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The Best Egyptian-Cotton Sheets on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, 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 ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve covered linen and block-printed sheets, and other bedding essentials like mattresses and the best hotel-style sheets according to hotel insiders, here, we’ve rounded up the best Egyptian-cotton sheets as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon. For ease of comparison, we’ve listed the prices for queen-size sheet sets below, but most of these sets are available in other sizes.

Best-rated Egyptian-cotton sheets

Mayfair Linen 100% Egyptian Cotton 800-Thread Count Sheets

According to thousands of satisfied reviewers, these Mayfair sheets live up to the high expectations of Egyptian cotton, with reviewers writing that they’re “genuinely soft,” “comfortable before and after being washed,” and that they “feel like sheets at an upscale resort.”

“I LOVE these sheets! They made my bed feel like a brand new bed,” writes another reviewer. “The sheets are smooth and slide against my skin and feel like heaven. When I slip in at night, I love the feel on my naked skin. They are cool to touch and then warm up fast.” As for their durability, the owner of a vacation-rental property writes, “Linens in the vacation rental business typically need to be replaced almost every year. We will not need to replace the linens this season. They are comfortable, wash well and a year later are still a good product.”

Best-rated (less expensive) Egyptian-cotton sheets

Mayfair Linen 100% Egyptian Cotton 600-Thread Count Sheets

Also from Mayfair Linen, these more affordable Egyptian-cotton sheets are another customer favorite. “For the money, I doubt you’ll find a better sheet,” writes one reviewer, and another says, “They wash well, don’t wrinkle, stay on the bed, feel cool, [and] make the bed easy to make in the morning.” Others like that the sheets “felt silky and smooth but the material is still thick enough to wear well,” and “have a good weight to them and do not feel cheap at all.” A reviewer who “wasn’t expecting a lot for these sheets since we have had higher thread count in the past,” says, “I have to admit, these are some of the softest sheets we have ever had. It is a pleasure falling into bed with these.”

And now for some micro-picks for every type of Egyptian-cotton sheet set you might be looking for.

Best 1,000-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets


The highest-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets we found on Amazon, these are beloved by reviewers, nearly all of whom write about how soft they are. “They are very comfy, excellent quality, and they washed well,” writes one reviewer. Another who admits to being “super picky about linens, and particularly about bed sheets — so much so, that I almost expect to be disappointed,” was pleasantly surprised with this set, writing, “these sheets not only met, but exceeded my standard for great sheets! I have laundered them twice, and they have kept their texture and shape.”

Best 800-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets


“Put them on last night and [slept] like a baby,” writes one reviewer who goes on to praise this sheet set as “a great value for the money.” Many more note how happy they were to find sheets of this quality — and thread count — at such a reasonable price. “If you haven’t experienced authentic Egyptian cotton, I cannot recommend this enough,” says one purchaser. Another writes, “The quality is exactly as described. Nothing beats Egyptian cotton with a high thread count.” And multiple reviewers, including this one, describe these as having a “luxurious” look and feel: “They are very soft and have a nice sheen to them. It’s not too much of a shine like satin, but just enough to look chic and expensive.” And as far as maintenance is concerned, one writes that they “wash perfectly” and maintain their color well.

Best 600-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets

One reviewer says these sheets “feel incredibly soft and smooth [and] the quality seems top notch,” and another exclaims, “these sheets are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I love them and would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of a peaceful, relaxing sleep!” Others think they’re a great bargain, writing “for the price, I actually found them to be better than I had expected,” and “the quality was spot on and the