For real, mattress depths have just gotten ridiculous. I’m still using what used to be standard 12-ish inch mattresses on box springs. Today’s sheets are all loosey goosey on my formerly normal depth mattress!
Looks like they are made from an unknown plastic 90 gsm microfiber (from the comparison site).
Microfiber is a textile made by interweaving very fine threads of a typically artificial fabric like polyester or nylon. Microfiber sheets are generally not the softest on the market, but they are cheap and durable.
And from another site:
Are 90 GSM microfiber sheets good?
You will want to look at GSM (grams per square meter) the higher the GSM (100 GSM and above) the stronger and more durable your bed sheets will be. Buying low-quality GSM (90 and below) microfiber increases the chances of your sheets ripping and falling apart after just a few washes.
This Spirit Linen Hotel Collection six piece solid sheet sets are made of microfiber fabric for a comfortable, luxurious addition to any bedroom. The beautiful colors along with the solid contemporary style adds elegance to the bed, while protecting from wear and tear. Offering luxurious softness, this sheet set is available in common sizes and several popular colors to complement any decor. This sheet set features an exceptionally smooth texture with a 16" deep pocket.
Strangely they undersold the original prices. Who’s writing this stuff? This is meh even for meh.
Just to edify: percale is equal number threads vert and horiz. Sateen is more 1 that the other. Im not sure but ratio is 3:2 i think. So percale for crisp and sateen for soft and billowy. Percale last longer & soften w each wash. No longer easy to find outside hi end retailers. Rarely discounted.
Yesterday it was a comforter, today is a load of sheet. Are you trying to tell me something, meh? Is my current bed too good, what with the memory foam and cotton? At least my comforter is from meh. It’s… Comforting.
@n8mack33 sounds like at the 90 gsm cal king might just be pushing the limits on tensile strength of this magical microfiber. One hangnail on a toe and the whole bottom sheet explodes like an over inflated balloon.
How come we never see anything marketed as MACROfiber? Aside from AllBran… surely there are situations where people are all, “Damn Microfiber such and such. What I’d do for a good old American macrofiber so and so!”
I almost clicked because it said “linen” in the title, and didn’t specify anything else in the specs. Recently I got some linen towels and they’re pretty spiffy, so I thought… wait… so… it’s not linen? It’s polyester product named “linen”? Wait, it’s specifically not the thing it’s named?
THAT’S GENIUS! What’s tomorrow, more polyester sheets called “Spirit Cotton”?
@blaadnort A few years ago we were seeing lots of “Egyptian 200TC” sheet sets here and around other deal-a-day sites. They were neither Egyptian cotton nor anywhere close to 200 thread count. It seems that misleading advertising is particularly heinous in the bedding industry.
They don’t list one of the most important things in the s pecs ( unless I missed it ) what is the material the sheets are made from…I had to click the competitive price link to find out they were micro fiber… just weird when it references the brand name being Spirit Linen… just sayin…
@meh , if you have LINEN in the product name and then don’t declare the actual material (microfiber) anywhere in the product specifications, there are going to be a lot of unhappy customers asking for refunds.
I’ve been burned too many times with Meh sheets hoping for a quality product at a discount. Every time I’ve chanced it I’ve received a product that honestly isn’t even worth the price I paid here. I guess it makes good practice material for the sewing machine so there’s your glass half full. But that’s a hard pass for me, thanks.
Maybe “Spirit Linen” is the name of the company that makes these? Anyway, microfiber: Yuck! Pretty horrible stuff to sleep on, but certainly cheap.
BTW, percale and sateen are types of weave. Which one you like is personal preference. When I was younger (and poorer), I always bought 180 TC cotton percale, and liked 'em. (Some of those sheets are still intact, 30 years later.) Now, I much prefer Wamsutta’s 625 TC pima sateen, and some similar sheets from Land’s End. The cheap microfiber stuff just feels skanky…
All the crap that nobody cares to read but not a word about what they’re made of. Geez! I guess they’re made of the same crappy microfiber as everything else on meh.
Why would I expect anything different today…