Sold exclusively at Amazon.com, the Pinzon Hemstitch 400-Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set offers a touch of luxury at a very accessible price, many reviewers say. Most find the sheets soft, cool and substantial, and nearly all owners are happy with the fit, even those with very large, thick mattresses. However, some compare the sheets to sandpaper and others report a handful of quality issues such as weak elastic and ripped seams.
Soft for some, "sandpaper" for others. Pinzon's hem-stitch sheet set is made of 400-count Egyptian cotton. Most reviewers say the sheets are soft and cool, and become softer after repeated washings. However, several users express disappointment in the sheets' comfort level given the thread count, calling them stiff and scratchy. Some even compare them to sleeping on sandpaper. Others complain of a lingering chemical smell.
Good for thickest mattresses. These 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets come in nine muted colors, including neutrals such as taupe, eggshell and gray. No patterns are available. A few owners complain that their sheets aren't true to the colors depicted on Amazon.com.
The fitted sheet has deep pockets, and the generous 18-inch depth makes these a good pick for very thick pillowtop mattresses, reviewers say. The flat sheets and pillowcases are hem-stitched, and some complain that the sheets wrinkle easily in the dryer. They come in a set that includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcases; extra pillowcases are sold separately.
Substantial feel, but elastic may wear out. Owners give Pinzon's Hemstitch 400-Thread-Count 100 Percent Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set mixed reviews for durability. Most say the fabric feels substantial and stands up well to daily use and frequent washing. On the other hand, several find that the elastic on the fitted sheet wears out quickly, and a few report tears and ripped seams. Few have problems with shrinkage, and nearly all users are happy with the sheets' overall fit.
The Pinzon hem-stitch sheets earn 3.9 stars out of 5 in more than 1,025 reviews. Owners say the sheets are soft, a good value and a great fit on thicker mattresses. Others praise the colors and quality, saying they don't pill and wash well. However, some find them stiff and scratchy.
Review: Pinzon by Amazon.com Hemstitch 400-Thread-Count 100 Percent Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013
The Pinzon Hemstitch 400-Thread-Count 100 Percent Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set gets the top score among four competitors and 5 stars out of 5 here. The sheets earn praise for a soft, smooth, cool feel and thread count. They're durable and get softer, Hamilton adds, but her review doesn't compare products or list any cons.
Review: Best Soft Sheets (Softest Sheets), Stephanie Hamilton, May 13, 2013