheet sets are going to be great for hot sleepers. But one set stood out to me as the best cooling because they actually felt cool to the touch: the Layla Premium Bamboo sheets!
In addition to being breathable and moisture-wicking, the Layla sheets felt ice cold even out of the packaging. And using them all night, they stayed nice and cool, too.
Layla offers a 120 night trial period to let you really see if these are the sheets for you. If you keep them, you get a five-year warranty. They only come in gray or white, but they should still match color schemes really well.
Plus, Layla offers great deals year round, so if you’re constantly on the lookout, you’ll get a cool night of sleep for a great price, too.
What Makes the Layla Premium Bamboo Sheets Stand Out?
- Whether you pull them out of the package or are climbing into bed, these sheets will feel very cool to the touch. you’ll stay cool all night long.
- They are a very durable set with simple care instructions, so with good care, they should last you at least five years.
- They’re also some of the best bamboo sheets for the money because you can find some great deals year round.
Read our full Layla Bamboo Sheets review.
Layla's Premium Bamboo Sheet set is made with 100% viscose from bamboo, it's silky soft, lightweight and comes in two colors: white and grey. The fabric is durable and moisture-wicking and comes in sizes ranging from Twin - Cal King.
Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets
When I think of luxury, I think of celebrities. So when Cozy Earth’s bamboo sheet set got endorsed by Oprah as the softest sheets she’d encountered, I paid attention.
True to Oprah’s endorsement, the Cozy Earth bamboo sheets feel very soft to the touch. This is a common characteristic of bamboo sheets, and could also be because of the company’s secret weave style.
Cozy Earth also has a direct supply chain with all steps of production to ensure responsible production on its sheets.
While you might have to pay a bit extra for these luxury sheets, they’ll be worth the investment. Bamboo is durable, and you’ll have 100 nights to test these sheets out to see if they’re right for you. If you keep them, you get a 10 year warranty!
Better yet, Cozy Earth recently introduced a few neutral shade options for those looking for more than just white.
What Makes the Cozy Earth Sheets Stand Out?
- They’re incredibly soft to the touch and will make you feel like you’re sleeping in luxury.
- They’re a durable set of sheets for the price, and should last you a long time.
- The Cozy Earth sheets will be a fantastic choice for hot sleepers to look into, too.
Read our full Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets review.
The Cozy Earth Bamboo sheets are some of the softest on the market. These sheets are made of 100% viscose from bamboo and will sleep cool. These lightweight, soft sheets are a great option.
Best Bamboo/Cotton Blend
Brooklyn Bedding Deep Pocket Bamboo Cotton Sheets
If you’re more familiar with cotton sheets, and want to try bamboo sheets, a bamboo/cotton blend is a great way to test the waters! Brooklyn Bedding makes a set of bamboo/cotton sheets that are the perfect happy medium for cotton lovers.
These sheets have the best qualities of both materials. There’s a bit of a crispness to these sheets, which is common in cotton sheets, but they feel very soft and satin-like, which is what bamboo is known for. And if you’re a hot sleeper, bamboo and cotton are great materials for their breathability and moisture-wicking properties.
Brooklyn Bedding only sells this in limited bed sizes, but out of all the picks on this list, they’re the most affordable after a discount.
What Makes the Brooklyn Bedding Deep Pocket Bamboo Cotton Sheets Stand Out?
- They’re a great option for cotton lovers who want to try bamboo sheets.
- Hot sleepers will love these sheets because they’re lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking.
- They’re fairly affordable as well!
Read our full Brooklyn Bedding Bamboo Cotton Sheets review.
If you're a cotton sheet lover who wants to venture into bamboo, the Brooklyn Bedding Deep Pocket Bamboo Cotton sheets are the bamboo/cotton blend you need. They're still crisp like cotton sheets, but have that satin-like feel that bamboo sheets are known for.
Nolah Bamboo Sheets
Bamboo is a fast growing material. And companies can easily sustainably source it these days. However, Nolah went an extra step to make sure its bamboo sheets were certified eco-friendly.
Most companies, like Nolah, can get their products OEKO-Tex certified. This certification means that products are grown, processed, and produced without harmful toxins or chemicals.
But Nolah got its bamboo sheets certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This certification means that Nolah is able to source the bamboo for its sheets from forests that are responsibly managed, economically viable, and environmentally conscious.
Like all the sheets on this list, they feel very soft to the touch and will be great for hot sleepers out there.
