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500TC Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheets

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lichme


quality posts: 2908 Private Messages lichme

Ah Egyptian cotton. Once you use high quality fabric, you'll never want to use anything else.

wpolyak


quality posts: 5 Private Messages wpolyak

Egyptian cotton... Made in Portugal

candyce1203


quality posts: 0 Private Messages candyce1203

Holy Sheet. It really was the end. Good night all.

baybei


quality posts: 49 Private Messages baybei

Queen and King only?

What about us crazy people who have only a twin size bed? Hmmmm?

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann
lichme wrote:Ah Egyptian cotton. Once you use high quality fabric, you'll never want to use anything else.



I know, A fancy pants hotel i stayed at had Egyptian cotton sheets. You really do feel like you're in the slums on anything else.

cantharis


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cantharis

Why no CalKing ? Why did i buy a Cal king mattress?

ceagee


quality posts: 65 Private Messages ceagee

My Mummy always said to get Egyptian cotton.
Tut,tut, only comes in royal sizes.

rprebel


quality posts: 14 Private Messages rprebel
cantharis wrote:Why no CalKing ? Why did i buy a Cal king mattress?



You have to buy your sheets at a big & tall mattress store. #firstworldproblems

carwashthom


quality posts: 0 Private Messages carwashthom

Don't threaten me with new sheets... oh wait, no CalKing

clintone


quality posts: 12 Private Messages clintone

I'll second the positives about higher thread counts. Until I took a chance on a set of 500 and 700 TC sheets, I didn't see paying for anything more than 300 TC sheets. The difference is very apparent. Sheets last longer, feel better and more substantial, etc. Like the other reviewers, I won't go back to anything less than 500. $60 for a set of 500TC sheets is pretty good. I paid about the same at BB&Beyond for a set on clearance.

CharlesBurns


quality posts: 8 Private Messages CharlesBurns
wpolyak wrote:Egyptian cotton... Made in Portugal



This caught me up when I first heard about it, too.
Egyptian cotton is a subspecies of cotton which has particularly long fibers, yielding stronger and, more importantly, software fabric.

HughHemington


quality posts: 15 Private Messages HughHemington

500tc sounds like a lot -- IT ISN'T. Anything less than 1000tc is a wrinkle rodeo. And sateen sheets wrinkle even worse. In the morning, your back will look like you slept on a rope!

1600tc sheets are worth the difference in price.

LightSpiral


quality posts: 4 Private Messages LightSpiral

For lesser quality cottons I agree. However, actual REAL Egyptian Cotton (EC) is much softer and lower thread counts in EC are superior to those cheap cottons touting 800, 1000, 1200+ thread counts. After all, if it feels like wood fiber, adding more wood fibers doesn't necessarily help the softness.

I've slept on nothing but Egyptian Cotton sheets for over a decade. They are great!

HughHemington wrote:500tc sounds like a lot -- IT ISN'T. Anything less than 1000tc is a wrinkle rodeo. And sateen sheets wrinkle even worse. In the morning, your back will look like you slept on a rope!

1600tc sheets are worth the difference in price.



pcspecialist


quality posts: 4 Private Messages pcspecialist

I ordered one of their last queen sized but they have plenty of kings and are a better deal:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTK4FDS/


[MOD: Not the same product.]

blainekyle


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blainekyle

The pictures are identical to this expired Groupon Goods deal:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-ellen-tracy-400tc-egyptian-sateen-sheet-set?utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=3457372&utm_source=rvs

But at Groupon they're labeled as 400TC, and were offered at a lower price point. Hopefully that's just a graphical inconsistency, and not a case of false advertising. It's worth being alert when it comes to thread counts, though. Especially when you go above 400TC*.

*Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/garden/08shop.html?_r=2&ref=garden&


[MOD: Our thread count is 500.]

fooffybunny


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fooffybunny
HughHemington wrote:500tc sounds like a lot -- IT ISN'T. Anything less than 1000tc is a wrinkle rodeo. And sateen sheets wrinkle even worse. In the morning, your back will look like you slept on a rope!

1600tc sheets are worth the difference in price.



I 2nd that! I bought a 1000 TC Egyptian Cotton Sateen Sheet set thinking it'd be super soft and it was... stiff would be the best way to put it. If you're going to invest in good sheets, aim for high TC and make sure it's 100% Egyptian cotton, no blends. Sateen is evil

blainekyle


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blainekyle
HughHemington wrote:500tc sounds like a lot -- IT ISN'T. Anything less than 1000tc is a wrinkle rodeo. And sateen sheets wrinkle even worse. In the morning, your back will look like you slept on a rope!

1600tc sheets are worth the difference in price.



What research I've done on the subject suggests that you can't go much higher than 400TC without getting into mathematical hijinks to justify the number. I know there are brands out there that boast 1000+ counts, but there's also been a lot of fraud uncovered in the market.

Aziz Ansari has the scoop:
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13832-intimate-moments-for-a-sensual-evening/

blainekyle


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blainekyle
CharlesBurns wrote:This caught me up when I first heard about it, too.
Egyptian cotton is a subspecies of cotton which has particularly long fibers, yielding stronger and, more importantly, software fabric.



