Sheets can be an essential part of your sleep space. If you’ve got the perfect mattress, pillow, and bedroom setup… but your sheets are subpar? It just won’t do. Luckily for you, I’ve reviewed many different sheets and in this review, I’ll be tackling the Parachute Linen sheet set.
I’ll discuss what these sheets are made of, how they feel, and some key features, as well as making recommendations for who I think should try them. Short on time? You can always skip ahead for my review summary.
What are the Parachute Linen Sheets Made Of?
The Parachute Linen sheets are made from 100 percent European flax. Flax is a plant whose fibers are used to create linen yarn and fabric — you can also eat parts of the flax plant, such as flaxseed. Flax linen is known for its durability, breathability, and ability to soften over time.
See our best linen sheets page to learn more about this textile.
These sheets are made in Portugal and are OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified, meaning they surpass the highest criterion of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics. They are garment-washed for a soft texture right out of the box.
This sheet set is available in six different sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. Each set includes one fitted sheet and a set of two pillowcases. Note: if you want a top sheet, you have to select to add it to your set on Parachute’s website for an additional cost. I tested a queen size set for this review.
The pillowcases in this set have an envelope style closure, which means it closes on the back instead of on one end of the pillow. That prevents the issue of tags, zippers, or the end of the pillow sticking out of the case.
What Do the Parachute Linen Sheets Feel Like?
While these sheets definitely have that distinct linen-feel, I thought these were one of the softest linen sheet sets I’ve tested. The garment-washing Parachute has employed seems to be very effective, as these lack the coarse texture that linen often has. Plus, they’ll only get softer over time the more you wash them.
Of course, they still have a more textured feel than a cotton or bamboo sheet, which tend to be quite smooth or silky, but I think these are a great option for shoppers who are interested in trying linen for the first time.
I also thought these linen sheets had a fairly lightweight feel, not weighing too much on top of me. That makes me think these would be a great option for use in the summertime.
Are the Parachute Linen Sheets Good for Hot Sleepers?
A resounding yes! I think linen sheets in general are a great choice for hot sleepers and these Parachute sheets are no exception. They are lightweight and airy, not allowing heat to trap in the bedding.
Linen is exceptional when it comes to breathability thanks to its flax fibers. Compared to another popular fabric for breathability, cotton, linen has hollower fibers that allow air to circulate freely. Plus, linen fabrics generally have a looser weave and lower thread count, further allowing for airflow.
For even more options, see our best cooling sheets.
How Durable are Parachute Linen Sheets?
Linen bedding is well known for its durability, thanks to the strength of flax fiber. Plus, it only gets softer over time as you wash it more and more, improving instead of deteriorating.
While these sheets do feel well-made and high-quality right out of the box, I did notice many customer reviews on Parachute’s website mentioned the material wearing thin and developing holes over time, as well as the linen shedding after washing.
I did wash these sheets once in my testing process and did not experience any shedding, however, I haven’t had them for as long as some of the customer reviewers. For example, one reviewer had the sheets for a year, another for 18 months.
Be sure to follow the proper care instructions provided by Parachute to keep these sheets in tip top shape.
Do the Parachute Linen Sheets Stay on the Bed?
I didn’t experience any issue with these sheets staying in place while testing them. The fitted sheet’s pockets are fairly large, at 16 inches deep, but these sheets don’t have any other special features. The elastic on the fitted sheet is fairly standard and they don’t have additional straps or securing features. I did appreciate the envelope-style closure on the pillowcases, which kept the pillowcases secure on the pillows.
Now let’s go over some of my recommendations for who should try the Parachute Linen sheets and some of my complaints.
Who should try Parachute Linen sheets
- If you’re a hot sleeper, I think you’ll love how light and breathable these linen sheets are.
- If you want good color options, you’ll likely appreciate how many colors Parachute offers these sheets in.
- If you hate your pillow coming out of its case, the envelope-style closure in this sheet set will work great for you.
Parachute Linen sheets complaints
- I think having to add a flat sheet for an additional price could be somewhat frustrating for a lot of consumers, especially for those who are used to having one included and like using it.
- Even though these are some of the softest linen sheets I’ve ever tested, if you prefer a smoother feel from your sheets, these may not appeal to you, as they are still quite textured.
- Some of the poor reviews and ratings around quality for these sheets are a little concerning, but again, they do feel quite high quality to me.
Parachute Linen Sheets Prices, Sizes, and Colors
Wondering how much these sheets will cost? Here’s a breakdown of the prices, by size.
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size. To get our best deal, click one of the coupons throughout this article.
|Size||Fitted Sheet (Inches)||Pillowcase (Inches)||Flat Sheet (Inches)||Price||Price with Flat Sheet Added|
|Twin||39″ x 76″ x 16″||20″ x 26.5″||74″ x 105″||$189||$289|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″ x 16″||20″ x 26.5″||74″ x 105″||$189||$289|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 16″||20″ x 26.5″||96″ x 105″||$209||$329|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 16″||20″ x 26.5″||96″ x 105″||$209||$329|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 16″||20″ x 36.5″||108″ x 105″||$229||$359|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 16″||20″ x 36.5″||108″ x 105″||$229||$359|
Color is an important factor when choosing bed sheets. Fortunately, Parachute offers this linen sheet set in a variety of color options, including:
- Bone (off white)
- Fog (light blue-gray)
- Terra (warm brown)
- Surplus (army green)
- Dusk (medium gray-blue)
- Coal (dark gray)
- Raisin (dark reddish brown)
- Slate blue
Parachute Linen Sheets Policies and FAQs
How do the Parachute Linen sheets ship?
Parachute ships these sheets for free to all 50 states in the U.S.. They also ship to Canada, but if you are a Canadian customer, be sure to go to the Canadian version of their website.
Do the Parachute Linen sheets come with a sleep trial?
Parachute offers free returns within 60 days. It can take up to 10 to 14 business days to process your return and three to five business days to receive the refund.
Do the Parachute Linen sheets come with a warranty?
No, these sheets do not come with a warranty.
How do I clean the Parachute Linen sheets?
These sheets are machine washable. Wash in warm water on a gentle cycle with like colors and tumble dry on low. You can iron on a warm setting, if desired.
Are there other styles of Parachute bedding?
Yes, there are. They sell a variety of other sheet sets, including brushed cotton, organic cotton, percale, and sateen sheets. You can learn more about the sateen and percale sheets in our Parachute sheets review where we compare the two.
Parachute Linen Sheets Vs
Now let’s compare the Parachute Linen sheets to a set of linen sheets from another bedding brand, the Brooklinen Linen Core sheets.
Parachute Linen Sheets vs Brooklinen Linen Core Sheets
- The Brooklinen Linen Core sheets are also made from 100 percent European flax and are made in Portugal. They are individually garment-dyed, which helps the color to last longer and give the fabric a more rustic look.
- The Parachute sheets have a softer feel out of the box than the Brooklinen ones.
- The Brooklinen sheets are available in a wider variety of colors and patterns than the Parachute ones.
- Want to learn more? Read my full Brooklinen Linen Core sheets review.
The Brooklinen Linen Core sheets are super breathable with a rustic, laid-back look.
Brooklinen Linen Core Sheets
4.30 / 5
The Brooklinen Linen Core sheets are super breathable with a rustic, laid-back look.
Other Products from Parachute
Finally, here are my star ratings for the Parachute Linen sheets.