Bed Sheets: Ratings of Sources
TheSweethome.com has conducted more than 200 hours of research and tests as part of its coverage of the best sheets. L.L.Bean's 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets and the Royal Velvet 400-thread-count WrinkleGuard Sheet Set are chosen as the best. Upgrade and budget picks are also named. Thread counts, fabrics and weaves are discussed in detail. Separate reports elsewhere on the site choose the best sheets under $50 and the best extra-long twin sheets for dorm rooms.
L.L.Bean is a top destination to read user reviews of that company's bed sheets. Most have a good number of reviews, and customers can leave reviews, rating sheets on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. While many reviews are detailed, some are quite brief, but there is enough feedback to get a good overview of the product.
At its website, JCPenney sells its own brand of sheets plus many other brands. Owners can rate sheets on a scale of 1 to 5 stars for quality, value, features and whether they meet expectations. Most users post only brief comments.
Target sells a range of reasonably priced, well-reviewed sheets. Owners may rate sheets on a 1- to 5-star scale and recommend whether they recommend the product to a friend. Some reviewers also rate the relative value of their purchase, but their remarks are usually brief.
Amazon.com has thousands of listings for bed sheets, but you can filter results by fiber, thread count and brand. Very few products receive more than a few reviews from owners, so it's hard to get a full picture of durability and comfort after repeated washings except for the most popular items. However, many reviews are quite detailed and comment on long-term durability.
Cuddledown is a high-end retailer of sheets and other bedding. Unsurprisingly, the higher price point means fewer reviews, but a handful of sheet sets has amassed several dozen. Reviewers rate sheets on a 5-star scale, noting pros, cons and best uses.
ConsumerReports.org no longer tests or rates sheets, but its buying guide provides good advice for anyone who wants to make a wise purchase. For instance, it guides buyers on how different weaves create softness or crispness, and cautions buyers against putting too much stock in thread count.
A table compares eight top-rated bed sheet sets with at least 90 percent owner satisfaction after feedback from more than 500 consumers. The information is unbiased but focuses mostly on quantifiable data such as sheet depth, color choices and material rather than customers' pros and cons.
This comprehensive buying guide explains what to look for in bed sheets. Wong recommends particular products, but sheets aren't compared to others and no cons are noted.
Maya Kukes interviews Stephen Cardino, the home fashion director at Macy's and a 25-year veteran of the bedding industry to offer this brief overview of how to choose a bed sheet. Thread count and materials are discussed.