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A person standing at a bed, holding some white sheets. Credit: Reviewed/Betsy Goldwasser

The Best Linen Sheets of 2024

A person standing at a bed, holding some white sheets. Credit: Reviewed/Betsy Goldwasser

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Reviewed's mission is to help you buy the best stuff and get the most out of what you already own. Our team of product experts thoroughly vet every product we recommend to help you cut through the clutter and find what you need.

A good set of linen bed sheets are always comfortable, but they can be especially great for hot sleepers or warm weather. We’ve tried out plenty of bed sheets and found that quality linens feel light, airy, and soft to the touch, but lesser linens can feel coarse, scratchy, and stiff. Because linen sheets tend to cost more than other fabrics, we’ve tested the most popular options to find some worthy of your slumber.

After weeks of testing, our results found the available at Buffy Buffy Linen Sheet Set to be the best linen sheets. This set combines softness and durability with good value. For a truly luxurious upgrade, the Cultiver linen sheets are worth the splurge.

A person puts Buffy linen sheets on a bed.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

The best linen sheets we tested from Buffy keep you cool and feel soft to the touch.

Best Overall
Buffy Linen Sheet Set
  • Sizes: Full, Queen, King, California King
  • Material: 100% long-staple hemp
  • Thread count: 102 single-ply thread count
  • Pocket depth: Fits mattresses up to 15” deep

Buffy’s balance of quality and value made it our top pick for linen sheets. Their 100% hemp fabric feels slick when fresh out of the packaging. It’s not as cottony, fuzzy, or coarse as some of the others. This is ideal for someone who’s choosing linen for a smoother, cooler feel.

After five washes, this Buffy set lost some of its initial slickness, but was still the smoothest linen set we tested. It held up in our stain tests, as well, leaving behind only a faint pomegranate juice stain after laundering with no pre-treatment. Finally, they shrank some in our wash tests, but were cut so amply that they still fit our mattress.

Buffy’s seven-day free trial is also unique in that they put a hold on the charge while you test the sheets. If you return them during that 7-day window, the transaction won't even post on your account.

Pros

  • Free trial

  • Smoother, cooler feel

  • Easy to care for

Cons

  • Some shrinkage

Buy now at Buffy
A closeup of the Cultiver logo on a set of linen sheets.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

Though among the priciest we tested, the Cultiver linen sheets impressed us with their airy softness from first use.


A person shaking out a linen sheet to put it on a bed.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

We tested linen sheets just as you might: by putting them on a bed and sleeping on them.

Our linen sheet testing process started with researching established, popular and well-reviewed brands across the Internet, then selecting a group of testing samples from that research. Finally, our tester’s textile expertise helped her test and evaluate which linen sheets might be worth considering for your home.

The Tests

Our tester sleeps on each set of linen sheets for two to three nights, assessing the feel and overall experience. All of our sheet testers have textile experience, and are well-equipped to evaluate the stitching.

They consider the fit of the fitted sheet, and measure each flat sheet before and after washing and drying them to determine how much they shrink. Finally, we perform a stain test by dropping pomegranate juice on the sheet and let the stain set overnight before washing it and evaluating how well the stain came out.

Afterward, the linen sheets are sent to our lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Reviewed’s team of scientists perform further tests. They measure the weight of the sheets, comparing their data to the advertised weight. Then, they perform a simplified rendition of the Martindale test: They place a swatch of each fabric under an orbital sander with a felt pad for 10 minutes to observe pilling.