Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set Review
We review Nolah's Bamboo Sheet Set to help you decide if this eco-friendly product belongs in your bedroom.
Apr 5th, 2022 •
In addition to mattresses made with their proprietary AirFoam, Nolah also sells bedding accessories. They currently offer just one type of bed sheet, the Bamboo Sheet Set.
To learn more about this product, we tested the Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set in the Mattress Advisor lab, with real mattresses and real people. You can use our evaluation to decide whether you should add Nolah’s bamboo sheets to your bedroom suite. (If you’re looking to shop for different types of sheets, check out our best sheets review page.)
If you’ve noticed bamboo showing up in more and more products these days, it’s not a coincidence. Nolah and many other companies offer sheets and other accessories made with fibers derived from bamboo.
As for the Nolah sheet set, it uses 100% viscose from bamboo. Without diving into a chemistry lesson, we can say that it involves a process of turning bamboo stalks into a type of rayon fabric. The reasons why sheets and other textile products use bamboo-derived fibers include:
- They’re soft and durable
- They’re breathable, which promotes cooling
- They have antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties
These sheets also have an eco-friendly angle. The Bamboo Sheet Set has Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Okeo-Tex 100 certification (meaning free of harmful chemicals, pesticides, dyes, and toxins).
When it comes to thread count, Nolah’s website doesn’t provide a specific number for the Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set. Some sections say that high thread count doesn’t matter as much as material, but an FAQ section also says that “most high-quality bamboo sheets have a thread count of around 200 to 300,” and assures us that these sheets have a smooth, breathable weave.
If thread count is a big deal for you, you could try to get a number through the website’s live chat feature. You could also read Mattress Advisor’s take on the subject: Does Thread Count in Sheets Really Matter?
These are the main takeaways from our time with the Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set in the Mattress Advisor lab:
- Light, crisp and airy. The finish is more satiny than soft or silky.
- Soft but not too soft. You can feel plenty of softness, but there’s also a slightly crisp undertone (not enough to make you think of hotel sheets or hospitals, but still noticeable).
- Breathable. The sheets feel very light and airy, which is good news for people who deal with night sweats or tend to sleep warm in general. Bamboo is known for its moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating properties.
- Luxurious look. These sheets have a satiny finish that almost glows. With proper care, they should continue to look great for as long as you own them.
The upshot: In addition to being cool and comfortable, the Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set also has green street cred. Environmentally conscious people could find extra comfort knowing that they’re sleeping on eco-friendly, sustainable material.
Even the best product can run up against consumer preferences. Nolah’s Bamboo Sheet Set should be a good fit for some people but not ideal for others. Here’s our view:
A Good Fit For:
- Hot sleepers
- Eco-conscious shoppers
- People with allergies or sensitive skin
Not the Best Fit For:
- Budget-minded shoppers
- People who prefer their sheets on the thicker, heavier side
- People who wash everything in warm or hot water, including bedding
Here’s where we get into the less glamorous but practical details: sizes, prices, warranty, returns, and more.
Each Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set includes a fitted sheet as well as a flat sheet, so you know the fitted sheet is designed to stay in place. All fitted sheets are 16″ tall, so they should be compatible with mattresses at or below that height.
Care and Maintenance
Nolah recommends washing these sheets in cold water with like colors—no bleach or fabric softener. (A good cold-water detergent might be worthwhile.) You can tumble-dry at medium heat or hang them to dry.
Sizes and Prices
These sheets are available in all standard sizes. The number of pieces varies by set:
- Twin and twin XL have one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and one pillowcase (three pieces total)
- Full through California King add a second pillowcase (four pieces total)
- Split king adds a second pillowcase and a second fitted sheet (five pieces total)
As for pricing, these are among the most expensive sheets we’ve reviewed. Nolah offers financing through Affirm, although the website is unclear on whether it’s available for accessories in addition to mattresses.
Currently, there’s no color selection available. The standard color is sort of an eggshell white.
Shipping and Returns
Nolah offers free shipping with FedEx and free returns. The sheets ship in one to two business days. You can request a return up to 30 nights after delivery, but by email only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although Nolah offers a 120-night trial on mattresses and pillows, it appears that you have a 30-night window specified in the return policy to try out their sheets.
If the price gives you pause, keep in mind that Nolah offers a 10-year warranty on the Bamboo Sheet Set. You can’t get a warranty that long on some mattresses, much less sheets.
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