If you’ve spent even just a few minutes browsing the internet for bamboo sheets, we don’t need to tell you how many options there are on the market. Many companies claim to have the best bamboo sheets out there, but what really separates the heroes from the zeroes?
We’ve put a lot of time and research into answering that question as we developed our own set of sheets. Read on for a list of our picks for the top brands out there. We’ll also talk about what qualities you should keep in mind while you’re shopping.
In this article:
- Why Is it Difficult to Compare Bamboo Sheets?
- The Best Bamboo Sheets
- What to Keep in Mind While Comparing Bamboo Sheets
Why Is it Difficult to Compare Bamboo Sheets?
If you're in the market for bamboo sheets, you may have noticed that it's difficult to compare products. There can be a lot of marketing jargon to wade through. Plus, one thing we discovered pretty quickly is there’s no industry-wide standard for how much real bamboo goes into a product labeled as “bamboo.”
Bamboo sheets are usually made of viscose or rayon, which are both processed cellulose fibers. Unfortunately there are products out there that claim to be bamboo but are actually made of other materials. When you're looking at a product, it's important to check the label to see what it's actually made of. Be wary of brands that simply list "bamboo" as an ingredient without specifying what percentage of the fabric is bamboo - these are often mostly microfiber or polyester.
If you’re shopping for bamboo sheets in person, take a moment to feel the fabric and check the tag. Real bamboo sheets should feel cool, silky, and soft to the touch. If they don’t, they’re likely not 100% bamboo.
Another thing to be aware of is that companies use different processes to make their bamboo sheets. Some use harsh chemicals like sodium hydroxide, carbon disulfide, and sulfuric acid to make their sheets. These can be hard on the environment and harmful to people. Others use more sustainable, natural methods. It's important to look for brands that are transparent about their processes and accurate in their labeling.
In this post, we’ll help you cut through the noise to get a sense of what the best bamboo sheets are really like. We’ll look at the qualities of the top brands that stand out so you can compare them head on.
The Best Bamboo Sheets
The Hush Iced 2.0 Cooling Sheets
We said we’d use this article to help you make a decision, so we might as well cut to the chase and save you some time 😜. We’re not in the business of selling anything less than the best, and we think our bamboo sheets certainly fit the bill.
Our sheets are unlike anything else on the market. We’ve put more thought into our source of bamboo than anyone else in the industry. For example, we don’t buy bamboo in the summer because the resulting fabric doesn’t hold up as well. With other bamboo sheets, you’ll likely start to see pilling after 20 or 30 washes. Not so with the Hush Iced.
Our sheets are naturally anti-bacterial. They’re hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin. They’ll last for years with proper care, and our special finishing process means the Hush Iced 2.0 Cooling sheets constantly pull heat away from the body. Our sheets are made from the coolest bamboo fabric in the world, so you can say goodbye to night sweats.
We don’t use any harsh chemicals in our sheets, period. Our sheets are 100% sustainably sourced organic bamboo viscose, and they have a silky smooth 300 thread count that’s so smooth it feels like 1500 thread count cotton sheets. Plus, our unique harnessing system means our sheets won’t slip off the corners of the bed, so you can sleep soundly all night long.
Long story short, the Hush Iced 2.0 Cooling sheets really are the highest quality bamboo sheets money can buy. We’re so confident you’ll agree, we stand behind them with a 100 night sleep trial. Add in our free shipping across Canada, and the Hush Iced 2.0 sheets are really the best bang for your buck.
Luxome Luxury Sheet Set
Luxome's luxury sheet set does a decent job of living up to its name. The company uses 100% viscose bamboo in its construction, ensuring a higher quality product than many competitors. They don’t say whether or not their bamboo is organic. This means it’s hard to tell how much more or less sustainable the Luxome sheets are compared to others.
Luxome uses 400 thread count bamboo fabric in their sheets. They claim it’s the highest out there. Keep in mind that with bamboo, there isn’t as much of a difference in feel once you get above 300 thread count. As with most bamboo sheets, you can expect the Luxome sheet set to be moisture-wicking and cool.
Luxome uses a sateen weave in these sheets. This weave creates a buttery smooth and silky feel. Some reviewers, however, have found the Luxome set to be a bit too slippery and they don't always stay put through the night.
The Luxome set does not include pillowcases, so you'll have to pay a bit extra for those if you need them. Overall, if you're looking for high quality bamboo sheets with a luxurious feel, these could be a good option for you. Just be prepared to pull your sheets up frequently!
Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
Like Dr. Phil, the Cozy Earth bamboo sheets are Oprah-approved. The daytime queen has called them "the softest sheets I've ever slept on" and added them to her Favorite Things list. The Oprah Effect has since helped the company become one of the most popular bamboo bedding brands. Let’s look at how these sheets really stack up.
The good news is the Cozy Earth bamboo sheets are a sustainable option, made from 100% viscose from wild and organic bamboo. Like our sheets, they don't use harsh chemicals in the manufacturing process. Many reviewers have found them to be incredibly soft, with a sateen weave that feels smooth and silky to the touch. Like other bamboo sheets, the Cozy Earth sheets are breathable and stay cool.
