Rated 4 out of 5 by LovetoIron Greatly improved after washing
After the first washing these sheets were still a very yellowish white, hot to sleep on, and abrasive. I was going to get rid of them. But after more washes in detergent with non chlorine bleach they have become very white, not so hot (in fact they don't seem hot at all any more), and they are smoother, too. They have improved greatly. I like the trim on the pillows. The fabric is a nice weight. I iron the pillowcases and top and sides of the flat sheet. They are easy to iron which is not true of all cottons.
July 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by KatyaVT Not the Percale I remember
I love percale sheets and good quality percale sheets have become difficult to find. These sheets bear little resemblance to the percale sheets I grew up with. First off they are very thin. You can nearly see your hand through them. But worse they don't feel like cotton, despite being 100% cotton. They almost feel like some kind of ripstop nylon, slippery. And yes as noted by other reviewers, that makes them noisy. Noisy sheets? really? yes. It makes me wonder how the cotton has been treated. I hoped that washing them would improve them but nope - still slippery and noisy.
The search for real percale sheets goes on. These aren't it.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moderneist Cool and Crisp!
Have been looking for this type of sheet for years. Cool and Crisp, not scratchy -- the way percale used to be! Now I am concerned that they might be phasing them out. LL Bean, please let us know. Classic crisp percale lovers: buy this set!
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAbel Crisp, Crisp, Crisp
I am very pleased with these sheets. Ordered second set. They are crisp and refreshing even later in the week before they go in the laundry. They do make more of a swish sound, but I like that too! These are our new Spring/Summer/Fall sheets! (before we go back to the LL Bean flannel ones when it gets cooler) Also these have plenty of room/length/width, which I like too. Thank you LLBean!!
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivingBlonde The World's Best Sheets!
These are the sheets I've been searching for! True percale! I have never written a review for anything before, but these are so exceptional. The wrinkles are NOTHING! Take them right out of the dryer and the wrinkles are minimal. These sheets breathe! They are sooooo comfortably cool in the summer. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Slowly ridding the linen closet of all other sheets and replacing them with these! Thank you, once again, L.L.Bean!
June 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karleigh Love the feel, overly generous sizing
I do love these sheets...I love the feeling of slipping between the crisp sheets after a long day. However, these sheets are overly generous size-wise. I like my fitted bottom sheet to fit snugly over my tempur-pedic mattress (9 inch) and these are billowy and impossible for me to tuck in tightly. (I have other sheet sets made for deeper mattresses and am able to snugly tuck the fitted sheet so as to have a neat mattress.)The flat sheet as well seems overly generous...I don't like my sheet to peek out below my bedspread and these do...I must put it on unevenly and then tuck in the side away from the line of sight in order to have a neatly made bed, Even the pillow cases are overly generous and I use king-sized pillows! I realize this is a strange complaint to lodge...something being overly generous...but it is of concern to me. Bottom line, however, I do love the feel of these sheets.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckyStar57 This Percale Sheet Set in Queen is PERFECT!!
We are very happy with this purchase. These sheets in size Queen are roomy-no tugging to fit on mattress. We like the crispness and easy wash/use. They are our favorite sheets thus far! Purchased two sets. Hope LLBean continues to carry.
June 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Momo14 Paper thin
Received the sheet set and was happy with the way they felt so I washed them and put them on the bed... Fitted sheet still felt fine but I'm guessing that was due to the mattress pad... The top sheet is paper thin,,, definitely not worth the price... The sheets will be sent back...
May 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dogsrpeople2 I think I will love them
I think sheet reviews are so subjective -- I do not like soft, limp sheets which might be another person's favorite type. I have been on the hunt for sheets for some time and have cast aside sheets from other retailers that have been too thin; too limp; too scratchy [one set drove to me the sofa two nights in a row because they were so scratchy]. These sheets just might be the winner. They have a lot of body; I can pretend they just came off a sunny clothes line. I hope they get a bit softer with time; I suspect they will as I have only laundered them once. I always iron pillowcases and don't care if the sheets are wrinkled.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keysfins Percale, as it is meant to be
I bought this set in the blue and like the color. But I LOVE the percale feel. After a decade of using sateen sheets, we realized that they were just TOO soft, and did not breathe well. Our first set of LL Bean percale sheets were in the seashell pattern. We liked them so much that I ordered this set.
Crisp, cool, very generously sized, and they seem to be wearing just fine. I ended up buying flat/fitted sheets in the percale in white and in a neutral, and with a few sets of coordinating pillowcases, we have plenty of variety to rotate through. Highly recommended, especially because of the percale weave. Those who are used to a smoother, sateen fabric may find these 'crinkly' or 'stiff'.
In my opinion, it never hurts to try them, since it can be difficult to know how items feel if you can't get hands-on to check the fabric. The return policy is great for that.
May 11, 2014