Currently, Nolah only sells this set of sheets in white. if you decide to get yourself a set, they’ll last you a long time!
What Makes the Nolah Bamboo Sheets Stand Out?
- Nolah got its sheets a few certifications to ensure eco-friendly production.
- They feel very soft to the touch!
- Like other sheets on this list, say goodbye to night sweats. They’re breathable and moisture-wicking, so you’ll sleep at a comfortable temperature all night long.
Read our full Nolah Bamboo Sheets review.
Nolah's bamboo sheets are super soft to the touch! They will also keep you cool at night, and if you suffer from allergies, they're even hypoallergenic! There's lots to love about this set of sheets. Click our coupon to get a set of your own!
What to Consider Before Buying Bamboo Sheets
Labels on bamboo sheets can be confusing. While many say the sheets are made from 100% Bamboo, sometimes they also say that the sheets are made from Rayon from Bamboo or Rayon Viscose from Bamboo.
Sheets can only be labeled as bamboo sheets if they are made directly from bamboo fiber, according to the FTC. Textiles made from rayon (or viscose) that are created using the bamboo plant are labeled as Rayon or Viscose from bamboo.
That is why you will often see labels like “100% Viscose – Made from Bamboo” on your bamboo sheets.
Bamboo sheets need to be treated with care to ensure their longevity. Instructions accompanying these sheets and sometimes be lengthy and detailed. If you follow them you’ll enjoy your sheets for an extended period of time.
In general, when washing your bamboo sheets, use cold water and a delicate cycle to wash your sheets and a low tumble dry. Avoid any bleach or fabric softeners.
Bamboo sheets are also prone to wrinkles. To help reduce wrinkles, remove your sheets from the dryer as soon as you can and immediately place them on your bed. In some instances, you may need to iron your sheets.
Thanks in part to its quick growing and sustainable nature, bamboo is a very environmentally friendly plant. Bamboo fiber is hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and strong, making it great to weave into sleep products like sheets.
You will see many of the health benefits of natural bamboo listed on bamboo bed sheet packaging.
Bamboo bed sheets have received some criticism over the use of toxic chemicals in the bamboo fiber manufacturing process. In addition, the FTC warns consumers that natural bamboo qualities, like antibacterial characteristics, are lost when bamboo plants are turned into fiber.
If purchasing bamboo bed sheets are important to you for environmental reasons, it is worth looking into the manufacturing process of each brand. Some are transparent about the chemicals and processes used in their production.
Want to know more? You can read our article on bamboo manufacturing.
Bamboo sheet sets range in price but more often than not fall on the pricier side (compared to their cotton counterparts).
While cotton sheets may be viewed in terms of thread count (though there is no black and white rule on this), bamboo sheets are often considered softer than cotton and may have a lower thread count number or no number attributed to them at all.
If you’ve never used bamboo sheets before, don’t stress! I’ve gathered and answered some of the most frequently asked questions about this type of sheets!
What’s the difference between Tencel and bamboo sheets?
One of the biggest differences between bamboo and Tencel sheets is just the material used to make them. Bamboo is made from, you guessed it, bamboo! Tencel sheets are made from eucalyptus wood pulp.
Both have moisture-wicking properties and both are very breathable, making them great for hot sleepers. But Tencel sheets tend to feel more cool to the touch over bamboo.
If you’d like to read more about the differences between these two types of sheets, read our eucalyptus vs bamboo article!
Are bamboo sheets good?
Even as someone who might be biased towards bamboo–this is my favorite type of sheet after all–yes! Bamboo sheets have some objectively good qualities to them.
If you’re not a big fan of crisp cotton sheets, bamboo sheets will often feel more soft and satin-like over that pressed shirt feel that cotton sheets can have.
They’re very breathable and moisture-wicking, as mentioned, so hot sleepers often enjoy using bamboo sheets to stay cool.
How do you wash bamboo sheets?
If you’ve never used bamboo sheets before, this could be a big question you have. Luckily, the answer is simple: they can be machine washed!
Of course, it's best to follow whatever instructions the manufacturer provides you.
In my experience, you’ll often see recommendations of washing with cold water and on a gentle wash cycle. And to dry, most companies and manufacturers will recommend tumble drying on low heat.
Do bamboo sheets pill?
While bamboo sheets have a tendency to wrinkle more than others, the good news is that bamboo sheets are very durable. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about your bamboo sheets pilling after multiple washes.