The best sheets are easily recognized by comfort alone. How will you know which sheet is right for you? We believe the first step in choosing a sheet is deciding what type of comfort you want.
Great sheets improve with age
The ability of a sheet to improve with age is an indisputable characteristic of the best sheets. If a sheet does not exhibit comfort when new, it will not improve with use. We define "improvement" as the ability of the sheet to become significantly more enjoyable, offering more pleasure when old then when it was new.
A sheet changes dramatically after a few uses. Chemical finishes that make sheets feel supple and smooth when new are washed away after a few laundry cycles. Continued laundering leads to increasingly rougher fabric as the surface yarns stretch, overlap and abrade against each other. Individual fibers cluster into balls (pills).
The feel of a sheet begins to stabilize after a half-dozen or more laundry cycles. We launder each sheet ten (10!) times before testing them. This ensures that we are evaluating each sheet at the sweet spot of it’s usable life-span. We describe how your sheets will feel to the touch in the future.
We’ve solved the math of comfortable sheets
The most elusive characteristics of each sheet are unlocked by fabric-testing instruments used by NASA, Nike, Under Armour and other 'high-performance' apparel giants. With low forces applied, as when touching and manipulating fabrics, we determine the sheet’s comfort specifications – all the physics that make a sheet feel the way it feels. more We compare each sheet’s specifications with those of hundreds of other sheets in our database to identify the unique few that deliver exceptional comfort. Superior sheets stand far above the norm and can always be defined by their singular qualities, both comfort-wise and in their ability to improve with age.
Our evaluations are dependable because we use scientific, state-of-the-art fabric test instruments. We understand how important dependability is to sheet buyers. Shoppers get tired of spending a lot of money and being disappointed.
Our comparative analysis is 100 percent objective. We bring consistency and a uniform, easy-to-understand scoring system to measure and describe comfortable sheets. Although human comfort is subjective our revolutionary process is a stake in the ground, the ultimate accountability. We’ve solved the math of comfortable sheets.
Most of the finest sheets we've tested feel better on waking then on climbing into bed, revealing more comfort nuances and enjoyment over the course of the night. Do sleepers ever wonder why the most satisfying sheets are those we can't leave in the morning?