Panda Bedding

Panda Bedding Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 21.03.2024 Reading time: 10 Min.

Are you constantly buying new bedding, and it never feels quite right?

The allure of luxury bedding is undeniable, but the frustration of repeatedly investing in subpar sheets can quickly add up.

Panda London is known for its sustainable and luxurious bedding made from bamboo and linen.

So, we decided to put it to the test in this Panda bedding review.

We determine whether it's the real deal or just another overhyped addition to the bedding market.

panda bedding on bed

Top Features of Panda Bedding

1-year guarantee
1-Year Guarantee
Environmentally-friendly
Environmentally Friendly
Highly-rated product
Highly Rated Product
30-day trial period
30-Day Trial Period

Panda London bedding sets in the UK

Advantages

  • Premium, super-soft sheets made from organically grown bamboo
  • Hypoallergenic and temperature-regulating properties
  • Hidden straps inside the duvet cover to stop drifting
  • Range of neutral colours
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • UK and EU bedding sizes
  • 30-day trial period
  • Free delivery & returns

Disadvantages

  • Limited colour options outside of neutral tones
  • No patterned designs
  • Returns at an extra cost outside of the UK
  • Only a 1-year guarantee
Silky Soft

Panda London 100% Bamboo Bedding

Silky soft and temperature-regulating 100% bamboo bedding from Panda London.
  • 100% bamboo
  • Fitted sheet, duvet cover and two pillowcases
  • Machine-washable (cold, delicate cycle)

Tell me more about the Panda Bamboo Bedding Set

Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding is made entirely from bamboo, without any chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers or other materials.

It is a sustainable and luxurious bedding option. 🌱

Panda London's bamboo fabric has several key features:

  • It is sustainably grown in an FSC-certified [1] managed forest with excellent social and environmental standards.
  • Bamboo requires less water than cotton to grow and thrive. 
  • Panda London's bamboo is Oeko-Tex certified [2] and complies with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group [3]'s substance list.
  • It is naturally antibacterial and resistant to common allergens, like dust mites. 

panda 100% bamboo bedding

panda 100% bamboo bedding label

The fabric feels and looks like silk but with the bonus of being more durable, affordable and vegan-friendly. 

Is Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding comfortable?

In their Panda bamboo bedding review, our Sleep Hero testers found Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding gets more comfortable with time

At first, the bedding feels very silky

However, it becomes even softer after a few washes and feels more 'lived-in'. 

Our testers actually preferred the bedding once it was worn in and would highly recommend it to others.

It was breathable and stayed cool throughout the night, so our testers never felt sweaty. 

What's included with the bedding set?

The Panda London 100% Bamboo Bedding is available as a complete set or as individual components.

The Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding complete set includes:

  • A fitted sheet with elasticated ends to fit snugly to your mattress.
  • A duvet cover with ties on each corner to attach your duvet and bamboo buttons at the bottom of the cover. 
  • Two pillowcases with a classic envelope design✉️

panda 100% bamboo bedding ties

panda 100% bamboo bedding components

Alternatively, you can purchase a flat sheet, duvet cover, fitted sheet or pillowcases individually. 📦

In which colours is the Panda Bamboo Bedding set available?

The Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding set is available in five colours: Urban Grey, Deep Sea Navy, Quiet Grey, Pink and Pure White.

We trialled the Pure White option for a timeless look and are happy to report that it is precisely white. 

How should you wash Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding?

On the label, Panda recommends washing the 100% bamboo bedding on a cold, delicate wash in your machine. 🫧

Alternatively, you can wash the bedding by hand if you want to be extra careful.

You can also tumble dry and iron the bedding on low heat, but air-drying is probably the safer option. 

panda 100% bamboo bedding instructions

Our testers washed the bedding at 30 degrees and let it air dry for a few days. 

It was very creased, and it took a few days for the creases to fall out when on the bed.

Overall, the bedding washes well, and you can always use an iron on low heat to remove the creases.

How is the Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding delivered?

The Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding is delivered in a pouch made from the same materials and colours.

This is an excellent, compact way to store your bedding when you're not using it. 

panda 100% bamboo bedding storage bag

panda bedding broken box

Panda offers UK standard delivery between 3 - 5 working days and free delivery over a certain amount. 

