If you’re on the hunt for the best linen sheets, this review is for you. Linen is one of the world’s oldest textiles, and has earned a reputation for great durability, breathability, and a distinctly coarse texture that softens over time. But how do you know which linen sheet set is the right fit for your body and your bedroom? Well, we’re about to show you our favorite linen sheet sets and let you in on our tips and tricks for finding the best linen bedding on the market.
The Best Linen Sheets
- Best Color Options – Brooklinen Linen Hardcore Bundle
- Best Luxury Sheets – Cozy Earth Linen
- Most Breathable – Saatva Linen
- Best Garment Dyed – Parachute Linen
- Best Value – Tuft & Needle
- Softest Feel – Snowe Heritage Linen
Best Color Options
Brooklinen Linen Hardcore Bundle
Sleepers looking to boost their entire collection of linen bedding essentials might want to consider the Linen Hardcore bundle by Brooklinen.
This sheet set is made from 100 percent Belgian flax, pre-washed for extra softness, and strikes a cozy balance between slightly coarse and smooth. It’s also one of the lightest, most breathable sets in this roundup! But the thing that we really appreciate about the Brooklinen bundle is the wide range of color options from which to choose.
This bundle is offered in seven different colors, giving sleepers plenty of room to get creative. And when we say creative, we mean sleepers can mix-and-match different colors and patterns to curate their own unique bedding set.
We tested the white set, but nothing is stopping you from selecting each piece of bedding in a different color; it’s your bedroom after all!
Intrigued? Can’t blame you. Get the full scoop by reading our full review of the Brooklinen Hardcore Linen Bundle.
Pricing: Prices start at $365. While the bundle is on the pricey side, we think it’s a good deal for the amount of bedding you get with each order.
Perfect for: The hot sleeper who wants to curate a colorful linen bedding set.
Brooklinen Hardcore Linen Bedding Bundle
Brooklinen's linen bundle sleeps cool and comes in great colors that you can mix and match to your heart's content!
4.60 / 5Read Full Review
Cozy Earth Linen Sheet Set
If you’re searching for a high-end, high-quality linen set, then check out Cozy Earth’s sheets.
They’re made from linen and bamboo-derived viscose. As a company, Cozy Earth places a large emphasis on the construction and quality of materials. They realize that a product’s durability comes from mindful creation.
You should also appreciate how cooling this set is. Bamboo is a naturally cooling material, so hot sleepers can appreciate the moisture-wicking properties of this set.
As a bonus, Cozy Earth markets these sheets as ethically produced. You can also enjoy a 10-year warranty and 100-night sleep trial, as well as free returns.
Our full review is coming soon!
Pricing: $319–$439, depending on sizing.
Perfect For: Linen lovers looking for luxurious option.
Cozy Earth Linen Sheet Set
The Cozy Earth Linen Sheet Set is a cooling, durable, and environmentally responsible accessory.
5.00 / 5
Saatva Linen Sheets
Even in the world of linen — a material known for cooling — the Saatva Linen sheets stand out, as they’re made from 100 percent Belgian flax. Flax is a hollow fiber, so it allows for even more airflow than usual. Hot sleepers should have no trouble staying cool with these sheets, especially during warmer months.
Another strength of the Saatva Linen sheets? They’re extremely durable, as long as you follow the proper care instructions (see the packaging and tags for details). But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice comfort. The sheets should still feel cozy and soft to the touch.
Do the Saatva Linen sheets sound like the right fit for you? Learn more in our full review.
Perfect For: Hot sleepers or anyone who prefers a lightweight set of sheets.
Saatva's linen sheets are made from 100 percent Belgian flax. They're prewashed for softness and yarn dyed for high color quality.
Saatva Linen Sheets
Saatva's linen sheets are made from 100 percent Belgian flax. They're prewashed for softness and yarn dyed for high color quality.Read Full Review
Best Garment Dyed
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
Like most of the linen in this roundup, this set has been garment washed for softness and a worn-in aesthetic. However, this set has also been garment dyed which sets it apart from the other sheets we’re looking at here.
The folks at Parachute say this set is ideal for sleepers who want a “casual, laid-back look with a luxuriously soft feel,” and we have to say that’s a very accurate way to describe it. The garment washing process is responsible for the smooth hand-feel, but it’s the garment dye that makes the look of this bedding unique.
Essentially, garment dyeing is the process of dyeing a textile after it’s been fully manufactured as opposed to weaving it from fabric that’s already been dyed (which is the conventional method). This allows bedding brands like Parachute to achieve the exact color they’re going, and often serves to boost color retention as well.
Curious about these Parachute sheets? Check out our full Parachute Linen sheets review!
Pricing: $189–229, which is a great value for pure linen that’s been garment washed and garment dyed.
Perfect for: The laid back sleeper looking for a garment dyed linen sheet set.
Parachute Linen Sheet Set
The Parachute linen sheet set is a breathable choice that's great for those that like to sleep cool.
4.20 / 5Read Full Review
Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set
Next up is the Linen Sheet Set from Tuft & Needle. By now you might have noticed that linen does tend to come at a higher price point as compared to cotton sheets. However, the Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set is priced well below some of the others in this roundup, making it ideal for sleepers on a budget.
