Anyone who wears scrubs regularly knows how tough it is to find the best scrubs at a reasonable price. Unlike most work uniforms, scrubs get stained and dirty quickly, meaning you’ll replace them often – so why spend a lot? We reviewed 10 different sets of scrubs and tops that are affordable, durable, and will hopefully last for years to come. But first – let’s look at what features you should focus on when choosing which scrubs are right for you!
Gender: The gender will mostly determine the style and sizing of your scrubs set. Men’s scrubs tend to fit large, women’s scrubs are typically tighter, and unisex scrubs are usually closer to men’s sizing. Check measurements if you’re unsure about sizing!
Color Options: Most sets we reviewed have 20+ colors to choose from, most of which are pretty true to color. You should be able to find a set that meets your hospital or office requirements, or grab fun ones to mix things up!
Pieces: Most sets come with two pieces: a top and pants. Some sets also give you the option to buy a jacket that matches your scrubs. For the one-piece sets, we only reviewed tops, but some sell only pants too!
Set: On a budget? Purchasing a scrubs set is a great way to save money and make sure your scrubs always match. If you need a specific size, or you’re looking to invest in quality pieces, buy tops and pants separately.
Material: We reviewed sets that came in two material blends: cotton/polyester blend and polyester/rayon blend. Cotton blends are sturdier and will keep you warm, while Rayon blends are softer and wick sweat to keep you cool and dry throughout your shift.
Machine Washable: All of the scrubs we reviewed are machine-washable! If you purchased a cotton blend, wash only on cool and dry cool or air dry to avoid shrinking them over time. For polyester/rayon blends, you can wash and dry on warm.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get started! We found 10 different brands that make amazing scrubs at a great price, from the plain and simple sets to fun and pretty prints. They also come in a variety of sizes, so you can find a great fit. If you’re in a hurry, don’t worry! Start by checking out our Top Pick and Budget Pick. When you have more time, come back and check out the rest!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019