Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review of Land's End Twin Extra Long Flannel Sheets

Cold Weather Makes Me Want Flannel Sheets


It seems that as soon as I bought my new REM extra long twin bed during the hot autumn, the weather turned cold. The only sheets I had to fit it were the cotton percale sheets that came with the bed. They were just right for hot weather, but as it turned cold, I wanted to find heavy flannel twin extra long sheets. After a long search that included Amazon and J.C.Penny and some sponsored Amazon links, I finally found the quality twin extra long flannel sheets I wanted at Land's End.  I will review them here and compare them to others I've looked at.



Review of Land's End Twin Extra Long Flannel Sheets



I Have Trusted Land's End for Decades


I have always trusted Land's End. I've been buying from their mail order catalog for about thirty years. I have never had a problem with their quality products or their customer service. I have bought flannel shirts, mock turtleneck tees, dresses, and much more, and always been happy. I confess that these days I usually buy from their sale section. There is always something there I can use at a price I can afford. I was very happy to find my extra long twin sheets there, since many places, even online, don't have them. Unfortunately, as I look today, these sheets aren't on sale anymore, but the same quality sheets are still available. In fact, they have improved the quality. 


Land's End Extra Long Flannel Sheets

My review of the Land's End Extra Long Twin Flannel Sheets I Bought


When my flannel sheets came, I was not disappointed. The fitted sheet fit snugly when I put it on my thick new mattress. There was room to spare, so the sheet doesn't start to come off like the one my mom had bought for the bed I was replacing. It was also extra long, but the mattress was half the thickness. My new mattress is about ten inches high. The sheet can fit a mattress (combined with mattress covers and memory foam pads) as thick as sixteen inches. I no longer have to push the sheet back in place after I get up in the middle of the night.

I was wondering what would be the best view to show you of my new flannel sheet set. ( See photo at top.) I decided to show it just the way it looks when I hop into it at night. The sheets are beechnut color. I  took this photo with natural light. My adjustable bed makes any sheet bunch up a bit in the middle since it's normally concave there when I sleep. I have slept on this for several days. That Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask on the pillow helps me sleep late in the morning after the sun makes my room bright.

The only thing I've noticed on the downside is that the pillowcase is harder to get on after I washed it and put it through the dryer. The pillow that came with my bed is thicker than the average standard pillow and I had to fight with the pillow a bit to get the case on. I've had this trouble with other standard pillowcases on down pillows, as well. Flannel doesn't slide on as easily as cotton percale or other smooth fabrics. I'd rather fight a bit with the pillow and be warm and snug than use slipperier percale. The cotton flannel is triple-brushed to make it extra soft and fuzzy as flannel should be.

Some reviewers complained about pilling but I haven't noticed any, and neither did most of the other reviewers. Flannel does have more lint than percale does, but the pilling can be lessened by washing the sheets before putting them on the bed. I always do that anyway before using new sheets. If for any reason you discover you are unhappy with anything you purchase from Land's End, they will refund your money – period. You cannot beat their guarantee. I liked these sheets so well I ordered another set.


My Price Comparison Research on Other Sites


 

If you want to check Amazon and compare quality and prices on extra long twin flannel sheets, here's a link to a set I especially like for winter because of its printed snowflake design on heavy 100% cotton fabric. Unfortunately, it's hard to compare quality, since different manufacturers use different measurements. The Land's End extra long twin sheets I ordered have 5 ounces of cotton flannel per square yard and the fitted sheets fit mattresses as deep as 16 inches. The flat sheet measures 70" x 110." The Amazon sheet description doesn't include weight per square yard and fits a mattress 15 inches deep. Amazon's extra long twin flat sheet in this set is 70" x 104." The Land's End sheets seem longer than I really need so I wouldn't miss those extra six inches at all. 

During a recent sale, I went back to J.C. Penny and bought the blue and white snowflake pattern you see if you follow the link. It's still on sale as I write this on December 17, 2016. If that sale expires there will probably be another one. These sheets aren't as high quality as the Land's End sheets, but they are still satisfactory. They are the same size as the sheets at Amazon, so smaller than my Land's End sheets. 

Recently I discovered Linen Bargains. Their prices on quality extra long twin sheets and all other sheets are comparable to those found on Amazon. I loved their Christmas designs, and they also had solid colors. Their site provides metric specifications which you can compare to Amazon and Land's End sheets. They do have good buys. 


I highly recommend Land's End's flannel bedding in any size you need. Some places may offer something that appears similar a little cheaper, but I know from years of dealing with Land's End that I will get my money's worth in value. I also know if it turns out something is not what I expected I can return it with no hassle. If you haven't got a set of cozy warm flannel sheets, I urge you to get some from Land's End today. The sale I took advantage of may be over when you read this, but there is normally always something on sale. Even at regular prices, you get value for your money. 



Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article.

15 comments:

  1. I absolutely love flannel sheets! We have bought ours from Lands End before too and I completely agree with you about the sales section. That is always my favorite place to start. When you mentioned that these flannel sheets are for the extra long twin beds, I couldn't help but think of our children's days in the dorms and how hard it was to find sheets that would fit those x-long twin beds in dorm rooms.

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    1. And you just about have to find fairly recently made sheets that are deep enough to fit all the fancy new mattresses and extra pads you may want to put on top.

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  2. My husband and I love flannel sheets, too. We have purchased from Land's End in the past and found their products are of the quality we would expect. Great review!

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    1. It's really nice the Land's End is online now so that you can see which sale items are still available.

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  3. Flannel sheets are great for cool/cold weather, keeping you snuggly warm in bed. Great review and good to know about Lands End's sale section. I'll check there first next time I shop.

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    1. They have outerwear on sale, but I think that sale ends today.

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  4. I love flannel sheets. In fact, I just recently spent time looking for flannel pillow cases and was unsuccessful. I didn't know about Lands End for flannel bedding! Good to know.

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    1. The trouble I've been having is finding a place to buy less than a complete sheet set that includes the pillow cases. It's hard to find many items separately.

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  5. Mmm, as I'm reading this it's a dreary day and I'm COLD! Flannel sheets sound wonderful. Following your link to go take a look!

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  6. Mmm, as I'm reading this it's a dreary day and I'm COLD! Flannel sheets sound wonderful. Following your link to go take a look!

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    1. I hope you find something. I think the sale is over, and they were out of some colors in some sizes. The 6-oz weight is also good, though.

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  7. I so agree on the flannel sheets there is just nothing as comfy warm as flannel sheets for warming up the bed in the winter. Ours go on in the fall and don't come off till the summer heat beams down. Love that comfy cosy feeling of old country comfort.

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    1. Sometimes I even use them in summer, since I like their softness.

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  8. I usually have mine on by now, but it has been warm. I've never used Land's End sheets, but have used other products of theirs. No doubt I'd like these as well.

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    1. I don't think you can go wrong with Land's End. Their products are quality and their guarantee can't be beat. You know you will never get stuck with something that doesn't fit or has a defect.

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