Reviewers say JCP Home's Micro Flannel Sheet Set is an ideal pick for soft, warm sheets, particularly when the temperature drops. The sheets hold up well to frequent trips through the washer and dryer without fading, pilling, shrinking or wrinkling, according to experts. However, flannel purists may be disappointed that the sheets are polyester, not cotton, which some say makes them less breathable. Others complain that the sheets feel rough and can stick to clothes.
Warm, but not as breathable as cotton. JCP Home's Micro Flannel Sheet Set is made of washable wrinkle-resistant polyester. Most owners praise the sheets' warmth and softness, saying they're especially good for cooler nights but aren't overly hot during warmer weather. Experts report similar findings after tests, but some users complain that the polyester doesn't breathe like cotton, causing them to sweat. Others find the fabric too rough and say certain fabrics can stick to it.
Colors stay put. These micro flannel sheets come in 10 solid colors ranging from neutrals to deeper hues, but no patterns. While a few owners complain that the sheets aren't true to the colors depicted online, others say they resist fading. Critics agree, saying the colors don't budge during tests. Just as promoted by JCPenney, the sheets are wrinkle-free, say experts and owners. The fitted sheet can fit up to a 15-inch twin mattress; 18-inch full mattress; and 20-inch queen, king or California king mattress. The sheets are sold as a set, although pillowcases (Est. $55) are also available separately.
Resists shrinking, pilling. Experts find that the JCP Home Micro Flannel Sheet Set resists shrinking and pilling after several washings, but did rip in durability tests in independent testing. Owners report few durability problems, although a couple of them post comments about holes or weak seams, which may be a batch issue. A few others say the fabric is thin and the fitted sheet doesn't fit their mattress well.
1. Good Housekeeping
JCP Home's Micro Flannel Sheets are the best-reviewed flannel set in this expert test, earning an A grade. Editors praise their fit, softness and durability, saying there's minimal shrinkage, fading and pilling. However, the sheets did tear in a durability test.
Review: JCP Home Micro Flannel Sheets, Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2012
The JCP Home Micro Flannel sheets earn 4.5 stars out of 5 after more than 290 reviews. Owners say they're soft, warm and durable, and come out of the dryer with minimal wrinkles, shedding and pilling. Some complain that the sheets are rough and not breathable like cotton, however, while others say the fit is off and the fabric is thin.
Review: JCP Home Micro Flannel Sheet Set, Contributors to JCP.com, As of July 2013