Looking for the best luxury sheets?
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Parachute, Brooklinen, Saatva and Boll & Branch are the most popular direct-to-consumer luxury sheets sold online – for good reason, as we learned.
In this buying guide, I am going to compare these luxury sheet sets at a high level to help you select the right one for your budget and needs.
If you'd like to learn more about each of these luxury sheet sets, read our in-depth reviews below:
- Parachute Luxury Sheets Review
- Saatva Lofton Organic Sheets Review
- Boll and Branch Luxury Sheets Review
- Brooklinen Luxury Sheets Review
What's In This Luxury Sheets Comparison?
In this buying guide, I am going to compare and contrast the best-selling luxury sheets sold online. In it, I'll cover pricing & purchase options, how they feel, fabrics, warranties, returns and more.
Use this table of contents to jump to the topic that interests you most.
Best Luxury Sheets Compared
|Best Luxury Sheets||Includes||Sizes||Colours|
|Parachute||Fitted sheet + two pillowcases||Twin to Cal King||Sand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue|
|Brooklinen||One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.||Twin to Cal King||White, Cream, Steel, Smoke, Smoke Stripe|
|Saatva||One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.||Twin to Cal King||White, Ivory, Grey|
|Boll and Branch||one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.||Full, Queen, King, Cal King only||White, Solid Natural, Striped White, Pewter|
Types of Luxury Sheets
Luxury bed sheets are categorized based on the type of fabric they are made with. You’ll find that most luxury sheets are made with natural or organic fabrics like cotton or silk. You’ll also find more affordable luxury sheets made with premium synthetic fabrics like microfiber.
Here are the most common types of luxury bed sheets.
Cotton: Cotton is the most common material used in luxury sheets. This natural fiber is breathable, moisture-wicking and soft. The four types of cotton fibers used are Egyptian cotton, American Upland, Pima cotton and Supima cotton, a type of extra-long staple cotton.
Silk: Silk is also a natural fiber, usually used in ultra-luxurious bed sheets. Silk sheets feel smooth and soft, and they stay cool. Other than price, the other downside of silk sheets is that they require delicate care.
Linen: Linen fabric is made from the natural fibers of flax. Linen sheets are best known for their cool feel. They are soft, like cotton sateen sheets, but sleep much cooler. On the downside, linen bed sheets are pricey.
Flannel: Flannel is a type of cotton fabric with fibers designed to trap heat. Flannel sheets are perfect for winters and cold climates.
Tencel: Tencel sheets are made from the wood pulp of a eucalyptus tree. Tencel sleeps cool, is more durable than cotton and is more environmentally friendly as well. However, Tencel doesn’t have quite the softness and breathability of cotton.
Bamboo: Bamboo sheets are made with bamboo fibers. Bamboo fabric is soft and has excellent cooling properties. There are different types of bamboo sheets including bamboo rayon (most affordable), bamboo lyocell (eco-friendly) and bamboo linen (most eco-friendly).
Polyester: When it comes to luxury synthetic sheets, polyester is the most common material used, usually blended with a natural fiber like cotton or bamboo to make it softer and more breathable. Microfiber sheets are the best types of polyester sheets. They are soft, though not as breathable as cotton.
Luxury sheets can also be categorized based on the type of weave. Sateen weave bedsheets are soft, but pricey and require delicate care. Percale weave bed sheets are crispier in texture and they sleep cooler than Sateen sheets.
Other types of weaves include cotton jersey (feels like a cotton t-shirt), twill and flannel.
Best Luxury Sheets for Specific Needs
- Soft and Warm Premium Sheets: Parachute’s Sateen sheets
- Most Luxurious: Brooklinen’s Linen sheets
- Organic Luxury Sheets: Saatva Lofton Organic sheets
- Breathable/Cool: Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen
If you want a soft and warm set of premium luxury sheets, then Parachute’s Sateen sheets stand out with their extra-plush feel.
If you want the most luxurious-feeling sheets regardless of price, then my top recommendation is Brooklinen’s Linen sheets. These are unmatched in softness and breathability.
If you want organic luxury sheets, then buy the Saatva Lofton Organic sheets over Boll & Branch – mainly for the price. These two sheet sets feel a lot alike.
If a breathable/cool sheet set is your top priority, then I'd buy the Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen. Parachute's Percale sheets feel slightly softer and heavier, but Brooklinen's Percale sheets cost less.
All four sheet sets offer Percale and Sateen fabric options All use single-ply long staple cotton to make their sheets soft and pliable yet highly durable.
Brooklinen stands out with additional fabric options that include Twill and Linen.
