There are certain products that catch your eye, but often seem a bit too good to be true. The prices seem low for the quality point, or maybe there’s a catch with the return policy, but there always seems to be something amiss.
When I first saw the Brooklinen ad pop up on my Facebook page, I gotta be honest, I was skeptical. I always have been when it comes to anything advertised on my Facebook in general, and for me, Brooklinen was no different. Even with the thousands of beautiful reviews on their site, I kept thinking to myself, there has to be something up.
But when I did a deep dive into the depths of the internet, I really couldn’t find any reason not to try them out. With free, easy returns and lifetime warranties for some of their sheet bundles, I figured I didn’t have much to lose. So I went for it, and I figured I’d share with you all what I found.
I opted to buy the Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, which goes for $240.00 with free shipping and is one of their bestsellers on the site. With the Hardcore Sheet Bundle you get a top sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillow cases total, and for the price point, I find that to be pretty reasonable. I chose this option for a few reasons- it has the best reviews, a fairly high thread count of 480, and I loved being able to mix-and-match my sheets. I chose to get the duvet cover in Windowpane and the sheets in Sky Blue, which is actually shown as an example on their site.
So one of the things I read in a negative review was that the sheets came wrinkled and poorly packaged, and I specifically wanted to address that because it was one of my favorite parts about ordering from Brooklinen. My sheets were delivered quickly (within just a few days!) and came in a box complete with a handle. Inside, the sheets were folded carefully, and yes, they had creases but they’re also sheets… it’s kind of expected. Brooklinen also sent along a free sample of their detergent, which I immediately washed my sheets in and LOVED the result. It’s a very lightly scented detergent and made crawling into fresh sheets an even more blissful experience. I was very, very impressed. The little laundry bag they included as well was perfect for carrying my sheets and products down to our laundromat. Definitely a nice touch.
The First Night
Something I always do when I get new sheets is I make sure to take a nice long shower before crawling into bed. There’s something about having soft skin and soft sheets that makes me sleep well, and I even added a little sleepy-sachet I made awhile back that’s filled with chamomile, lavender, and eucalyptus. (Yeah, I take my sleeping seriously.) And after ironing my sheets earlier, let me tell you – the experience was glorious. The Luxe sheets are nice and cool and are soft without being satiny. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of silk or satin sheets because my skin is dry and tends to get caught, and these were like sleeping on the flip side of your pillow. Cool, soft, and comfortable.
I’d also like to note that there are little details in Brooklinen sheets that made making the bed a lot easier as well. On the inside of the fitted sheet, there’s a little tag that tells you which way is the long side and which is the short, so you aren’t totally frustrated trying to get it on the bed the wrong way. The duvet cover also comes with nice long ties inside so you can attach it to your duvet and keep things in place easily. To me, little things like this make a big difference with regards to user experience, so I was pretty impressed with their attention to detail.
So remember how I mentioned I shower before I try out new sheets? Well, guess who cut their leg shaving before crawling into bed and didn’t realize it.
The next morning, after getting my brand new sheets, it looked like a massacre had happened over night.
I cried a lot. I tried hydrogen peroxide and any other remedy for blood stains I could think of, but they were pretty bad off. As a last resort, I reached out to Brooklinen’s customer support, who responded immediately. I told them the situation and sent a few pictures of the mess I made, and without hesitation, they sent me a brand new sheet replacement.
I have never been more impressed with customer support in my life. Not only were they immediately responsive, but they also sent the sheets within a few days. The second pair came in the same lovely packaging as the first, complete with a detergent sample as well.
Overall, I am highly impressed with Brooklinen and am so, so happy I bought their sheets. I know there are a lot of mixed reviews online and I’ve definitely seen a few negative reviews with regards to customer support and quality, so I thought it was important to let people know my own experience without sponsorship involved. Personally, I love the sheets. They’re comfortable, cute, crisp, and pretty much everything I could want for a comfortable night’s sleep. The pricepoint isn’t bad either, considering I bought a duvet cover, a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and four pillow cases (two king, two standard) for $240.00. It’s not the cheapest, but for the quality I received, it’s a price I’d be more than willing to pay again. My only critique?
I would love to see some pink and green options, or maybe even a floral pattern here or there. Otherwise, I give this brand a solid 10/10.