So many people focus on purchasing expensive beds and mattresses but forget about the importance of quality sheets. Not many fabrics come close to cotton, and we have to admit it’s one of our favorites as well.
On today’s program, we have a TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale sheets review to help you pick your next favorite bed sheets set. Below you’ll find more details from our personal experience:
You can read pages and pages about a set of sheets, but let’s be honest, sometimes you can make a decision just by reading the biggest pros and cons. So, without further ado, these are the most important ones in our opinion:
- OEKO-TEX Certified
- Good fit
- Traps heat
- The bad smell when you open them
What are TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheets Made of?
The TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale sheets are made of 100% cotton. Thanks to the quality percale weave, these sets are crisp and soft at the same time. These are durable sheets that will probably last for a very long time before you notice signs of wear. Thread count is one of the characteristics that describe the quality of cotton sheets, so we have to mention that these feature a thread count of 300.
The sizes that you can purchase this set in are Twin, Full, Queen, and King. Each one comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases, except the Twin size. That one only has a single pillowcase in the set. Although percale cotton is matte, this set has a slight sheen finish that is subtle and gorgeous.
When it comes to the color variety, Trident fourteen different options. All sets are done in solid shades, ranging from white to dark navy. There will definitely be one that you’ll fall in love with. Although many people online mention that they would like more hues available, we feel like there is plenty to choose from. We still wouldn’t mind more colors and even more prints from the brand.
Our TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheets review
Before we get into detail about the quality, maintenance, comfort, breathability of the sheets, we also want you to take a look at this rating sheet we put together so you can understand our final scores:
Softness and comfort are the two best words we could use to describe our experience with the TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale sheets.
If you have researched cotton weaves before, you already know that percale delivers a much crisper feel than sateen. But it’s shocking how soft these sheets are the second you take them out of the packaging. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not as soft as bamboo, but they are much softer than other percale cotton alternatives we’ve tried. There is still that slightly crispy feeling, but they are smooth and comfortable to sleep on.
What ensures an even higher level of comfort is the great fit of the elasticized sheet. The brand mentions in the product description that the fitted sheet features a Techno-fit technology to make your experience even better. It also comes with deep pockets that fit mattresses that go up to 15 inches in depth for the Twin size, 18 inches for Full and Queen sizes, and 16 inches for King sizes.
But, we need to explain the grade of 7.7 we gave this product. The main thing that ruined our positive experience is that the sheets kept us quite hot during warm nights. In other words, you can’t feel 100% comfortable if you’re constantly tossing and turning because of feeling hot.
To finish off, we also would like to include the more scientific part of our research so that you could understand why this fabric acts as it does. The tensile score for this set is 7.4. For shear, they get an 8.2, and the smoothness score is 7.5 out of 10.
You can’t decide on the quality level of a product until you’ve used it for quite some time. We never let online reviews sway our opinion; instead, we do the work. That’s why we spent many nights sleeping on the Trident cotton percale sheets, and we’re ready to spill the truth.
What you’ll first notice is that these sheets are made of 100% cotton without a doubt. That justifies the crisp feel of the material. In our opinion, these sets did not show any pills or rips even after months of use. They simply became softer the more we used them. The stitching is also amazing. No complaints in that department.
Although the sheets feature a great quality, there is still one thing we wish the brand would look into. The second we opened our package, we noticed a strange, unpleasant smell coming from the sheets. And this is something that numerous reviews warned us about. Thankfully, there is nothing that a washing machine can’t fix. After the first cycle, the set lost the unpleasant smell. This is not a big deal, but it can ruin the first impression for many customers.
Don’t expect a premium variant of percale cotton sheets; however, we strongly feel that this set will meet most of your expectations. They have an average price for this type of sheet, they are not too expensive or too cheap. For quality, we give the TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale sheets a 7.0 out of 10. It’s not the highest-quality cotton, but it’s going to be a durable fabric.
We were so happy to see that these sets are OEKO-TEX Certified products. Only sheets that are made according to strict environmental standards can get this certification. The fabrics used in the production also have to meet certain quality levels labeled as OEKO-TEX Certified.
Just so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about, here are some of the basics. First of all, the fabric for the Trident 300 Thread Count Percale sheets is free of more than 100 chemicals that are not safe for you. Next, the brand has to work with factories that pay attention to every detail, including the dyes used, tread, and more.
