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Purple Sheets Review

There’s lots to love about the Purple mattress, but are Purple sheets worth it? That’s what we’ll figure out in this Purple sheets review.

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: Purple sheets are uniquely flexible, enabling you to really sink into the cushioning comfort layers on top of your mattress. They’re also breathable and absorbent, which will help to cool off hot sleepers. We think they’re a great match for Purple mattress owners or anyone who loves the feel of smooth, stretchy sheets.

Purple impressed the mattress industry in 2016 with the brand’s hyper-elastic polymer Purple Grid. Since then, the company has expanded into a suite of sleep products to accompany their mattresses, including pillows, bed frames, and bed sheets

The Purple bed sheets are designed specifically with the Purple mattress in mind. They easily move with the top layer of the mattress and have a breathable weave that capitalizes on the natural coolness of the Smart Grid. We like these sheets for their silky smooth feel and ability to flex with movement under the covers. But are they the right sheets for your mattress? That’s what we’ll help you decide in this Purple sheets review.

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What Makes the Purple Sheets Stand Out?

Pros

  • Purple designed their fitted sheet to stretch over mattresses up to 16” thick.
  • The sheets have a weave that enables them to stretch four ways, which allows you to sink into the comfort layers on your mattress instead of feeling suspended on top of it.
  • Bamboo fibers are naturally breathable, which prevents body heat from getting trapped in the sheets. See the best bamboo sheets for other options.

Cons

  • Purple sheets are thinner than competitor brands, and some customers have expressed concerns over tearing when the sheets are stretched too far.
  • The fabric used for the Purple sheets is naturally moisture-wicking, so it needs more frequenting laundering to avoid odors.
  • Purple sheet sets are higher cost than off-the-shelf brands, and you can’t buy only a singular fitted sheet or top sheet at this time.

What are the Purple Sheets Made Of?

Purple bed sheets are made with spandex and bamboo-viscose. You may be wondering how bamboo went from landscaping to a regular sheet set, but the material is actually pretty common. Bamboo fiber textiles are known for their silky feel and eco-friendly sourcing. They’re also naturally moisture-wicking and high in breathability, which is great for hot sleepers.

Spandex makes the sheets stretchy enough to flex with the hyper-elastic polymer grid on the Purple mattress. Unlike standard innerspring or memory foam mattresses, Purple mattresses require extra stretchy sheets that can flex four ways. This flexibility comes in handy on any mattress, and makes the fitted sheet especially easy to secure over tall mattresses.

See: Purple Mattress Comparison

What Do the Purple Sheets Feel Like?

Bamboo sheets are known for their soft, smooth feel, and Purple sheets fit that profile. They are super silky to touch and closely resemble jersey fabric. They feel just about as luxurious as egyptian cotton sheets, but the addition of spandex makes them much easier to stretch with your movements and the top layers of your mattress.

It’s also worth mentioning that Purple intentionally doesn’t include the thread count of their sheets on their website. Despite the association of high thread count with comfort and high quality, Purple points out that higher thread count sheets are woven tighter, which makes them less breathable and pliable.

Purple Sheets Accessory Pricing and Specs

Twin/Twin XL 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet, 1 Pillowcase $89
Full/Full XL/Queen 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet, 2 Standard Pillowcases $99
King/Cal King 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet, 2 King Pillowcases $119
Split King 1 Flat Sheet (King), 2 Fitted Sheets (Twin XL), 2 King Pillowcases $119

For the best price on all Purple products, see our Purple mattress coupons.

Purple Policies

Shipping

Purple ships their sleep products for free in the contiguous U.S., but there will be a small fee for deliveries to Alaska or Hawaii. 

Sleep Trial

Customers get a 30-night trial period for the sheets starting on the day of delivery. If you bought your sheets directly from Purple, you are eligible for a full refund during the trial period, (excluding the cost of return shipping) as long as the sheets are clean and free from damage. To initiate a return, you can call 888-848-2305 or email returns@purple.com.

Note: Sheet sets bought from Amazon aren’t able to be returned.

Warranty Coverage

Purple sheets are covered by a 1-year warranty that protects against defects like holes, split seams, and more pilling than normal. You’ll either get a replacement item or new sheet set if you have a successful warranty claim, but you’ll be required to pay for shipping. 

The warranty also applies to Amazon customers. To file a warranty claim with Purple, call 888-848-8456. Read our Purple mattress warranty breakdown for more information. 

Purple Sheets FAQs

How do I clean my Purple sheets?

The care instructions for Purple sheets are pretty simple: machine wash the sheets in cold water with similar colors and no bleach. Then, hang dry or tumble dry on low heat to avoid shrinkage. Purple recommends washing your sheets once a week. You shouldn’t need to iron them, since they’re wrinkle-resistant, and ironing them is strongly discouraged. See our washing sheets guide for more details. 

Does using a mattress protector change the way the Purple sheets feel?

Not if you use the Purple mattress protector, which is just as stretchy as the sheets. Purple highly recommends using their bedding together because doing so maximizes the benefits of the individual sleep products. The Purple sheets won’t be able to stretch as well if they’re fitted over a stiff mattress protector.

What makes the Purple sheets different from the Purple SoftStretch Sheets?

Both sheet sets are made with spandex and rayon derived from bamboo viscose, but the Purple SoftStretch sheets have polyester, as well. The SoftStretch sheets have the same breathability and stretchiness as the originals, but they’re a little thicker, which improves their durability. The SoftStretch sheets are also available in a wider variety of colors, including Soft Lilac, Morning Mist, and Natural Oat.

See purple.com. for more FAQs.

The Nerd’s Final Take

Purple sheets are made to accompany Purple mattresses, but they’re a comfy choice for those who love the silky, breathable feel of jersey and the stretchiness of Purple’s four-way-flex design. If you’re concerned about durability, you can opt for the thicker Purple SoftStretch sheets that include polyester. Overall, we think these are a great choice for any mattress, especially Purple mattresses.

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