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What are the best nursing scrubs?

The 10 best scrubs for nurses as of 2020

A spotlight on the most comfortable and functional scrubs designed for nurses and nursing-related professionals.

Our Top Picks:

Best Scrub Top For Women: Vista Scrub Top
"I love this scrub top. I purchased with the argon pants which are also very cute. They fit very well (size small of both, I am 120lb, 5'8). I love the stretch of the material. I have previously bought figs, but I actually like these more! They have so many hidden pockets which make them highly functional! They also dry almost immediately when wet."

Best Scrub Top For Men: Apex Scrub Top
"Excellent fit. The collar is fit so that no undershirt is necessary, unlike other companies whose products have a ridiculously low neckline which is not a good look for guys. Tapered at waist to give the appearance of a slimmer gentleman even in those that aren't as slim. Enough stretch to make it easier to put on and take off than the last generation of scrub tops from Medelita. Overall, an excellent followup to an already wonderful product. The color and fabric also stay new looking despite multiple washes. A huge plus over the prior generation. Excellent embroidery work."

Best Scrub Pants For Women: Pixel Scrub Pants
"I absolutely love my pixel scrubs. The fit is perfect. Looks professional, very comfortable, complementary to the figure and the fabric is smooth against the skin. I can even bend over and not worry about exposing my backside to others.Great scrub pant!"

Best Scrub Pants For Men: Summit Scrub Pants
"Great pants! I love how these scrubs were designed with a zipper like fly. I really hate most basic hospital scrubs because of the crotch area. These pants fit like a good pair of trousers. I also like the quality draw cord too and not some 'flimsy' draw string that is found on my FIGGS."

Most Stylish: Sola Scrub Top
"Cute and stylish. I love the cut and pockets. Still feminine and stylish. Durable and soft fabric."

Best for pockets: Delta Scrub Pants
"I love these scrubs. I was a little in doubt being polyester and not cotton, but they remain cool in the OR and I love that they don't wrinkle easily. Having multiple pockets is such a great benefit."

Most comfortable: Argon Scrub Pants
"The Argon pants I purchased from Medelita are truly the best scrub pants I have ever owned. The fabric feels like athletic wear and the waistband is wide and comfortable like yoga pants! I love that the waist also has a real drawstring closure and elastic so that you can adjust them to the best fit."

Best Scrub Jacket for Women: Kinetic Scrub Jacket
"I am blown away by the actual product. The material is lightweight but sturdy and the cut is phenomenally comfortable and flattering."

Best Scrub Jacket for Men: Ionic Scrub Jacket
"This scrub jacket fits great for all day wear over scrubs. It is light enough to stay warm in the cold temperatures while doing rounds, and soft and flexible for easily moving around. Great product. I recommend it to all hospital workers."

Best Underscrubs: Core One Tees
"This top works perfectly underneath my scrubs to keep me comfortable in our ice-cold a/c'd environment. Although it is slightly tight, it fits very close and works well underneath my scrub top to not cause any undue 'thickness.' It works exactly as I had hoped it to. Washes and dries well also."

Our Top Picks

Best Scrub Top For Women: Vista Scrub Top

The Vista scrub top for women is the best-selling women's scrub top in the Medelita premium stretch collection, with a modernized v-neck and a tailored fit. It has one large hidden zipper pocket at the right hip that is placed discreetly along the seam of the top to maintain a flattering shape that is all too often compromised when adding nursing scrub pockets.

The chest welt pocket at the top of the garment is surprisingly sturdy and retains its shape after quite a bit of wear and tear from every day use.

The standout feature of the top remains the innovative stretch scrub fabric which is lightweight but more durable than any other fabric we've seen in nursing scrubs available.

Best Scrub Top For Men: Apex Scrub Top

The Apex scrub top for men is the best-selling men's scrub top in the Medelita premium stretch collection, with a modern approach to a men's v-neck that features a wider neck opening and raised neck line. Gone are the days of awkward chest hair exposure in front of patients and colleagues! It's also an athletic stretch fit for a draping that flatters the male figure and enhances a professional appearance.

The sleeves have been slimmed down a bit to reduce the excessive underarm exposure as well. Medelita really thought of everything.

There is a standard, wide chest welt pocket, a hidden badge pocket for easy badge clipping, and a pen pocket that holds multiple pens.

The 2-way stretch fabric is antimicrobial and keeps you odor-free and dry all day long.

Best Scrub Pants For Women: Pixel Scrub Pants

Not quite full-length pants, not quite joggers, these ankle length pants are the perfect compromise between traditional fit and modern style. The vertical pin-tuck seaming on these pants are designed to be extremely slimming and the fabric is the perfect weight and stretch for an ideal range of motion.

