Those seeking the softest of soft bamboo sheets can look no further because these lightweight sheets by Cariloha hit almost every mark. This review will go over the main highlights of these sheets and provide everything people should know before making a purchasing decision.
Who Makes It?
The sheet set is made by Cariloha. Caribbean style and the Hawaiian aloha are the inspiration behind the Cariloha brand (“Cariloha” is a combination of the two words, in fact).
The brand is focused on creating goods that “would capture the look and feel of the islands.” Cariloha has a large line of bamboo products, from bed sheets and apparel to handbags and other accessories.
- 100% viscose from bamboo
- Twill weave
- Thermal regulating
- Extra deep pockets
- Each set includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases
- Fits mattresses up to 18-inches deep
- Queen fits a bed sized 60 x 80 inches
- Five available colors
- Soft feel
- Lightweight material
- Comes in variety of sizes including California King and Split King
- Machine wash and dry easily
- Transparent manufacturing process
- Wrinkles easily
- May require ironing
- A little pricey
The first words out of my mouth when I pulled these sheets out of their packaging was “oh, these are so soft.”
They are also noticeably lightweight, too. The packaging for the sheets is simple and the back information label gave simple instructions to wash them gently in cold water and low tumble dry. It also suggested removing them immediately from the dryer.
The sheets were even softer (if possible) after being washed and dried. I almost immediately took them from the dryer and draped them on my bed. They fit very well on my standard queen bed and 10-inch thick mattress.
Although they say the fitted sheet has deep pockets and should fit mattresses up to 18-inches, I have a hard time imagining them fitting perfectly on a mattress eight inches thicker than mine. There wasn’t a lot of extra room on the edges.
Even after taking them out of the dryer as fast as I could, my sheets definitely have wrinkles and some small creases. The creases and wrinkles do get worse after each night of use.
The lightweight feel and softness of the sheets do make them feel luxurious. I had no issues with temperature or fabric pilling during the four nights I tested the sheets and neither did my husband, the (volunteer) reviewer.
Cariloha does a great job of being transparent about their bamboo fabrication process. Their website has a video and additional information about how their bamboo becomes thread which is then woven to become the fabric for many of their products.
They do a good job of taking environmental factors into consideration, including using a closed loop system in their manufacturing process (which wastes less water).
People who are interested can learn more about how bamboo is made into fabric for products like bed sheets here.
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Things to Consider Before Buying
Consumers will need to sacrifice wrinkles for softness with these sheets. Aside from delicately ironing them, I am not sure how people could get them entirely wrinkle-free.
The fabric drapes very nicely on the bed but people won’t get the same crisp linen feeling that they would from traditional percale cotton sheets.
Many other reviewers commented on how frequently the sheets wrinkled. It seems to bother some more than others but it’s definitely worth considering before purchasing.
A set of queen-size classic bamboo bed sheets retails for $179 on Cariloha’s website and on Amazon.com
There are definitely bamboo sheets on sale for less money, but I am not sure people will find them to be much softer than these.
The lightweight fabric, soft feel, relatively easy-care and environmentally conscious manufacturing efforts make these a good deal. I recommend them to anyone curious about trying bamboo sheets.
Cariloha also offers a 90-day money back guarantee and a lifetime quality satisfaction guarantee.