I had the extreme pleasure of reviewing some new bed linens from BedVoyage, maker of Eco-Luxury Bamboo Linens. Bamboo fibers are naturally hypo-allergenic, thermal regulating, moisture wicking, odor resistant and mildew resistant. As soft as silk, yet highly breathable, bamboo fiber is three to four times more absorbent than cotton due to its unparalleled micro-structure. This allows the sleeper to stay more dry and comfortable than they would with any other natural fabric. BedVoyage bamboo linens are thermal regulating as their insulating properties keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The bamboo that BedVoyage uses comes from a certified eco-friendly textile plant in an unpolluted region in China.
The average person spends about 1/3 of their life in bed, but because I am a mother to three small children, my time in bed is significantly less in duration but even more important to me. I try to make my bed a place where I can relax and recharge for the next day. I typically buy sheets that have no less than 600 thread count and my softest set is 1000 thread count and made from cotton. Imagine my surprise that the set of BedVoyage bamboo sheets were significantly softer than my 1000 count set! I have been using them for over two months and they have also not shown any signs of pilling or fading. These super soft sheets are a dream to sleep on, and in warmer weather still helped me feel cool, and now that our nights are colder, I am enjoying the warmth they provide. They have a heavier feel which I think just goes to the quality of the sheet, and the only thing I need to do differently as far as care is change the heat settings in which I wash/dry. To keep the sheets looking and feeling great it is advised to wash on cold and dry on low. A warm iron can be used, but I’ve found that as long as I remove them from the dryer as soon as they are done, any wrinkles fall out on their own. Oh, and I should mention we were able to receive the travel set of sheets with a patented one piece system where the flat and fitted sheets were sewn together. I was a little unsure how I’d feel about this, but it is easy to put on the bed, and has also kept me from searching for my top sheet on the floor in the middle of the night! Here’s a picture of the bottom of the one piece set:
The travel set also comes in a super soft bag to store your linens (flat & fitted sheet plus two pillow cases), and a laminated sign for housekeeping if you are using for travel in a hotel letting them know these are your personal sheets and not to take them (clearly, they’ve thought of everything).
The sheets for my bed were in a King size, and we were also sent a one piece set in twin for Joey to try out. Unlike myself, Joey hasn’t yet had the pleasure of luxury sheets…until now. I’m not sure whether to thank or curse BedVoyage because Joey seems to be sleeping better, but complains if I put any other sheets on the bed. He asks for the “pillow” sheets which in Joey speak, means he thinks they’re soft and comfy. For his twin set the only difference was that it came with one pillow case instead of two. One thing I have noticed, aside from Joey generally sleeping better, was that I have seen an improvement in his allergies as well. Often times he would wake and be sneezing in the morning, and I had even recently tried vacuuming the mattress, buying a new mattress pad and washing his curtains to kill any dust mites. I think these sheets may also be aiding his allergies, so for that I am extra thankful.
Lastly, I was sent an adult travel blanket. My intention was to initially give this to my son Jake who has several blankets that he uses each night. Now that he’s three years old, I was hoping to swap out his “Pooh Bear Blanket” which is actually part of his nursery bedding. After feeling how soft this blanket was however, and not wanting a battle over his “blankie,” I decided it would be best if I just used it. I feel like a kid again…I originally had the blanket in my family room and was using it as a throw, but the super soft blanket was soon discovered and was being hogged by the rest of the family. Now, in addition to my soft sheet set, I have this wonderful blanket in my room at night as well…and I don’t even feel bad about it. Every once in a while I think it’s okay to take something just for me!
So join the club, Moms! No matter where you are, how bad your day was, sleep like a queen night after night on these fabulously soft and absolutely luxurious sheets! Personally, I can’t wait to get a matching duvet…although if I do I may never get out of bed!
Check out BedVoyage‘s website where you can order products directly (they also offer towels in addition to sheets, duvets and blankets) http://www.bedvoyage.com/. You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.