Brooklinen makes several types of sheets that are comfortable and luxurious, and in this review we discuss the pro's and the con's.
Last Updated: July 10, 2020
We are going to cover everything that you need to know about the most popular sheets from household brand, Brooklinen. We will primarily cover their classic percale sheets and their luxe sateen sheets, though they also make luxurious linen and cashmere sheets as well. In general, Brooklinen is probably the most popular sheets and bedding brand on the online.
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Shoppers looking for hotel-quality sheets
Folks who want a variety of color and pattern options
People who enjoy quality products (Brooklinen sheets come with a lifetime warranty)
College students and people looking for a set of cheap sheets
People who want warm and fluffy sheets
Brooklinen: The Basics
Brooklinen makes a bunch of high quality textile products that look super cozy. You can get everything from duvet covers and lounge wear to shower curtains and towels and, of course sheets, all with a soft and cozy lounge-y vibe.
- Overview Of Brooklinen’s Sheets
- About The Cotton Sheets
- Brooklinen Classic vs Luxe
- Brooklinen Review: Final Verdict
The company, which is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, was originally established to sell, as their website says “beautiful and ridiculously comfortable sheets that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.” So, needless to say, sheets are their thing. There has been quite a bit of hype around Brooklinen’s bedding products in recent years, but are the sheets really all they are cracked up to be?
First off, let’s talk about the purchasing process with Brooklinen. While they aren’t in the business of selling a bed in a box, they do have some really consumer-friendly policies that show you just how confident they are in their products.
When you buy sheets from Brooklinen, they will ship for free to any location in the United States.
From there, you will have a full year to make sure you love them. That is really generous for sheets! If you wash them a few times and decide that they aren’t quite right for you, Brooklinen will still let you return or exchange them without any additional fees at any time during your first year of owning them.
All of Brooklinen’s textile products are also covered by a lifetime warranty. This really speaks to the quality of the product and the faith that Brooklinen has in their sheets. They may be a bit of an investment, but these sheets (as well as their towels, robes, duvets and more) are built to last a lifetime.
Overview Of Brooklinen’s Sheets
There are four styles of sheets available from Brooklinen, but the most popular are Luxe Sateen and Classic Percale. Here’s a quick overview of all of the Brooklinen sheet sets:
Classic Percale — Made of 100% long-staple cotton with a thread count of 270. Design to be the best blend between quality and value, and yet offer a cooling surface for hotter sleepers.
Luxe Sateen — Also made with long-staple cotton, only these have a thread count of 480. These are what you’d consider “affordable luxury” sheets in that they’re really nice, yet the price is reasonable.
Washed Linen Sheets — Made from French and Belgian flax and individually garment dyed in Portugal, these linen sheets are incredibly popular and are a good option for hot and sweaty sleepers who want an opulent set of sheets. They are definitely on the more expensive side, with a queen size sheet set selling for around $250, but for linen sheets this price tag is actually only slightly on the high end of average. In general, when you are going for linen sheets, you are going for a more luxurious product, no matter who is making them.
Heathered Cashmere — Combining cotton and Himalayan cashmere, these sheets are super soft and luxurious. If you are looking for a set of sheets that will be a bit more warm and snuggly, cashmere is probably the way to go. These are a limited run offering from Brooklinen, so things might change depending on when you are reading this, but currently the heathered cashmere sheets are Brooklinen’s most expensive collection. You can get a queen size cashmere sheet set for around $280.
About The Cotton Sheets
Both the Luxe Sateen and Classic Percale sheet collections from Brooklinen are made with 100% OEKO-TEX certified long-staple cotton.
There are a few convenient features of the sheets that make them user friendly and should hopefully help you enjoy making your bed just a little bit more. For starters, every side of the fitted sheet is labelled with a short side or long side tag. It’s a tiny detail but if you have ever done the fitted sheet dance trying to figure out which side goes where, you know how helpful these little labels can be.
