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The Best Flannel Sheets of 2022

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Editor's Choice Product image of Lands' End 5oz Velvet Flannel Sheets
Best Overall

Lands' End 5oz Velvet Flannel Sheets

Featuring brushing on both sides, these Lands' End flannel sheets are soft and warm yet remain lightweight. Read More

Pros

  • Brushed on both sides
  • Soft and fuzzy
  • Warm

Cons

  • May show pilling over time
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Product image of West Elm Organic Flannel Solid Sheet Set & Pillowcases

West Elm Organic Flannel Solid Sheet Set & Pillowcases

These West Elm sheets meet multiple environmental standards, though they're on the thinner side and available in limited colors. Read More

Pros

  • Brushed on both sides
  • Cozy and warm
  • Certified organic

Cons

  • Limited colors
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Product image of Slumber Cloud Flannel Sheet Set

Slumber Cloud Flannel Sheet Set

Made with a unique fabric blend, this Slumber Cloud set is suited for temperate climates or hot sleepers—just don't expect a traditional flannel feel. Read More

Pros

  • Enjoyable to sleep on

Cons

  • Doesn't feel like traditional flannel
  • Not as warm as others
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Product image of L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

While we love other L.L. Bean products, these sheets were initially scratchy and stiffer than comparable brands. Read More

Pros

  • Wide range of colors and sizes

Cons

  • Prone to wrinkling
  • Scratchy
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Product image of Casper Flannel Sheet Set

Casper Flannel Sheet Set

While these Casper sheets are nice to sleep on, they're not as warm, and we wouldn't describe them as flannel. Read More

Pros

  • Feels nice to sleep on

Cons

  • Doesn't feel like flannel
  • Not as warm as others

During freezing cold weather, regular bed sheets can't compete with the soft, fuzzy feel of flannel. A well-made set also saves you from emptying out the linen closet to pile blankets onto your bed.

We looked at the most popular flannel sheets and determine which felt cozy but not scratchy, were warm yet not too warm, and didn't pill quickly. (Yes, we broke out an orbital sander!) After weeks of snuggling, Lands' End Velvet Flannel Sheet Set (available at Lands' End) came out on top. We also recommend the Pinzon Flannel Sheet Set (available at Amazon) as a more budget-friendly option. They are surprisingly much better than the Mellanni set that has thousands of rave reviews on Amazon.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Queen mattress made with Lands' End Velvet flannel sheets
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

These Lands' End sheets are available in all sizes, from twin XL to California king.

Best Overall
Lands' End 5oz Velvet Flannel Sheets

The Lands’ End Velvet Flannel sheets stood out with their smooth sensation and warmth. They were loftier and not as stiff as many of the cheaper sets we tested. And when I slept on them, they felt extra soft and fuzzy, not prickly against my skin.

These sheets are advertised as 5 ounces—a measure of the fabric’s weight that helps indicate the warmth level and how hefty they'll feel. These felt on the lighter side, however, they also felt warmer than comparable sets, likely due to Lands’ End’s brushing process. What’s more, these sheets are brushed on both sides of the sheet instead of just one. Unfortunately, the tradeoff is that they tend to pill more, though they held up fairly well in our tests.

The Lands’ End Velvet flannel sheets are on the pricier side, but were not the most expensive set we tested, either. Factor in the high-quality stitching and range of solid colors and sizes, and we think that the price is worth the experience you get sleeping on them.

Pros

  • Brushed on both sides

  • Soft and fuzzy

  • Warm

Cons

  • May show pilling over time

Product image of West Elm Organic Flannel Solid Sheet Set & Pillowcases
West Elm Organic Flannel Solid Sheet Set

These West Elm flannel sheets may be a great choice for shoppers concerned about ethics and the environment. The set is made with organic cotton and meets the GOTS standard—meaning the material is certified organic from the farming process all the way through manufacturing. The certification also has restrictions from using some toxic substances and enforces labor and environmental standards. Like the Pinzon set from Amazon, these also meet Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, which means they're free from more than 350 harmful substances.

West Elm does not list a weight for these sheets on its website, but they weighed in at 5.5 ounces per yard in our lab. Anecdotally, they seemed more like a 5-ounce flannel sheet than a 6-ounce because they felt slightly thinner.

They’re brushed on both sides for added warmth and a smooth feel. These are a good choice for someone looking for organic cotton though they are one of the most expensive sets we tested. Another drawback is the limited color choices: They’re only available in white or herringbone.

Pros

  • Brushed on both sides

  • Cozy and warm

  • Certified organic

Cons

  • Limited colors

Product image of Slumber Cloud Flannel Sheet Set
Slumber Cloud Flannel Sheet Set

I’ve been impressed with many Slumber Cloud products that I’ve tested, and these flannel sheets were no different. The unique set is made with a blend of cotton and rayon, which is unusual as most flannel sheets are 100% cotton. This fabric blend made the sheets smoother and less fluffy; they almost felt like a thick, worn-in T-shirt with slightly more fuzz, or somewhere between a flannel and sateen sheet. However, because they weren’t quite as lofty, they didn’t keep me as warm, which is the main reason they didn’t rank higher in our tests.

Like other Slumber Cloud products—including the brand's mattress protector—the sheets incorporate Outlast technology, which is supposed to help regulate body temperature. However, I didn’t notice a huge difference. I didn’t overheat during the night, but it’s hard to tell if it’s due to the Outlast or the fact they’re not as fuzzy as others.

If you’re looking for a true flannel sheet that’s uber warm and ultra cozy, I wouldn’t recommend these. However, these would be good for someone who lives in a temperate climate or sleeps on the hotter side but likes a cozy feeling sheet.

Pros

  • Enjoyable to sleep on

Cons

  • Doesn't feel like traditional flannel

  • Not as warm as others

Product image of L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set
L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

I’ve tested many L.L Bean products, and the brand almost always delivers top quality items, so I was surprised when I didn’t love these flannel sheets.

Fresh out of the package, they felt smooth to touch, but they were somewhat itchy when I slept on them. After a few nights, they seemed to get better, so it’s possible over time they may improve. But at more than $100 for a queen set, they were disappointing. I also didn’t love that they felt stiffer than other higher-end sheets, plus they were much more prone to wrinkling.

Pros

  • Wide range of colors and sizes

Cons

  • Prone to wrinkling

  • Scratchy

Product image of Casper Flannel Sheet Set
Casper Flannel Sheet Set

When I first opened these Casper sheets, I did a double take. I had to check that they were in fact flannel because they felt more like thin percale or sateen—they didn’t feel fuzzy or velvety like you’d expect. Casper describes them as “warm, yet airy.” I agree on the second count because they were thin and see-through, though I didn’t find them all that warm as they were lightweight and there was hardly any brushing.

They were indeed the lightest sheets when we weighed them, coming in at 4.8 ounces per square yard—below the average 5 or 6 ounces you see on most flannel sets. These are a very nice set of sheets and were comfortable to sleep on, but they’re simply not flannel. At more than $200 for a queen size set, you’re better off investing in something else.

Pros

  • Feels nice to sleep on

Cons

  • Doesn't feel like flannel

  • Not as warm as others

Meet the tester

Jamie Ueda

Jamie Ueda

Apparel Staff Writer

Jamie writes about clothing, shoes, and accessories for Reviewed. She loves apparel and doesn't like to sacrifice fashion, comfort, or quality in whatever she wears.

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