Purple Sheets Review: Do they Affect the Performance of Your Mattress? 1

Purple Sheets Review: Do they Affect the Performance of Your Mattress?

Recently updated on January 19th, 2019 at 06:03 pm

I just got my hands on the Purple sheets. They are advertising them as stretchy, soft and comfy so that you can get the most out of your Purple mattress or any mattress for that matter. They are indeed stretchy, comfy and cozy and in this review, I’ll lay out the pros and cons of these sheets. After having already reviewed the Purple Mattress, the Purple Mattress Protector and the Purple Pillow, I have come to find that these are really innovative products. They certainly aren’t for everyone but I am glad that Purple is bringing innovation to the space.

Purple has some of the best product commercials. They are entertaining and informative. They actually make bedding interesting! Here’s the Purple sheets commercial from YouTube:

 

Ordering and Unboxing my Purple Sheets

Purple has great packaging. Not that it affects the feel of the sheets but it certainly makes receiving and even giving them as gifts, fun. The box has a lid that closes with a magnet. There’s also a cutout sample of the Purple sheets fabric so that you can feel them before you even take them out of the box. An important point to note is that there is no returns on these sheets so if you don’t like them you are sort of out of luck.

Construction of the Purple Sheets

Here are the construction details of the Purple sheets as listed on their site:

Appx. Weight: 4 lbs
Color: White/Slate/Sand
Fabric Content: 10% Spandex, 90% Bamboo-derived Rayon
Shipping Dimensions (LxWxH): 11″ x 9″ x 5.5″

As you can see these are basically rayon sheets. They say bamboo-derived but after all the processing that goes into making these, they are rayon.

There is an assumption that bamboo sheets are eco-friendly but that is not true. Lots of chemicals are used in order to create the fabric for sheets with bamboo. That’s true with any bamboo sheets, not just the Purple sheets.

My Purple Sheets Findings

I just received these sheets and will update readers on any issues I have with them but so far so good. I appreciate the stretchiness of the sheets without sacrificing softness. Other bamboo sheets I have tried have a very silky feel. These don’t’ have quite as much of a silky feel so they will feel a little cozier. I really like the heavy duty band and they would be the best sheets for an adjustable bed where traditional sheets can easily come lose due to flexing the mattress.

Purple doesn’t offer coupon codes so you can always get the best deal directly from their site. Shop Purple

Brooklinen Review | True Sheet Disruptors 1

Brooklinen Review | True Sheet Disruptors

Recently updated on July 14th, 2022 at 04:25 am

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Overview of Brooklinen Sheets

I was given a free set of Brooklinen sheets to review. Brooklinen is the newest disruptor for bed linens. Typically you end up paying to much for quality linens or are forced to settle with cheap linens from Target or Walmart that hold up OK but don’t have the quality feel. Recently I conducted a Parachute Sheets review. They are great sheets but the Brooklinen review will prove these are really something special.

How to Order Brooklinen Sheets

Ordering sheets is super easy and you aren’t overwhelmed with choices. They carefully curate beautiful patterns or you can go with solid colors. Shipments arrive promptly and the packaging is outstanding. Check out the neat little handle for the box.

brooklinen sheets box

 

As you unbox the package you will find a nice Thank You note as well as a trendy cloth tote bag that you can reuse.

 

brooklinen unbox

 

Brooklinen review

 

On to the sheets themselves…

I ordered a “Luxe Hardcore Bundle” of the white sateen sheets for $249.75, here’s what that bought me:

1 King size fitted sheet
1 King size flat sheet
1 King size duvet cover
2 Standard size pillow cases
2 King size pillow cases

Here’s the screen shot from Brooklinen

Brooklinen sheets cost

As a comparison it would cost me $429 to get all this from Parachute. Here’s a screenshot of my shopping bag from Parachute.

Parachute Price

 

I received a set of percale sheets from Parachute and those are also phenomenal sheets but they are still a bit out of my price range. I just came across Brooklinen through an article I read online about bedding industry disruptors and reached out to them.

The sateen sheets are very smooth and on par with my Frette sheets. Granted, the Frette sheets have exquisite stitching and colors and patterns that scream luxury but you certainly pay a premium for that.

These sheets are 480 thread count, long-staple cotton. Some people may be shocked to hear of quality sheets being only 480 thread count but thread count really has nothing to do with quality. A better indicator is that they have long-staple cotton. That means that the threads can be weaved longer which means less lint in your washing machine and more durability for your sheets.

After just one wash, my sheets were soft and smooth yet still crispy giving me that luxury hotel bed feel. I can’t believe that for under $200 I was able to transform the whole look of my bedroom. Not only are you buying comfort, you’re also buying a mini bedroom upgrade.

