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  • Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set

  • Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

  • Standard Textile Sateen Sheet Set (Centium Satin)

  • Threshold Performance Sheet Set

  • Pottery Barn Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Sheet Set

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Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set

Here’s the skinny on these amazing sheets. Each set comes with two pillowcases, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet that fits mattresses up to 15 inches deep. They’re made from 100 percent cotton and are constructed in a sateen weave, which means they’re smooth to the touch and have a somewhat shiny appearance. There are more than a dozen standard colors and patterns to choose from, and you can get this set in sizes ranging from Twin XL to California King. The only size they don’t carry is a Split King.

In my testing notes for these sheets, my first comment is, "I'm actually sad I have to take these off my bed." When I washed them in warm water and put them through the dryer, they came out soft and wrinkle-free. Not only are they soft, I love the slightly heavier weight as well. When I napped in these sheets, I expected I’d be hot since the weather was quite warm, but to my surprise, I stayed at a comfortable temperature. The Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheets aced our other tests, as well. They wrinkle significantly less than other options, likely since they're made of cotton sateen, and stains come out easily.

Pros

  • Fits mattresses up to 15 inches deep

  • 100% cotton

  • Plenty of colors to choose from

Cons

  • Not available in split-king sizing

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Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

If you’re looking for amazingly soft, cozy sheets at an unbeatable price, go with the Mellanni Bed Sheet Set. Each set comes with your four standard pieces, but unlike the majority of the sheets we tested, the Mellanni Bed Sheet Set is made from brushed microfiber, a.k.a. polyester. The fitted sheet is deep enough to accommodate mattresses up to 16 inches, and they come in an impressive variety of colors and pattern, as well as every size.

These sheets initially caught my eye a few months ago thanks to their more than 42,000 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.4 stars, leading me to buy them. I have been quite impressed with their performance (especially for the price). I have to say, the Mellanni sheets didn’t let me down. They’re one of the softest, coziest sets in our lot. My boyfriend was visiting for a few nights during testing, and when he felt how comfortable these sheets were, he asked if they were expensive—they’re that good! Plus, they really don’t wrinkle all that much, and stains come out easily.

Pros

  • Incredibly soft

  • Available for all mattress sizes

Cons

  • Made from soft, brushed polyester

  • Only a single row of stitching instead of two

  • Elastic is not anchored

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Standard Textile Sateen Sheet Set (Centium Satin)

Standard Textile has manufactured hotel linens for more than 80 years, so it’s really no surprise that products in its consumer-facing line, Standard Textile Home, live up to the brand’s reputation by providing a luxurious hotel-quality sleep experience at home. The Standard Textile Home Sateen Sheet Set is a splurge, but we loved the smooth, cool feel of the linens, which made slipping into bed a delight.

These sheets are made from 65 percent ring-spun combed cotton and 35 percent “Centium Core” microfilament polyester, a specially designed fabric weave and blend that’s intended to increase durability. Their sateen weave is bright and shiny—it almost looks like silk! During my testing, I thought these sheets were extremely comfortable to sleep in, providing a lavish, hotel-like experience, while remaining easy to wash, and resisting stains and wrinkles.

Pros

  • Wrinkle and stain resistant

  • Cool feel

  • Comfortable to sleep on

Cons

  • Fitted sheet isn’t fully elasticated

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Threshold Performance Sheet Set

If we picked a runner-up for best value, it would be the Threshold Performance sheet set. The construction of these is surprisingly nice with double-stitched seams, deep pockets and extra elastic in the corners to ensure they hug your mattress perfectly.

In terms of sleep experience, these were in line with your typical cotton sheets—not super soft, but plenty comfortable and breathable. The only downside is they didn’t perform that well during our stain tests—the Diet Coke stain was still visible after washing.

Pros

  • Double-stitched seams

  • Deep pockets

  • Highly breathable

Cons

  • Stains proved difficult to remove

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Pottery Barn Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Sheet Set

We were a little underwhelmed by the Pottery Barn Classic 400-Thread-Count Organic Sheet Set. The fabric was somewhat see-through, as one of my pillows has a striped pattern that could be seen through the pillowcase. (You might fare better with colors other than white, though.) Plus, they’re a bit scratchy, stains didn’t come out well, and overall, they’re just not as welcoming as other options.

Pros

  • 500-thread count

Cons

  • Slightly transparent

  • Scratchy

  • Stains were difficult to remove

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Camryn Rabideau

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Lindsey Vickers

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Lindsey writes about sleep, lifestyle, and more for Reviewed. In her waking hours, she likes to spend time outside, read, cook, and bake. She holds a master’s in journalism from Boston University and bachelors' degrees in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Utah.

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