The not-so-good news: Cozy Earth does not disclose their sheets’ thread count, and some reviewers have found them to be quite thin. Others have found that they pill and even tear after only a few washes. And some reviewers have found that they stain easily from skincare products, even if used hours before bed.
The company does offer a 100 night sleep trial, so you can test out the sheets before making a final decision. If Oprah’s never steered you wrong before, you may just want to take them for a spin.
Simply Organic Bamboo Sheet Set
Simply Organic Bamboo Sheets are one of the more eco-conscious brands out there. Made by a family-run business in the US, the sheets are made of 100% bamboo viscose and are certified organic by ECOCERT. They're also free of harmful chemicals, making them a safe and healthy option for your bedroom.
The company does not list a thread count for their sheets, but most reviews say the Simply Organic sheets are very soft and silky to the touch. Like the Luxome sheets, Simply Organic Bamboo Sheets have a sateen weave. Reviews suggest they stay put a bit better than the Luxome sheets, though. Most reviews find them to be as breathable and moisture-wicking as any high-end bamboo sheets.
Simply Organic Bamboo Sheets come in a reusable bag made of scrap bamboo fabric, which adds to their sustainability cred. The company offers a 30-day sleep trial, so you can make sure you're happy with your purchase before committing to it.
One downside to Simply Organic Bamboo Sheets is that they're a US-based company, so shipping to Canada may be a bit pricey. If you look at the higher price and the shipping cost for similar quality sheets, as a Canadian you’re better off trying out the Hush Iced 2.0. Nevertheless, the Simply Organic sheets are still a solid choice, especially for our friends south of the border.
Layla Bamboo Sheets
Just like the other sheets on this list, the Layla Bamboo Sheets are advertised as premium sheets. The details, unfortunately, suggest some compromises. The Layla sheets are made of 100% viscose from bamboo. You’ll notice, however, that they never claim their bamboo is organic. That means it likely isn’t, so the Layla sheets may be made with harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin. Of course, they might not be, but without more information you’re rolling the dice with these sheets.
That said, many reviewers have generally found the Layla bamboo sheets to be soft and comfortable. They have a 300 thread count and are made with a percale weave for a crisp feel. Some people have noted that they can be prone to tearing after a wash or two. Additionally, some people have found that they stain easily. Although they're advertised as being wrinkle-resistant, some users have found that the Layla sheets may be more prone to wrinkles than other brands.
Overall, these sheets seem to be on par with your standard Amazon bamboo sheet set, but at a higher price. They do offer a 120 night sleep trial so you can find out for yourself if the Layla sheets’ issues are deal breakers for you.
Cariloha Classic Bamboo Sheets
If you're looking for a good quality, sustainable set of bamboo sheets, the Cariloha Classic Bamboo Sheets are a great option. They're made from 100% viscose from bamboo, and have a twill weave for durability. They're quite comfortable, according to most reviews.
There are some drawbacks to consider. Some reviews say the seams on the Cariloha sheets can sometimes unravel easily. Additionally, the fitted sheets have deep 18" pockets, which can be an issue for thinner mattresses. If you're looking for sheets that stay put on most mattresses, our sheets are a better option.
Cariloha is transparent about their supply chain and sustainability practices. They show details on their website as to how they offset their carbon emissions. While many of their products are organic, they make no promises about their sheets. That makes it hard to tell whether harsh chemicals are used to make their bamboo fabric.
Cariloha is a US company, so you'll pay extra to ship to Canada. That’s on top of being much more expensive than other sheet sets. Cariloha does allow returns within 30 days if you’re not satisfied with their bamboo sheets.
Overall, Cariloha is a good quality brand. If you’re looking for bamboo sheets that are carefully made, fit mattresses of all kinds, and use organic materials, though, you’re better off with the Hush Iced 2.0 sheets.
Snoozy Monk Bamboo Rayon Sheet Set
Snoozy Monk’s bamboo sheets differentiate themselves with more than a fun brand name. Snoozy Monk uses 100% bamboo rayon rather than viscose in their sheet sets. Bamboo rayon and bamboo viscose are very similar products, but rayon tends to have a slightly silkier feel to it. They’re also one of the few companies to plainly state that their sheets don’t use any blend of microfiber or polyester.
While Snoozy Monk does not use organic bamboo, they’re OEKO-TEX certified to not use harsh chemicals. Snoozy Monk does, however, use sodium hydroxide to make their bamboo rayon. Also known as caustic soda, it’s found in skincare products and is safe in small amounts, but if you have sensitive skin you may want to look elsewhere.
The sheets themselves are of good quality. The twill, denim-like weave of these sheets makes them silky while resembling linen. Reviews find them soft and that they fit mattresses well. Some reviews mention that these sheets are prone to wrinkles.
The Snoozy Monk Bamboo Rayon Sheet Set is a Canadian company and they ship free throughout Canada. Overall, the Snoozy Monk Bamboo Rayon Sheet Set is a fine choice for bamboo sheets. If you have sensitive skin or prefer organic ingredients, you may want to consider other options.
