Brooklinen Review - Affordable Luxury Sheets?

Brooklinen Review

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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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About the Author Joe Auer

Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.

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8 comments
Linda Mazza says August 16, 2016

Thanks for this info. I just got a new mattress which is much deeper than the previous and need to get new sheets!

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    Joe Auer says August 16, 2016

    Brooklinen is a good option for a thicker mattresses, I had it on a 15 inch thick option with no issues.

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David Lindner says September 10, 2016

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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    Joe Auer says September 12, 2016

    Hi David – yes not sure if they mix it up, I went with the standard set. Though you could buy individually and go without the Duvet cover.

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Margaret says September 23, 2016

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.

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    Joe Auer says September 23, 2016

    Thank you for the kind words Margaret, so glad you found one you like!

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linda says December 2, 2016

Thanks will check them out for my new winkbed!

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Hattie says December 26, 2016

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.

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