Unfortunately, the box for our Panda bamboo bedding review arrived broken, which could have been down to any part of the delivery process.

Panda also offers a 30-night trial period, so you can make sure bamboo bedding is for you.

Reasons to buy

30-night trial period

Includes a sustainable storage pouch

Gets softer and more comfy with use 

Reasons to avoid

May become creased after washing

Only available in plain, neutral colours

Luxury Option

Panda London Bamboo & French Linen Bedding

Panda London's Bamboo & French Linen Bedding combines the benefits of two luxurious natural materials.
  • 70% bamboo & 30% French linen
  • Fitted sheet, duvet cover and two pillowcases
  • Delicate machine wash or by hand

Tell me more about the Panda Bamboo & French Linen Bedding

Panda London's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding Set is an excellent option for those who want the benefits of bamboo with the texture of linen. 🛌

It is 70% bamboo and 30% French linen. 

Panda London's bamboo and French linen fabric has several key features:

  • Panda's bamboo is sustainably grown in an FSC-certified  [1]managed forest with excellent social and environmental standards.
  • Their French linen is organically grown and naturally biodegradable, using less water than cotton or synthetic fabrics. 
  • The bamboo and linen blend is naturally hypoallergenic and discourages parasites like dust mites and bed bugs. 
  • Panda London's bamboo is Oeko-Tex certified [2] and complies with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group' [3]s substance list, so it is free from harmful chemicals.

panda bamboo and french linen bedding on bed

The fabric is much rougher than Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding and does not have the silky feel of bamboo. 

What is French linen?

French linen is one of the more luxurious types of linen and is often used for bedding, towels and other homeware products. 

French linen is made from flax plants grown in France and is known for its durability and softness with age. 

Our Sleep Hero testers initially found Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding rough and itchy.

One of our testers said the bedding irritated their eczema, and they could not sleep in it. 

Fortunately, the linen softened a little after a few washes and was more comfortable.

What's included with the bedding set?

The Panda London Bamboo and French Linen Bedding complete set includes:

  • A fitted sheet with elasticated ends for a tight fit. 
  • A duvet cover with ties on each corner to attach your duvet and a row of bamboo buttons on the bottom.
  • Two pillowcases with a middle envelope design. 

panda french linen and bamboo bedding ties

panda french linen and bamboo bedding buttons

The Panda Bamboo and French Linen Bedding can only be bought as a complete set, with the option to purchase additional pillowcases separately. 

In which colours is Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding available?

The bamboo and French linen bedding comes in six colours: Coconut White, Slate Grey, Natural, Silver Lining Grey, Himalayan Pink and Midnight Navy.

We tested the Himalayan Pink option for the perfect midcentury modern aesthetic, and it matched the colour swatch on the website.

How should you wash Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding?

Panda recommends washing the bamboo and French linen bedding on a delicate machine wash or by hand. 

You can tumble dry and iron the bedding on low heat, but air drying is preferred. 

panda bamboo and french linen bedding washing

Our testers washed this bedding several times to see if it would soften.

They washed it at 30 degrees and tried air drying and tumble drying on low heat.

They found the bedding softened significantly in the tumble dryer and was much more comfortable afterwards.

How is the Panda Bamboo and French Linen Bedding delivered?

The Panda Bamboo and French Linen Bedding is delivered in a pouch made from the same material as the bedding.

This is a perfect way to store your bedding when you're not using it. 

panda bedding wrapping

panda bedding in box

However, bear in mind that the pouch is quite small, and your bedding will arrive creased

The creases remain even after washing, so we recommend using an iron on low heat to remove them.

Panda offers UK standard delivery between 3 - 5 working days and free delivery over a certain amount. 🚚

You can use the 30-night trial period to see if the bamboo-linen hybrid is the right match for you.

Reasons to buy

30-night trial period

Includes a reusable storage pouch

Highly durable & improves with age 

Reasons to avoid

Initially felt rough and itchy

You may need to iron to remove creases

Panda London bedding UK composition

Panda London offers a range of bedding products made from bamboo and linen.

