The L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale (280TC) is part of the Sheet
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Sheet
models like the Pima Cotton Percale (280TC) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Fit: Fit is the fitted sheets' ability to fit a queen size mattresses.
Wrinkling: Wrinkling is determined by comparing the sheet right after it comes out of the dryer to wrinkling standards of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
Strength: Strength indicates the tear resistance of fabrics and the sturdiness of seams on the fitted sheet.