Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by JuneE after a few washings
i was not sure about these sheets, they seemed a little scratchy at first. I have washed them several times now, and they feel very soft and wonderful to the touch. They do not need ironing if you remove them from the dryer quickly. I am ordering more. I do wish that you would get these in a pure white and use a little less grey in the colors.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IfItsX Best sheets I've ever owned
First, I'll agree that the color name, "sea ice" IS a bit confusing. However, as I compare the sheets and cases against my other "ivory" supima cotton cases (from another source), I can't see all that much difference.
BUT, I very much want others to buy and appreciate these sheets, etc.: I have been very hard pressed the last number of years to find Egyptian Cotton bedding which is NOT sateen, which I don't care for at all, so I can only hope that LLBean will continue to offer this wonderful bedding.
These percale are just a bit "stiff" when new, but the fabric is substantial and the sizes of the sheets are very ample, providing for good tucking for the fitted, and plenty of extra for bottom tucking of the flat and fold over at the blanket top.
I consider myself to be a highly discerning shopper and I have to give these sheets a 99.99% rating: The only missing .01% is for the little stiffness when new, but then if they weren't like that, then they would not have likely been of as substantial quality.
I've had these now for about 7 months and they are wearing very well.
September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by vancouverislandfan Definitely not white
Agree with previous review. Was expecting 'sea ice' to be a crisp, white sheet. it is definitely more an ivory colour, just not as clean as ivory. It looked dirty even when held up against my oldest, most washed white bedding. Sorry, probably a lovely quality sheet, but it has to go back. Still a huge Bean fan!
September 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by torontoliving Odd colour names
I found the term 'Sea Ice' puzzling, called and was told it was white w/ some blue (?!). Decided to try, found it's neither ivory nor white but a dirty-ish in between. Back it goes tomorrow.
My search for high thread count percale sheets continues.
May 29, 2013