Rated 5 out of 5 by lbilady I don't get some of these reviews.....
I don't think some of the consumers that posted a reveiw know what percale is. It's a tighter, firmer weave than standard sheets or sheets with a sateen knit. Percale reminds me of the sheet set that I grew up with and just recently threw away (after 20 yrs.). If you love the feeling of sheets that feel like they've come off the clothes line percale is for you. I wash mine with fabric softener and still hang them outside, there's nothing like it!
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reinergal Best sheets since the 1960's
These sheets are the best I've slept on in years. They are crisp, cool and smooth feeling. Reminds me of sheets just off the clothesline on a summer's day. I do iron all pillow cases and they come out crisp and beautiful. Yes, these sheets can wrinkle a bit, but real cotton does that, polyester doesn't.
I hope LL Bean offers these sheets forever. If you want to feel like you're sleeping on old-fashioned crisp percale sheets in a country inn, these are the ones! Don't be fooled by thread count, these sheets are the best.
March 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gwin Not So Soft
These sheets feel like they have plastic in them and come from dryer really wrinkled!
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mervich The Boss Told Me To?
Needed another set of sheets for the guest bedroom and the boss told me to find a nice set that didn't break the bank. I do what I'm told?looked first to L.L.Bean and I found Sunwashed Percale Sheet Set. Quite frankly, I'm thinking seriously about taking up residence in the guest bedroom as this set feels more luxurious than the Bean sets on the other beds in the house. Kinda like Goldilocks?"and this sheet set felt juuuust right"?and he fell fast asleep.
January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1saavyshopper Cannot use them
I have a King size pillow top mattress.....The fitted sheet in this set works very nicely, but the flat sheet I simply cannot tuck it in on the sides.....I have to return both sets that i purchased and there are no alternatives......I am so disappointed, as LLBean seems to have the best selection available.....and best quality.
Also, the Supima Cotton, grown in the US, is by far the best cotton. Unlike Egyptian cotton, Supima is consistent in length. Would like to see a combed cotton percale, as it seems to be the softest. What ever happened to the Supercale - i.e. the no-iron combed cotton poly blends? ....So sorry LLBean, i love doing business with you. Excellent service....
January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FeeShopper NOT soft
I ordered two sets of these sheets for twin beds. They came out of the package very stiff, almost like plastic. What is done to 100% cotton to make them like that? I put them through a wash and dry cycle, hoping they'd soften, but they didn't. They're noisy when you move in bed (another reviewer described it as "crinkling" - I agree). I just purchased them in January, so hoping they will soften over time, but to describe these as "soft" is baffling.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathan1234 Great sheets, durable, comfortable
I have had these sheets for 4 years and love them - they hold up fantastic, fit well, feel great, and wash easily. I read lot of complaints about softness - not sure what that's all about. These sheets have a great, crisp feel to them when washed, and after a night or two they're perfect... like a good pair of jeans.
I am a cyclist, and with shaved male legs I will DESTROY all sheets within a matter of days. That these have held up as long as they have with no pilling, no tearing, and no thinning, is impressive.
December 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TNPat Not soft sheets!
These sheets are not soft at all. I've washed them 3 times, and they still aren't any softer. They make a very annoying crinkle sound every time they're moved (like turning over in bed). The crinkle sound is like the crinkle sound you get when you move plastic. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. I'm still looking for soft cotton sheets, but not sateen finish.
September 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by shopperrrrrr not soft as advertised
Received these sheets and they felt hard and scratchy in the package. My husband convinced me to wash them. After washing they didn't soften at all. Advertised as being especially soft. This is definitely not the case. They feel extremely utilitarian and supremely non-special. Cheap-feeling. I thought I was buying something luxurious and really nice; I'm sorely disappointed. They went back the next day.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwentz09 Awesome QUALITY!
I love these sheets! I have 2 sets and would love more but the color options are very limited!!
August 3, 2013