Best Reviewed Bamboo Sheets 2017 - Mattress Clarity

Best Reviewed Bamboo Sheets 2017

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.

We put popular bamboo sheets to the test in an effort to see who came out on top. We are pleased to say that the Cariloha Resort bamboo sheets are our pick for the best bamboo sheets.

Top Picks

  • Overall: Cariloha Resort
  • Second Pick: Bamboo Supply Co.
  • Thicker Mattresses: Malouf
  • Good Stewards of the Environment: Cariloha Classic

Cariloha Resort

  • Incredibly soft and lightweight feel
  • Drapes nicely over your bed
  • Available in a variety of sizes and neutral colors
  • Produced with environmentally friendly efforts and transparent manufacturing process
  • A splurge at $230 (Queen size)

Check out the full review of the Cariloha Resort bamboo sheets here.

Bamboo Supply Co.

  • Extremely light and luxurious feeling
  • Great fit – no shrinking
  • Multiple colors
  • Manufacturer has OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification: well-known independent environmental testing and certification system that works to make sure harmful substances stay out of textiles

Tell me more! Read the full review of Bamboo Supply Co.’s bamboo sheets here.

Things To Know About Bamboo Sheets

Fabric: 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.

You can learn more about this process here.

Care: 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, 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.

Environmental Considerations: 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 all about bamboo manufacturing here.

Price: 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.

The Best Bamboo Sheets For…

Good Stewards of the Environment

Cariloha’s Classic Bamboo Bed Sheets are super soft and comfortable – you could stay in them all day! Cariloha is also thoughtful in how they make their bamboo products.
Their website features a step-by-step process on how their sheets are produced from harvest to fabric. They use a closed-loop system which is intended to minimize environmental impact.

To read the full review, click here.

A Guest Room Bed

Brielle Home’s sheets are soft, breathable and come in rich looking colors that enhance any guest room.

The sheets are made with a sateen weave, which gives them a more luxurious feel. They are pricey but not a totally budget buster as you can find a set for under $100.

To read the full review, click here.

Customer Service

My bamboo sheets from E-Luxury Supply were soft and comfortable. But what stood out to me is their out customer service. It started when my bamboo sheets arrived promptly and with a lovely, handwritten thank you note from the team.

E-Luxury Supply also offers free shipping and a 30-day return policy on their products. They have quick online assistance on their website as well.

They also sell their bamboo sheets on Amazon. Their customer service team has replied to virtually every negative review I found, offering apologies for unmet expectations and refunds.

To read the full review, click here.

Thicker Mattresses

Malouf bamboo sheets offer something called a “Universal Fit” which allows them to fit mattresses up to 22-inches thick. That’s a serious mattress!

The bamboo sheets are sewn with deep pockets and an ultra-thick, full-length elastic. This is supposed to create a more secure and smooth fit on thicker mattresses.

The set also comes with a bigger flat sheet – which means that you’ll have no problem tucking in the edges of thicker mattresses. A win for everyone!

To read the full review, click here.