Software fabric, eh? Will it run on Ice Cream Sandwich?

lulugirl765


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lulugirl765

Dunno, tempting because I need a new set of summer sheets. I've bought 300tc sheets twice, however, and the bottom sheet wears out quickly. I think I'd rather have a really thick heavier cotton that takes a few years to soften up than one that starts out soft but doesn't wear very long.

fooffybunny


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fooffybunny

Here's a pretty nifty eBay guide on understanding egyptian cotton sheets and what to/not to look for:

http://reviews.ebay.com/TRUTH-ABOUT-THREAD-COUNT-EGYPTIAN-COTTON-SHEETS-BED-SET?ugid=10000000001274215

johnsodr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johnsodr

What about single vs. double ply sheets? These are noted as single ply, a lot packaging does not specify.

Any input from all you textile experts on that subject?

RichMeisterMan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages RichMeisterMan
pcspecialist wrote:I ordered one of their last queen sized but they have plenty of kings and are a better deal:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTK4FDS/


[MOD: Not the same product.]



Great post! Was about to buy the woot product! Thanks a ton!

rhiannonthewolf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rhiannonthewolf

But what I really want to know is what about those of us who need extra pillow cases

fooffybunny


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fooffybunny
johnsodr wrote:What about single vs. double ply sheets? These are noted as single ply, a lot packaging does not specify.

Any input from all you textile experts on that subject?



From what I've read, single ply is what to look for b/c the fibers are longer and, therefore, better quality. If it's multi-ply (2-ply or 4-ply), that means that shorter fibers are "twisted" together to create a longer fiber. So yeah, single is good

strikerliker


quality posts: 7 Private Messages strikerliker
blainekyle wrote:Software fabric, eh? Will it run on Ice Cream Sandwich?



No...but an ice cream sandwich will run on IT!

mikeknight01


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mikeknight01

Does anyone know whether the elastic on the fitted sheet goes all the way around, or if it's just on the corners? Kind of a deal breaker for the girlfriend.

webyourstuff


quality posts: 3 Private Messages webyourstuff

I got two last time. But woot messed up, I just got them Monday! Almost a month.

But I like them. So smooth to sleep on.

The thread count tells the quality. Lotsa threads = smooth feel, long lasting. The Egyptian thread.. that means the thread is longer, and wicks moisture better.

I'll have to wait till summer to see that effect. This is my first Egyptian set.

ceagee


quality posts: 65 Private Messages ceagee
ceagee wrote:My Mummy always said to get Egyptian cotton.
Tut,tut, only comes in royal sizes.



Everyone so serious. Ok they were groaners, but that is the way of Woot.

So I carry on.....



kaizoman


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kaizoman
rhiannonthewolf wrote:But what I really want to know is what about those of us who need extra pillow cases



Buy two sets in the same color and wash the cases each time you replace the sheets.

frankspot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages frankspot

Is there a chance that woot would ever show these with deeper fitted pockets, say 20" . Not every one has a wimpy mattress .

Jennlee


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Jennlee

I don't know. Every time I try to buy high thread count sheets the bottom sheet gets nubby right away and drives me nuts.

I know there are good high thread-count sheets out there, but so far I haven't found them in several tries.

Has anyone had these actual sheets and can review them?

houndawg


quality posts: 3 Private Messages houndawg

Not all of Egyptian cotton is the good stuff. Not all of it is long fiber either. Most of the best cotton stays in Egypt for use in their own textiles. The rest of the world gets the crap. If you want the best cotton sheets available get Pima cotton. It's better than Egyptian.

strandedinvegas


quality posts: 2 Private Messages strandedinvegas

After spending hundreds for the ULTIMATE SHEETS, I found them at Costco for under 70 bucks!

Ron Larson

lane0647


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lane0647

no single or double sizes. What's up with that?

robor007


quality posts: 1 Private Messages robor007
fooffybunny wrote:Here's a pretty nifty eBay guide on understanding egyptian cotton sheets and what to/not to look for:

http://reviews.ebay.com/TRUTH-ABOUT-THREAD-COUNT-EGYPTIAN-COTTON-SHEETS-BED-SET?ugid=10000000001274215



Great guide. Bookmarked!

Any sheet that has Sateen in the product name is going to be 'shiny' rather than soft.

billthegunowner


quality posts: 15 Private Messages billthegunowner

Only 4 color choices? Really?

Bill

FlamingoNut


quality posts: 12 Private Messages FlamingoNut

If I didn't hate the color choices so much, I'd be in for a set or two

lusluckylad


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lusluckylad

I never purchase sheets I can't touch before I buy.

xwoz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages xwoz
fooffybunny wrote:Here's a pretty nifty eBay guide on understanding egyptian cotton sheets and what to/not to look for:

http://reviews.ebay.com/TRUTH-ABOUT-THREAD-COUNT-EGYPTIAN-COTTON-SHEETS-BED-SET?ugid=10000000001274215



AWESOME read! So, has anyone (other than one) actually seen/used these particular sheets? Do we know if these sheets are long fiber? What information can we get from the manufacturer?

I'm wondering if they are going to be as amazing as my modal fiber sheets boasting all of 250TC. Those things are amazing, makes me not want to leave the bed. EVER.