Brooklinen Sheets Review – Should You Buy Them and is Percale for You?

Sarah Riccio: Hey, gang. It’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today we’ll be taking a look at the ClassicCore sheet set from Brooklinen. I’m going to show you what they’re made of. What I’m loving about them and what I’m notso crazy about. You can decide if this might be the rightsheet set for you. If after this video, you’re really not surethis is the right fit, just google “Sleepopolis best sheets.” We’ll help you find the bedding that is bestfor you. Let’s get started. [music] Sarah: The sheets are on the mattress. Before we get into what they’re made of, justwant to take a second to acknowledge the packaging that they came in. The sheet set comes in this cute tote bag. It’s got the Brooklinen insignia on each side. It feels really durable and it’s a prettygood size, so you can, of course, use it for practical bedding storage. You could also use it to carry your books,small laptop or other knick-knacks. I like when bedding brands offer little perkslike that.Props for a cute packaging. These sheets are made from 100 percent long-staplecotton. They feature a 270 thread count in a percaleweave. Basically, that’s leaving them feeling breathable,cool, crisp and in the words of the folks at Brooklinen, “hotel bed” feel. Right away, I can tell why they call it theClassic Core set. Because it does have that classic percalepersonality, super-crisp to the touch, very cool, super-breathable, also very light andairy. I’m definitely getting the sense that theseare going to be a go-to in the summertime. What you’re getting with each set is a fittedsheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep, which are relativelydeep pockets. Folks with taller mattresses, this might beparticularly beneficial for you. I’m on a mattress right now that’s about 11inches deep.There was an excess fabric that is tightlytucked underneath the mattress for a really snug fit. Comes with one top sheet, which like I said,it’s giving me this very crisp, hotel-bed feel. I can feel, it’s very light and breathableand very lightweight. I’m definitely getting a sense, these arevery cooling Then you get two pillowcases which featurethese little envelope closures on the side, which is, in my opinion, a big perk. These little details like envelope closures,that in my opinion make a big difference because you got this little piece of extra fabrichere. There’s none of these like tag, pillow spillageout of the side. It doesn’t have the slit down in the middle. This is definitely how I like my pillowcasesto be. My first impression of these sheets is thatthey’re definitely, like I said, what I referred to as a classic percale personality. Even taking what we know about percale, whichis light, cool, airy and crisp, taking all those factors to the next level a little bit.These don’t feel just a little crisp, lightand airy, they feel very much all of those things. I’m pretty excited to see how they perform. Let’s get in and check it out. [music] Sarah: As soon as I jump into bed, the firstthing I’m noticing is how cool and breathable these are. Definitely seeing that they’re going to bea go-to in the summertime. As I’m billowing the top sheet over my body,I’m feeling that they’re more than just breathable. They’re actively serving to cool me down. I am a year-round hot sleeper, so it’s a goodchance that I would use these for year-round use. However, if you’re not prone to night sweatslike I am, or you are not a hot sleeper, you might want to save these for the summer months. Another thing I am realizing is that thesemay be the crispest percale sheets I’ve ever tested. Definitely giving me those hotel-bed vibes. They’re super-crisp, like I said, very thatpercale personality, but even more so.Something that the crispness is contributingto a little bit is a crinkling noise. [crinkling sound] I don’t know if you canhear, but when you’re bunching the fabric together, even rolling around in bed, youcan definitely hear a lot of crinkling. I’m a pretty sound sleeper, certainly wouldn’tbe enough to wake me up. But if you are sensitive to those crinkling,swishy noises, something to keep in mind. Like I said, definitely keeping in line withwhat we know about percale, it’s light, it’s breathable, it’s airy. Another thing [laughs] is they’re definitelywrinkly. Even just removing them from the packaging,they were already pretty wrinkled. It’s something that’s pretty characteristicof percale. I’m noticing of a little more pronounced withthese sheets than what some other percale sheets I’ve tested. Luckily, they are machine-wash and dryable,so I would definitely want to remove them from the dry cycle as soon as it’s finishedyou can spread over the mattress when they’re still warm and wrinkle-free.That should serve to keep the wrinkles atbay. Something I’m also loving though is that thefitted sheet is staying very snugly put on the mattress. I am a combo sleeper. When I’m rolling around at night, I need toknow if the fitted sheet is not going slip off the mattress. It’s not going to have the gapping or bunchingat all.As you can see it’s still got a very tightfit on the mattress, that’s important to me. Also loving the envelope enclosures of thepillows. When you want to embrace your pillow…IfI’m sleeping on my stomach and I want to put my arms underneath, I like that there’s noway for my hand to get caught, when this slit is sometimes down the middle. I’m liking that. I will say that they’re definitely very lightalmost bordering on a little thin. Hot sleepers, this product is going to begood pick for you.Folks who love the cool crispness of percale,definitely a good recommendation. Ultimately, I’m feeling like this is a veryclassic core bedding essential. I think would be a great addition to any beddingcollection. There’s lot to like about these sheets, butjust to name a few. They’re obviously going to keep even the hottestof sleepers cool. As I’m rolling around in these sheets, I amfeeling their cooling, breathable nature. Feeling really light and airy, like I said,definitely going to be a great pick for those warmer summer months, or if you are a year-roundhot sleeper like myself, it might be great for year-round use, but definitely lovingthe cooling quality. Another thing is they are, like I said, maybethe crispest percale sheets I have ever tested. They’re really giving you that fresh hotel-bedfeel. If you are a sleeper who loves that crisppercale nature, you might be particularly compatible with these. Another thing is these small details likethe envelope closures of the pillowcase, especially the labeling of the fitted sheet.It’s got the short-side label short, the long-sidelabel long. You can breeze past that fitted sheet shuffling. I am in favor of anything that’s going toget the bed made faster. I like that between the nice envelope closuresand the labeling of the fitted sheet. Brooklinen’s making my whole sleep experiencea little bit easier. Couple of things to note about these sheets. Firstly, like I said, they are super-crisp. In my opinion, almost a little too crisp. Again, this is totally a matter of personalpreference, but in my experience, it almost felt like the super-crisp nature of thesesheets detract a little bit from the softness. Granted, I do prefer a silky smooth satinweave. I’m putting my own personal preference onthis. If you are sleeper for whom sheets can neverbe too crisp, definitely want to give these a try.Another thing that I am noticing about thesesheets is that they do wrinkle really easily. Again, this is very characteristic of a percaleweave, so it’s not specific to Brooklinen sheets. But it’s something to keep in mind. These definitely wrinkle pretty easily andwrinkle pretty much throughout. Luckily, they’re machine-dryable. Running them through the dry cycle and pullingthem out when they’re still warm and wrinkle-free spreading them out on the mattress like thatit’s going to help keep those wrinkles at bay.Lastly, the super-crisp nature of these sheets,in my opinion, is contributing a little bit to a crinkling sound. Again, it’s not that big of a deal. I doubt it’s going to keep you up at night,certainly wouldn’t keep me up. But something worth noting when you roll aroundthese sheets, when you’re rubbing into the fabric, there’s definitely some crinklinggoing on. That wraps up this review, but for every lastdetail on these sheets, be sure to check out my written review which you can find out bygoogling “Sleepopolis Brooklinen sheets.” I do hope you found this review to be helpful. 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