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
Rated 5 out of 5 by brusselsftw So soft, not scratchy; crisp and clean
I am writing this review to let people know that unlike some other reviewers, I do not find these sheets rough or scratchy in the slightest. They are not sateen, obviously, but you should know that if you're buying them. They're sturdy, yet soft, and feel unbelievably crisp and smooth. I haven't noticed any noticeable crinkling sounds that other reviewers mentioned, either. I requested these sheets as a birthday present, and couldn't be happier!
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaliKay Like new after several years
A++.....I've had these sheets for several years and they continue to impress me. Well-made, substantial, smooth, comfortable. Mine are white, so I don't know how the colors fare over time. I dry them on low heat and they come out unwrinkled. Two different guests have asked about the sheets and then gone on to buy them for themselves. These aren't for you if you love sateen... they have all the great features of percale as it's meant to be.
February 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 Far from usual LLBean quality
My family and I have been huge fans of Bean's percale cotton sheets. They have a wonderful heft and are crisp. Sure, they wrinkle, but what doesn't if it is 100% cotton? I loved the blue windowpane pattern, and ordered the sheets, encouraged by the good reviews.
What a huge disappointment! The fabric, made in China, is very thin and the finish actually felt like very fine sandpaper! I assumed that they added a finish to help prevent wrinkles, so washed the sheets several times. No change!
I went back to my linen closet and pulled out the wonderful Tonal sheets, that are no longer available from Bean's. What a difference, and what a shame that these sheets had to,be returned. Please bring back the Portugese made hefty, smooth yet crisp cotton percale linens. V
February 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tim1212 Good sheets but bad colors
I have purchased two sets of these sheets, and while they feel good (at least initially), I'm disappointed by the colors.
Mid blue -- got this color first. It's much lighter than it looks on the website and was too feminine for me. I returned it.
Antique pine -- exchanged mid blue for this color, and it's sort of a yellowish green and not as subdued as the picture. I'm going to keep them because I don't want to deal with/pay for the return again.
They're a bit big for my mattress and standard pillows but I haven't washed them yet. I imagine they'll shrink a bit. They're pretty crisp at first, but they feel good, and I'm hoping they'll soften up a bit after washing.
February 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Frangipani14 Mid Blue, aptly named, is not Dark Blue
I love these sheets and bought several recently. However, I was disappointed with this one, in Mid Blue. Although the photo looks like a darker blue on your computer, Mid Blue is a medium blue. My attached photo which isn't very good (too yellow) was shot on a pure white bedspread. On the right is a navy blue sheet that I was hoping to match. In the middle is the Mid-blue sheet. On the left is a Light Blue percale sheet bought previously, which was truer to the color shown on website. I should have listened to previous reviewers!
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Sheets but no inventory for King white
The first time we ordered they had to search all the stores to find one Kings sheet in white. Would order again but it is not available (again) for three weeks. No inventory, no sales
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jana Our Favorites Sheets!
These sheets are the best! I have bought a lot of excellent sheets from LL Bean, and these are even better than the others. These sheets are silky smooth and I love the way they feel against my skin. I am indulging myself by buying a second set!
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathy63 Love these sheets
I have the white and light blue in these sheets and they are my favorite sheets. Feel soft but don't wrinkle. They are long so there is plenty to tuck in. Light blue is a pretty soft color. Highly recommend them.
August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tartangirl Disappointed
After spending considerable time researching the best sheets online I ordered these sheets because they had great reviews. When I opened the package the sheets felt so much like polyester that I actually checked the label to see what they were made of. Straight into the washing machine to see if that would make a difference but they still had that polyester slippery feel so I am returning. I have bought many sets of cotton sheets but have never felt cotton like this.
July 12, 2014