Rated 5 out of 5 by zambodia Completes the Best Bed EVER...!
Love these sheets so much!
Fitted is made with a generous cut and strong elastic so there is no question of fit regarding thicker pillowtops. The substantial fabric, while new and crisp, is smooth and will only soften to a silky smooth after each washing. Bought thick mattress cover and medium pillows and everything feels and looks great!
October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Winniwoman Comfortable but holes in mine too
I've had two sets of these sheets I've rotated for a couple years. Like many others here, I find these sheets comfortable, but am also finding holes in the fitted sheets. I don't understand, after all these same complaints, why something isn't being done to make this product better.
August 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperDeluxe Not As Soft As Expected
Disappointed that sateen sheets with 340TC are not softer. Washing them a second time to see if they soften, if not I may return. Too rough for price paid (almost $200 for queen set) and thread count. Bought sateen because I thought they would be softer than percale, but these are not as soft as lower cost percale sheets.
Also the pillow cases are fairly small and do not have the European design that provides a flap of material to tuck the pillow into the case. For over $40, I would expect more. If you have a thick pillow these cases will barely fit (and yes my pillow and case are both standard size).
I bought them in the flagship store, and wish I had read the reviews before buying them. Not only are they rough, but many posters have said they do not wear well.
On the plus side, they are not shiny as some sateen can be, and the moss color is very pretty.
August 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Wore out faster than expected
I bought the queen size sheets in November 2013, and as of July 2016, they're totally worn out and are paper thin with small holes.
I paid $62.10 for them, so over a lifetime of 33 months, that's a cost of a little under $2/month. I'm willing to pay this price because the sheets are soft, but they did wear out faster than I expected.
That said, I'm not convinced that it's worth paying more for the higher thread count. I just bought an new sheet that's the 280 thread count version, and we'll see how it holds up.
August 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShopVermont Love 'em but....
The sheets have ample stretch, plenty of fabric, they're soft & wash well. I thought the problem was ours until I started reading other reviews about the sheets wearing thin and tearing. Our sheets are rotated with two other sets. We've gone through at least three fitted sheets in the past two or three years due to this problem. Never have we encountered this problem before. Is it just the old "things aren't made the way they used to be" problem?
August 12, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by rocd Rough & Scratchy
Have washed 3x and no softer, time to return! Glad I only purchased the fitted sheet just for this reason!
August 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by gomba Just OK
These sheets are not like they were in the past. They are not as soft and the elastic is much looser. We do not have a deep mattress and with the looser elastic does not make a tight bottom sheet.
Somewhat dissapointed comparing to the past product.
July 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Soft and comfortable but they wear out too quickly
When I first got these sheets, I loved them. Soft, comfortable, and good construction. But they're now on their last legs, despite the fact that I've owned them for less than three years. Maybe that's to be expected? I was hoping to get more time out of them. I'm undecided about buying another set; these seem like they may not be worth the price given the durability issues, but I do like how soft they are.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SCStatebulldog Fabulous, like all LLBean sheets
I have loved every single sheet I've purchased from LLB, and this one is no exception: I love the paisley, "old hippie" style and the softness. I can't understand why people complain about the quality and softness of LLB sheets, which is always excellent.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by peekapoo Great fit and quality.
So comfortable, they are soft and silky feeling. The Blue Glass color is beautiful. The fit is perfect for the higher mattresses. I use them all year. These are the only sheets that I buy.
September 25, 2015