Rated 5 out of 5 by Redstyleguide The Mediterranean Sea
This review may sound like a robot wrote it, but I assure you, I researched sheets extensively, perusing several websites and reading others' review over and over. I settled on these and had somewhat low expectations because of the price point.
I wanted sheets that breathed, that had that slight crinkly feel (do not mistake this with lumpy, or sheets that bunch up and leave marks on your skin). They remind me of when I stayed in a pensione in Italy years ago on an Island in Sicily. Or, the kind of sheets you might find at a spa. They were cool, soft.... like super soft and they feel like they have been baking in the sun. They seriously remind me of Summer, and vacations, and they remind me of the salty sea.
They are not sateen soft, which frankly, feel to me like slick, silky, slippery sheets that don't absorb any heat. I would wake up sweating bullets. These sheets make me want to retire my sateens instantly. In fact, one night on these sheets and I ordered another this morning.
The best I've ever had, and unbelievable price.
June 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by Joaniepc Falling apart!
I loved these sheets when I first received them. Yes, they crackle, but that didn't bother me. They soon became soft. After several washings, little holes started appearing, which grew larger with each wash. Both the pillow cases and the sheets now have large holes. I get angry every time I look at the holes. While these were not the very best sheets I could have purchased, they still should have lasted a lot longer than they did! They weren't cheap! Would not recommend!
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhxBean Sunwashed Percale sheet set
Now *these* are percale: crisp, cool, sturdy, like the percale LLBean used to carry, and nothing like the slippery 280-Pima "percale" imposters that feel like nylon!
The Blue Mist color is a much paler powder blue than pictured. The Natural color is exactly as pictured in the sheets, a beautiful buttery-yellow/cream color. The picture for the set of extra pillowcases inaccurately makes them seem beige or khaki, which they aren't.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barrie41 Wonderful percale sheets.
These sheets have everything I want and like in sheets. They are crisp,not flimsy; smooth, not slick and are generously sized. They are good for all seasons. I line dry them and when I hold them up against the sun I can't see through them.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Treesoutsidemywindow Cool and crisp!
These are just what I was looking for. They feel smooth but not slick. They are generously sized and feel substantial. The "natural" color is more like a soft yellow, which I love. I am very happy with these sheets.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrettyBouncy Oooooh!
These are described as "Sunwashed" sheets. I can't think of a better description! It's just like I pulled them off the line after a day in the sun. They are nice & crisp without being stiff. There is a lovely little (yes, little) crinkly noise that reminds me of summer, even though it is -15 w/windchill outside right now.They fit my bed perfectly, I have found that flat sheets are not normally wide enough to tuck in. Not with these sheets! My bed is made and I am all tucked in. I will be ordering more of these comfy & oooooh so cozy sheets!
March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beanertown If you like sleeping between sheets of paper...
These are the worst sheets I have ever slept in. They had a sound like wind hitting sailcloth that scraped against the ears (and nerves) every time I rolled over. I slept (poorly) in them for a week and now have vowed only to give them to guests that might overextend their welcome.
I have washed them twice and they still crinkle and crack. Last night I put on my old soft sheets that were much less expensive from a different store. I slept like a baby.
Having learned the hard way, I will never buy sheets from L.L.Bean again.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEHA Lovely, old-fashioned sheets
Like so many people, I've been searching for old-fashioned percale sheets "like grandma's" and have had a hard time finding them. After doing much online research, I ordered highly rated sets from several catalog companies and chose this particular set from LL Bean because I preferred it's pillowcase trim over the hemstitched edge of Bean's more popular percale set.
Though LL Bean's Sunwashed Percale sheets have the lowest thread count of all the sets I ordered, they are by far my favorite! I love the tailored look of the thick pillowcase piping. The sheets are crisp but not plasticky and stiff. Though not the softest of the lot, they are by far the thickest and most substantial while feeling soft enough for my taste. Also, remember that grandma's percale sheets were probably at least thirty years old by the time we slept on them, and so much of their softness was likely imparted by age.
The sheets are generously sized, and don't seem to shrink much at all. The standard pillowcases fit my vey plump queen pillows with room to spare even after washing and drying (In fact, they may be too large for a flatter, standard sized pillow). The cases from the runner-up sheet set that I purchased from a certain Vermont catalog company shrunk several inches in length and would barely cover a standard pillow!
I will certainly order these sheets again!
October 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1109LLBean Hard sheets
These are not like percale sheets that I remember. They were hard and I washed them 9 times, still hard....really did not like this set at all.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fruits Love the crinkle sound
I spent a good bit of time researching bed sheets that are soft (but not silky, satiny) and that wouldn't cling to me. And I'm weird I guess because on other reviews it mentioned the sheets made a noise when you move and I actually like that. I call it a crunchy or crinkly noise and that's the reason I chose to give it a try. And indeed it makes a crunchy noise that I love. The sheets to me are just the right softness and do not cling.
The color is perfect as well. I thought they would be more of a yellow but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was more creamy to me if that makes sense at all. When the package arrived it had a card in the package that explained LLBeans 100% guarantee satisifaction so if you're on the fence on this one it wouldn't hurt to try it because you can always return it but thankfully I found that these are the perfect bed sheets for me!
August 29, 2014