Here I’ll be taking a look at the Classic Core sheet set from Brooklinen.
I’m going to show you what they’re made of. What I’m loving about them and what I’m not so crazy about.
Let’s get started.
Before I get into what they’re made of, I just want to take a second to acknowledge the packaging that they came in.
The sheet set comes in a cute tote bag. It’s got the Brooklinen insignia on each side. It feels really durable and it’s a pretty good size, so you can use it for practical bedding storage. You could also use it to carry your books, small laptop or other stuff.
I like when bedding brands offer little perks like that. Props for a cute packaging.
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These sheets are made from 100 percent long-staple cotton. They feature a 270 thread count in a percale weave.
Basically, that’s leaving them feeling breathable, cool, crisp and in the words of the folks at Brooklinen, “hotel bed” feel.
Right away, I can tell why they call it the Classic Core set.
Because it does have that classic percale personality, super-crisp to the touch, very cool, super-breathable, also very light and airy.
I’m definitely getting the sense that these are going to be a go-to in the summertime.
What you’re getting with each set is a fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep, which are relatively deep pockets. Folks with taller mattresses, this might be particularly beneficial for you.
In case you have a lower mattress, an excess fabric can be tightly tucked underneath the mattress for a really snug fit.
Comes with one top sheet, which like I said, it’s giving me this very crisp, hotel-bed feel. I can feel, it’s very light and breathable and very lightweight. I’m definitely getting a sense, these are very cooling.
Then you get two pillowcases which feature little envelope closures on the side, which is, in my opinion, a big perk.
My first impression of these sheets is that they’re definitely, like I said, what I referred to as a classic percale personality.
Even taking what we know about percale, which is light, cool, airy and crisp, taking all those factors to the next level a little bit.
These don’t feel just a little crisp, light and airy, they feel very much all of those things.
As soon as I jumped into bed, the first thing I noticed is how cool and breathable these are. Definitely seeing that they’re going to be a go-to in the summertime.
As I’m billowing the top sheet over my body, I’m feeling that they’re more than just breathable. They’re actively serving to cool me down. I am a year-round hot sleeper, so it’s a good chance that I would use these for year-round use.
However, if you’re not prone to night sweats like I am, or you are not a hot sleeper, you might want to save these for the summer months.
Another thing I am realizing is that these may be the crispest percale sheets I’ve ever tested.
Definitely giving me those hotel-bed vibes.
They’re super-crisp, very that percale personality, but even more so.
Something that the crispness is contributing to a little bit is a crinkling noise. When you’re bunching the fabric together, even rolling around in bed, you can definitely hear a lot of crinkling.
I’m a pretty sound sleeper, certainly wouldn’t be enough to wake me up. But if you are sensitive to those crinkling, swishy noises, something to keep in mind.
Like I said, definitely keeping in line with what we know about percale, it’s light, it’s breathable, it’s airy.
Another thing is they’re definitely wrinkly. Even just removing them from the packaging, they were already pretty wrinkled. It’s something that’s pretty characteristic of percale.
I’m noticing of a little more pronounced with these sheets than what some other percale sheets I’ve tested.
Luckily, they are machine-wash and dryable, so I would definitely want to remove them from the dry cycle as soon as it’s finished. You can spread over the mattress when they’re still warm and wrinkle-free. That should serve to keep the wrinkles at bay.
Something I’m also loving though is that the fitted sheet is staying very snugly put on the mattress.
I am a combo sleeper. When I’m rolling around at night, I need to know if the fitted sheet is not going slip off the mattress, it’s not going to have the gapping or bunching at all.
They got a very tight fit on the mattress and that’s important to me. Also loving the envelope enclosures of the pillows.
I will say that they’re definitely very light almost bordering on a little thin. Hot sleepers, this product is going to be good pick for you. Folks who love the cool crispness of percale, definitely a good recommendation.
Ultimately, I’m feeling like this is a very classic core bedding essential. I think would be a great addition to any bedding collection.
There’s lot to like about these sheets, but just to name a few.
They’re obviously going to keep even the hottest of sleepers cool. As I’m rolling around in these sheets, I am feeling their cooling, breathable nature.
Feeling really light and airy, definitely going to be a great pick for those warmer summer months, or if you are a year-round hot sleeper, it might be great for year-round use, but definitely loving the cooling quality.
Another thing is they are maybe the crispest percale sheets I have ever tested. They’re really giving you that fresh hotel-bed feel. If you are a sleeper who loves that crisp percale nature, you might be particularly compatible with these.
Another thing is these small details like the envelope closures of the pillowcase, especially the labeling of the fitted sheet.
It’s got the short-side label short, the long-side label long. You can breeze past that fitted sheet shuffling. I am in favor of anything that’s going to get the bed made faster.
I like that between the nice envelope closures and the labeling of the fitted sheet. Brooklinen’s making my whole sleep experience a little bit easier.
Couple of things to note about these sheets. Firstly, they are super-crisp. In my opinion, almost a little too crisp.
Again, this is totally a matter of personal preference, but in my experience, it almost felt like the super-crisp nature of these sheets detract a little bit from the softness.
Granted, I do prefer a silky smooth satin weave. I’m putting my own personal preference on this.
If you are sleeper for whom sheets can never be too crisp, definitely want to give these a try.
Another thing that I am noticing about these sheets is that they do wrinkle really easily. This is very characteristic of a percale weave, so it’s not specific to Brooklinen sheets. But it’s something to keep in mind.
These definitely wrinkle pretty easily and wrinkle pretty much throughout. Luckily, they’re machine-dryable. Running them through the dry cycle and pulling them out when they’re still warm and wrinkle-free, spreading them out on the mattress like that it’s going to help keep those wrinkles at bay.
Lastly, the super-crisp nature of these sheets, in my opinion, is contributing a little bit to a crinkling sound. It’s not that big of a deal. I doubt it’s going to keep you up at night, certainly wouldn’t keep me up.
But something worth noting when you roll around these sheets, when you’re rubbing into the fabric, there’s definitely some crinkling going on.
That wraps up this review.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.