Bed Sheets: Ratings of Sources
Total of 15 Sources
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by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentEditors at ConsumerReports.org evaluate 20 sheet sets made of 100 percent cotton and another three sheet sets made of rayon. Each set of sheets receives an overall rating based on several factors: how well it fits a queen-size mattress, the sturdiness of fabric and seams, and shrinkage after five wash-and-dry cycles. Separate ratings are given for construction quality, softness and crispness. Only four of the 23 sheet sets receive a recommendation from the panel of testers. All were made of cotton.
Find the Best Dorm Bedding
by Kathleen Huddy
Our AssessmentWriter Kathleen Huddy evaluates 12 twin sheet sets along with six comforters. Testers put the sheets on a twin bed and look for a roomy fit that will work on an XL twin bed, which some dorm rooms have. They evaluate softness, shrinkage, fading, pilling, fuzzing and breakdown in stitching after five cycles of washing and drying. The fabric durability and strength are further assessed using machines that reveal whether the fabric is likely to pill, lose color or tear. The top picks --Wamsutta Pinpoint 360 and PBteen Classic -- perform well in all the tests except the abrasion tests. The other sheet sets had more shortcomings.
by Contributors to JCPenney.com
Our AssessmentJCPenney.com sells its own brand of sheets plus many other brands. Owners can rate sheets for quality, value, durability and whether they meet expectations. The 300TC JCPenney Easy-Care sheets and the JCPenney 400TC WrinkleGuard sheets receive an average of 4.6 stars out of 5 from several hundred reviewers. Another standout are JCPenney Studio 360TC True-Fit Wrinkle-Free sheets, which receive an average of 4.5 stars from about 50 owners. Overall, these JCPenney sheets seem to fit well and don't wrinkle.
by Contributors to GarnetHill.com
Our AssessmentThis online retailer sells its own brand of bed sheets as well has other brands, such as Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Nicola Home and Frette. The company first began selling its own brand of flannel sheets, so it's no surprise that the Garnet Hill Signature Flannel Sheets are top-rated, with nearly 200 owners giving them an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Owners are mostly happy with the feel and quality of these flannel sheets, although some say they lost softness or shrank after washing. The percale sheets are another standout on the site. Garnet Hill Dot to Dot Percale Sheets receive an overall rating of 4.6 stars from more than 100 owners. The Garnet Hill Fiesta Percale Sheets are the same product with a solid pattern. They too receive a good rating of 4.4 stars from nearly 100 owners. Owners say the percale sheets are high quality but prone to wrinkling.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com has several hundred product listings for sheets, including its own value-priced Canopy brand. The Canopy Modal Jersey Sheet Set receives a high average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from about 45 owners. Reviewers agree the sheets are extremely soft and don't wrinkle. The Walmart Canopy Luxury 400-Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set receives a high average rating of 4.5 stars from about two dozen owners, who say the sheets feel soft and are holding up well. The lower-thread-count Walmart Canopy Wrinkle-Free 300-Thread Count Sateen Sheet receives more mixed reviews. Some owners say these sheets are soft, while others describe them as scratchy and say they fell apart after washing. In two separate product listings, Divatex Royal Opulence Satin Sheets receive an overall rating of 4.1 stars from about 70 owners.
by Contributors to LLBean.com
Our AssessmentLLBean.com allows customers to review its brand of sheets made of cotton, percale or flannel, and the reviews sound authentic and honest. L.L.Bean 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets get 4.2 stars out of 5 from about two dozen reviewers. One reviewer says these sheets are "wonderfully crisp," although another says there has been some fading after washing. Several reviewers say these sheets are very wrinkled when they come out of the dryer. L.L.Bean's Premium Supima Flannel Sheets receive a near-perfect rating of 4.8 stars from about 60 owners. Reviewers agree the flannel sheets are soft, heavy and hold up after repeated washing. L.L.Bean's less expensive Ultrasoft Flannel Sheets made of 100 percent cotton aren't as highly rated. Some of the more than 150 reviewers say the Ultrasoft line (sold in solid, plaid and stripes) pills badly.
Sheet Sets, Linens -- Comparisons, Best Ratings, Product Reviews
by Editors of AllergyBuyersClub.com
Our AssessmentThis online retailer offers editorial reviews of bed sheets made of 100 percent cotton, organic cotton, silk and other natural fibers. The editors rate each product on a 5-star scale and provide the pros and cons. Nearly all the products they sell receive an Excellent or Very Good rating. Indika Environmental Bedding Pali and Kumi Kookoon Classic Collection Silk Sheets are among the sheets that receive Excellent ratings.
by Editors of Linenplace.com
Our AssessmentLinenplace.com sells about 20 types of sheets from brands like Frette, Peacock Alley, Mascioni, Dwell and Wamsutta. The site rates each product it sells on a five-point scale in five categories: softness, crispness, luster, weight and price. The results are presented in a comparison chart that also shows the thread count. This makes it easy to identify sheets that meet your personal preferences.
by Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com
Our AssessmentBedBathAndBeyond.com sells more than seven brands of solid sheets (including Wamsutta), more than 20 brands of printed sheets and several brands of flannel sheet sets. Owner reviews are limited, but there is a helpful buying guide. Wamsutta Dream Zone has accumulated about three dozen owner reviews, which average 4.5 stars out of 5. Owners say these sheets are comfortable and well-constructed.
Sheets and Pillowcases
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.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 10 reviews from owners, so you aren't likely to get a full picture of durability and comfort after repeated washings.
Top 6 Luxury Bedding Manufacturers
by Coral Nafie
Our AssessmentCoral Nafie, About.com's guide to interior decorating, lists her top six picks for luxury bed linen manufacturers. She recommends the brands Frette, Bellino Fine Linens, Anichini, Peacock Alley, Pratesi and Yves Delorme. While this review is useful in that it gives some general product information, no specific products are mentioned and there's no indication of what rating criteria are used or whether products are tested. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
The Best Cotton Sheet Sets
by Kate Parker
Our AssessmentKate Parker identifies the top pick and a runner-up in three price categories -- $40 and under, $41 to $60 and $60 to $75 -- which demonstrates you don't have to spend more than $100 to get quality sheets for a queen-size bed. We don't know how many sheet sets were evaluated overall or what testing methodology was used, but the comments relate to fit, construction and softness as well as durability after repeated washing. Unfortunately, all three top picks are now discontinued.
Sheets + Pillowcases
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com sells its own brand of sheets, marketed under the name Home, as well as Fieldcrest and other brands. Each color and size of sheet is a separate listing, so there are hundreds of listings. This also results in less than 10 owner reviews for most products, so it's hard to get a clear picture of which line of sheets is top-rated. Target has discontinued its Target Home 600 Thread Count Sheets, which receive high marks in several expert reviews, but owners of these sheets that bought the new Target Home 700 Thread Count Sheet Set say the quality is inferior. The Home Organic Cotton Sheet Set receives mixed reviews from about two dozen owners.
Flannel Sheets Sale at Garnet Hill
by Contributors to ApartmentTherapy.com
Our AssessmentApartmentTherapy.com has about 10 user reviews of Garnet Hill Signature Flannel Sheets. Although user reviews are inherently subjective and sheets aren't tested or compared with other brands, this site does indicate that consumers are generally happy with Garnet Hill's sheets.
Best of Bed Linens Review
by Editors of 3Luxe.com
Our Assessment3Luxe is a review site that rates what editors consider to be the top three products in a range of categories. It's not clear how the products are tested and compared, however, and there's no discussion of negatives or poor performers. Visitors can also vote a thumbs-up or thumbs-down rating to each product.