The perfect display of professionalism, style, and prestige - more than any other scrub pants available.

These pants are simple the most flattering and slimming scrub pants for nurses, period.

Best Scrub Pants For Men: Summit Scrub Pants

The best-selling men's scrub pants of the year are popular for good reason: There are simply no other scrub pants that actually look and feel like a real pair of pants. Almost like a pair of your favorite jeans, the men's Summit pants are so versatile that they have become the most popular product in the Medelita collection.

What else sets them apart? Try the 8 spacious and discreetly hidden pockets throughout, performance zipper fly, media pocket, and elastic waist plus drawstring for the perfect pairing of function and comfort.

It's important to call out the attention to detail here, right down to the addition of a highly durable crotch gusset that just makes sense for men on the go. You just can't beat the comfort of these pants, and the 2-way athletic stretch fabric allows for a flattering shape vs. the 4 way stretch found in some popular brands that tends to pull and bunch up in all the wrong places.

Most Stylish: Sola Scrub Top

For those looking for a sleek new look without compromising a professional appearance (think gold zippers, yikes), the women's Sola top is the top pick.

Featuring a modern neckline that is striking and unique, and a new take on vertical seaming that incorporates 3 spacious side pockets into the garment to keep the look as flattering and slimming as possible.

The modern chest welt pocket is extremely durable and thanks to the 2-way premium stretch it will retain its shape.

Hate the idea of washing your performance scrubs with cold water because you're afraid to ruin them? Good - we do too. Yuck. These scrub tops can be washed on the hottest temperatures and will not lose color, shape, or any performance features.

Best for pockets: Delta Scrub Pants

Are you the type that carries everything on you? Do you even have a choice? Either way, the Delta scrub pants give you access to SEVEN spacious pockets. That includes 2 deep pockets on both sides of the pants, a small side zipper pocket for valuables, a pocket on the right with an additional interior pocket for your phone, and a scissor or pen loop for additional utility. Get ready to haul your hardware in style.

Featuring antimicrobial and moisture wicking fabric that is resistant to stains, odors, and wrinkles. Plus the waistband is inspired by yoga pants for maximum comfort and flexibility.

Most comfortable: Argon Scrub Pants

If you're into yoga pants, then you're going to love the comfortable fit of the Argon scrub pants. Featuring the signature proprietary Medelita 2- way stretch, the enhanced waistband provides the maximum level of flexibility and its paired with a unique and modern drawstring made with the most quality fibers to resist wear and tear.

The pockets on the Argon pants are angled in a way to provide the most comfort when carrying your necessary items, including the signature media pocket and scissor loop for maximum utility. With 5 pockets in total, these yoga scrub pants are the perfect fit for those looking for a moderate number of pockets.

Best Scrub Jacket for Women: Kinetic Scrub Jacket

Remember when scrub jackets were nothing more than droopy, bulky, oversized sweatshirts? Thank goodness for this modern take on an old concept: A bomber style scrub jacket that is made from the same material as the Medelita perfect 2-way stretch to provide for a lightweight jacket option in any setting.

If you need coverage when it's a bit drafty, but you can't wear something heavy, this jacket is the perfect option, featuring 3 spacious pockets and 1 pen slot. The fabric plays a role as well, with its moisture wicking, bacteriostatic properties to keep you cool and dry during long shifts.

Best Scrub Jacket for Men: Ionic Scrub Jacket

If Hugo Boss made a scrub jacket, this is what it would look and feel like. The fabric exudes top quality from the moment you put it on - sturdy, stretchy, slightly thick fabric without feeling hot. It's so comfortable it's like wearing a breathable, sporty high end weighted blanket.

This extraordinary scrub jacket for men has pockets in the right places, a hidden badge clip, and an athletic fit that slims. On the inside you'll find a back mesh panel and innovative moisture management to keep you cool and dry - you can literally wear this all day without breaking a sweat.

Best Underscrubs: Core One Tees

Most nurses will agree that It's more difficult than you think to find a t-shirt that is suitable to wear underneath a scrub top. A loose fitting undershirt leads to bunching and an uncomfortable experience. The Core One tee was designed to fit like another layer of skin - so it almost feels like it's not even there.

The only underscrub of its kind, the Core One Tee was made with the lightest weight performance fabric possible, with moisture wicking antimicrobial features to keep you dry and odor free under your scrubs. It's the absolute most comfortable way to avoid a chilly draft when wearing scrubs in air conditioning.

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