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Brooklinen is basically the Everlane of the bedding world. The brand offers simple, high quality sheets and blankets direct to consumers, which cuts down on cost. (Over time, the line has expanded to include towels, loungewear, and even furniture. But those are topics for another day.)

The brand offers four sheet types to pick from, each with its own look and feel. Let’s take a look at how they stack up — and if they’re worth abandoning your 20 percent off Bed Bath & Beyond coupons.

Classic percaleLuxe sateenWashed linenHeathered cashmere
Material100% long-staple cotton (270-thread count)100% long-staple cotton (480-thread count)100% linen made from Belgian and French flax95% cotton and 5% Himalayan cashmere
Feelcrisp, cool, and matte, like hotel sheetscool, silky, and buttery, with a slightly shiny finishlightweight, breathable, and slightly rumply, in a good waysoft and slightly fleecy, like a very lightweight sweater
Good forhot sleepers who want something lightweight and breathable, or those looking for something ultrasimplesleepers who like a little extra luxury and don’t mind sheets that are a little warmersleepers who like a more casual, laid-back look and want plenty of breathabilitycold winter nights, or people who like to sleep with the AC cranked to max
Set comes with1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 duvet cover, 2 pillowcases1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 duvet cover, 2 pillowcases1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 duvet cover, 2 pillowcases1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 duvet cover, 2 pillowcases
Price (for a queen set)$139$159$259$279

Classic percale

Made of crisp, matte cotton, these are basically the definition of standard sheets — just made a little nicer. The 100 percent long-staple, Oeko-Tex certified cotton is cool and breathable, and the 270-thread count feels soft (but not slippery) on your skin.

You can buy the sheets separately or as a bundle (which’ll save you $$$) that comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, duvet, and two pillowcases.

The classic percale sheets are one of Brooklinen’s most popular options, and people really like them. They’ve racked up more than 64,000 enthusiastic reviews.

The downside? The brand recommends drying the sheets on a line instead of in the dryer (who has the space for that?), and it seems that tossing them in the dryer causes the sheets to wear out faster.


  • simple, clean look
  • crisp, cool, breathable feel
  • high quality cotton that gets softer with time
  • several color choices and a few patterns
  • machine washable


  • line-drying (instead of tossing them in the dryer) recommended
  • might wear out or break down faster if tumble-dried
  • only two pillowcases included (which might not be enough for everyone)

Luxe sateen

With a higher thread count and buttery feel, these sheets are a step up from basic percale. The special weave gives the sheets an extra-soft finish, a subtle sheen, and a slightly heavier feel that retains a little more warmth.

Like the percale sheets, the luxe sateen sheets are made from 100 percent long-staple, Oeko-Tex certified cotton. But unlike their matte cousins, they’re less prone to wrinkling. We’re talkin’ smooth city, baby.

The luxe sateen sheets are Brooklinen’s best seller, earning more than 80,000 glowing reviews. Again, you can wash the sheets and dry them in the dryer, but the brand recommends line-drying them to preserve the fabrics. Buy the hardcore bundle and you’ll get a fitted and a flat sheet, two pillowcases, and a duvet cover.


  • buttery-soft, silky feel
  • less prone to wrinkling
  • high quality cotton that gets softer with time
  • special weaving process that makes the sheets heavier, so they retain more warmth
  • several color choices and a few patterns
  • machine washable


  • might be too warm for hot sleepers
  • more expensive than standard cotton
  • line-drying (instead of tossing them in the dryer) recommended
  • might wear out or break down faster if tumble-dried
  • only two pillowcases included (which might not be enough for everyone)

Washed linen

Want a laid-back look that still feels luxe? Brooklinen’s linen sheets, made from Belgian and French flax, might be a good choice.

They have that slightly rumply thing going on that says “I don’t try too hard” but also kinda feels like you’re sleeping in a French cottage. (With that vibe in mind, you prob won’t be surprised to learn that they come in only a few basic, muted colors.)

The sheets start off feeling a little rougher than standard cotton, but they’ll soften up over time. Speaking of which, you’ll want to plan to keep these for a while, because they’re fairly expensive.

But considering that these sheets have earned more than 80,000 positive reviews, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy with your investment.

Again, the only real downside is that the brand recommends line-drying the sheets to help them last longer (but you can tumble-dry them). If you are living in the French countryside, that might actually be doable, and we’d highly recommend it.


  • soft, rumpled look and feel that gets more buttery with time
  • good for hot sleepers, since linen is ultrabreathable
  • washed and hand-dyed in small batches for a unique look


  • more expensive than cotton
  • might not be warm enough if you tend to sleep cool
  • line-drying (instead of tossing them in the dryer) recommended
  • might wear out or break down faster if tumble-dried
  • only two pillowcases included (which might not be enough for everyone)

Heathered cashmere

Despite the name, these sheets aren’t actually made of pure cashmere. (That would be, uh, ridiculous!) Instead, they’re a mostly cotton blend with just enough Himalayan cashmere (5 percent, to be exact) to give them a slightly fuzzy feel and make them ultrawarm. The brand bills them as a good choice for fall or winter.

Unlike a cashmere sweater, these sheets can go in the washer and dryer, and they’ll actually get softer and smoother over time. They’ll be pretty wrinkly when you take them out, so if you crave that smooth look, be prepared to iron them ASAP. (In fact, the brand recommends it.) The sheets have a special diagonal weave, which gives them a slightly heathered look.

That all sounds good, but what do users actually think? Brooklinen’s cashmere sheets are pretty new — in fact, they’re a limited edition. The sheets don’t currently have any reviews on the website, so it’s hard to know for sure how they perform in the wild.


  • soft and fleecy
  • combine cotton and cashmere to retain warmth while still staying breathable
  • will get softer and smoother with each wash
  • can be machine-washed and -dried


  • not a good choice for hot sleepers
  • will look wrinkly unless you iron them
  • no reviews yet, so it’s hard to say for sure how good they really are
  • expensive

If you’re gonna invest in a nice set of sheets, it makes sense to take care of them so they’ll last as long as possible. TBH, here’s where Brooklinen’s big downfall is.

The brand recommends washing your sheets in cool or warm water (once a week, plz), which is easy enough. But it also recommends line-drying the sheets to preserve the fabric fibers, color, and elasticity. That’s not super feasible for most people, especially if you live in an apartment or in a region where it’s not, uh, sunny and warm all year long.

Even though Brooklinen says line-drying is best, you can also take the more realistic move of tumble-drying your sheets on low. But that might cause the sheets to wear out or break down faster, which kinda sucks.

Like most online-only brands, Brooklinen is pretty generous with buying and return policies. The company offers:

  • free shipping
  • free returns within 365 days of purchase, even if the sheets have been used or washed
  • a 365-day warranty, including replacement of your sheets if they rip or fray
  • Comfort Crew, a rewards program that allows you to earn points for every dollar you spend, which can be cool if you think you’ll buy more Brooklinen in the future
  • the option to buy via Amazon, if you want

Brooklinen offers a range of sheet styles for different sleepers, and all of them except the heathered cashmere have earned stellar reviews.

Considering that the brand offers free shipping, free returns, and a 365-day warranty, it’s definitely worth giving the sheets a try. The only potential downside is that they might break down or wear out faster if you toss them in the dryer after washing.