The Spruce recognized Cariloha bamboo-viscose sheets as Best Bamboo Sheets of 2022, per their independent research, testing and reviewing processes. Cariloha bed sheets were recognized as the softest sheets by The Spruce team. The Spruce is a national home and lifestyle publication that receives more than 3.1 million unique monthly visitors.
The 8 Best Bamboo Sheets of 2022, Tested and Reviewed
By Theresa Holland
Bamboo bed sheets are not only exceptionally soft and sustainable, but they’re also naturally moisture-wicking and breathable, with unique temperature-regulating abilities.1
“Bamboo offers something other materials don’t in that it’s naturally antibacterial,” says textile expert Deborah Young. “Bacteria causes odor. If you have an antibacterial sheet, you have no odor.” adding to the value of bamboo sheets.
We researched and tested top options in The Lab, evaluating each based on quality, texture, durability, breathability, and overall value. Our best overall pick, the BAMPURE 100% Organic Bamboo Sheets, is reasonably priced and naturally cooling, with a versatile aesthetic that our testers loved.
Read on for the best bamboo sheets currently on the market.
Best Soft: Cariloha Resort Bamboo 4-Piece Bed Sheet Set
What We Like
If skin feel is your most important factor when choosing sheets, consider Cariloha. This set earned a 4.8 overall score from our home tester, who loved the exceedingly soft fabric and silky texture of the sateen weave. She also appreciated that the 400-count is on the higher side for bamboo sheets.
These sheets are woven from 100 percent bamboo-sourced viscose. In addition to being supremely soft, they’re notably breathable with sweat-wicking and thermal properties abilities to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter3. While we wish it was more affordable, the set is easy to care for and durable, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Weave: Sateen | Thread Count: 400 | Sizes: Queen, King, California King, Split King | Certifications: STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry
How We Tested the Sheets
We put 30+ sets of sheets to the test at The Lab in Des Moines, Iowa, evaluating their quality, texture, breathability, durability, and overall value. After trying them out over the course of a day—making dozens of beds and laying in them for five minutes at a time—we laundered each set, measuring to see if there was any shrinkage. The result? A list of highly-vetted options for all budgets and styles.
What to Look for in Bamboo Sheets
Bamboo blends are common in sheets, but the best options are those that are 100 percent bamboo. The blend that performed best during testing was bamboo lyocell, which also happens to be more environmentally friendly and made with non-toxic processes. If you really want to be sure your bamboo sheets were made with sustainable practices, look for OEKO-TEX and GOTS-certified organic sheets.
The weave directly affects the way the sheets feel, and bamboo threads are usually woven in either twill or sateen. If you’re looking for a more luxurious look, sateen is the way to go: it has a super soft, silk-like feel and appearance, and is versatile enough to mix with other weaves. Twill is an overall more durable option, with a tight, short weave that more so resembles denim. It has a crisper look that will hold up after multiple washes and is generally less expensive than sateen.
Bamboo sheets typically have a thread count somewhere between 250 and 350. Though this may sound lower than some cotton options, bamboo is naturally soft. A 100 percent bamboo sheet with a 250 thread count may feel just as soft as a cotton sheet with a 400 thread count—which proved to be the case during testing.
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