Sheets with a sateen weave put more threads on the surface for a softer feel and added sheen to the fabric, and the 750-thread-count Wamsutta Dream Zone Sheets (a Bed, Bath & Beyond exclusive) live up to these expectations. They are among the softest bed sheets tested by a consumer testing organization and receive high marks for quality construction, little shrinkage and a good fit on a mattress measuring 17 inches deep. One notable feature on the fitted sheet is an unusually wide elastic band that creates a secure fit. Owner reviews at BedBathAndBeyond.com praise the feel and fit, but note that the sheets are quite pricey. Dream Zone Sheets are available in 10 colors and four mattress sizes. If you prefer the crispness of a percale weave, reviewers recommend the less expensive L.L.Bean 280-Thread-Count Pima Cotton Percale Sheets (*Est. $115 for a queen set).
We found a comprehensive review of Wamsutta Dream Zone Sheets by ConsumerReports.org, which puts more than 20 cotton and rayon sheet sets through rigorous testing. Owner reviews of Wamsutta Dream Zone Sheets are rather limited, as it appears BedBathAndBeyond.com is the only online retailer selling this sheet set.
Editors at ConsumerReports.org evaluate Wamsutta Dream Zone Sheets among 10 cotton sateen bed sheets as well as 10 sheets with a percale weave and three made of fibers other than cotton. The recommended sheets are standouts for fit, strength and minimal shrinkage. Editors also compare construction quality and feel of the fabric.
Review: Sheets, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2010
BedBathAndBeyond.com is one of the few retailers that sell Wamsutta sheets. About three dozen owners have written reviews for Wamsutta Dream Zone Sheets, and they give the sheets an impressive average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. The majority of owners are happy with the fit and feel of these bed sheets.
Review: Dream Zone Sheet Set by Wamsutta, 100% Egyptian Cotton Sateen, 750 Thread Count, Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com