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Khaki feeling in the beginning but if you miss the old bedsheets quality, this is it!
March 1, 2013
Another reviewer mentioned his disappointment with how these sheets did not feel very soft and had a khaki feeling. I could not agree more.
I do hope that I am judging too fast but for the time being, I am not feeling satisfied.
But first, lets go back to the beginning.
Do I care about organic sheets? Yes, but I am not sensitive (I think) to chemical products.
Do I care about thread count? Not as much as the resulting quality and feel.
Will I wash these sheets at the river and hang them out to dry? Ahahaha... Living in an apartment, in a residence, I do not think so. I washed and dried them as my normal linens and clothes.
So what did I expect with these sheets?
- Quality. The set is visibly of high quality. The packaging impressed me although I have no clue what to do with the canvas bag. The thickness and stiffness reminds me of my youth, when poor quality sheets did not exist as much and the linens were kept for almost a lifetime. I am pleased with these. 5/5
- Color. I understand that with organic pigments one may not have the same color choice as with non-organic but hold on... What about the Tibetans who are using brightly colored clothes. Do not tell me they are not using organic pigments. So I think the color choice is not satisfactory. I ordered Silver snow... My first comment was: "Silver snow, like snow that has gone dirty, I guess"
Since I had the choice, I will not rate this.
- Softness. This is where I am far from being satisfied. I received the sheets, washed them and dried them immediately to use them the same night. Coincidence or not, I have not been able to sleep in my bed the first night. I was turning and tossing, really feeling the sheets grate against my skin.
Some reviewers here must have a very thick skin to believe these sheets soft.
I realize that most of my previous sheets must have been microfibers but now I am used to the softness of these sheets. Since then, I have been able to sleep but this morning, I was feeling debris in the bed. Is it my dead skin or the cotton that is "peeling"? I don't know and I will return to this review to amend it if it improves but I am not happy about high quality uncomfortable sheets.
So three stars for the time being.
I have had these sheets for about a month now. I must have washed them about 4 times now. I have increased the rating by one more star because the rough feeling is pretty much gone. I would not go as far as giving them 5 stars though because of the choice of colors and the fact that my most expensive sheets (these ones) are not the softest.
Other thoughts: Last week was fairly hot in Atlanta, even at night. I usually end up sweating sometimes to the point of really having a wet pillow and/or sheets. Not with this set. There was a hint of humidity that I could feel but the sheets did a great job of keeping me dry. That's a great point!
Now give me the same in flashy colors and I may give it 5 stars.
I feel tempted to increase these bed sheets to 5 stars rating, considering that they have become my favorite and that I tend to just wash them and put them back... My spouse love them too. The only reason why I am not giving them the max score is that the upper sheet feels a bit tight on my queen size bed. My spouse is wondering if I was not given a smaller size than Queen, I tend to think that it may be due to some shrinkage since I dry them up with some heat. In any case, I would definitely buy them again...
It is time to come back and change once again my review to 5 stars. The reason is simple: althought there may have been some shrinkage with the time, these have remained solid, undamaged after now having been used for at least two years almost in a row, just taking the time to wash them and put them back on. I have also tried some 300 threads from the same seller but they do not even come close in feel to the 550 TC ones. I am going to buy a new set in King size, mostly for the upper sheet as the fitting one still fits my queen size bed.
I really came to love the feeling of these sheets and the fact that they are soft but have this ironed bedsheet feel (without ironing), due certainly to their weight and density. No other bedsheet I own are coming close to these in feeling. Lastly, the color grew on me and I am actually perfectly fine with it.