I had recently let go of sheets I purchased about 6 years ago and bought a microfiber sheet set knowing nothing about it. What a mistake! I was constantly getting entangled in the sheets, it was not easy to make the bed with them, and they would be too warm for summers here in Arizona. So I decided to replace them. I was stunned to see designer sheets going for big bucks.. as my prior set of 6 years was very inexpensive, lasted, and most importantly kept me comfortable and cool! So I started looking for percale sheets ... as these were the sheets I had used for years. They are difficult to find amidst today's thread counts and microfiber designer offerings. I was a little nervous buying these but was quite pleasantly surprised once I got them washed and tested them out. They are PERFECT! They do wrinkle but I care more about being cool and also comfortable. These are easy to maneuver and don't get tangled. I purchased the CELEDON color which is like a celery color and they fit beautifully with my bedroom decor and on my bed. I bought a second set today.. I wanted the PARCHMENT but they were out in my size so I purchased the GREY instead. If you are looking for good classic sheets these are them!
I was tired of shopping for sheets that were "soft", but to me they were limp, even if the thread count was high. I touched new sheets in stores over and over again, and just couldn't find sheets the way they used feel. Seems like everything was sateen, and I didn't want that. My final set of sheets that were crisp were so old, began to tear, and the elastic was shot. All my new sheets were so limp, I hated the way they feel.They only word I can describe what i want is "crisp", with just a little "snap" in the sound of the sheets when I fold them. No, I didn't want to iron and starch (I didn't have to do that to my older sheets) and I do dry out on the line in summer, so it wasn't the drying method. After much internet searching and reading, I narrowed down my selections. Other options were much more expensive than these sheets, so I purchased both. Overstock's Percale Sheets are good, and a great value for the money. I purchased 2, white and blue. I've slept in the white, and I'm still satisfied with my purchase even after a couple of washings. If you like crisp, but don't want to spend $200 on a sets, I recommend these sheets.
So pleased with this purchase! These sheets are just exactly what I'd hoped they would be: cool, crisp, and soft. I purchased the white set, and will likely buy another color, as well, as the price for this quality (and I am pretty picky when it comes to sheets!) is outstanding!
I love percale sheets. The crisp cool feel on a hot summer night reminds me of sleepovers at my grandmothers house. Although these sheets are called percale I found them to be softer then my other sets. They fit perfectly on an oversized mattress and are tailored very well. My husband loves them and thinks the softness is perfect. I would rather them a little more like a traditional percale weave.
I didn't realize how much I missed percale sheets! All the sheets I've bought in recent years have been that cotton sateen, higher thread count, which don't wash up very well and which is so common today. But they don't have the "crisp, cool" feel of percale. These sheets do wrinkle when laundered and are a light weight, but they feel great to sleep on.
I'm happy that I found these sheets as I've needed new ones for years but could never make myself pay the ridiculous prices attached to Cal. King sized sheets. These were everything I needed, 100% cotton, crisp, not sateen, and priced reasonably. As for the wrinkles, yes, they are wrinkled right out of the dryer. I don't care about the wrinkles. These sheets feel similar to the sheets my grandmother used, and when she stopped ironing, hers were wrinkled too, but they still felt awesome :)
I really have gotten to dislike sateen weave sheets-they get overly soft and lack crispness. So I was happy to see percale sheets of higher thread counts appearing on the O.com website. These are easy to wash, stay crisp and are quite comfortable. The bottom sheet fits easily over our deep mattress and the king size pillowcases actually fit king size pillows (some don't). Good product at a good price.
Wasn't sure about these sheets but the other reviews were positive. I enjoy a crisp rather than soft sheet and these fit the bill. Have washed them before using them. They do wrinkle in the dryer but smooth nicely on the bed. The pockets are nice and deep for deep matresses.
I bought these sheets for my 85 year old mom who is PICKY about almost everything. These sheets are SOOOO soft and light weight; not like some of these 'high thread count' sheets that are about a quarter inch thick. They are on the thinner side and crisp like sheets used to be. I plan to order some for my own bed. They passed the picky mom test; they must be awesome. They dried fairly quickly and not too wrinkly. They fit a very deep mattress. I got the ivory and they are lovely.
I just received this sheet set. Although I am not thrilled with the set out of the box, it is fine and perhaps my opinion of it will improve with time. My set arrived with a very strong chemical smell, almost like petroleum, that seemed to come from the sheets themselves and not the plastic bag covering them. I'm usually not that particular about washing sheets before I use them, but there was no way I would be able to tolerate wrapping up in that smell. Washing them on cold with an unscented detergent and drying them did significantly improved the smell, but they still were not as fresh as I would have liked. The other thing I noticed is that the sheets came out of the dryer crinkly. Not with deep wrinkles, but crinkly all over. Also, the sheets are not that soft yet. I am hoping this will improve with additional washings, but right now the texture of these sheets next to my skin is hard to ignore. On to the good... The sheets and pillowcases are a good weight, they feel very sturdy, and I think they will hold up well. The queen size I ordered fit well on my thick queen mattress. The fitted sheet isn't sliding around, and neither of the corners has popped off yet. The cotton breathes and doesn't get too hot. I ordered the celadon, which to me falls somewhere between honeydew and mint cream. If the color holds and the sheets soften, perhaps I would rate these higher in the future and consider ordering different colors. As of now, they are just okay compared to other similarly priced pima cotton sateen sheets I ordered from Overstock.com a couple years ago that have still held their color, do not wrinkle much and feel nicer against my skin.
I read the reviews before purchasing, and many stated that these were akin to "crisp sheets from the old days." I beg to differ. Are these nice sheets? Yes. Are they really crisp? No. In addition, they are lightweight, which was disappointing to me. They might be perfect for folks who live in warm climes, but not so much for those living where winter exists. In addition, the bottom sheet is huge. While that might make some people happy, I like bottom sheets to really fit my fairly-thick mattress. I guess my hunt will continue for heavyweight, crisp, 100% cotton sheets because "these ain't it". If I could return them, I would.
We like crisp percale sheets, so we were happy to see these for sale on Overstock.com. They are soft as well as crisp, and they fit the bed well. They do come out of the dryer wrinkled, even if you take them out quickly. So if you want wrinkle-free, you probably should pass on these unless you like to iron them.
I am on an endless search for crisp, thick, cool sheets like my Grandmother had when I was little. These sheets are good - they are cooler and crisper than many but they still aren't as crisp or as thick and durable as I had hoped. Also I couldn't get white so I got the Sage colour - beautiful until the face cream I use at night caused a "bleaching" effect and has changed the soft sage colour to pale yellow in blotches on my pillowcase. So be cautious if you use moisturisers or face products before bed; the dyes are not beyond staining or discolouring. Overall, it is a decent sheet set for the price paid.
These are more like percale than most sheets I've seen. Not perfectly soft yet, that comes with time. The sateen scam has taken over the sheet market to where the thread count is now worthless. These sheets are generous in size. I have a sleep number that's not too thick, and this bottom sheet is not tight. Echelon is the brand name which I had never heard of, but they must make good sheets, and these are even cheaper than walmart.