Rated 3 out of 5 by HereInRI A change in quality
The last set of sheets I bought at llbean were smooth and soft, with a substantial thickness. These newer sheets are scratchy and don't have the same texture at all. I returned them.
October 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by crystalc Disappointing
I had some high hopes for these sheets because I saw some great reviews on other websites for it, but I must say that they do not live up to the hype. I bought the white set but they seem cheap - my face gets irritated when I lay my head on the sheets (and same with the pillows). I was hoping the scratchy and rough feeling would subside after a few washings, but it still hasn't softened up and I have to use a different pillow to protect my face instead. The sheets also do not fit snug on my king mattress, so it just looks messy and very see-through as other customers have mentioned. This was my first purchase with LL Bean and I don't think I'll be back.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by laleha So soft!
I really wanted 100% cotton percale sheets, NOT sateen, and they have become surprisingly difficult to purchase. I figured Bean's guarantee was good enough that I could take a chance on these, and I'm so happy I did. The sheets feel silky yet crisp and they're the perfect weight at the end of summer/early fall. The cream color is nice, too, not too white, not too yellow. Solid purchase.
September 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarjoJimbo I'd Give It No Stars if I Could
I have purchased these sheets in the past, so this was a replacement and I thought I knew what to expect. How wrong.
The sheet is so thin that it is almost see-through. Flimsy doesn't even begin the describe it. I imagine if I ever put it on the bed that I would put my foot through it as I got into bed.
I am so thoroughly disappointed in the quality and LL Bean. What's happened to the company who sold products that I could count on?
We have been purchasing products from Bean from almost 40 years. Today changed my entire view.
September 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by zeech Sheet too large for my bed without box spring
Quality of material is very good. When I ordered sheet, I did not consider that my bed does not have a box spring; it's just a mattress on a frame. Consequently, this flat sheet hangs down way too far on either side of mattress and sheet length is ridiculously long, hangs on floor. It's very difficult to put this sheet on the bed and tuck it under the bottom of the mattress because of the sheet length. So please consider whether or not you have a box spring. If I buy another flat sheet for my queen size bed, I'll buy one for a full size bed and hope for the best!!!
September 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DotCom8989 Best!
Soooo nice to have sheets like "they used to be"! Of all the sheets I have bought in the last 20 years, these are,by far, the best. Plus, after struggling with fitted sheets for my newer, much thicker mattress, I simply bought a king sized flat sheet. I am tucking it in like we did before there WERE fitted sheets. This works very well.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by gigi56 Percale flat sheet is a bit narrow
These are good quality sheets and they seem to wash up nicely. They are also nice and long. I did find them rather narrow for our queen bed though. Our mattress is a little thicker than normal but this sheet barely reaches the bottom edge of the mattress on each side when I make the bed. Please increase the side yardage by an inch or two.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by saramay Wonderfully comfortable!
I rarely buy sheet sets. I love to mix and match, sometimes even with percale and flannel, depending on the time of year. I got this in a flat floral pine. Beautiful. But the greatest thing is that it is wonderful to sleep with and washes and dries well. I'm going to order the fitted as well because it is pretty and the design is not boring. Doesn't matter what you are wearing to bed, you can easily slide around in these sheets. This is important when you are in competition with 2 little dogs all night. :)
At first I considered LLB's sheets expensive but after many years of buying cheaper ones in reputable department stores, in fact, I have discovered that these prices are worth it. I use my other sheets when I make quilts for charities so all is not lost.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Solid color percale sheets
I love these sheets! I bought the darker blue which is not nearly as dark as the sheets shown online, but I'd read the review of another customer who said they were not a lot darker than the lighter blue, which is why I bought them, and I am very satisfied with the color. I love the noise they make, even if I hear it in the middle of the night. They are very crisp and seem to skim over my body rather than wrap around it which is a bonus in our hot humid weather this year. I only wash them once every two weeks, and am interested to see how long they last. Please make some in a pale peach!
May 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaryEH Not what they used to be?
I have bought a new set of percale sheets every year; this year I went crazy and bought cream instead of plain white.
I love these sheets because they are a very nice combed cotton -- not the sateen-y sheets that are everywhere, which can have very high thread count, but very low quality thread. So I was delighted to locate these at LL Bean.
However -- the cream ones from this year do not have the same feel to them, not sure how to describe the difference. Slightly more "sateen-y"? I did check the stitching along the side, just as a quality-control, and the stitching is about 50% fewer stitches per inch, which is a quantifiable difference.
March 20, 2015