The main features include:

  • Luxurious and eco-friendly bamboo and linen bedding.
  • Breathable and moisture-wicking materials for temperature regulation.
  • Hidden duvet straps and concealed zippers for convenience.
  • Hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties for sensitive sleepers.

We take a closer look at each of these features further down. 👇

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Panda bedding UK customisations

Panda London offers multiple fabrics, colourways and sizes, so you can customise your bedding to your preference.

Choose your Panda bedding range

Panda London offers two types of bedding: the 100% bamboo bedding set and the bamboo-linen hybrid.

The hybrid option is made from 70% bamboo and 30% French linen.

panda bedding in french linen
Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding
panda bedding bamboo
Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding

We explore the differences between each range later on.

Choose your Panda bedding colour

Panda London is all about soft, neutral colours.

There’s no bright red Panda bedding or vibrant prints. 🐼

panda bedding in box
We tested the 100% bamboo bedding in Pure White and the bamboo and French linen bedding in Himalayan Pink.

The bamboo and French linen bedding comes in six colours: Coconut White, Slate Grey, Natural, Silver Lining Grey, Himalayan Pink and Midnight Navy.

The Panda 100% Bamboo Bedding set is available in five colours: Urban Grey, Deep Sea Navy, Quiet Grey, Pink and Pure White.

Our testers found the colours matched how they looked on the website.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Choose the different components of your Panda bedding set

You can purchase Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding as a complete set or as individual components to mix and match.

panda bedding separate components
The individual components fit inside the storage bag provided.

You can choose from the following components:

  • A flat sheet for awkward mattress sizes to get the perfect fit.
  • A duvet cover with ties inside each corner and a row of bamboo buttons at the bottom.
  • A fitted sheet for a quick and easy tight fit to your mattress.
  • Bamboo pillowcases with an envelope design.

Alternatively, Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding is only available as a complete bedding set with the option to purchase separate pillowcases. 🛌

BUY PANDA FRENCH LINEN£ 145

How comfortable is Panda London bedding?

Our Sleep Hero reviewers tested both Panda bed sheets and concluded that the two ranges adhere to different comfort preferences.

Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding is silky soft and very comfortable from the outset.

panda bamboo bedding
Panda's bamboo bedding UK is super soft and comfy.

Bamboo fibres [4] are elongated and lie perfectly flat against one another to create that smooth, slippery feel. 🎍

After a few washes, our testers found the 100% bamboo bedding became even softer and had a more 'lived-in' feel.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

On the other hand, Panda's Bamboo and French Linen Bedding has a much coarser texture at first.

French linen is made from the flax plant, and these fibres are naturally coarse [5], creating a rougher feel.

For this reason, linen is often blended [6] with another material, like bamboo or cotton, to make the fabric softer and more comfortable as bedding.

panda bedding texture
The rougher texture of linen can take some getting used to.

Although Panda combines bamboo with French linen, our Sleep Hero reviewers found this blend still irritated their sensitive skin and left them itchy.

After a few wash cycles, the bedding became much softer and more comfortable.

Linen and bamboo also have excellent breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities, helping you sleep at a cosy temperature. ❄️

We explore which Panda bedding range is better for cold and hot sleepers further down.

BUY PANDA FRENCH LINEN£ 145

Is Panda bedding suitable for you?

Panda London offers two bedding ranges made from different materials.

Let's explore which one is right for you.

Are you a hot sleeper?

Both Panda bedding ranges are suited to hot sleepers, whether you're going through menopause or living in a hot climate. 🔥

Bamboo and linen are highly breathable materials that encourage consistent airflow.

panda bedding temperature scale
Panda bedding is made from cooling materials, like bamboo and linen.

Your body heat can flow from one side of the bedding to another, keeping you cool throughout the night.

They both have moisture-wicking capabilities, absorbing your sweat and transferring the moisture through the bedding so it evaporates on the other side.

This keeps your skin dry so you can have a comfortable night's sleep.

However, feeling hot at night is also due to other factors, aside from your bedding, like the type of mattress, duvet tog rating and much more.

Are you a cold sleeper?

For cold sleepers, we recommend Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding set.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Bamboo is breathable, moisture-wicking, and naturally insulating, so you can stay warm on winter nights and cool on summer ones.

