The 15 Best Bamboo Sheets (All of Which Are Super Soft)
Whether you refuse to sleep on anything but 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, or you’re still using the $25 set you bought back in college, we’d like to offer some advice: Invest in bamboo sheets. Why, you ask? Well, they’re incredibly soft, eco-friendly, ultra-breathable and moisture-wicking…basically everything you want in a bedding set. Not exactly sure which bamboo sheets are right for you? Here, find a comprehensive guide to finding the best bamboo sheets based on reader feedback and editors’ reviews. And yes, we’ve included 15 of the best bamboo sheets to shop now (spoiler: they’re all super soft).
WHAT ARE BAMBOO SHEETS
Bamboo sheets come in a few varieties; there’s bamboo viscose, bamboo rayon, bamboo modal and bamboo lyocell. All of the fabrics are made from bamboo pulp, but the process for each material is a little different, hence the different names. If you’re looking for the most environmentally friendly option, bamboo lyocell is your best bet, since it’s sustainably made. More concerned with breathability? In that case, go with bamboo viscose.
You also want to pay attention to the thread count when you’re looking for bamboo sheets. While the optimum thread count is between 250 and 350, a 100-percent bamboo sheet with a 250 thread count should still provide that soft, cotton-like feel. Just remember, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF BAMBOO SHEETS?
For starters, bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly materials in the world. As Wanda Thompson, creator of Householdwonders.com explains, “Since bamboo doesn’t need pesticides to grow naturally, the plant has less of a negative impact on our planet in terms of pollution, especially chemical pollution.” Bamboo also absorbs five times more carbon and produces 35 percent more oxygen (which makes it a more breathable, moisture-wicking option for sweaty sleepers).
And if you’re wondering about the feel of bamboo, it’s just as plush as cotton (and, in some cases, softer). “Egyptian cotton can be extremely soft [at] high thread counts, but bamboo is naturally softer, stronger, more absorbent, more breathable, and more eco-friendly than Egyptian cotton. On top of that, bamboo sheets are generally less expensive than Egyptian cotton,” Thompson adds.
CAN BAMBOO SHEETS GO IN THE DRYER?
The short answer? No. “When it comes to bamboo fabrics, you always want to air-dry them flat,” says Thompson. “Avoid using the dryer, as higher temperatures will cause bamboo fabrics to shrink. If you really need your sheets to dry quickly, use the dryer on very low heat and remove the items while they’re still damp. Let them air-dry for the remaining time.”
THE BEST BAMBOO SHEETS, WINNERS AT A GLANCE
- Best Overall: Layla Bamboo Sheets
- Best Affordable: Cosy House Collection Premium Bamboo Sheets
- Best Luxury: Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets
- Best on Amazon: Luxclub 6-Piece Sheet Set
- Softest Sheets: Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set
- Best Moisture-Wicking: Puffy Sheets
- Best Cooling: Luxome Bamboo Sheet Set
- Best Bamboo Lyocell: Ettitude Signature Sateen Sheet Set
- Best Close-to-Cotton Feel: Simply Organic Bamboo Sheet Set
- Best Color Options: Sunday Citizen Premium Bamboo Sheets
- Best for Sensitive Skin: Bedsure Bamboo Sheets
- Best Organic: Bampure 100 Percent Organic Bamboo Sheets
- Best Bamboo-Blend: Charter Club Sleep Soft Bamboo Sheets
- Best Deep Pocket: Sonoro Kate Bed Sheet Set
- Best for Babies: Bedvoyage Bamboo Baby Crib Bed Set
- Why we love it: Attractive piping on the top sheet, cooler than cotton, made of 100 percent viscose
From the silky feel of the material to the sleek packaging, Taylor B., a reader from Tampa, FL, raved about every aspect of these sheets. “They’re very lightweight and breathable. The gray stitching is a nice touch too,” she says, referring to the hotel-like trim at the top. This Layla set is made from 100 percent bamboo viscose, which the brand notes is three degrees cooler than cotton, making for a much more comfortable night’s sleep. The only downside? They only come in white and gray colorways at the moment.
