Brooklinen Review

It’s always hard to know if you’re getting quality sheets, and even harder to find quality sheets at a reasonable price.  The first thing I noticed about Brooklinen is that they make things simple and are very transparent with their products.

On top of that, they have a good business model that aims to deliver great value to we consumers.  They are doing a lot of the same things that all these mattress companies have done over the last couple of years in the mattress industry.  Cutting out the middleman allows them to offer quality sheets at an affordable price.  But are the sheets any good?

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Which Set Did I Get?

Brooklinen sets a great tone with the arrival of the sheets.  They come in a nice box, tucked away in a tote bag (actually quite nice, I’ve used it for groceries since).  Obviously the quality of the sheet matters most, but the box shows they are definitely aware of the importance of the small touches.

Brooklinen Review

Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle Window PaneI got the Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle.  This came with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, duvet cover, and 4 pillowcases.  I chose the Classic set versus the Luxe because I prefer the cool, crisp feel that percale is known for.  If you are into the silky smooth feel, then you should look into the luxe sheets (known as sateen).

What Is The Feel Like?

These sheets are percale, and so they don’t have that silky smooth feel (like you’ll find with Brooklinen Luxe).  I thought the sheets had a great balanced feel of crisp and soft.  For me, they strike a good balance of cool, lightweight, and soft.

The sheets definitely got significantly softer after the first wash (I recommend washing before ever sleeping in them), and they continued to get softer after a few washes, though they still feel crisp.  Brooklinen recommends washing every week, and replacing every year (every 6 months for pillow cases).

Notes On Quality

I personally don’t think thread count is a good indicator of sheet quality.  That is because thread count can be manipulated very easily any number of ways.  To evaluate Brooklinen, I started by looking at the type of cotton that is used.  In the case of Brooklinen, it uses 100% egyptian cotton, which is a great long-staple cotton – certainly high quality.

Brooklinen also only uses 60 and 80 yarn count threads in their fabrics, which is the finest available for cotton bedding.

Brooklinen Sheets On Bed

Breathability

The biggest fear of many is “sleeping hot”, which is caused by mattresses and sheets that retain heat.  Brooklinen breathes well, so I didn’t have that issue at all during my time with these sheets.  This means that Brooklinen is a good fit for warmer clients as well.

Price

Though the quality is very high with Brooklinen, to me the story is really the price.  The business model is the advantage – they follow the direct to consumer model, cutting out many of the middle men (and associated costs) of the selling process.  When they pass on some of these savings to the consumer, they have perhaps the highest value sheet on the market.

Brooklinen Fitted Sheet

Small Details

Some things to note before you make your decision:

  • The fitted sheet easily fit my 11” mattress.  They claim it can fit up to a 15” mattress, and from what I can tell, that appears to be true.
  • The sheets soften after washing them each time.
  • The buttons on the duvet cover were a bit small and hard for me to handle, but ultimately made them much less visible than other duvet covers I tried.
  • The duvet cover also has ties in the corners so that the insert does not slide around.
  • The pillow cases have a great flap design that keeps the pillows in their place.

Brooklinen tote bag

Overall

I really don’t have much to complain about with Brooklinen.  The sheets I got felt great, and I think it’s a really compelling offering considering the price.  I would recommend to think hard about the type of feel you like to make sure you know whether you should get the Classic or the Luxe.  Either way, I think Brooklinen is a great option for someone looking for luxury sheets without breaking the bank.

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Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site. He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

18 thoughts on “Brooklinen Review

  1. My relatives in Australia do talk a lot about bed sheets from Naqsh (www.naqsh.com.au ). I guess they are not shipping internationally. Has any one here tried or experienced their products?

  2. You say these sheets are Egyptian cotton. I bought my first set because the description said Egyptian cotton. When I went to purchase a second set it no longer mentioned Egyptian cotton. I contacted Brooklinen about this and they told me “they did not want to mislead” their customers and the sheets were not 100% Egyptian cotton. While I do love these sheets so far, I do feel they did indeed mislead. They also increased their price on a king set by $20…that’s significant.

  3. The world’s great mattress and sheet tester, Little Abner of the Dogpatch, Ark. Acme Mattress Factory was given Brooklinnen sheets, etc. to test. HE Loved them and said, “Great sheets, buy yourself a set.”

  4. I was very disappointed I expected a nice crisp percale which we love and I received sheets that are so thin its like they have been used for year UGH!. The worst is trying to return them they guarantee returns however I have been trying since 12/14/16 and they are Too Busy They Say tried calling them and of course they won’t answer the phone. I am waiting for money and they keep sending me discount COUPONS Hello what part of returning my order do they not understand. I just want to return and get my refund before next year.

  5. Hi Joe, I found your blog very useful when purchasing my loom and leaf mattress. I had already purchased two in store mattresses that I was not happy with and decided to take the plunge to buy online. I’ve had the mattress a couple weeks now and am quite happy with it. Your blog was the most helpful resource for me. Much appreciated.

  6. I really prefer to buy a queen fitted with a king top sheet. Doesn’t sound like this i an option plus I could care less about a duvet cover which I don’t want. Hard to find sheet sellers to provide what I want to buy.
    Wamsutta seems to have the bet bet options at BB&B especially when they give you a 20% off coupon on the entire purchase

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