Bamboo contains micro-gaps [7] that trap pockets of air.

These air pockets prevent your body heat from transferring through your sheets in winter, keeping you warm and insulated in bed.

panda bamboo bedding on bed
Panda's 100% Bamboo Bedding is suitable for cold and hot climates.

However, as discussed above, these micro-gaps also allow your skin to breathe.

Bamboo's dual properties make it an excellent material for an all-season bedding set.

Pair your Panda bamboo bedding with a thick winter duvet, like the Boutique Silk Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company, for the ultimate cosy bed.

Are you eco-conscious?

Panda London is an excellent option if you're looking for sustainable, high-quality bedding. 🌿

They source bamboo and French linen from FSC-certified [8] forests, which are managed to high environmental, social and economic standards.

Bamboo and linen require far less water [9] than cotton bedding and don't need chemicals, pesticides or fertilisers to thrive.

panda bamboo bedding label
Both ranges from Panda Bedding come with an Oeko-Tex certification.

Both types of Panda sheets are backed by an Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification [10], so you know they have been tested for harmful substances.

They also comply with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group's [3] manufacturing restricted substances list. ☠️

Do you struggle with allergies, bacteria or breakouts?

Both Panda bedding sets are suited to allergy sufferers.

Bamboo and linen have antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties. 🦠

They have moisture-wicking capabilities, so sweat doesn't linger in your bedding, creating a dry environment that discourages bacteria growth.

This helps to keep your allergies at bay and prevent breakouts from your bedding.

Bamboo fibres are also densely woven, making it difficult for bed bugs and dust mites to crawl in.

Do you toss and turn at night?

Our Sleep Hero testers found the 100% bamboo duvet cover slid off the bed if they moved around a lot due to its slippery surface.

If you are a restless sleeper, we recommend choosing the bamboo and French linen cover instead, which has more texture and is less likely to slide off the bed.

But active sleepers don't just move the duvet cover. They can also move the pillowcases, causing them to slip off the pillow.

Panda London's bedding sets come with two different types of pillow closures.

panda bedding pillowcase closure
The Panda bedding ​​​ranges have different types of pillowcase closures.

The 100% bamboo pillowcase has a classic envelope closure, which can easily slide off when paired with a restless sleeper and silky fabric.

However, the bamboo and French linen pillowcase has a middle envelope closure, which stops the pillowcase from slipping off the pillow at night.

This is perfect for those prone to tossing and turning.

panda bedding ties

panda bedding bamboo buttons

Both Panda duvet covers come with ties inside each corner, which tie to the Panda duvet to keep it in place.

They also have a row of bamboo buttons to keep your duvet inside the cover.

This is particularly useful for active sleepers who find their duvet bunches up inside the cover.

BUY PANDA FRENCH LINEN£ 145

How do you wash Panda London bedding?

The Panda bedding sets are easy to wash and dry.

Wash both sets on a 'delicate' setting on your washing machine. 🧼

panda bedding wash
A cold wash followed by air drying is the best approach for Panda bedding.

Or, if you don't have a pre-made delicate setting, our Sleep Hero testers opted for 30 degrees and the lowest spin speed.

If you lie in bed throughout the day or jump into bed unshowered, you may be better suited to bedding that can be washed at a higher temperature, such as the DreamCloud Bedding.

You can tumble dry and iron the bedding on low heat, but air drying is preferable.

Our testers found the bedding was very creased after air drying, even though the Panda website claims no ironing is necessary.

The creases disappeared after a few days of using the bedding.

Panda bedding UK for kids and babies

Panda London offers a wide range of products for your little ones.

Panda bedding for kids, toddlers and babies includes:

  • Duvet covers
  • Fitted sheets

Like the regular Panda bamboo bedding, the Panda baby crib bedding and kids' sheets have temperature-control properties to keep your little one comfy at night.

They also have natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties, making them an ideal choice for sensitive skin, eczema, and allergies. 🤧

panda bedding for kids
Panda bedding for kids is only available in their 100% bamboo range.

The kids' sheets and duvet covers are available in the 100% bamboo range in three colours: Pure White, Vintage Pink and Quiet Grey.

