Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set Review

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Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set Review
Bottom Line

Flannel lovers say the Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set, sold exclusively at Amazon.com, is a good bet for softness and warmth at a reasonable price. Reviewers find that the sheets resist wrinkling, pilling, fading and shrinking admirably well, even after long-term use. However, some owners complain of excessive shedding in the dryer.

ProsGood value, Soft; warm, Resist wrinkling, shrinkageConsSome report excessive shedding, Colors may differ from website

Breaking it down

Comfort

Soft and substantial. Pinzon's Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set is made of double-napped, combed cotton. At 190 grams per square meter, the sheets weigh 5.6 ounces per square yard, which experts say is ideal for lasting warmth. Reviewers say the sheets don't disappoint on the comfort front, delivering both softness and warmth with a pleasantly substantial feel.

Style

No wrinkles, but colors can be off. The Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set is available in several colors ranging from neutrals to deeper hues, but no patterns. A few users say that their sheets aren't true to the colors depicted at Amazon.com -- a complaint we see with most sheets of all kinds. The fitted sheet has 15-inch pockets that the manufacturer says will fit an 18-inch mattress, but feedback from reviewers is mixed as to whether that is the case -- it seems to depend upon whether or not the mattress is a pillowtop. The sheets are sold as a set that includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases.

Durability

Durable and easy to care for. Most long-term owners of Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set are pleased with the sheets' durability, saying they withstand many trips through the washer and dryer without significant pilling, fading or shrinking. However, some reviewers complain of excessive shedding in the dryer and warn you to be sure to clean your lint screen frequently. Most note that they do resist wrinkling. Some users find that the fitted sheet is too big, due to the extra-deep pockets, and the flat sheet is too small in comparison.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Pinzon Heavyweight Cotton Flannel Sheet Set - Queen, Cream, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2016

Owners give these Pinzon flannel sheets 4.7 stars out of 5 after more than 3,350 reviews. The vast majority says they're soft, thick and warm. Most add that the sheets are durable and don't fade, pill or shrink after repeated washings, but many warn that you need to be sure and clean your lint screen after each washing because they shed a good bit of lint when dried.

2. SleepLikeTheDead.com

Bedding Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, May 12, 2016

Based on more than 3,110 consumer reviews, Pinzon's flannel sheets get top scores among rated bed sheets here, with a 95 percent customer owner satisfaction rating. Although the site compares products and offers a short buying guide, it lists very few pros and cons.