Recently I decided that 25.5 years is the age at which a woman deserves a good set of sheets – "good" which means one that costs more than $ 40 and does not come into plastic. Those I own from Amazon and Target are just fine. But my bed – my oasis, my sanctuary, my little piece of heaven – felt deserved better than good. I felt deserved better than good.
Happy to me, this is perhaps the best time in recorded history because you need good sheets. My daily commute is dotted with ads that show incredibly fluffy beds that radiate warmth, even if they are just photographs. I spend my train trip staring at Brooklin ads, and then I leave the subway station and immediately face billboard signs. The bedding looks just as great, and I had a complete loss when it was time to choose.
So I tried them both. The Brooklin and Parachute share a few things in common: Both are direct consumer brands, sell at similar price points, use organic materials…and make me daydream about crawling back into bed during my commute.
But the bedding feels and looks different. I will break down the nitty-gritty details, but the TL; DR is it Parachute does not believe in the topsheet. You can add one to any set, but the standard package has a fitted sheet, pillow case and quilt. Parachute sets also cost about SEK 150 on average than the Brooklin. And while parachute only has solid colors, The Brooklin has some fun prints to make your bed even better.
Despite the differences, both branded bedding met my need for adult sheets. Mission completed.
First up: A classic staple
A quick primer on how the sheets are made. There are two common weaves: The first, percale, is a simple stitch pattern associated with a light and sharp feel. If you've ever seen bedding that seems completely disheveled, with tiny peaks and bays that fall just so, you look closely at the percale.
The Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle costs $ 210 for a queen size set (the size of my bed) and is sharp at the touch. The fabric is 270 thread count organic cotton, something low for what is considered "good", but it is also probably why they are so airy and breathable. I thought they would be too bright for the winter, but I was wrong. My room is extremely warm thanks to my exaggerated radiator, and they keep me cool all night. They are my new booklets.
My rating: 5/5
Parachute s Percale Venice Set costs $ 379 and contains a fitted sheet, duvet quilt and pillowcase, plus the top sheet I added, because I'm not a monster. It also gives you an extra good bonus: For everybody you buy, Parachute donates a malaria bed network to a country in sub-Saharan Africa. The thread count is not listed, based on the argument that it is not an ideal way of distinguishing quality – but these feel Everything so easy thicker than Brooklin's. They are still extra-soft, draped beautifully on my bed and keep me from sweating in my super hot room.
My rating: 4.5 / 5
If you want a classic, all-season percale set, go with the Brooklin. Both sheets feel incredible and get the job done when it comes to keeping me cozy and not sweaty. But if you don't just love spending money, Parachute does not feel $ 169 better.
Next: Shiny, Fancy Sateen
OK, so the other common sheet of tissue is the sate, which is known to be a small a little heavier, hugs the body more, and is more glossy than matte-not like, gloss on the face, but not as matt as percal. I was a prolonged sateen hater because I thought (wrongly) that they would make me too hot. These sets turned me completely. The sateen should be in your usual rotation.
Even though they were super softly right when i opened them, i followed the instructions and washed them before i made my bed. Brooklin's Luxe Hardcore Bundle is the brand's bestseller, at $ 243 for a queen's set, and it live up to the hype. On 480 wire count, they are definitely heavier than percale. I kicked off the duvet the second night I slept under these. But they have other advantages, they feel mainly as softened butter. I was also amazed at how much I liked the slightly shinier look. This bedding made my room look nicer.
My rating: 4/5
I have once again opted for the topsheet, giving Parachute sateen Venice Set $ 439 for a queen size. It is much more than my old, cheap sateen bedding, which I immediately threw out after sleeping on these for one night. Guys. These are. The softest sheets. I've ever known. Have you ever been out on a nice day and realized that the temperature was so perfect that you couldn't even feel the air around you? That's what lies in these feels like. I didn't wake up sweaty or kicked off my comforter. The only bad thing is that I never want to leave them.
My rating: 5/5
Although they cost almost half a month's rent (in NYC, at least) I cannot recommend parachute enough. Don't get me wrong – both brands are amazing and will make your room look more mature. Something about the shinier look is just FANCY. But if you want something that feels really luxurious, parachuting is your best bet.
Last but not least: Linen
Do someone really need sheets sheets? No, does that mean you don't want them? Obviously not. Something about the fabric's somewhat unfair appearance – like bedding corresponds to the completely messy bun – is just so appealing. And linen is the type of super material: It dampens moisture by retaining more water than traditional cotton can, so that they are a worthy investment if you sweat a lot or have a partner who sweats a lot.
The Brooklin Linen Hardcore Bundle costs $ 423 for a queen and is made of 100 percent linen. Although they will be washed and dried, I will wash them in advance anyway. I was also sure to throw and get them on my mattress super fast, because the fabric, ICYMI, is prone to wrinkles. The first night my bed looked dreamy and amazing. These feel very soft, but not as soft as cotton, and definitely keep me cool. But at nights two and three, they crumpled and crumpled a little more than I liked, and my mounted plate moved a lot. In addition, linen hangs more than cotton. So if you have a pet that likes to sleep with you, think twice about these.
My rating: 3.5 / 5
On $ 529 for a Queen, Parachute Venice Set officially costs more than half of my rent. But once again I am blown away. The way I rationalize the steep cost is that I probably only use these in the summer, which will extend their lifetime. Parachute recommends that you replace your bedding when it begins to show signs of aging, such as stains or stains, but if it doesn't bother you, I can't see why you can't keep them forever. Outside the box, the parachute set was softer than the Brooklin's. They feel as cool and airy, and I didn't even wake up with a drop of sweat on my body. A big plus: Parachute does not become so wrinkled. I also noticed that the mounted sheet was in place better. I still recommend that you keep your pet out of theseif only because at this price it would be sad to destroy them.
My rating: 4/5
This is a throw up. Brooklin's linen set is $ 150 cheaper, but the sheet provided is frustrating. Parachute stays in place better and crumpled less, but spending more than $ 500 is hard. This is your call, and know you probably don't need them. But I can certify that they feel very good looking and cool.
OK, so: Brooklin or parachute?
It really depends on what you are looking for.
Brook Linen is best for people who want basic, not too expensive but still very good sheets. For percale, the Brooklin is the way to go – there is no one right need to spend parachute money on such a classic weave. Plus, if you prefer to replenish multiple sets, the Brooklin is your friend, as it is much cheaper. You probably won't miss the extra quality Parachute provides. Finally, Brooklin feels specially aimed at people like me for twenty years in big cities that are moving a lot – because of their branding, lots of designs and reasonable pricing for such high quality.
But having had the luxury of comparing both brands with each other, I can't deny how luxurious parachute feels. I felt like a nice bitch every night I slept on them. I don't see the benefits of spending nearly $ 400 on the percale rate, but the sate is worth the investment. Serious, soft sheets ever. I sleep in them until they break into dust and then buy a new set. Parachute is best for people who want their bed to be the finest place in their home. The solid, muted colors are all very adult and go Very good with mid-century furniture that is so much a fashion right now.
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