Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. We’ve covered the best sheets across all categories, as well as the best Egyptian-cotton sheets on Amazon, but here we’re zeroing in on the best flannel sheets, as fall is just around the corner. In the meantime, check out the best summer sheets and linen sheets — with all the Strat’s sheets coverage gathered here. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).
Best solid-color flannel sheets
“I am a big flannel-sheet fan and generally sleep on them year-round. These are primo flannel sheets. Not thin and flimsy like some I’ve had, but thick, soft, and luxurious! The bottom fitted sheet is very generously cut with elastic on all four sides and very deep corner pockets, so you’re not fighting and trying to bend the mattress to make the sheets fit. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase and plan on buying some additional sets. Highly recommended!”
“I love these sheets! They are soft — not quite as soft as some flannel because the fabric is not super thick like winter flannel, which is perfect for warmer times of the year — but they are very good quality, the pillow cases are nice and long, and the fitted sheet is deep, which is wonderful because it goes well over my pillow top mattress. My blush color is just gorgeous, and I am really tempted to buy another set in case these ever wear out and they have gone out of production. Anyhow, great sheets!”
“Nothing beats getting under the covers on a cold night and the sheets immediately reflecting your body heat with NO COLD SPOTS. Flannel Sheets are the only way to go, and these are fantastic. The style, color, and texture are superb. Recommend this product highly!”
Best heavyweight flannel sheets
“These Pinzon heavyweight flannel sheets are the best on the market! They stand up to several years of wear and washing and never pill. They are extremely warm and soft. The fitted sheet generously fits a 12-inch mattress with very minimal shrinkage. I have a five-year-old set of these sheets that is still in great condition … not as thick as they were at the time of purchase, but still very warm and soft. Buy them … you won’t want to get out of bed!”
“I’m so pleased with these sheets! They’re exactly what I was hoping for — soft, fluffy, richly colored, and generously sized. The top sheet reaches ALL the way up, when tucked in, and the pockets on the fitted sheet are deep enough for my Tuft & Needle mattress, and then some! As recommended by other reviewers, I initially ran them in the washer with just vinegar, and some fabric softener. While they did put off a goodly amount of dryer fluff, I consider that totally normal for a new set of flannels, and they’re still marvelously thick and fluffy. These are great — so happy to have found GOOD flannel sheets!”
Best plaid flannel sheets
“We are so pleased with these sheets. They are beautifully thick and very soft, and they feel a lot more expensive than they actually were. I was very dubious about buying flannel sheets online, but I don’t regret buying these at all.”
“These flannel sheets are definitely the best we have ever slept on! They’re the perfect weight and OH SO SOFT! They are causing problems because we do NOT want to get out of the bed in the mornings. The plaid sheets are a beautiful combination of colors and go perfectly in our navy bedroom. I just wish we could sleep on them all year around! Great buy and will definitely be buying more of these.”
Best printed flannel sheets
“I’ve had my eyes on these sheets for the longest time, and I finally went ahead and purchased them. They are so cute!! I love the color, which seem to be a bit lighter in person than in the picture, but I did not mind. They were not as soft as I thought, but once I washed them, they are definitely cozy. The quality of these sheets are excellent, as some flannel sheets kind of wear after washing a lot over time, but these do not seem like they will be like that at all. A good and worthwhile purchase!!”
“The best sheets I’ve ever had! I’ve already washed them and slept on them. Warm as toast all night. The sheets are ample in size and plenty of length on the top sheet. The pillowcases were really large for standard. I plan on ordering another set! I would recommend the sheet set to anyone that wants to stay warm!”
“First of all, I washed them before using them. A ton of lint collected in the dryer lint trap, but the sheets came out so soft. They are so warm, I didn’t need my blanket. I love the pink flowers on the cream background … very classical and timeless pattern. These are the kinds of sheets you can hand down, seems they will last for years.”
Best alternative flannel sheets
“This is the third set of Shavel flannel sheets I have purchased. Hands down the softest, most comfortable sheets I have ever slept in. Throughout the years, I have spent an inordinate amount of money on various types of sheets from superhigh-count Egyptian-cotton, silk, satin, cotton flannel. Nothing comes close. These are Micro Flannel and 100 percent polyester, but they feel like the softest cotton. After two years of constant use, these sheets have yet to pill, pull, tear, or rip. They are remarkably resilient. They are not hot in the summer, but coupled with a thick blanket make a perfect companion in the winter. There are many different colors and styles to choose from. For the money, you cannot go wrong.”
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