This is a standard recognized globally, and factories go under review each year to ensure that everything is just to the highest norms. What’s even more interesting, companies don’t have to go through all these procedures. It’s a personal choice. You’re investing in products from manufacturers who decide to do right by the environment, invest time and money into sustainable production.
Green production is so important both for the environment and for customers. Knowing that the material you sleep on is safe from harmful chemicals is just an extra reason to purchase a product. If you’re struggling with allergies, this is a set of sheets you should consider. Since the cotton is not treated with any toxic agents during the production, your sensitive skin will love it.
When you also add the fact that cotton is biodegradable, it’s become so easy to choose it over other alternatives.
When reviewing the sheets, what we disliked the most is their breathability. As you probably have heard before, percale cotton is a weave that’s supposed to keep your body cool when the weather is hot and warm when the weather is cold. Aside from durability, this is another reason why so many people opt for percale.
Unfortunately, we did have struggles staying cold once the hot nights arrived. It felt like the sheets were trapping even more heat and not distributing it properly. Once the weather got cooler outside, we felt very comfortable sleeping on the sheets. No trapped heat or night sweats. That’s the moment when they convinced us that they would be a great product to have during winter. If you live in a place with a cold and moderate climate, this should be your next purchase. Also, people who tend to get cold while they sleep will love these sheets.
To make sure our cooling score is even more accurate, we considered several other characteristics. The first one that plays a huge importance in the breathability of a fabric is thermal conductivity. Our research showed that this material rates at 6.4 out of 10 for thermal conductivity. The weight is 7 out of 10, and the thickness is 7.5 out of 10.
Easy Maintenance (8.0/10)
Last but not least, we wanted to mention our experience maintaining the sheets. Cotton is a fabric that is durable and becomes softer after each cycle in the washer. But, it’s also a material that wrinkles a lot. That can appear as a problem for people who don’t like ironing but want their sheets to be wrinkle-free.
If you still decide to sacrifice wrinkles for quality, this is a set of sheets that will last you for many years. To get rid of creases, all you need to do is iron them. But, there are still tips you can try to achieve fewer wrinkles.
The best way to wash these cotton percale sheets is with warm water. You can later tumble dry them on a low setting. As recommended by the brand, you should completely avoid using bleach and only opt for mild detergents. Since this is a fabric that wrinkles, it’s best to transfer them straight from the washer to the dryer. Take them out of the dryer as soon as the cycle is done and fold them gently.
Once you place them on the mattress, the sheets feature a tight fit that will make a part of the creases disappear. If you’re still not happy about the appearance, you can always iron them.
Thankfully, the sheets did not change in color even after being washed over ten times. We were so happy that even the darkest shades survived our washing and drying machines without fading. This attests to the high quality of production and makes the maintenance so much easier. Our honest score in this department is 8.0 out of 10.
Final verdict 7.5
The time has come for us to deliver the final verdict! You’ve read all our details, now let’s finish off with a short recap. Aside from the bad breathability, we are delighted with everything else about these TRIDENT cotton percale sheets. They rated high when it comes to maintenance, have an OEKO-TEX Certificate, have an affordable price, and are very comfortable.
Now, let’s answer the most important question this whole TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheets review was leading to. Will we repurchase this set? Honestly, we can’t see a strong enough reason why not. They come at a reasonable price, the quality is good, plus a nice range of colors to choose from. These are not the highest-quality, premium, percale cotton sheets you’ll find on the market, but they will last for years. Such a great purchase for your bedroom, guest room, kids’ room, and even a gift for friends and family.
[FAQ’s] Consumer Questions & Answers
Are the colors in person a good match to what’s shown in the pictures?
Yes, the colors of the TRIDENT 300 Thread Count Cotton Percale sheets in-person are an exact match to what’s shown in the pictures.
Should I wash the sheets before putting them on my mattress?
These are not pre-washed sheets, so the brand recommends that you first wash them before using them.
Do the sheets shrink?
If you follow the maintenance instructions, the sheets will not shrink.
Does the fitted sheet feature an elastic trim all over?
Yes, the fitted sheet has an elastic trim all over to provide a great fit on your mattress.
Are these sheets shiny and slippery?
No, the sheets have just a slight hint of sheen to them, but they are not shiny. They are also not slippery.
- OEKO-TEX Certified
- Good fit
- Traps heat
- The bad smell when you open them