Rated 2 out of 5 by kcgauss Feels like polyester
Although the sheet is well made with a generous cut, the fabric itself does not feel like cotton. It feels more like polyester -- slick rather than crisp, I'll just keep patching my vintage Wamsutta percale sheets as I have given hope of ever replacing them with like quality. I wonder if the difference is in the type of cotton used? My guess is (and this is just a guess) that the older sheets were made from Upland cotton rather than softer Pima or Egyptian cottons. Would love to know for sure.
October 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Howie42 Not Happy
I've ordered pima cotton t-shirts and polos and have been happy with those purchases. I received the bed sheet and it's literally one sheet. I thought I was ordering a fitted sheet and piilow cases based upon the picture but received one sheet. I've now used the sheet for a week, and for the price it's not different then the jersey sheets I've purchased for considerably cheaper locally.
October 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by beachgirl70 colors off
I ordered sheet sets in Lake Blue and Light Blue for my beach home where I have frequent guests. The Lake color was a light blue that wasn't even a pretty shade and the Light Blue looks like a dingy grey. My daughter said they looked like old hospital sheets. I was very disappointed as LLBean usually has great products. I hate to return things so I'm going to donate these to a shelter. And I even feel a little badly about giving them such blah colors.
October 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cali48 soft?
I find that the sheets are scratchy and not very soft even after a few washings.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by COmailorderer Average sheet, not that durable
I purchased these based on a rating in Consumer Reports, and was a bit disappointed when I got them. They were fine new, but nothing special. They really didn't wear well, either - I've had cheaper sheets wear out and rip this fast, but not ones in this price class. I think you can do better for your money.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rern73 280 Thread Count King Sheets
I've been looking everywhere for a couple of yrs for another set of sheets to fit our extra deep king mattress with no success. All were too short or too narrow, with not enough sheet to hang over and tuck in. Well, l washed them first, and they have been on the bed for about a month, washed several times, NO shrinkage!!!!!!! They passed the ultimate test, in my opinion. So many all cotton items fail the shrink test. They feel light weight and comfortable, now I just hope they wear well. I would consider buying another set for our guest bed. BTW I bought white, goes with everything...
August 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by swimminlizzy very good sheets
I needed new sheets for our queen-size bed. After reading a Consumer Reports article, I decided on white ones from. Bean's. We have had the sheets about three weeks. They have been washed three times, dried in the dryer twice and on the clothesline once. No shrinkage noticed. The fitted sheet fits fine on our deep mattress. The flat sheet is large enough that there is a decent overhang on the sides of the bed. Wrinkles are minimal. The feel is a little weird, but not in an unpleasant way. It it's possible for sheets to feel crisp and silky at the same time, that 's my impression. Other reviews call the sheets "scratchy" and I don't think that's exactly right. They remind me of the substantial 100% cotton sheets on the beds in my grandmother's house back in the 1950's Good sheets. We'll see how they last.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by b3ck79 Just right....
Bought a set of these for my elderly (sorry mom!) mother who wanted floral sheets because they are cheerful. These are certainly cheerful, also smooth and neat without being 'crunchy', and generously sized. (Bought the queen flat & fitted sheets.)
August 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by liveonllbean TOO BIG AND NOT WHAT I CALL CRISP
I read all reviews before ordering these sheets and only listened to what I wanted to hear, I guess. These are not what I call crisp percale. I so wanted crisp like another reviewer mentioned (the 220 thread count LL Bean used to carry). To me soft and silky is not crisp. Also, they are way way too big for my queen mattress that has a nice size topper on it. I want snug. My style of bed does not accommodate the over sized mattresses. Why can't they make fitted sheets that fit regular mattress instead of one fits all. Regrettably, I have to return these and they are so pretty.
August 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SoCalNancy Tear easily
I wanted to love these sheets. I purchased the floral pattern of them and liked the colors but would have preferred a less stylized floral design. After using them for about a year, the fitted sheet tore. I ordered another set, and in less than a year, the fitted sheet tore again. I thought the first set was a fluke. These are poor quality sheets, definitely not worth the price. I expected much better from LL Bean.
July 29, 2013