AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheets

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It’s tough to find a set of sheets that don’t cost hundreds of dollars and provide a good night’s sleep. What everyone’s been raving about lately is the AmazonBasics Microfiber sheets, a product that got our attention as well. So affordable and highly praised online, we decided to see for ourselves whether the rumors are true.

Keep on scrolling to find out more about our personal experience and what we most enjoyed in the detailed AmazonBasics Microfiber sheet review below:

Overview

When reviewing bedding, our top priority is to list the biggest pros and cons of the product. These can quickly become a deciding factor for all the customers who know exactly what they’re looking for.

Pros

  • Comes in over 40 colors and prints
  • Affordable price
  • Soft
  • Good fit

Cons

  • Pilling
  • Sheet corners pull off the bed
  • Thin, semi-transparent
  • Not very breathable

What are AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheets made of?

The AmazonBasics Microfiber sheets are made of 100% polyester microfiber. This is a durable material that is meant to be wrinkle-free, stain-free, and fade-resistant. Thanks to the fabric’s characteristics, these sheets won’t shrink, something that we can attest to.

The set is available in 6 different sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. The sets include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, except for the Twin and Twin XL sizes, which come with only one pillowcase. Aside from ordering a sheet set, there are also two other options. You can order just pillowcases or order a sheet set together with a duvet cover set.

One of the most impressive parts about the whole purchase is choosing a color or print that you like. With over 40 options, Amazon makes it hard to add just one set to the shopping cart. After purchasing several different colors and prints, we’re confident to say that we’re much happier with the appearance of the darker hues. The prints are gorgeous as well. Our biggest problem comes with the lighter shades that are significantly different in person from what’s portrayed on the site.

Our AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheets review

To make things even more interesting and to provide more detailed feedback, we tested the sheets and made sure to describe the comfort, maintenance, cooling, quality level, and the ECO-score.

Comfort (8.1/10)

If this is your first dip into the microfiber world, you won’t be disappointed. The softness is evident at first touch! It’s one of the must-have characteristics that ensure a comfortable, good night’s sleep, without a doubt. If this is something you’ve been looking for in a sheet, hurry up and get your set.

Comfort means not having to wake up each time your sheet rolls out of the mattress. Well, during most nights, our AmazonBasics sheets stayed put, but there were also several times when we woke up to the corners pulled off the bed. Although the set features an all-over elastic, it tends to slip off the mattress once in a while. It’s a frustrating moment, no matter if you’re just lying around or sleeping.

We rated the tensile of these sheets with 7.1. Many people think that if a fabric is thicker, it will feature a higher tensile grade. Although the microfiber material of these sheets looks thin, that does not affect the tensile in any way. When it comes to the shear, we gave it an 8 out of 10, and for smoothness, it gets an 8.2. That rounds up at 8.1 out of 10 for comfort.

Quality (7.5/10)

You know what they say, you get what you pay for. Sure, the sheets are soft and pretty, but the quality is equivalent to the price. The first thing we noticed is that the sheets are a bit thin and appear semi-transparent once you place them on the mattress. That doesn’t prevent them from being comfortable, soft, and durable.

If you are very meticulous and specific when choosing sheet colors, this might not be the right purchase for you. One of the greatest cons of this set is that they come in over 40 different colors and pretty prints. What you have to know is that the color that you’ll receive won’t match 100% to the color that you see on your screen. At least in our case. However, we did love the amazing selection of prints and the fact that the color didn’t fade even after many times in the washing machine.
Another great quality of the sheets is the amazing stitching. The company made efforts to sell a product that will look good with great finishing touches.

Amazon definitely delivered one of the best budget sheets we’ve ever tried, and they even rank very high on our microfiber sheets list. The fact that they are thin doesn’t mean they are less durable or will rip faster. If you properly take care of them, you still get an essential set of sheets that will last you for a long time.

We made sure to use these for a while before forming our final AmazonBasics Microfiber sheet review. Unfortunately, after a few cycles in the washer, we saw slight pilling, especially on the fitted sheet. That did not turn out to be a huge problem for us, but it can be significant for many people. After all, the prices for these sheets start at $14.99 and are a great alternative for guest bedrooms, kids’ rooms, dorms, and more. Our honest final quality score is 7.5 out of 10. It’s not the worst quality, not the best either.

ECO-Score (6.0/10)

AmazonBasics produces the microfiber sheets in an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 factory. If you’re not familiar with this term, let us get into more detail. OEKO-TEX certified means that the fabric is tested negative for chemicals that can be harmful to the human. The testing is done by independent laboratories, which review over 100 substances that are proven dangerous. It’s done every single year, and once the process is over, the product gets certified. Amazon states that the factory that produces these sheets meets high safety and environmental standards.