Boll & Branch and Saatva are careful to only use certified organic fabrics in their sheets.
Parachute Sheets: Fabric
Certification: Oeko-Tex certified
You’ve probably heard hype surrounding Parachute’s sheets and their acclaimed soft and buttery feel.
Well, I'm here to tell you: it's no hype. Just make sure you buy the right fabric, though.
Parachute makes two kinds of sheets, Percale and Sateen.
Only the Sateen sheets are attracting high praise from customers. The other three companies profiled here also make Sateen sheets, but none feel as luxurious as Parachute's. These sheets are the softest of the bunch and have a significantly heavier weight.
While the added weight adds to comfort, it comes with a downside: heat trapping. On warm nights, these sheets can get a bit too hot.
Parachute's Percale sheets fall somewhere between soft and crisp. They have the airy feel of a freshly-ironed shirt.
They do feel a bit stiff at first, but they soften with every wash. As a bonus, they sleep significantly cooler.
So if you tend to sleep hot at night or must sleep in a warm room (72 degrees F or more), then I'd get the Percale set instead
Brooklinen Sheets: Fabric
Certification: Oeko Tex Certified
In addition to Percale and Sateen, Brooklinen also offers Twill and Linen sheet sets.
Brooklinen has the lowest prices of the four companies, so don’t expect the same luxury feel from their Percale and Sateen sheets.
But still, these are light years better than what you’d buy at a department store.
Brooklinen's Sateen sheets are noticeably soft and light for Sateen. So if you don’t like the heavier weight fabric of Parachute or you sleep hot, try Brooklinen’s Sateen sheets.
Brooklinen's Percale sheets are crispier but still feel soft and gentle on your skin. As with Parachute’s sheets, they get softer after every wash.
Brooklinen's Twill sheets have more of a flannel-like feel. They are soft like Sateen but with a more textured surface. They also sleep warm.
One of Brooklinen’s most expensive offerings is their linen sheet set. If you love the soft feel of sateen, in my opinion linen feels even better. These linen sheets are soft, gentle and feel incredibly light and luxurious.
And, unlike sateen, linen doesn’t trap heat.
So if you want sateen-feel sheets that you can use during summer or in a hot climate, the Brooklinen's Satin sheet set is a great choice.
Brooklinen has recently added a Heathered Cashmere sheet set, which is almost as pricey as the linen set.
The Heathered Cashmere sheets consist of 95% cotton and 5% Himalayan Cashmere. The addition of cashmere makes for a soft and lightweight fabric that keeps you comfortable across different seasons.
Boll & Branch Sheets: Fabric
One of the things I love about Boll & Branch is their commitment to ethical manufacturing.
Not only are their sheets certified organic, they also use a transparent supply chain for which they have been awarded Fair Trade certification.
My main gripe with Boll & Branch is the lack of options. When we reviewed them, Boll & Branch only sold Sateen sheets. Since then, they've added percale and flannel.
But their Sateen sheets are excellent!
Made with a 300-thread count, B&B's Sateen sheets are perfectly soft.
(NOTE: 500+ thread counts are really just a sales gimmick. High thread count sheets are more dense, so they can trap too much heat. They also can feel scratchy on your skin).
These Boll & Branch sheets feel soft and plush but not too weighty. The feel is right between Parachute's buttery-heavy feel and Brooklinen's light and airy feel.
B&B's Sateen sheets are still not as cool as Percale sheets, but I think you'll only notice that in warmer months if you turn your thermostat up to 72 F or higher. You’ll sleep fine during the rest of the year.
If you want a cool sleeping experience all year round, get the Boll & Branch percale sheet set. If you live in a place that's cold most of the year or you are looking for a cozy winter sheet set, get the Boll & Branch flannel sheet set.
Saatva Lofton Sheets: Fabric
Certifications: GOTS Certified (certified organic), Fair Trade manufacturing
Saatva Lofton sheets are part of the new bedding products the company is selling under the Saatva Dreams Brand.
Saatva has taken the same eco-friendly approach they did with their popular Saatva mattress, one of our highest-rated mattresses ever.
Their Lofton sheets are certified organic and produced in Fair Trade-certified factories.
Like Boll & Branch, Saatva only sells Sateen weave sheets. They use the same 300-thread count and have the same soft-yet-airy balanced feel that makes these sheets ideal for year-round use.
Saatva Lofton sheets feel a lot like Boll & Branch's Sateen sheets, but cost a bit less.
Options & Sizes
Some of these companies provide versatile buying options in terms of color, sizes, and fabrics.
