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The Amazon Basics Ultra-Soft is exactly how we want a cotton sheet to feel. Yes, we know that statement is highly subjective, but just hear us out. Both of our lead testers prefer percale over sateen-woven cotton, but personal preference aside, these sheets are cool, crisp, and comfortable. After the first wash, this 300-thread count option definitely fell on the smooth and stiff side of the feel-spectrum. Through multiple laundering cycles, the fabric began to relax and soften a bit while still retaining that crisp quality of excellent cotton sheets. This sheet has the thickest elastic band of any we tested, eliminating any worry of it coming undone in the middle of the night.
If you need a replacement fitted sheet for a microfiber set you already own, the CGK Unlimited Deep Pocket sheet is a fantastic value. This same sheet set garnered attention in our microfiber sheets review for its breathability, even though it still cannot quite compare to cotton or other cooling sheets. Still, this bottom sheet impresses with its ability to wick away night sweats. The lightweight 100% microfiber is quite soft and supple, with a satiny smooth next-to-skin feel. A noticeably tighter weave (our other sheet set lists the GSM weight at 1800) means that these feel thicker than their weight suggests, making it a great option for the colder months. What impressed us most is just how well this sheet wraps around a mattress. The rounded corners easily fit an 18-inch mattress without issue or any extra material, and a robust elastic holds it tightly in place.
Since we were big fans of the Mellanni set from our microfiber sheets review, it doesn't come as a shock that the Brushed Microfiber fitted sheet earned such high scores too. This sheet is light and smooth, and the silk-like feel of the brushed microfiber may even win over skeptics of this material. The tags include the mattress depth and size on them, and we were happy to find that these specs were true to their claim. The 16-inch pocket ideally fits a 14-inch be; however, if you enjoy a topper or an extra-thick mattress, every size has an option for an "Extra Deep Pocket" that will fit up to 21 inches. Our lead testers only have a 14-inch thick mattress, so it wasn't possible to test the extra-deep style, but since the 16-inch style is so accurate, we feel safe to assume the deep pocket will also be true to size.
However, this sheet's fit is confusing and left us a little puzzled. Fitting it over the bed was snug, yet it fits more loosely than we expected once it was on all four corners. The light elastic band is more flexible than the others we tested, which ensures it is adjustable to various mattress sizes but left us concerned that the elasticity might not last and stay as snug in the long run. If you are someone who tosses and turns in the night, the band's loose grip might have you cursing under your breath as you readjust it every day. However, if you're more of a still sleeper, this thin fitted sheet's breathability will feel luxurious.
This sheet is encircled with a full elastic wrap, but the elastic band is on the thin side. It will fully wrap an 18-inch mattress, but it is a tight fit and doesn't fully wrap around the base. After a couple wash cycles and removing and replacing the sheet a few times, the elasticity began to fade, causing the sheet itself to lose a bit of its shape. Often a tight, sateen weave helps repel stains, but our red wine test left this sheet fairly discolored. These sheets certainly have the feel of quality, long-staple cotton, and we'd like to believe that the cotton is 100% Egyptian. However, without (federally-mandated) tags that list fabric type and source, we cannot be 100% certain. Even so, it's tough to argue that the Mayfair Linen is anything but a great value if you need to replace the fitted sheet of your luxury bedspread, and aren't in the habit of drinking red wine in bed.
Many microfiber sheets fall into the same pile when it comes to next-to-skin feel, but the NTBAY Microfiber fitted sheet stands apart from the rest. Even though it is a 100% microfiber product, it almost feels like a very thin cotton sheet with a light sateen weave. Due to a finishing process that applies a very fine brush to the fabric, the sheet is slightly stiff yet incredibly smooth, teetering on the brink of slippery. NTBAY offers this sheet a multitude of bright, deeply saturated colors. Thanks to the uncharacteristically stiff microfiber, this sheet is super easy to stretch over a bed and set into place, a huge plus when considering its utility.
