Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigpapi Sheets
I love l ove love these sheets. They match the bedding I purchased to a T. The only problem, they make a lot of noise. When you move, the crinkle.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toadsong Perfect Crisp Cool Summer Sheets
Two washings removed all sizing or resin from the dying process. Now they are very SOFT & COMFORTABLE.
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by stardustgirl They're keepers, but one small issue
There is nothing like cotton percale. These sheets are really, really nice - lovely, soft, cool, crisp and sturdy. The mineral green dye stays true and does not run, BUT the red dye definitely runs. The white background on my red set of sheets is now tea-colored due to the red dye running. This does not bother me at all though and doesn't effect the sheets in any way except for the color. If you want a white background to stay white, get the mineral green color (do not know about the blue sheets though.) All in all I am very happy with these sheets and feel they will last forever. They remind me of the old-fashioned percale cotton sheets from when sheets were a lot better. The sheets they sell in the major dept. stores are horrible and usually rip down by the foot because they are not percale and tend to glorify the "high thread count" which is just a gimmick. You really cannot go wrong with these sheets, but remember that the red dye does run and makes the background more of a tea color. (I actually like it though.)
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthofSF Both Crisp AND Soft (and Well-Made)
When I opened my package of new Sunwashed Percale Sheets, I was surprised to find that they had been pre-washed, presenting a softer than expected texture. I took them directly from the package to the the washer, and as I was putting them in, the crisp rustle of the fabric assured me that they would have the smooth percale finish that I like, yet they also have a soft hand, making them perfect for year-round use. The sheets washed and dried beautifully, and came out of the drier wrinkle-free. I have a fairly basic dryer, without a cool-down feature to discourage fabric wrinkling, so I was doubly impressed at the lack of wrinkles.
I Iove the feel of ironed sheets, especially during hot weather, but am not inclined to iron them myself or send them out to a professional laundry, as I used to do until a microbiologist friend of told me, "Stop sending your linens out to commercial laundries. And don't ask why -- you really don't want to know." But I particularly like crisp pillowcases, so I've found that hanging them on a drying rack instead of putting them in the dryer gives them an ironed appearance and feel, as well as a clothesline-fresh smell. And these pillowcases dried beautifully smooth, even though they hadn't been tumble-dried. (Another lazy person's no-iron tip: I fold my sheets as soon as they come out of the dryer and set them directly on the top of the still-warm dryer. I then stack other clean and folded items on top of them, then leave them on top of the dryer while it's drying another load or so, and the heat from the top of the dryer and the weight of the other items I've stacked on top makes the sheets look almost as if they've been ironed.)
I'm very happy with the size of the standard pillow cases. I've purchased sheet sets from other reputable retailers, only to find that the pillowcases were cut very narrow, requiring some wrestling to get them on the pillows, wrinkling them quite a bit in the process. The top sheet is also cut wide enough for ample coverage, unlike the mingy, narrow top sheets I got with other sheet sets. I would have preferred the bottom sheet not to have elastic all around, but I think I'm in the minority on that, as I'm sure its the best way to ensure a good fit on a range of mattresses of different depths. I just find them easier to fold when the elastic is only on the corners.
I love these sheets -- they're a such a pleasure to sleep in -- and will be buying another couple of sets in other colors. These sheets and some recently purchased towels are of such great quality that LL Bean will continue to be my preferred place to shop for all household linens in the future.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by esb181 Love them!
I've been searching for the perfect sheets--and finally found them. Crisp yet soft....perfect. So smooth you can't even feel the threads. After wasting money on less expensive sheet sets at the local bed and bath store, I honestly believe that these are a great value! I've only had them for a month or so, but they seem very durable and the design is beautiful. I'm planning to order additional sets in other sizes.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PickyAnnie Not soft!
These sheets are scratchy and stiff. I'm sure some people like the crisp, fresh feel of these sheets. They are very sturdy. But I love a soft sheet! I returned them. It is very misleading to call these soft.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NebraskaLady Percale Sheets
I have this set and I like them. They remind me of the percale sheets of years ago. They were always hung out on the clothesline since we didn't have a dryer. So, of course, they smelled heavenly and were more crisp then sateen sheets. This is my point, percale is more crisp and being 100% cotton they all wrinkle, to a point, whether percale or sateen. I iron the pillowcases and the tops of the flat sheets when I use the clothes dryer. If you don't want to iron then I would suggest purchasing the Supima flannel pillowcases and flat sheet and ordering a coordinating fitted percale or sateen sheet. Flannel can be used year round and they don't wrinkle near as much and they just get softer as they are laundered.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nutmeg3 Extra Smooth & Crispy sheets
We just got these on the bed and we will love them for summer, I think. They have such a fine weave that you cannot see or feel the threads! They feel super-smooth, cool and silky. One funny thing is that they stayed crinkly/crispy after washing. Hard to explain - they are very soft and yet they crinkle to the ear. Love the happy daisy pattern, too.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by horsesandcats Great purchase
These sheets are wonderful. The pattern is sweet and perfect for my lakeside cottage. I cannot wait to use them come warmer weather. In the meantime, I have noticed how very well made they are; they laundered beautifully, no shrinking and completely color-fast. I recommend these sheets!
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nenaturewalker Love!
Delightful! Very comfortable, not at all clammy feeling, deep enough for my mattress but not huge, and it doesn't come off the mattress during use. I bought a new queen mattress a few months ago. Even though my last mattress was just as deep, my old high quality sheets which were not really deep enough would stay on the that one but not on the new one. I bought new sheets with very deep pockets at a big box store locally, but they felt clammy, bunched up, and came off one side of the bed (even though I had bought the same type of sheets for a deep new twin mattress a few years ago and liked them; they're not made the same now). I can't speak highly enough of these sheets. I prewashed them only once. Forget about thread count and sateen; cotton percale is the way to go! I just wish they were available in more interesting designs. These days only flannel sheets tend to come in various designs, and I don't like sleeping on flannel. I cannot speak to the durability of these sheets, since I've only been using them for a couple of weeks.
January 8, 2014