Set includes: fitted sheet and two pillowcases
Parachute is the only company of the four that does not include a top sheet in their set, a bold decision considering the hot debate between those who don’t see the need for a top sheet and those who see anyone who doesn’t use one as insane.
But you can easily add a top sheet to your order when checking out.
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
Colors: Parachute provides a good variety of colors beyond the basic whites and off-whites. Some of the color options include navy, slate, and grey.
Set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
Colors: Brooklinen also includes a wide variety of non-white colors in the collection including sky blue and graphite. They are the only company of the four that sells patterned sheets.
If you are looking for funky colors and patterns to jazz up your bedroom, I recommend Brooklinen.
Set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King and Split King. They also sell Queen Upper-Flex and King Upper-Flex designed for specific Solaire mattresses.
Colors: Saatva has the most boring color options. They play it safe with just grey, ivory and white.
Boll & Branch
Set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
Colors: Boll & Branch provides the widest variety of color option ranging from some traditional ones like white and ivory to some unique ones like striped ivory, natural, stone, and shore. They also have a few patterned options.
If you want certified organic sheets, be ready to pay more.
Saatva and Boll & Branch are the only two truly organic sheet sets in our comparison – and they are pricey.
A Queen set of Boll & Branch costs , while a similar Saatva Lofton sheet set costs $195.
In comparison, a Queen set of Parachute’s or Brooklinen’s Sateen sheets sells for just $149. But Parachute’s set comes to $249 when you include a top sheet.
Overall, Parachute is the most expensive of all four brands if you include a top sheet in your order.
If you want an affordable organic sheet set, then buy the Saatva Lofton set.
If you want the most affordable luxury sheets and don’t care about the organic rating, then buy Brooklinen.
Return Policies Comparison
Parachute offers a 60-day return period with a guarantee of free returns. You can also request an exchange with other sheets.
Brooklinen offers the most generous return period – a full year. But returns are charged a processing fee of $9.99. If you decide to keep the sheets, they provide a lifetime warranty.
Saatva offers a 45-day return period on its Lofton Sheets. Returns are free. If you opt to keep the sheets, the warranty runs for one year.
Boll & Branch offers a 30-day return period when you buy on Amazon or on their website.
Buy Parachute Sheets If…
You want the most luxurious-feeling Sateen sheet set sold online.
But these sleep a bit warm, so you might need a different sheet set for summer time – and be ready to pay up for the higher-quality feel.
Buy Brooklinen Sheets If…
You want the most affordable luxury sheets.
Brooklinen’s Sateen and Percale sets are the least expensive of the four brands – but still feel great.
Buy Saatva Lofton Sheets If…
You want the most affordable pure organic sheet set.
We got the gray color, and it looks really nice in our new modern guest room.
Buy Boll and Branch Sheets If…
You want the best-feeling organic sheet set and are willing to pay a little more.
Boll and branch Vs. Brooklinen Luxury Sheets
Both Boll & Branch and Brooklinen offer the two most common types of cotton sheets: Percale and Sateen.
Boll & Branch sheets are more expensive, but that’s probably because they use certified organic cotton.
In terms of comfort, sheets from both brands feel about the same. Brooklinen sateen sheets have a higher thread count (480 vs. Brooklinen’s 300), so they may feel slightly denser and softer.
In addition to these two weaves, Boll & Branch offers flannel sheets that are perfect for chilly weather.
Brooklinen’s other offerings include linen sheets and heathered cashmere.
Brooklinen offers free returns within 365 days and a lifetime warranty. Boll and Branch offers a standard 30-night return period.
Brooklinen vs. Parachute: Linen Sheets
Both Brooklinen and Parachute sell linen sheets. The linen bedding from both companies carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, meaning they don’t use any harmful chemicals when making the sheets.
One result of sticking to this strict criteria is that Brooklinen and Parachute linen sheets don’t feel as soft as linen sheets that have been artificially softened with chemicals. But they do get softer naturally with each wash.
Interestingly, each brand’s linen sheets are made with European flax and manufactured in Portugal.
Price-wise, Parachute sheets are more expensive, so you’ll get better value for your money with Brooklinen.
In addition, Brooklinen offers a generous 365-day return period compared to 60 days for Parachute sheets.
Brooklinen vs. Parachute: Percale Sheets
Both Brooklinen and Parachute’s percale luxury sheet sets are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Both brands use long staple cotton fibers that make for soft and durable sheets.
As with the linen sheets, there’s a big difference in price, with Parachute Percale sheets being significantly more expensive.
Considering Brooklinen’s 365-day trial and lifetime warranty, their percale sheets offer better value.
