Bamboo Bed Sheets: My Honest Review

It’s almost cosy season! And with the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gift list

With many of the shops being closed, the risk of lockdowns ever-looming, and COVID-19 variants Grinch-ing up the joint, many are turning to online stores to get their holiday shopping done. But when holiday shopping online, it’s important to start early so your gifts all arrive on time.

At Sleepbo, we are obsessed with all things comfy and cosy. We spend all our time researching tips, tricks, and products to ensure you and your loved ones get the best night’s sleep possible. 

So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce our holiday blog series: Honest Reviews

Our team researched this year’s most popular cosy gift items and wrote their honest opinions on them so you can make smart purchases from reliable companies this holiday season. 

Bamboo bed sheets: My Honest Review

Look, I don’t mean to sound like the Grinch, but one thing I really can’t stand about the holidays is how much waste they cause. 

First, there are the shopping bags, then product packaging, then the gift wrap, the food waste, and don’t even get me started on all the gifts our distant relatives gave us that we have absolutely no use for.

I’ve been working as a Sustainable Product Researcher for Sleepbo for nearly a year now. I spend all day wading through products, reviews, and customer experiences in order to pitch the highest quality ethically made products available. So when my manager asked me to test out some of the season’s most popular gift items as a part of this series, I was worried, to say the least. 

Luckily, I asked if I could focus solely on sustainability-focused gifts and my request was approved! So today, I’m going to be reviewing something I keep seeing everywhere in the eco-friendly world: Bamboo bed sheets.  

Why bamboo bed sheets?

  1. Amazing renewability. Bamboo can grow to full size in a fraction of the time it takes most plants to mature, meaning the resource can be renewed much quicker than other types of fibers.
  2. Less plastic waste. Polyester and other synthetic fibres are made with plastics that harm the environment in a landfill.
  3. More durable than alternatives. Bamboo fibres make strong, long-lasting fabric that requires less replacing, meaning less waste.
  4. Safe and non-toxic. Bamboo fabric is incredibly soft and gentle on the skin. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for children.
  5. Environmentally friendly. Planting more bamboo means that more carbon gets absorbed from the air. In fact, bamboo can absorb up to 2x more CO2 than other trees!  

It’s easy to see that any eco-friendly person on your gift list would love a set of bamboo bed sheets, but the question remains; which brand to buy from?

Choosing kalmkoala

After hours of research, I made the decision to purchase a Bamboo Bed Sheet Set from kalmkoala for the following reasons.

  • They are UK-based. Any tree-hugger like me knows that shopping local is almost always better for the planet. 
  • Impressive features. I love that their fabric blend is specifically formulated to be odor-resistant, temperature regulating, and skin-soothing. 
  • Affordable luxury. Full disclosure, I get reimbursed by Sleepbo for everything I buy for work, but I chose this brand because they were having a really great sale.
  • Colour options. I know this is less important, but kalmkoala offered the perfect grey colour to match my bedroom. They only offer two colours, though, so this may be a downside for anyone who likes sheets that aren’t in neutral tones.
  • Amazing reviews. This part really sold me! Here are just a few of the many 5 star reviews on their Trustpilot.

Kalm Bamboo Bed Sheet set reviews

“Great quality blankets. Can't get enough of the bamboo bed sheets! They've literally removed my back acne -TMI? A must-have for anyone that cares about their skin.”
August H.
“I research different types and Kalmkoala came up the best. I bought one and have never looked back. I go off to sleep much quicker and sleep better. Even in hot weather my sleeping is better. Now have two of these blankets and sets of the sheets and covers. Would highly recommend these blankets and buy more.”
Sam K.
“Bought a weighted blanket for my other half and she loves it! The delivery was fast and friendly. I then bought her the bamboo bed sheets which I must admit are extremely comfy. 10/10”
Oli R.

Bonus: I always like to cover my bases and this company has them covered for me! They have a 30-night guarantee AND free UK delivery. So there’s really no reason not to try them!

And at the time of writing this, Kalmkoala had 30% off site-wide, plus an additional £10 off with voucher TRANQUIL10.

First impressions - 4.5/5

Ok, first of all, do the kalmkoala employees work 24/7? Because my package came literally the next day! It was amazing, honestly.

I was expecting quite a bit of packaging, but I was actually pleasantly surprised when I found these sheets came in a reusable drawstring bag! Much of the other packaging was recyclable but I was disappointed by the few plastics that were used. Still, the package did look beautiful and it was far less wasteful than many of the other packages I’ve ordered from supposedly “sustainable” brands.

Once I took the bamboo bed sheets out of the packaging, however, I was really blown away by the quality. They were so soft they felt almost like pure silk. I was amazed!

I put them on my bed and they were the perfect fit. They smelt so fresh and when I laid down to see what it felt like, I really didn’t want to get back up! 

Nightly use - 5/5

The first night with my new sheets, I fell asleep so quickly and deeply that, when I woke up the next morning, I thought it must have been some sort of fluke. 

But no! Sure enough, night after night, I’ve gotten wonderfully cosy sleep. It’s hard to remember how I used to sometimes lay awake scratching my irritated skin, or wake up in a puddle of my own sweat. These bamboo bed sheets are super soft on my skin, and they’re so airy and light, I always fall asleep feeling cosy and cool at the same time!

After using these for only a week, I purchased 4 more sets–one for my guest room and three for my family members’ Christmas gifts. I couldn’t help myself, they’re amazing quality for an amazing price!

Final Results - 5/5

Here are just a few of the benefits I’ve noticed from using these bamboo bed sheets for almost a month.

  1. No more night hives. I used to get hives at night during allergy season, but these sheets have really helped me avoid them!
  2. No more night sweats. They really do feel cool and breathable and have kept me at the perfect temperature all night long.
  3. Deeper sleep. I wake up feeling more refreshed and energetic because my sleep is always great!

Conclusion - 5/5

It’s honestly impossible for me to think of a reason why you wouldn’t replace your old bed sheets with bamboo. They literally offer something for everyone! 

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Breathable & cosy
  • Super-soft
  • Helps improve sleep quality 
  • Comes in multiple sizes and colours
  • Free delivery & 30-day trial
  • UK-based brand
  • Luxury quality at a discounted price

Just make sure you donate your old sheets to the charity shop instead of throwing them in the bin! 

Remember, at the time of writing this, kalmkoala was having a massive sale with almost everything on the site discounted for the holidays. To top it all off, their holiday voucher code gives you an additional £10 off your order!

Other trending kalmkoala gift items

If you’re planning on buying bamboo bed sheets for Christmas this year, check out some other popular gift items from their site that my colleagues and I reviewed as a part of this series. 

*I reviewed this too and if you’re shopping for sustainable and natural gifts, you NEED to check it out!

You could cross multiple people off your list in one virtual stop. And the sooner you get your shopping done, the sooner you can cuddle up in your ultra-soft sheets and enjoy the holidays.

Chloe Wright

Chloe Wright

Chloe is a Sustainable Product Researcher here at Sleepbo. She loves gardening and spending time in nature.