Brooklinen’s pillow cases are built with an envelope fold closure that covers the exposed end of your pillow when you put it on. This kind of closure helps to keep your pillow cleaner, and also looks a bit more clean and sleek because it helps to prevent those pesky pillow tags from peeking out of the case.
Additionally, the fitted sheets are wide enough to fit comfortably on mattresses up to 15” tall, so they should stay snuggly put on just about any mattress on the market. If you have a thicker mattress, or you find that your fitted sheet is slipping, here are a few tips.
Brooklinen also has a bunch of stylish colors and patterns to choose from. We got one set of sheets with the windowpane pattern, which is a large linear grid pattern, and another set with the smoke stripe pattern, which reminds us of notebook paper (in the best way). Both of these patterns are really sleek and we think that they are neutral enough to work with any bedroom style but also add a bit more of a pop of character than say, plain white sheets, would.
Brooklinen Classic vs Luxe
So, what is the difference between these two sheets? In short, it all comes down to thread count.
The Sateen Luxe sheets have almost double the thread count that the Classic Percale sheets do, and this, along with the stitch used to construct them, changes the way that they look and feel quite a bit.
Brooklinen’s Classic Percale sheets have a thread count of 270 and use an over one, under one stitch which gives them a crisp feel and a matte finish. They remind us of sheets that you would find in a five-star hotel. They feel clean and soft without being necessarily smooth and silky.
The Sateen Luxe sheets, on the other hand, have a 480-thread count and use an under one, over three weave which gives them more of a soft and slightly luminous finish. These sheets feel a bit more buttery, like tencel or your favorite pair of jeans that have been washed a hundred times.
Either way you go, both sheet sets should keep you feeling nice and comfortable through the night. The Percale sheets, though, feel a bit more light and airy while the Sateen sheets have more of a luxurious feel to them.
Overview Of Prices
As you’ve seen above, Brooklinen’s sheets aren’t quite like the cheap pack of sheets that you can grab off the shelf at Target for $40, but they are marketed as high-quality sheets, and that definitely comes with a bit more of a price tag.
|Twin / Twin XL||$129|
|Full / Queen||$149|
|King / Cal King||$169|
That being said, we do think that these sheets are really nice and, if you are in a stage in your life where you’d like to invest in some sheets that will last you for years and years, we would vouch for these being a good bet.
So, getting down to the numbers, the Classic Percale sheets set (which includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases) ranges from about $100 for a twin to $150 for a king, with the queen size sheets, the most popular size for adults, coming in right around $130.
The Luxe Sateen sheets are a bit more, for a queen size set, you can probably expect to spend around $150, for a king, it’ll be around $170.
Brooklinen does seem to offer discounts pretty frequently on their sheets, and we always aim to stay up to date on any deals and promotions and might even have some coupon codes available for you right here.
Brooklinen Review: Final Verdict
That really all depends on your budget and what you are ultimately looking for. We definitely think that these sheets are a really nice quality and will be a cozy addition to any bed. The stylish colors and patterns that they come in are a nice bonus, and the policies that Brooklinen offers really can’t be beat. If you aren’t planning on investing in your sheets though, and you really just want something that will be good enough for the time being, Brooklinen’s sheets might be a bit out of your price range.
Brooklinen sent us two of their most popular sheets so that we could review them and let you know our thoughts. That being said, everything that we say in our reviews is based solely on our own opinions and we do not accept any sort of payment or kickbacks for the things we say about products, whether positive or negative.
Yep! Brooklinen’s 1-year trial period is good for all of their textile products, sheets included. Washing your sheets doesn’t void this trial.
Yes they do! Brooklinen ships to over twenty countries outside the United States. Additional shipping fees may apply though, so make sure that you are aware of this when considering your budget.
This label, which is on all of Brooklinen’s textile products, signifies that all of the components have been tested for harmful substances and chemicals.
We think they are, so long as you like a traditional cotton feel to your sheets.