Bamboo Sheets Shop
The Bamboo Sheets Shop offers bamboo sheets in two different thread counts, 320 and 500. Both of these options are made from 100% rayon from bamboo. The sheets have a sateen weave, which many reviewers say gives them a silky soft feel. The 500 TC sheets are a bit thicker, which likely adds to the sheets’ durability.
Bamboo Sheets Shop doesn’t claim to use organic bamboo in their sheets. It’s safe to say these sheets are likely non organic. The company claims to use no chemicals in their processing. This is a little suspicious, because at least some chemicals are required to turn bamboo into bamboo rayon.
Shipping is free throughout the USA and Canada. However, returns are not allowed unless the sheets are unopened. If you like to try out your sheets before you commit to them, other brands, including ours, are much more forgiving.
Overall, the Bamboo Sheets Shop seems to offer good quality bamboo sheets. However, there are some unanswered questions about their product and how it's made. They are priced at a luxury level, so you may want to go with a brand that is more transparent about their process and materials.
Puffy Bamboo Bed Sheets
Puffy, known for their memory foam mattresses, has joined the bamboo sheets game with a quality set. Their sheets are made of 100% bamboo viscose and are certified not to use harmful materials. However, Puffy doesn’t use organic bamboo, so they aren’t as sustainable as some other sheets.
The Puffy sheets have a percale weave for a silky smooth feel. Reviewers found them to sleep cool and soft. Their fitted sheet fits mattresses between 10 and 15 inches thick. It’s a good range, but people with thicker mattresses might need to look elsewhere. Reviewers seemed to be satisfied with the durability of the Puffy bamboo sheet set.
Puffy offers a 101-day sleep trial to ensure you’re satisfied with their sheets. They also ship their sheets free across Canada. At the end of the day, Puffy offers a decent set of bamboo sheets, but for more sustainable bamboo sheets at a similar price, you should consider our Hush Iced 2.0 cooling sheets instead.
Sweet Zzz Organic Bamboo Sheets
The Sweet Zzz Bamboo Sheets are made of organic bamboo viscose, but you might notice their website doesn’t use the term 100% bamboo. They say “100% bamboo viscose.” This is a small, but important distinction. These sheets may contain other materials, but it’s hard to tell one way or another. The Sweet Zzz bamboo sheets are certified not to use harmful chemicals in their viscose, at least.
These bamboo sheets have a thread count of 400 and are soft to the touch. They sleep cool and have a silky feel from their sateen weave. Given these sheets aren’t necessarily 100% bamboo, they may not be as comfortable and breathable as other brands.
Durability is also a concern with these sheets. Some reviews mention that the hems on the Sweet Zzz sheets start to fray after only a couple of washes. They also mention that the elastic on the fitted sheets loses its strength over time.
Sweet Zzz offers a 50 night sleep trial so you can see for yourself how you like them. While they offer free shipping in the US, keep in mind that they charge extra for shipping to Canada.
Overall the Sweet Zzz Organic Bamboo sheet set seems to lack durability. The potential use of other materials means they may not be worth their luxury price. For Canadians looking for the highest quality bamboo sheets, ours are a great alternative.
What to Keep in Mind While Comparing Bamboo Sheets
We're here to help you cut through the marketing speak as you compare bamboo sheet sets. Here are a few common questions people have as they shop.
Will Bamboo Sheets Fit My Bed?
Make sure you take a look at the measurements of any bamboo sheets you're looking at. You want to make sure they will actually fit your bed. Keep in mind that bamboo fabric often shrinks after its first wash. Bamboo sheets are available in a range of sizes to fit standard mattress sizes. The harnessing system on our sheets helps them fit the majority of mattresses out there without moving around.
What Is a Good Thread Count For Bamboo Sheets?
The thread count of a set of sheets indicates how many threads are in one square inch of fabric. A higher thread count usually means a softer feel. That being said, bamboo is a naturally soft material, so a high thread count is not necessary for you to experience its benefits. A good thread count for bamboo sheets is around 300. Above that number, you likely won't feel the difference to justify a higher price.
Are Bamboo Sheets Durable?
Bamboo sheets can last several years with proper care. While bamboo fabric softens naturally in the wash, some can pill or tear over time. The weave, along with the quality of the bamboo itself can contribute to the fabric’s durability. This is one of the reasons why we’re so careful about the bamboo we buy for our sheets. We designed the Hush Iced 2.0 cooling sheets to last for years.
Are There Disadvantages to Bamboo Sheets?
Bamboo sheets have a lot of things going for them compared to cotton sheets. There are some compromises to keep in mind, though. Bamboo textiles are often processed with harsh chemicals, like sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. The pesticides sometimes used to maintain non-organic bamboo crops can have a negative impact on the environment. And, of course, bamboo sheets can be more expensive than synthetic or cotton sheets.
We looked at these issues and decided to change the game with a better set of bamboo sheets. We don’t use any chemicals that risk the health of the people who make our sheets or the people who use them. We use organic bamboo to protect the Earth we all live on. And we do it all at an incredible price.
If you’re ready to snuggle up with a set of sheets that are amazingly comfortable, unbelievably cool, and easy on the planet, the Hush Iced 2.0 cooling bamboo sheets are some of the best bed sheets you can buy.