Just like the NTBAY sheets, we were initially excited by the exceptional feel of the Empyrean Bedding Extra Deep Pocket fitted sheet. Unlike other microfiber options, this bottom sheet lay nearly flat across the bed and almost passed for pressed even without ironing (which is not advised due to the polyester, 100% microfiber construction). This sheet specifically advertises deep pockets, and we had absolutely no trouble wrapping it around a thick, 18-inch mattress. This is also the only one we tested that includes supplemental corner straps, a welcome addition for sleepers who are more of the boisterous variety.
For those of us who sleep hot or simply don't prefer thick sheets, the Utopia Bedding Soft Brushed Microfiber fitted sheet will be a suitable replacement for a heavy bottom sheet. This sheet is appropriately soft but nothing out of the norm for microfiber. It is, however, unbelievably thin. We found that it's not the most effective moisture-wicker, but it offers a level of breathability that was surprising to notice in a bottom sheet, especially a microfiber one.
If you own an irregularly sized bed and have a tough time finding a replacement, the Bare Home Premium Microfiber likely comes in a size that meets your specific needs. The specialized sizing is especially helpful for those with split-head beds, where a regular Queen or King flat sheet may do the trick, but you need a particularly cut fitted sheet to allow for a full range of motion. Even though they claim a 15-inch pocket depth, it will fit around mattresses slightly larger than that as well.
Before ever diving into a set of sheets, we perform our due diligence of online research, spending hours looking for the best and most popular products on the market. After trimming our selection down to 10 sets, we purchased all of these fitted sheets at retail cost in order to bring you an objectively honest review. We use side-by-side comparison to discover flaws and highlight benefits that may make a certain product the perfect fit for your household. Our team spent a lot of time with these sheets, from sleep-filled nights to days spent scrutinizing every detail and examining every stitch for quality and craftsmanship. Our experts know what to look for and can detect any defects that might affect the lifespan of a bedsheet. The test period may be limited, but we simulate months of use by putting these sheets through multiple wash and dry cycles and noting any significant changes in softness over time. Our reviews are unaffiliated and unbiased, allowing us to offer the most technical review available so that you can better inform your purchasing power.
While it may not be quite as important (or apparent), temperature management plays just as crucial of a role for the fitted sheet you're sleeping on top of as it does for the flat sheet that you pull over yourself. We tended to hone our focus on moisture-wicking ability rather than breathability, as no one wants to wake up in a puddle after a hot summer night.
While many bed sheets are judged on comfort, fitted sheets specifically must be judged on utility. The most obvious question to ask before buying a new one is likely, "will this fit my bed?" The second (and maybe slightly less obvious) question is, "will this sheet stay on my bed?" No worries, because our team put in the work. We aggressively rolled around at night to see how these sheets shifted (or if they came completely undone.) We also considered different pocket depths and how these accommodate various mattress thicknesses, and just how easy it was to stretch each new fitted sheet across a bed without a helper.
A fitted sheet has one very important and obvious role: to fit a mattress properly. One of the best products we tested, thanks to a stitch that allows the pockets to round the corners comfortably, is the CGK Unlimited. Similarly, the Cosmoplus sheet is stitched so that the corner is set back from the corner of the mattress, resulting in a perfectly rounded fit without any extra material protruding. The main difference between these two is that the elastic band is not fully sewn into the CGK sheet and is exposed in a way that could slide up beds covered with mattress protectors. The Amazon Basics sheet has the thickest elastic band, with a full wrap that is easily an inch thicker than most other sheets. Although the Empyrean Bedding sheet is the only one in our review with extra elastic straps on the corners, they were flimsy and seem to have the potential for breaking.
As mentioned above, it is paramount that you find a fitted sheet that matches your mattress's depth. With the increased popularity of mattress toppers, the average bed thickness seems to be increasing all the time. Therefore, we will split our recommendations at the 16-inch mark. For those with a "standard" size mattress (16 inches or less), we recommend turning your attention to the cotton California Design Den or the NTBAY microfiber sheets. For those with a thick mattress (more than 16 inches), we recommend the Cosmoplus microfiber or Amazon Basics cotton sheets. However, the Mellanni sheet wins out on both sides of this delineation, offering accurately sized options in both 16-inch and 21-inch pocket depths. 781b155fdc