Opinions:: Best scrubs???? - page 6

Alright nurses.... Which brands make the best/ideal scrubs?... Read More

  1. by   DustaRN
    blue sky scrubs!
  2. by   RNJRA
    I looove IguanaMed. They are a bit pricey I think but definitely worth it. The fabric is very comfy and they have lots of pockets and they fit well. My facility requires RNs to wear navy blue and white so I am disappointed I can't really wear all the fun colors out there. I also like Cherokee Fit, Urbane, and Koi.
  3. by   murphyle
    Okay, here's my 100% anecdotal, completely unscientific analysis of scrubs I've worn. Please note that my hospital mandates solid ciel blue for RNs, so availability of cute prints will not be discussed here.

    Dickies Everyday: got these for my student whites, per professor recommendation. Pro: Minimal show-through. Durable. Cheap if purchased online. Con: Way too few pockets. Baggy cuts looked sloppy on my frame (5'4", 125 lb). Fabric remained stiff and slick, never "broke in."

    Cherokee Workwear: 1st set of work scrubs, per recommendation from fellow nurses. Pro: Comfortable. Soft fabric. Cheap anywhere, super-cheap online. Con: Small is awfully baggy on me. Pockets rip out easily. Drawstring waist won't hold a SpectraLink.

    Aviator: 2nd set of work scrubs, per AllNurses.com reviews. Pro: Tons of pockets. Tough as nails. Custom ordering is fast and easy - they'll make you whatever you want. Integral belt can easily hold a SpectraLink, stethoscope clip and probably an O2 tank if you really wanted. Con: Expensive, especially if you custom order. Fabric takes about five washes to break in. Styling is... utilitarian.

    Fashion Seal: Hospital-provided "sterile area" scrubs. Pro: Issued and maintained for free. Been washed about 1500 times and counting, so they're perfectly broken in. "Surgical Green" color associated with OR, L&D and other hotshot specialties. Con: One size fits none, especially if you're the poor soul stuck with the last pair in the dispenser system, invariably XXXL. Occasionally you'll get a pair worn through to transparency. No pockets. Ugly prominent "Property Of (name) Hospital" stamps over chest and knees.

    As of now, my everyday work scrubs are the Aviators, and I'm quite happy with them - they're durable, comfortable once broken in, and hold all my stuff with room to spare.
  4. by   calidonrnstudent
    I buy natural scrubs sets for $12/set. They are comfy, fit well, launder well, and practical.
  5. by   hcox1975
    Here is what I have concluded in my scrub quest.
    I am a petite (5'2) and weight is around 120. I am shapely with large thighs and butt. I also am narrow in the shoulders and some of the tops swallow me there.
    Cherokee are ok, they run big though and feel like they swallow me.
    Urbane has a great style but the tops are too short, not enough pockets and the pants make me feel like I have plumber's crack.
    Med Couture (I think they are made by Peaches) are the best. They are plenty big in the stride but not too big and they fit me perfect.
    Laundau and Peaches pants run big too and I feel frumpy.
    I haven't tried Grey's or Blue Sky but I hope to soon.
    I don't buy petite because I don't feel they are long enough but regulars are too long in some brands.
    I think it's to each his own, and you just have to see what fits you best.
  6. by   ErikaG.RN.
    My favorite scrubs are NrG scrubs by Barco. They are the same type of material as grey's anatomy and made by the same company. They are super soft and look professional. I have seen a lot of people rant about grey's anatomy scrubs and the NrG scrubs are great and fit me much better. I'm 5'7'' and about 120 lbs and I'm in love with the NrG scrubs, great fit, soft, and have stretch to them.
  7. by   obie14
    I like the cherokee workwear but the Greys anatomy are really soft too. Great prices at everydayuniforms.com and great service
  8. by   bunnyacRN
    I love the Wink brand! They run about 20 bucks per piece, but the pockets are AMAZING!! I can load them with all my essential tools and they never look bulky! I bought Iguana med as well, but wink is definitely my new favorite! They also wash up nicely, I hang them up to dry and they have yet to fade
  9. by   bunnyacRN
    You are a lucky individual!!
  10. by   WahSeeU
    I am starting nursing school in 2012 and I've been shopping around looking for scrubs but there are so many brands out there. Could someone please give me some pointers on what to look for? Brands? Fabric? Pockets? Something inexpensive would be wonderful!!! Any websites recommendation?

    -Thanks a bunch!!!
  11. by   SoCalCrystal
    Quote from DA314
    I love my Grey's Anatomy brand scrubs. They're so soft and figure flattering! They are by far the softest scrubs I could find.

    ----I felt a little embarassed getting that brand, kinda like a kid wearing a barbie t-shirt or something-------:imbar

    They cost a little more that the other brands, but comfort is worth it! And it is still cheaper than most of the clothes I have to wear in the law office!
    I totally know what you mean, it would be better if they didnt brand the damn things. They are sooo comfy though. Wish they would put more pockets on the pants though
  12. by   nurse cakes
    Quote from designer-mommy
    Oh wow, sounds like some good candidates for Dad of the Year there! I never thought that men who had sick children in the hospital would be concerned with the nurses' tatas. Men never cease to amaze me
    hey now... as a guy i resent that... wait, what? tatas where? oh sorry i got distracted.. but seriously guys usually don't mean to offend or be creepy so don't judge us all. ...girls can be pretty ruthless too so perhaps if you forgive me for my eyes drifting once and a while i'll forgive you saying i'm a total pig for doing it behind my back.

    on topic... I bought a bunch of Aviators scrubs... they looked really durable and with good pockets... havent got them yet but will let you all know how they work out.
  13. by   turnforthenurse
    I like Cherokee Workwear scrubs, but sometimes they they are rather "stiff" until you wash them several times. I really like the new Cherokee Flexibles tops, and I love how they now come in the color I am required to wear. I also like Dickies scrubs and Landau for scrub jackets.