These sheets are made from 100 percent linen, which we’ve learned brings great durability, breathability, and thermoregulating properties to the table. And this set has also been garment washed for a cool, soft feel. Comparatively, this set is a bit heavier in weight which means they’re great for year-round use (hello bang for your buck!).
One of the nice things about Tuft & Needle is that this brand is a big proponent of the idea that you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy high quality bedding. Most of the linen bedding we’ve tested typically starts at around $300, and creeps closer to $400 as the size increases. But this sheet set costs $240–$280, which is bound to be closer to most folks’ target price range.
Sleepers looking for a cozy set of garment washed linen sheets (but don’t want to spend a fortune) should definitely give these sheets a try!
Sound too good to be true? Check out our full review on the Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set and decide for yourself.
Pricing: $240–$280 which, like we said, is an incredible value for pure, garment washed linen.
Perfect for: Linen lovers on a budget!
Tuft & Needle Linen Sheet Set
These sheets are made from 100% linen, which is derived from natural, sustainably sourced flax fibers. Unlike other linen bedding, these sheets are not blended with cotton or any other textile, so they offer a distinct look and feel that is unique to pure linen.
4.50 / 5Read Full Review
Snowe Heritage Linen Sheet Set
Note: These sheets were formerly called the Snowe Home Linen Sheet Set, with flax sourced from Belgium instead of France.
For some sleepers, the distinctly coarse texture that typically accompanies linen bedding is the basis of its appeal, but that’s not everyone. If you can relate, and you avoid linen because it’s just not silky-smooth enough, we strongly recommend this sheet set.
While all the sheet sets in this roundup have been pre-washed for extra softness, they are still manufactured to maintain that slightly rough, unique-to-linen feel. With this set on the other hand, Snowe treats the linen with a proprietary technology wherein the flax fibers are whipped and blasted with air until they’re totally relaxed. This makes for an impeccably smooth finish.
Think this is the sheet set for you? Check out all the details in our full review of the Snowe Heritage Linen Sheet Set.
Pricing: $335–$385, which is on the pricey side compared to the other sets in this roundup. However, Snowe’s proprietary air-blasting technique does make this set softer than the rest, so it might just be worth the investment.
Perfect for: The sleeper who wants to enjoy all the perks of pure linen, without the coarse feel!
Snowe Linen Sheet Set
Choose between Snowe's linen sheets if you're looking to stay cool throughout the night.
4.00 / 5Read Full Review
How to Shop for Linen Sheets
Before we get into this roundup, let’s talk about how to find the right set of linen sheets. Of course, a lot does come down to personal preference when you’re shopping for bedding… But allow us to impart a few tricks of the trade to guide you in your search.
Pure linen bedding is derived entirely from natural flax fibers, and when you’re on the hunt for linen bedding, it’s important to take note of the exact materials used. Oftentimes, bedding brands will classify a sheet set as “linen” even if it’s made from five percent linen and 95 percent something else. In our experience, mixing linen with other materials can dilute the beneficial properties of flax fibers (more on this later!), which is why every set on this list is 100 percent linen. If you’re looking for pure linen, check the materials description before you make your purchase.
Linen bedding is known for its ability to adapt to your body’s temperature, which makes it great for year-round use. However, some linen sheet sets are crafted with thinner yarn or a looser weave in order to create a lighter, more breathable feel. If you’re shopping specifically for summertime bedding, aim for a lightweight linen set. A great way to determine the weight and breathability of a sheet set is by holding the fabric up to a lamp. The more light that shines through, the more breathable the sheets will be!
If you’re shopping online and have no way to see the fabric beforehand, scroll through the “materials details” section of the brand’s website. There, you’ll often find a more in depth description of a sheet set’s cooling properties. But remember, linen is one of the most breathable fabrics on the market, regardless of weight.
Some sleepers shy away from linen bedding because of its distinctly coarse texture. To remedy this, many bedding brands employ a textile manufacturing technique known as garment washing, which is used to cut through the coarseness and boost a fabric’s soft feel. Garment washing can come in many different forms, and some brands even use a proprietary technique. Of course, some sleepers find linen’s naturally rough texture to be a perk, in which case we’d suggest a linen sheet set that hasn’t been garment washed. We love a stone-washing technique (which actually involves large stones in an industrial washing machine), as it cuts through the coarseness but also makes for a stylishly rustic look. A linen sheet set doesn’t need to be garment washed to be good, but it does tend to make the fabric smoother.
In general, pure linen bedding comes at a higher price point (as compared to cotton, for example). This is primarily because linen bedding costs more to make, but it’s also built to last you for years (many linen sheet sets come with lifetime warranties). That said, we always recommend taking advantage of a brand’s trial period when it’s offered. Having some time to try before you buy gives you a little room to decide whether or not a sheet set is really worth the dough. But remember: if a linen sheet set is under $100, be sure to look through the materials description to make sure you’re dealing with pure linen.
Well sleepers, we’ve reached the end of this guide and you’re that much closer to finding the linen bedding of your dreams. Just remember that while all pure linen sheets have some wonderful characteristics in common, each set brings its own special something to the bedroom. Take some time to determine how you want your bedsheets to look and feel, and don’t be afraid to take advantage of a brand’s trial period.
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