- Why we love it: Under $40, highly rated on Amazon, cooling construction helps with night sweats
These $40 bamboo sheets from Cosy House Collection have racked up more than 4,968 five-star ratings on Amazon, which makes them an instant winner in our book.“I’ve had these sheets for over a year now and they’re still [the best] I’ve ever had! Literally no complaints…they are so soft and hold up extremely well to repeated use/washing. They *will not wrinkle*, they’re super lightweight, and they’re soft as it gets…definitely recommend—you cannot beat this quality for this price,” according to one happy customer. That said, if you’re set on finding 100 percent bamboo sheets, you’ll want to pass on this set. They’re made from a blend of 40 percent bamboo rayon and 60 percent micro-polyester, which explains the more affordable price.
- Why we love it: Silky sateen finish, ultra-soft 400 thread count, chic neutral colors
Aptly named the Resort Sheets, this set from Cariloha has a luxuriously soft sateen finish that will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a fancy hotel bed. In fact, according to the brand they’re even softer than 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. “I was always a loyal Egyptian Cotton customer thinking those sheets were the most luxurious on the market until discovering Cariloha! They live up to every claim—soft, smooth, silky, thermoregulating and rich! I got the blush color and it is exactly as pictured. Way better quality and feel than my expensive, high-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets from a department store. I took a risk buying these online and am extremely satisfied,” writes one reviewer. To keep them in tip-top shape, wash them in cold water and tumble dry on low heat.
- Why we love it: Affordable, silky and wrinkle-free, moisture-wicking, 18-inch deep pocket sheets
With a 4.5 out of 5-star rating out of nearly 150,000 reviews, these are the most popular bamboo sheets on Amazon—by far. Mostly, this is due to the set’s microfiber and bamboo rayon blend—which feels smooth and luxurious—and its ability to stay virtually wrinkle-free. “I have to say that these are probably the best sheets I have ever owned. They are very soft and lightweight but still warm for winter months. The reason I ordered [this set] is because it has deep pockets, which are hard to come at such a good price. I was so happy the first morning I woke up and the sheets stayed exactly fitted to my pillow top mattress,” raves one reviewer. Oh, and did we mention they come in 42 shades, including light taupe, lavender, sky blue and everything in between? They’re guaranteed to blend in with your existing bedroom decor.
- Why we love it: Ultra-soft 300-thread-count weave, deep pockets can fit mattresses up to 20-inches, set can be returned or exchanged within 100 days of purchase, sophisticated neutral color options
Sure, all bamboo sheets are soft, but with a 300-thread-count and 100-viscose bamboo fabric, these Cozy Earth sheets have been described as the “softest EVER” by Oprah herself. “We have nothing to compare the softness of these sheets to. They are [indescribable]... These have the consistency of a high thread count cotton sheet but it’s like the softness is inherent to the bamboo threads themselves. Softer than satin or silk. You'll never want to sleep on anything else,” attests one reviewer. Even better? The enhanced weave is guaranteed not to pill even after washing and drying and the set includes a 10-year warranty to protect against defects. And don’t even get us started on the chic color options, which include light grey, driftwood, oat and charcoal.
6. Puffy SheetsBest Moisture-Wicking
- Why we love it: 300-thread-count viscose bamboo, Oeko-Tex certified, hypoallergenic
These 100 percent pure bamboo viscose sheets are silky-soft right out of the package (which will be delivered free via Fed-Ex). The set features a deep pocket fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcases—all of which are soft, smooth and naturally breathable. Plus, the set is Oeko-Tex certified, which means it’s free of harmful chemicals that might irritate the skin. One reviewer confirms this and writes: “[These] sheets wick away moisture and breathe better than silk (but are just barely under silk in terms of smoothness). These feel amazing on the skin and will not dry your skin out overnight by sucking moisture from it like many other sheets…They’re [also] a good price, especially considering they give you a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.” And if for some reason you don’t love them, Puffy offers postage-paid money-back returns after 101 nights of use.
- Why we love it: 400-thread-count viscose bamboo, temperature regulating and moisture-wicking, 17-inch deep pockets can fit any mattress
“These sheets keep you cool throughout the night, making them ideal for the summer months (or right now in Florida, when it’s 87 degrees in March and the A/C is busted),” says editor Candace Davison. She’s also a fan of the 400-thread-count and sateen weave, which makes Luxome’s 100 percent bamboo viscose sheets easy to slip under.