Before you go out to the department stores to buy your next set of sheets, check out what Brooklinen has to offer first and then see if they can be beaten in terms of price and quality. Chances are you’ll be coming back to them.

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Parachute Sheets Review 1

Parachute Sheets Review

Recently updated on February 10th, 2019 at 03:44 pm

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Sherpa DealLearn more about these sheets and get the latest deals. Shop Parachute.

I received a free set of Parachute sheets for review. If you’re in the market for a new set of sheets, you need to take a look at Parachute. Parachute was created to offer premium quality bedding at an accessible price. They don’t have any overhead for showrooms and salespeople so that savings is passed on to the consumer. They exude a laid back California vibe that is perfect for your bedroom.

Parachute sheets are made with long staple cotton. The Sheets are dyed in a process that is safe and eco friendly. Their sheets only have Oeko-Tex Certified dyes which means that when you are sleeping in these sheets, you don’t have to wonder if you are sleeping with toxic chemicals and carcinogens.

Their product is designed in the US but actually manufactured in Tuscany Italy by people that have been making high quality bedding for over 60 years. This is truly amazing since many sheets you now find at department stores are manufactures in large factories in China and other countries.

Ordering Parachute Sheets

You can buy Parachute sheets through their website. They even accept PayPal. If you live in the L.A. area, you can stop by their Venice Beach showroom. That’s currently the only place you can actually test them out in person. But again, eliminating showrooms and salespeople means better value for you. My sheet set which consists of 1 fitted sheet and two pillow cases for a king sized bed costs $149. Compare this to a similar sheet set a Restoration Hardware which runs $349, on sale!

Recently Parachute opened a showroom in Venice, California. Below is a picture of the storefront. In 2018 Parachute opened another showroom in New York City in the SOHO neighborhood.

parachute home

Here’s the inside of the Parachute store. It definitely has a beach house vibe. Very relaxed and inviting:

parachute inside

Parachute Construction

Below are the details of the Parachute Sheets.

  • Premium long-staple Egyptian cotton.
  • Made in Italy, by the world’s best artisans
  • Duvet Cover features twill ties in all four corners
  • Oeko-Tex certified
  • Machine washable
  • Stone washed

My Parachute Sheets Review

My sheets arrived in under a week and came in a nice package which made unboxing a fun experience.

parachute sheets unboxing

 

Parachute 3

The Sheets

I received a fitted percale sheet and 2 pillow cases. You have a choice between percale and sateen. Percale uses an over under weave which gives it a matte finish and enhances breath-ability.  It naturally has more texture to it than a sateen sheet. I chose the percale because I have a set of bamboo sheets which are silky smooth and I wanted to try a different type of texture.

Parachute Sheet Label

 

If you end up purchasing the percale texture you will notice that they feel a bit scratchy out of the box, but that’s normal. After a wash they start to soften up and it will take about 2-3 more washes for them to soften to their true feel. Since I was charged with conducting a Parachute sheets review, I was worried that I may have to give them bad marks because of the initial feel. Please don’t make the same mistake and make sure you break them in.

I am very pleased with my new Parachute sheets. They feel amazing and you can see the difference in quality down to the stitching. The pillowcases use an envelope method instead of just one opening. This keeps your pillow from constantly sliding out and gives your bed a more finished look.

Considering your head is against a pillow about a third of your life, you might as well invest in a pillow case with quality fabric and safe materials. Their pillowcases are large enough to hold a range of pillow sizes.

 

Parachute Sheet Stitching

What is the refund policy on these sheets?

Parachute has a 60 day refund window and provides a return packing slip with every shipment. So if you aren’t satisfied for whatever reason, you have about 2 months before you need to return them. As I said, it will take a few washes before the sheets have their true feel so I would recommend a couple washes before forming a final opinion.

Giving Back

According to their website, Parachute will donate $10 to the non-profit “Nothing But Nets” for every Venice set sold. That’s enough to purchase 1 bed net for a child in sub-Sarahan Africa to fight malaria. So you can feel good about your purchase while feeling good while you sleep!

My Parachute Sheets Recommendation

If you’re in the market for a luxury sheet set but don’t want to pay department store prices, Parachute is a hidden gem. I expect this company to receive more recognition as consumers start realizing that there are other options for quality sheets aside from traditional channels. I look forward to seeing this company grow and continue to reshape the bedding landscape.

One last thing, please note that their sheet sets do not include a top sheet. The reason is that a large number of people don’t use top sheets and the vast majority of Europeans don’t either. The advantage is an bed that’s easier to make. Also, if you have a washable duvet cover, it can be redundant. Just keep that in mind while shopping.

Sherpa DealLearn more about these sheets and get the best deal. Shop Parachute.

Disclosure: We aim to highlight products and services you might find interesting, and if you buy them, we may get a small share of the revenue. I have an affiliate relationship with Parachute.