Brooklinen Bedding Review
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|Conventional Cotton: $129-$159
Sheet Material: Conventional cotton
Weave Construction: Sateen
Thread Count: 480 single-ply
Fitted Sheet Depth: Up to 17 inches
Sizes available: Q, K, CK, SK, T, TXL, F.
|TWIN : $129||TWIN XL : $129||FULL : $149||QUEEN : $149||KING : $159||CAL. KING : $159|
+ Strong Organic Cotton Fabric
+ Good Pill Resistance
+ Good Bedding Selection
+ Fitted Sheets are well sized
+ Thread Count is Accurate
– Prone to wrinkling
– We believe their solid collection over priced
– Their 480 TC Sheets had picks inserted into the weft of the weave
QUALITY RESULTS PER TESTING
Their Luxe Collection in our opinion did not live up to their promise of using single ply construction. They have used pick insertions to bolster the thread count, they did pass pilling and shrinkage tests.
– Brooklinen has a nice selection of Conventional Cotton sheets at a good price.
– The 480 single ply sateen weave Luxe Sheets have picks inserted in the weft which is known to inflate thread counts.
– The Percale single ply weave tested accurately.
– Shrinkage was minimal as well.
– They no longer claim 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.
– They are cut and sewn in Israel. The fabric is woven in India using conventional cotton.
For well-designed given that these are regular conventional cotton sheets and not Egyptian there pricing is on the higher side for solid colors. Equivalent thread count sheets of regular conventional cotton can be found at Costco and Target.
Brooklinen does have a nice variety of colors in neutral shades. They definitely score style points on their striped and dot collections.
TEST FINDINGS BY INDEPENDENT LAB
THREAD COUNT ENDS/INCH: 210 PICKS/INCH: 258 (86/3) TOTAL THREAD COUNT: 468
Results Core Construction is 300 TC. Picks inserted horizontally to increase TC.
Long Staple Benefit Softer fabric Better pilling resistance More durable
Thread Count Result Inferior breathability
Pilling Resistance Benefit Longer lifespan More durable Better feel
Result Picks inserted to inflate thread count doesn't match their quality claim
When Brooklinen launched in 2015, a big selling point was that their sheets were made with Egyptian cotton. However, months later that claim vanished and it wasn’t clear if customers were in fact getting Egyptian cotton sheets or not. Brooklinen is a bedding company that markets heavily to millennials. Their catchy photos of young, playful, twenty somethings in bed with donuts definitely has the cool factor. But aside from the cool factor, it’s not exactly clear what extra benefit you get with these sheets.
As far as I can tell from the information currently on their website, these are conventional cotton sheets, similar to what you would find in a Target or JC Penny. Overall these sheets felt good. They also proved to be constructed well with strong fabric and they fit our sample mattress well. On the downside, it tore more easily than others and it shrunk after being laundered. Consumer testers had mixed reviews: some called it rough and stiff, while others found it to be crisp.
Brooklinen has some nice patterns on their sheets but aside from aesthetics, we found them to be a bit pricey for what you get.
More information, brooklinen.com
- Overall Rating 70%
How We Tested: Independent labs evaluated the durability of each sheet set by testing its fabric strength, tear resistance, pilling resistance, shrinkage after laundering and appearance after laundering. We also examined its wrinkle resistance and fit to mattress when new and after multiple wash cycles. We then had consumer testers blindly rate the fabric for softness and their opinion of the feel.
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