As seen on Instagram, subway ads, and everywhere in between, Brooklinen is a startup company that has exploded in popularity for its super soft sheets that don’t break the bank. The brand originally launched with a few sheet styles and have expanded to offer comforters, pillows, robes, towels, and even loungewear. Before buying from this buzzy brand, you’ll want to know if Brooklinen has lived up to the hype.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab is comprised of fiber scientists that regularly test textiles like sheets, comforters, pillows, and any bedding you can think of. We have put Brooklinen products to the test in the Lab and with consumer testers. In the Lab, we evaluate fabric strength, pilling, wrinkle resistance, shrinkage. We then sent label-masked sheets to consumer testers to rate the softness. Brooklinen sheets stood out for having excellent in Lab performance, but also a genius design: The short and long side of the fitted sheet are labeled, so it’s never been easier to make your bed!
The Brooklinen best-seller Luxe Sateen Sheet set is a top Lab performer with rave reviews from testers and editors. With strong fabric strength, minimal pilling, and easy washing, this sheet set impressed our Textiles pros. According to testers, the sheets are super soft with many saying it had a “smooth feel” without feeling too slick like some sateen styles. This sheet set is featured as our top overall pick in our best sheets round-up — a high honor!
This sheet set does have over 60,000 rave reviews online for being crisp and breathable, but the Classic Cotton sheet set did not perform as highly as other Brooklinen styles in our Lab tests. This set has average fabric strength, but consumer testers gave it lower scores for softness. Though it’s common with percale fabric, the sheets also had a somewhat wrinkled appearance after washing. In other Lab tests, this 100% cotton 270 thread count fabric had nearly no pilling, but did shrink a bit in the wash. As the most affordable sheets set from Brooklinen, these sheets are perfect for the budget-conscious shopper.
Very durable in our Lab evaluations, these linen sheets have excellent fabric strength, minimal pilling, and nearly zero shrinkage. However, testers rated the softness lower compared to other linen styles. These sheets still have thousands of rave online reviews, especially for being breathable and ideal for summer. One reviewer said “they’re light, airy, and keep you cool throughout the night.” Hot sleepers, these are the Brooklinen sheets for you!
Bottom line: The Classic Percale and Linen are still great buys, but the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab recommends the smooth and soft Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Sheet Set, which held up great in our battery of tests and got high consumer satisfaction ratings.
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