What We Like
Wide array of color options
Deep pockets on fitted sheet
Thick, sturdy feel
What We Don't Like
No duvet cover included
Scratchy until washed
Linen bedding is a tough thing to purchase. Not only is it expensive, but it’s difficult to determine quality since it’s not categorized by thread count like cotton sheets. As test-driving sheets usually isn’t an option, I did the work for you, reviewing some of the top-rated options including Linoto’s 100% Linen Sheet Set. Ahead, I break down everything you need to know about these super-thick sheets, from how they stack up to competitors in terms of price to just how soft they actually are.
Material: Heavier than other linen sets
Linen as a material can be quite wrinkly, which is something to keep in mind if you aren’t a fan of that look. The fabric also comes in different forms: scratchy raw linen, soft washed linen, linen-cotton blends—the list goes on. The linen used for these particular sheets is sourced in Italy and Belgium, but the set is sewn in Westchester County, New York. The sheets come pre-washed with a non-toxic and non-petroleum based biodegradable soap, according to the retailer website.
Weight: Two options, very small weight difference
There are two ways you can go with this sheet set. The flax, oatmeal, white, and ivory sets all weigh in at 210 grams, while the other colors are just 190 grams. The difference in weight is relatively small, but if you’re a hot sleeper, you may want to consider the lighter of the two options.
Design: Minimal with design-forward details
My favorite part of this set may be the deep pocket on the fitted sheet. I have never had such an easy time putting a fitted sheet on a bed (and that’s saying something considering how tall my mattress is). Aside from the obvious added functionality, I feel like it looks nice and allows the fitted sheet to sit nicely on the bed.
My favorite part of this set may be the deep pocket on the fitted sheet. I have never had such an easy time putting a fitted sheet on a bed.
The grain of the linen is subtle and easy on the eyes. The flat sheet also features a wide hem, which adds some nice geometry to the overall look. The packaging is equally simple, coming in a butcher paper-esque package with rope and minimal branding.
All in all, these sheets will look great on your bed. They have that lived-in wrinkled look, which I prefer, but some may find messy. The number of colors available is really exciting—most linen sheets come in a very neutral palette and steer clear of options like lavender, malbec, and golden green.
Texture: Scratchy at first, soft after a few washes
The Linoto sheets feel sturdier than other options, including the linen sets from Parachute and West Elm I also tested. While that’s great for durability (more on that next), they aren’t the softest options out of the package.
Though thicker, these sheets are still very breathable and didn’t cause any overheating during the night.
You’re going to have to wash these a few times before you truly feel like you’re snoozing inside a cloud. Though thicker, these sheets are still very breathable and didn’t cause any overheating during the night.
The added weight makes this set feel a bit sturdier than others. I liked that the thicker material kept me warm, but this could be an issue during especially hot summer nights. Some reviewers have shared experiences with pilling, so that is one thing to consider. After a week of sleeping in these sheets, I didn’t experience any kind of pilling.
These sheets are machine washable and were easy to handle while hand washing as well. To dry, the brand recommends the lowest setting. As with any other linen sheet set, you’re going to get wrinkles, but the lived-in look is not a bad thing when it comes to linen. I found that laying them flat right after drying helped to avoid an excess of wrinkles.
Features: Basic without any added frills
In addition to the color options, the deep pockets are the real star of this set. The time and energy saved battling your fitted sheet onto your mattress is worth getting these over another option, in my opinion.
The number of colors available is really exciting—most linen sheets come in a very neutral palette.
Price: Right down the middle
You can find cheaper options and you can find more expensive options when it comes to how the Linoto linen sheets stack up against the competition. I thought the deep pockets of the fitted sheet were a huge advantage and worth the extra money.
Competition: You won’t find anything heavier
There are certainly cheaper options, like the West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Set (which you can also monogram!). If you’re looking for instant softness to jump right into, look for another option. The Linen Venice Set from Parachute is about as soft and luxe as it gets, though it is an investment ($359-$459).
The Linoto set seems to be the heaviest of the three I tested: Great for peace of mind in case you’re wondering how sturdy they could be, not-so-great for immediate softness.
Buy them, but be prepared to break in.
The Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set’s thicker material definitely requires a break-in period, and if that gives you cold feet, it’s better to go with another option like the Linen Venice Sheet Set from Parachute. However, if the weight doesn’t scare you off, the lower price point of these linen sheets is appealing, as are the various color options.
- Product Name 100% Linen Sheet Set
- Product Brand Linoto
- Price $249
- Color Golden Green, Malbec, Lavender, Ivory, Neutral, White, Graphite, Indigo, Pale Blue, Santorini, Warm Grey, Green, Neutral Oatmeal, Terra Cotta
- Material 100% pure linen
- What’s Included Fitted sheet, flat sheet, two pillow shams