Boll and Branch vs. Parachute Luxury Sheets
One of the differences between Boll & Branch and Parachute is in certification. Most Parachute luxury sheet sets carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Boll & Branch has the same certification plus two others: GOTS Certified Organic cotton and Fair Trade Certified Cotton.
If you are shopping for fair trade or certified organic sheets, Boll & Branch is the best choice. As expected, you’ll have to pay slightly more for Boll & Branch sheets.
As for returns, Boll & Branch has a 30-day return period while Parachute gives you 60 days to try the sheets at home.
Buying Guide: What to Consider When Buying Luxury Sheets
Most luxury sheets are made from long staple cotton fibers. Cotton sheets are affordable (compared to other natural sheets like linen and silk) while being comfortable.
For other fabric types (including different material and weaves) and how they vary in cooling, breathability, softness and general comfort, see our list of the different types of sheets at the beginning of this buying guide.
If you are going to spend a lot of money on luxury sheets, be sure to get those that carry certifications for quality.
One of the most important certifications is OEKO-TEX Standard 100. This certification means the fabric has been tested for harmful substances, and passed.
While most high quality sheets are made from natural fibers, usually cotton, not all are organic. If you want to be sure that the fibers in your sheets are completely chemical-free, look for certified organic bed sheets.
Check that the sheets are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS). It is the most trusted organic certification for textiles.
Another certification to look for is Fair Trade. Fair trade certified bed sheets are produced in an ethical way, with proper protections and rights for all workers involved in the production process.
Don’t let manufacturers hype you with crazy thread count numbers like 1,000-thread count sheets.
Generally, the higher the thread count the softer the sheets will be. But beyond a 500 thread count, you really won’t feel a change in softness. If anything, going above a 500 thread count can make a sheet too heavy and hot.
High thread count figures are also a common technique used to sell lower quality sheets.
On the lower end, don’t get anything with a 100 thread count. It’ll feel too light and will likely not last long. In fact, for luxury sheets, don’t go below 200.
Buy sheets that correspond to the size of your mattress. If you have a split King or Cal King, look specifically for split luxury sheets to accommodate your mattress.
Also, check the depth of mattresses the sheets can fit. Most luxury mattresses can fit mattresses up to 15” or 16” thick, which covers most mattresses, including pillow top and extra-thick mattresses.
Breathability and Moisture-Wicking
The breathability and cooling performance of a set of sheets depends on the type of fabric and weave.
Cotton percale sheets are some of the coolest. They are suitable for hot sleepers and hot summers. Bamboo, Tencel and linen sheets are also great for keeping cool.
Cotton sateen sheets are heavier and warmer, making them ideal for people who sleep cold and those who live in colder areas.
If you want to sleep extra-warm or live in a place that experiences bone-chilling winters, get cotton flannel sheets.
Most natural fibers including cotton, linen and bamboo, are great at wicking moisture. This keeps sweat from pooling on your skin and making you clammy.
If you have serious night sweats, get sheets with excellent breathability (cotton percale, bamboo or linen). The moving air will carry some of the sweat away and keep you cool.
Are all Luxury sheets expensive?
No. You can get a set of cotton percale or sateen sheets for a great price. Obviously, luxury sheets are more expensive than ordinary sheets, mostly because they are made using natural fibers like cotton.
If you are on a tight budget, synthetic fiber sheets like microfiber or a polyester-cotton blend will be much cheaper.
The most expensive luxury sheets are those made with premium materials like linen, cashmere and silk.
Where are Brooklinen sheets made?
No. Like most luxury sheet manufacturers, Brooklinen makes their sheets overseas in various countries including Portugal, Germany, India, Canada and Israel.
Are Brooklinen sheets worth it?
Brooklinen sells high quality luxury sheets at an affordable price. Though their sheets are a bit pricier than the cheap synthetic sheets at big box stores, they are worth it.
The natural fibers and high quality weaving make for soft, cool, comfortable and long lasting sheets.
Are Parachute sheets worth it?
Though a bit more expensive than Brooklinen sheets, Parachute sheets are of exceptional quality. All Parachute sheets are made from natural fibers and carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.
Similar to Brooklinen sheets, Parachute sheets are much more comfortable and will last you a long time compared to cheap ordinary sheets.
What’s the best thread count for high-end sheets?
A thread count between 200 and 500 is ideal for luxury sheets. This number produces sheets that feel soft and cozy against the skin.
Below 200, the sheets will feel rough and thin. Above 500, you are likely overpaying for a thread count that doesn’t translate into added comfort. If anything, you may end up with sheets that feel too hot and make you sweaty.
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