/AmazonBasics sheet set review: how the $20 sheets feel to sleep on

AmazonBasics sheet set review: how the $20 sheets feel to sleep on

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  • A set of high-end sheets can cost hundreds of dollars. AmazonBasics’ sheet set isn’t exactly the height of bedding excellence, but it does only cost $20 for a queen size. 
  • The set comes in more than 40 colors and prints and includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases. 
  • It’s soft and comfortable, but potential drawbacks are that it’s prone to wrinkling and overheating. Still, it’s hard to come by a better bedding deal than this $20 set. 

There are a lot of different ways to spend $20. You can buy dinner out or a kitchen tool to help you make a meal at home. You can go see a movie. Or, you can sleep comfortably at night. 

AmazonBasics, Amazon’s private label for affordable everyday essentials, makes sheets for just $20 (the price of a queen size set). The sheet set is one of the best-selling and top-rated on the site, with more than 20,000 reviews, 68% of which are five star reviews. In terms of review cred, it’s bested only by this Mellanni set, which is $10 more expensive, and this Sweet Home Collection set, which is a few dollars cheaper. 

Like other AmazonBasics products, which include phone accessories and cookware, this sheet set sticks to the basics. There’s no marketing story behind it, no fancy, innovative features to wow you. It’s a sheet set, plain and simple, and it has exactly the features you’d expect for $20. 

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Each set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases. It comes in more than 40 colors and prints, from a cute gingham to a deep burgundy, so it’s easy to find a color to suit your personal style. Some even cost less than $20. I already own a good number of lighter colored sheets, so I got a set in Plum

The sheets are made from polyester in an OEKO-Tex Standard 100-certified factory. The fitted sheet was easy to put on my 12-inch tall mattress and stays snug around it. The sheet can fit on mattresses up to 16 inches tall. 

Overall, I’ve had a good experience sleeping on these sheets. They’re soft and comfortable, though they’re not the most breathable I’ve tried. Even though I tend not to sleep hot, I can see someone overheating in them. While some reviewers took issue with how thin the sheets were, I personally thought the thickness was fine. 

They’re also a bit wrinkly and that problem might be exacerbated by the fact that I got a darker color. If you care about the appearance of your sheets, I would suggest getting a lighter color or a printed style. 

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Comparing these sheets to sets I’ve tried that cost 10 to 15 times more, I do think there’s a noticeable difference. Sheets that I’ve tried from Casper, Third, and Primary Goods are indeed better — they’re softer, more breathable, and more durable. 

However, you really can’t beat the value of these sheets. Twenty dollars is a great deal for a full sheet set, and I love that there are so many color and print options. The soft and comfortable material might not last a lifetime of uses and washes, but it’s the perfect short-term bedding solution for kids’ bedrooms, dorms and college apartments, and guest rooms. It’s one of the best budget sheet options you can buy online right now, from a brand with a lot of experience making these types of affordable essentials. 

Shop the AmazonBasics Sheet Set for $16.99-$19.99 (queen price range) at Amazon (availability varies by color)

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