Travel Nurse Scrubs: Top Travel Nursing Scrubs for 2021

By Amber Pickler

June 25, 2021



Top Travel Nursing Scrubs for 2021

We recently asked the members of our Travel Nurse Facebook group what the top scrub brand was.  Below you will find the top 5 scrub brands as voted on by fellow travel nurses.   We have compiled information on each of the 5 scrub brands to help you better decide which scrub brand is best for you for your next travel nurse assignment.


The number one pick for scrubs was the Cherokee brand.  Cherokee offers many collections of scrubs, including form, infinity, iflex, and flexibles.  To name a few.  

The form collection is one of their newest line of scrubs.  The form collection offers both Men and Women options as well as a front zip jacket.  The collection comes in 6 different colors: Black, Caribbean Blue, Navy, Pewter, Royal, and Wine. 

With all of Cherokee’s collections, they also have a variety of colors.  As travel nurses, you know that every facility (even every unit) uses its own color scrubs.  Cherokee scrubs are a great option as they offer a huge variety of collections of scrubs as well as colors of scrubs.

According to their site, “Cherokee apparel has been known for comfort and fashion since 1972. This ready-to-wear heritage shapes the way we approach designing and manufacturing medical uniforms and accessories; it has helped our brand become the overwhelming favorite of healthcare workers everywhere.”

Because of the variety of collections Cherokee offers, there is likely to be a collection for every travel nurse. 


FIGS came in a close second for the top scrubs by the members of our travel nurse Facebook group.

FIGS offers 8 different color options for women and 9 color options for men.  They don’t offer as many styles of scrubs as Cherokee, but they do offer 4 styles of scrub tops for women, 5 styles of scrub pants for women, 4 styles of scrub tops for men, as well as 4 styles of scrub pants for men.  They too offer jackets and other clothing items for travel professionals.

FIGS’ website states, “Our proprietary fabric technology is made from what we believe to be the best combination of materials and is core-spun for maximum durability to withstand the demands of a healthcare professional’s work without sacrificing comfort.”

FIGS are designed and created for comfort and durability.  FIGS was created by the Co-CEO and CO-Founder specifically for a friend of hers who was a Nurse Practitioner.  She created FIGS because she felt that nurses and healthcare professionals should have more stylish and comfortable scrubs.

Healing Hands

Healing hands came in 3rd in our poll in our Facebook group.  Healing Hands seems to offer the most styles of scrubs for both men and women.  They offer 19 styles of women’s scrub tops and 15 styles of women’s scrub pants.  They also offer a bigger selection for men.  They offer 6 styles of scrub tops for men and 5 styles of men’s scrub. Healing hands seems to offer the most color options, as their website shows 22 color options.  They also offer a maternity top and bottom option.

Healing Hands’ founder started the company after suffering a heart attack and undergoing major heart surgery at age 43.  He wanted to give back to those who took care of him while he was in the hospital. 

Healing Hands is a very charitable company and has given back to different charities.  According to their website, “When the pandemic hit in March 2020, in addition to donating over 4.5 million units of scrubs and millions of dollars of PPE to frontline workers throughout America, Healing Hands also donated millions of dollars of profits from the sales of branded PPE to various healthcare organizations.

The COVID pandemic has seen healthcare professionals wearing more uniforms and changing those uniforms more frequently than ever before. Frontline workers have become the focus of the world, and Healing Hands has been at the forefront. We support and encourage these essential workers every day.”

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy scrubs tend to come in pretty close to the top in our scrub brand polls.  Grey’s Anatomy scrubs are a line of scrubs offered by Barco. 

Grey’s Anatomy offers 6 collections of scrubs in a variety of colors.  If you’re looking for more flexible scrubs, Greys Signature scrubs’ stretch fabric is not to be missed. The women’s scrubs also have a more womanly shape than some of their boxier counterparts. To make it even more convenient, there is also a selection of Grey’s Anatomy nursing shoes and medical footwear to complete your new look.

As expected, the Grey’s Anatomy line of scrubs was created in partnership with ABC and Grey’s Anatomy show.  The line of scrubs was an instant hit with real-life healthcare workers.  They were one of the first lines of scrubs to offer stylish non-boxy scrub options.

Scrubstar (Walmart)

Scrubstar brand scrubs are sold exclusively at Walmart and  The members of our Facebook group voted for Scrubstar because of the price. They are also known to offer great comfort and options to go along with the great price.  They offer 5 collections of scrubs for healthcare workers.   

They offer a variety of colors as well as prints.  They are one of the few companies that offer prints.  They also offer unisex options as well as options specifically for men and women. 

According to their site, “Scrubstar is for on-point professionals who value style, savings, and quality scrubs that look as good as they feel. Scrubstar is proud to offer three distinct collections that are all wrinkle-resistant, stain-resistant, and colorful.”

We hope this article will help you decide which scrubs to purchase for your next travel nurse assignment easier.  Did we miss any top scrub brands?  Do you have a favorite brand that you think should have made our list?  Comment them below.

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