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 comforters, 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 all of these sets are available in other sizes.
Best-rated Egyptian-cotton 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
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.”
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
“This set of sheets has a wonderful weight and feel,” writes one reviewer, and many more agree that these sheets are right in the sweet spot of having a high enough thread count without being too expensive. “These sheets are an amazing value for the quality,” says another reviewer, and this one likes that “they are perfectly fitted and just the right degree of heft.” And a very enthusiastic reviewer raves, “they remind me of the sheets at a high end hotel. I could not be happier with them!”
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 price for 600-thread-count sheets was unbeatable.”
Best embroidered-hem Egyptian-cotton sheets
Reviewers love that these sheets have the look and feel of luxury hotel sheets — without the high price tag. “They are as nice as Frette sheets, trust me,” writes a reviewer, and others say they’re “strong yet soft and crisp at the same time” and “like sleeping in a luxurious hotel.” Lots of reviewers are impressed by the sheets’ high quality and durability. “The stitching and finish is as good as any and better than most [sheets] in the last thirty years,” writes one customer. “After two uses and washes I carefully examined all the needlework and found no loose threads or pilling of the fabric.”
Best pleated-hem Egyptian-cotton sheets
“I’m impressed with how comfortable and durable these sheets are,” says one reviewer of these sheets with pleating details. “I’ve put them through the wash twice so far, and they seem like they will continue to hold up well. They’re a nice weight to them too! The blue-gray color is lovely, not too blue and not too gray.” A reviewer who bought the parchment color says it’s “pleasing and mixes well with beige or just about anything.” Others say they “love the texture and the detail,” and that the sheets “ feel like hotel sheets for a fraction of the price.”
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