Panda does not offer bamboo and French linen bedding for kids.

The kids' duvet cover has a concealed zip and is available in one size: 120 x 150 cm (47" x 59").

The bamboo fitted sheet comes in two sizes for babies and toddlers:

  • Cot bed: 70 x 140 x 15 cm (27" x 55" x 6”)
  • Cot: 60 x 120 x 15 cm (24” x 47” x 6”)

These sizes fit EU and UK cots.

baby sleeping in panda bedding for kids
Panda offers a wide range of products for kids.

Expand your Panda baby bedding set with pre-washed muslins, ready for your baby to snuggle into.

They are sold in a pack of three with different adorable prints, including London-themed and panda bear designs.

The muslins are available in a square size of 70 x 70 cm (27" x 27") and a swaddle size of 120 x 120 cm (47" x 47").

panda bedding toddler pillow
Panda offers a fantastic range of kids' pillows too.

Panda London also offers kids' bamboo duvets, bamboo mattress protectors, toddler pillows, kids' pillows, and baby pillows.

How much does Panda London bedding cost?

Panda bedding is a luxurious product that comes at a higher price point between £145 and £200 for a double-sized complete set. 💸

The bamboo and French linen bedding is the most expensive product in the Panda bedding range, followed by the 100% bamboo set.

panda bedding price
Panda bedding is a luxury product sold at a premium price.

This price point is fairly competitive compared to other sustainable luxury bedding on the market, such as the Aeyla Eucalyptus Silk Sheet Set, which is over £250.

DreamCloud offers a fantastic 100% organic cotton bedding set at a significantly lower price with a two-year guarantee and no trial period.

In comparison, Panda offers a one-year guarantee to protect your purchase and a 30-day trial period.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Panda bedding discount codes

Panda occasionally offers discounts to help you save money on luxury bedding.

You will likely get 15% off around the big holidays, like our Boxing Day, Cyber Monday and Black Friday bedding sales.

If any promotions are running, we will let you know on this page so you can get the best deal.

How is Panda bedding delivered?

Panda London offers standard UK delivery in 2-3 working days.

They provide free delivery for orders over a certain amount and also offer next-day and Saturday delivery options if you’re in a rush.

Don’t worry, they ship worldwide, so no matter where you are, you can get your hands on Panda bamboo bedding. 🌎

panda bedding delivery

panda bedding delivery wrapping

Our Sleep Hero testers received their Panda package swiftly, but it was in a broken box, which could have happened at any stage of the delivery process.

Inside the box, the bedding was in Panda London tissue paper with an adorable panda sticker.

The Panda bedding sets were packaged in a small pouch to keep everything together in one place.

panda bedding pouch
The Panda bedding storage bag keeps the Panda duvet set organised.

This is great if you need to store the bedding and don’t want the individual components to get lost!

If you're unhappy with your purchase, Panda London offers free returns for UK customers, but there is an added cost if you live elsewhere.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Does Panda London bedding come with a trial period?

Panda London offers a 30-night sleep trial so you can make sure your investment is worth the cost.

You can sleep, wash and dry the Panda bed set to make sure it fits all your requirements.

panda bedding trial period

If you don't like it or it doesn't work for your bed, you can send it back and get a full refund.

Bedding trials are quite rare, so we love to see this from Panda.

Should you buy Panda bedding?

Panda bedding is a premium product made from eco-conscious and super-soft materials.

Every detail of Panda bedding has been thought out and designed to the highest standard, from the bamboo buttons to the hidden ties inside the cover.

They offer bedding for babies, kids and adults, all at the same luxury quality.

While Panda bedding can be a bit more expensive upfront, its durability and eco-friendliness make it a valuable long-term investment.

BUY PANDA BEDDING£ 110

Contact Panda London

Customer service: To contact Panda Life directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at info@mypandalife.com, call them on +44 208 935 5380, or visit their live online chat.

Registered office: Panda Life Ltd, 447 High Road, N12 0AF, London, UK

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I’m always the first person to try the latest sleep hack - whether it’s drinking coffee or counting sheep. Now, I get to write about the latest sleep gadgets, mattresses and much more in a bid to help you find the perfect night’s sleep.

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