Rated 1 out of 5 by sheetreview Why did LL Bean change the fabric, and fit ?
I have purchased only LL Bean percale sheets for over 30 years, and I found the change that was made in the fabric not to my liking. Especially the fitted bottom. The sheet fit my mattress perfectly, with the deep pockets, but it would not stay in place. Actually there was enough sheet to tuck along the sides of the mattress as well, and that didn't even help. I like my bottom sheet to stay smooth and have a relatively tight fit, but when we woke up in the morning the sheet was wrinkled and pulled out from the sides and elastic pocket.
Returned the set, and will search for another company to purchase my sheets from.
April 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by flora9 Not convinced these sheets are cotton
I am a fabric snob, I buy only 100% cotton sheets, towels, pajamas, etc. These do not even feel like cotton, they feel like a cheap poly/cotton blend, heavy on the poly. They have a sheen and a slipperyness to them and, well, they just don't feel like cotton. I'm wondering if LLBean's suppliers pulled a fast one on them and these are cheap impostors. They should send them to a lab to have them checked for fiber content.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SCStatebulldog SOFT, COOL AND STUNNING!
I can't understand the negative reviews of Bean's percale sheets: they are incredibly soft and beautiful! These Indian block prints are just fabulous, and I have mixed and matched from the collection of blue and white patterns currently being offered. The results have given my bedroom a great makeover!!
I'm so pleased with these percale sheets, and I highly recommend them. They have a very deep pocket and they tuck in extremely well.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PurpleInnej First Impressions Aren't Always Accurate
I'm a certified sheet snob. I do not, under any circumstances, sleep on sheets that are remotely uncomfortable. In hotels, I deal, but I don't sleep well. I've been known to get out of a bed that has unknown sheets on it that turn out to be itchy and go sleep on the couch.
At first, I thought we had wasted a lot of money on sheets that I would refuse to use. That first night with these sheets (washed before being put on the bed) almost sent me running to the couch. BUT, give them a chance. They need used and washed a few times before their true comfort comes out. Now, I'm ordering a second set.
--After time, very smooth and comfortable
--Cool, not overheating
--Deep pockets for thicker mattresses
--Must be used and broken in before really comfortable
--Deep pockets make using on a smaller mattress require sheet garters
--Price. It's worth it, but hard to cough up $172 for a king set. Still, it's worth it
April 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by maddi1124 Disappointed
Before I bought these sheets, I noted the reviews that said the sheets are scratchy. I thought folks might be remarking on percale's crispness, which is what I love about them, but no, the sheets are indeed scratchy. My understanding is that such scratchiness is due to the quality of the cotton. They're not so scratchy that I returned them and I'm sure they'll last longer than other sheets I've bought in recent years, but I so miss the smooth, cool crispness of good quality percale sheets. I have 30-year-old cotton and cotton/poly percale sheets that are nicer than any replacements I've tried. I'd still be using them, but the bottoms don't fit the new 14" mattress. I also wanted to note that the Antique Pine color, which shows on my computer as a dusky, muted greyish green, are more of a medium-hued, bright green apple color.
April 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Customer1222 Very rough
I ordered a set of these sheets to replace an older set of LLBean percale sheets that ripped. When I received my new sheets, I washed them and put them on my bed, but when I slid between them that night they were so rough that I had trouble sleeping. I am not an unususlly sensitive person either! My husband also found the sheets too rough and scratchy.
My older LLBean sheets were nice and smooth and crisp and I am very dissapointed the quality has deteriorated.
Since the sheets were so abrasive that I could not rest peacefully, I had no choice but to return them. I do not recommend these sheets.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SCStatebulldog Beautiful, soft and cool
I am very happy with this fitted sheet: it's very well fitted to the mattress and tucks in very deeply.
It's also BEAUTIFUL!! I slept very soundly on it: not scratchy at all.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLpanhandler Fabulous and Comfy Percale Sheets
So thrilled that L.L.Bean is offering twin XL fitted percale sheets. I have been buying all my sheets from L.L.Bean for several years and think they are the best - my favorites are the flannel and the percale. This red pattern is just as shown in the catalog and crisp on my bed, though I expect it will soften with washing. The flat sheet is nice and long so it stays tucked in, while fitted sheets have plenty of depth. We use the flannel flat sheet as a "blanket" covering and it is just right for Florida in the winter. We bought an adjustable bed and now have to have XL Twin sheets on the bottom with a King Flat on top. THANK YOU for offering these separately so I can continue buying from L.L.Bean. Your Sheets Rock!
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanshopper107888 Nice material, color not what I expected.
Love the material of these. Nice and cool, although I'm hoping they soften up after a few washes. I bought mid-blue hoping thinking I was getting a deep blue color . However the color looks a lot like the lake color, so much so I thought I had accidentally ordered the wrong color when I opened the package. I wish the pictures on the website were true to the real colors. I did order a flat sheet in antique pine, that is true to color.
January 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KarlaV Great sheets, but not durable
Bought these nice sheets based on a flattering Consumer Reports review. Only two years later, the fitted sheet is so worn through that it has ripped. All hail the L.L. Bean return policy, which is the only reason why I picked "yes" in answer to "would you recommend this item to a friend?" ; the company is replacing the prematurely worn-through sheet. But still, one of the supposed virtues of these sheets was durability. Maybe this was a one-off problem, but a headsup to others. Other than durability, Mrs. Lincoln, the sheets are great!
January 16, 2015