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Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:53 AM

Best Flannel Sheets

Last edited Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:26 AM - Edit history (1)

Everyone in New England knows the luxury of flannel sheets in the winter. So warm and soft you never want to get out of bed.
The NY Times rated 14 sets recently. Their ratings seem to factor in value and comfort. Their top three (price is for a queen set):
1. LL Bean (no surprise) Ultrasoft Comfort. Luxury Portuguese flannel. $120
2. Target Threshold. Incredible bargain. Offered in many changing patterns. In short supply now. They get restocked throughout the winter $30.
3. LL Bean Premium Supima: Even thicker and softer than 1. Perhaps lower rated because of the much higher price $200.
Apparently they have been doing these ratings for years. Durability is taken into account.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-flannel-sheets/

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:04 AM

1. Helpful hint: never wear flannel nightclothes when using flannel sheets.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:11 AM

3. Unless you're in Snow country, then you might need to.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:19 AM

6. I am in CO, but I do understand.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:24 AM

10. I'm in Northern California, but I still can imagine it.

It rarely snows where I live, but we can have serious freezing temps in the winter from time to time.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:18 AM

5. Why?

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:21 AM

8. It is like being trapped, one cannot move freely. The flannels seem to hold together.

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Response to niyad (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:39 AM

13. I get it - like velcro.

I'm from warm country - never slept in flannel. It would drive me nuts to get all wrapped up like that!

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:21 AM

9. Flannel on Flannel probably wraps you up.

If you are a restless sleeper, the sheets can bind your movement.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:39 AM

14. I would hate that

Can't even stand to have the sheets tucked in around my feet.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:09 AM

2. I've noticed in recent years, that flannel isn't the quality it used to be.

I'm looking at the LL Bean stunning $ amount vs Target.

Flannel of "yesterday" didn't pill and the weave effected just the right amount of denseness. if the sheet was held up against the light, it didn't seep through. I need a set of good quality flannels, and prefer solid colors with no plaid or other print designs. But I certainly cannot afford LL Bean's price range.

Anyone buy theirs from Target? How's the quality seem for you?

I know you get what you pay for, but if the ones at Target are actually flannel and not the so called "brush" (which I hate) I'd go with Target if the quality is sufficient enough.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:17 AM

4. The review said they pill a bit more than LL Bean but were

Otherwise pretty close in comfort. And we're much better than way more expensive ones from places like Boll and Branch. Don't know about the brush issue.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:26 AM

11. Thanks, that's helpful..

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:35 AM

12. They also said the Amazon Pinzon flannel was a close

Runner up to Target. But they were $70.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:54 AM

16. It also said most Target sets are 100 percent cotton but a few are

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80 percent. It did say they shrank about 4 percent in the wash as opposed to the Bean 2 percent.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 03:14 PM

17. In the case of my mattress size, I have come to prefer some shrinkage..

Generally speaking, the standard seems to be over sized depth/height (ymmv) per popular consumer preference. My mattress isn't permanently topped or exceedingly deep, rendering my fitted sheet not as snug fitting as I would like these days requiring diy fixes.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:19 AM

7. Flannel sheets and a 3" foam rubber pad along with an electric blanket

totally changed my winter sleeping experience.

My log home doesn't have heat in the U/S bedroom.....these 3 things make a total difference.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:40 AM

15. Thanks - just ordered some!! Ready for a cozy winter!

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