- Why we love it: Eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and gentle on skin, pillowcases help reduce frizzy hair
As we mentioned earlier, bamboo lyocell is the most eco-friendly bamboo material on the market. It’s made without harsh chemicals and has the lowest impact on the environment. Ettitude’s Signature Sateen Sheet Set is popular for this reason—reviewers say they like knowing that they’re sleeping on something that’s non-toxic. Plus, the silky material is gentle on your skin and hair. “These sheets are unbelievably soft. Every time I get in bed I’m like ‘omg luxury.’ My hair is less frizzy when I wake up, my skin looks fantastic. I’m dreading the day when I don’t sleep in my own bed because these sheets are everything.” shares one reviewer.
- Why we love it: Lightweight and breathable texture, certified organic, cooling, deep 18-inch pockets
If you don't like the slip of satin or silk sheets and prefer more of a lightweight, cotton-like texture, these are the sheets for you. (It's 100 percent viscose and certified organic by the USDA-accredited US National Organic Program, as well as the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX.) Simply Organic is every bit as cooling as other bamboo sheets we've tried, but our favorite feature is how easy they are to slip on a mattress. There's no fighting with the fitted sheet, since it can fit mattresses that are up to 18 inches thick.
- Why we love it: Soft and smooth, temperature regulating, holds up in the wash, available in earthy and pastel color options
For those who don’t know, Sunday Citizen is known for its supersoft comforters made of bamboo and microfiber. So, it would only make sense that its sheet set would be made of 100 percent anti-microbial and sustainably grown bamboo. And according to one reviewer they’re well worth the investment: “HOLY COW. These [sheets] are on a whole different level. They remind me of sheets in very fancy hotels. Smooth as butter. I washed them right away when I got them and they only got softer after washing…My husband gets really hot when sleeping and he was very impressed with how they maintain your temp. I am so happy I pulled the trigger on these items. Worth every penny.” Plus, the set can be ordered with or without a top sheet in coordinating colors.
- Why we love it: 100 percent bamboo viscose is lightweight and breathable, affordable, non-itchy feel
Bedsure’s bamboo sheets are made from 100 percent bamboo viscose, so they’re super breathable and sweat-wicking, which is important for sensitive skin. One reviewer notes: “I’ve developed very sensitive skin and these are the only sheets that do not irritate my skin. [However, the set is not] wrinkle-free, and they must be taken out of dryer immediately… Even with this caveat, they are the best for comfort and coolness.” The only other downside? They’re so popular that they’re currently sold out in a few colorways.
- Why we love it: Oeko-Tex approved, bamboo viscose is grown in a chemical-free environment, durable, lightweight and cooling
If organic material is important to you, go with this set from Bampure, which is made from 100 percent organic bamboo viscose. They’re Oeko-Tex approved, so you can be confident that they’re free of harmful substances, and the set was designed to soften with each wash—ensuring their durability. One reviewer says, “If you're looking for sheets that cool and regulate body temperature, feel like a million bucks on your skin [and] don't slide all over the bed, then these bamboo sheets are exactly what you're looking for. AND they're organic! They have all the benefits of silk and none of the drawbacks.” Oh, and these sheets also come in 12 pretty shades to match virtually every aesthetic.
- Why we love it: Breathable viscose bamboo and cotton blend, silky 300-thread-count woven sateen, fits up to 17-inch mattresses
Made from a blend of bamboo and cotton, this Charter Club set has a silky sateen finish that’s so comfortable, you’ll have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. “These sheets are amazing. After a year of use, there is no pilling and notably, the sheets are not thin,” writes one reviewer. A few users do say that they shrink though, so make sure you tumble dry them on a low setting or let them air dry to prevent that.
- Why we love it: Deep pockets can fit mattresses 16-20 inches thick, 400-thread-count viscose bamboo, hypoallergenic, affordable
Stop fighting with a fitted sheet that pops off your mattress every night. This set from Sonoro Kate comes with a fitted sheet that’s designed with deep elastic pockets to fit around mattresses up to 16-20 inches thick. “I needed new sheets because I recently bought a new 4-inch mattress topper, and my old sheets did not stay on the bed anymore. These are perfect. They feel great, and the deep pocket covers my mattress and topper of about a 21-inch thickness. No more sheets popping off the bed,” one reviewer confirms. Many others have shared that they enjoy this set’s soft, breathable feel so much, they’re planning to buy additional sets.
- Why we love it: Made with 100 percent rayon bamboo, free from formaldehydes and flame-retardant chemicals, moisture-wicking
Bamboo sheets for everyone—including your little one. This particular bundle is made from 100 percent bamboo rayon to keep the crib cool during nap time. And the fitted sheet features tight elastic to ensure the corners never pop off.