Not using harmful chemicals does not make a product eco-friendly, hence our score of 6.0. These are still microfiber sheets, a fabric that is not biodegradable. At the same time, it’s a known water polluter. Anyway, it’s good to know that the brand does not use harmful colors during its production process.

These are basic, affordable microfiber sheets that don’t feature the highest quality available on the market. In other words, the AmazonBasics microfiber set might need to be replaced a bit faster compared to your more expensive sheets. If you are very careful about sustainability, it’s not a product that you’ll like. The price is very decent, but it might mean that you’ll have to make purchases more often and even wash them more regularly.

Cooling (7.7/10)

To be honest, we were a bit worried regarding the breathability upon receiving the product, judging from previous experiences with microfiber sheets. But, these turned out to be pretty decent even during hot nights.

We can’t really testify on everyone’s behalf. Different people have different experiences with this same set. Some say they slept pretty cool even though they live in hot areas. Some kept waking up during the night because of the retained heat. Our opinion is honestly divided. As a hot sleeper, I found them great and cooling during most nights. But there were several rare moments when I felt a little too hot and felt like the sheets retained extra heat. These will be a great choice to have for long and cold winters, or if you live somewhere where it’s cold during most of the year.

The truth is that you simply cannot expect a 10 out of 10 for cooling because of the nature of the material. The thermal conductivity of this set gets a grade 7 out of 10, which means it’s in the nature of the fabric to retain more heat. Don’t expect to get the same experience as with percale cotton, for example. Hot sleepers and everyone who tends to sweat at night will consider these sheets a total miss. The weight score of 9 and a thickness score of 8.7 helped us round a grade at 7.7 for cooling.

Easy Maintenance (8.5/10)

The maintenance is as simple and easy as you’d expect with other microfiber sheets. This is a fabric that needs no ironing to look good. All you need is toss it in the washing machine, then in the dryer, and off on the bed, they go.

Amazon recommends to machine wash the sheets on warm, then tumble dry on low. It takes such a short time for the set to dry, and that’s another amazing thing to keep in mind, especially if you’re a busy bee. We all know how that fast-paced life can leave us without any free time, meaning that a set of sheets that is easy maintenance is always welcomed.

Promising a wrinkle-free product can be very misleading. Yes, you’ll indeed see fewer wrinkles compared to your more expensive cotton set. But, it won’t be 100% flat and free of wrinkles or creases. Once you place the fitted sheet on your bed, you’ll forget about any creases or folds because of the great fit.

We once made the mistake of leaving these sheets in the dryer for a longer time, and voila, creases all over! From personal experience, we advise you to take the sheets out of the dryer right away, and you’ll have a much more presentable set to place on your bed. These are not the highest quality of sheets, which means you might see wear and tear after a while, but this can also happen to more expensive products.

Since we found the AmazonBasics microfiber sheets very easy to maintain and quick to dry, we decided to give them an 8.5 out of 10 for maintenance.

Final verdict 7.6

It’s tough to pass on these sheets after seeing how many people have purchased them and are so happy with what they got. The hundreds of thousands of online reviews had us intrigued, and after weeks of testing, we’re ready for the final word. Let’s start with the fact that this set features an excellent quality for the price! Combined with the decent breathability, multiple colors, and print choices, and easy maintenance, it made us want to purchase more! These are not 100% eco-friendly and can mean a lot to many people, but that’s all you can expect from microfiber as a fabric. At least the AmazonBasics sheets are made in an OEKO-TEX certified factory.

If you don’t want to spend a fortune on sheets, want to have an extra pair for when guests arrive, or simply need an affordable option for the kids’ room, this set is a winner. Priced at only $19.99 for a Queen size set, you’ll be getting a true bargain. If you are a sucker for high-quality sheets, move along, this is not a purchase meant for you.

Our final verdict in the AmazonBasics Microfiber sheet review is 7.6 out of 10. This set gets a slightly lower grade compared to the other two brands of microfiber sheets we reviewed, but it still made our top three list.

[FAQ’s] Consumer Questions & Answers

Do the sheets feature deep pockets?
Yes, the sheets come with deep pockets that can fit mattress sizes that go up to 16 inches in depth.

Do the sheets feature an all-around fitted elastic?
Yes, the fitted sheet comes with an elastic that goes all the way around, not just on the corners.

Do the colors fade after washing?
The colors didn’t show significant fade even after washing the sheets in the washing machine several times.

7.6 Total Score

Comfort
8.1
Quality
7.5
ECO-score
6.0
Cooling
7.7
Maintenance
8.5
PROS
  • Comes in over 40 colors and prints
  • Affordable price
  • Soft
  • Good fit
CONS
  • Pilling
  • Sheet corners pull off the bed
  • Thin, semi-transparent
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