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Best Sheets

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Sheets

Best Sheets

We tested 20 sheets to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Sheet based on the following criteria:

  • Shrinkage
  • Fit
  • Construction quality
  • Claimed thread count
  • Strength
  • Crispness
  • Softness

Below lists the Sheets that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Sheet is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Sheets

Best Sheet for Shrinkage

Shrinkage is measured along length and width.


This Sheet which tested best for Shrinkage has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Fit

Fit is the fitted and flat sheets' ability to accommodate mattress height, ranging from 10 to 19-plus inches.


This Sheet which tested best for Fit has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Construction quality

Construction quality weighs factors including the sheet's coarseness or graininess, type of elastic on fitted sheets, and color variations in a set, and whether wrinkle-free claims are being met.


This Sheet which tested best for Construction quality has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Claimed thread count

Claimed thread count is based on manufacturer's information. Fit is the fitted and flat sheets' ability to accommodate mattress height, ranging from 10 to 19-plus inches.


This Sheet which tested best for Claimed thread count has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Strength

Strength indicates the tear resistance of fabrics and the sturdiness of seams.


This Sheet which tested best for Strength has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Crispness

Crispness reflects judgments of trained sensory panelists.


This Sheet which tested best for Crispness has the following features: .

Best Sheet for Softness

Softness reflects judgments of trained sensory panelists


This Sheet which tested best for Softness has the following features: .