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Question re: microfiber sheets

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Can anyone tell me what microfiber sheets feel like? I typically like 300 thread count Pima cotton. I also have some knit sheets. I ordered some microfiber sheets for an inflatable mattress for my son, who has a lot of visitors and the price was right. Do they feel cold, slick or whatever? Thanks.

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WorldofWar­craft1323314956.19239 PostsRegistered 11/8/2011

Not a fan. I felt some at my local grocery store, super-duper cheap, and they just felt icky.

Hard to describe.

Chicagoan1323315959.7332645 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

They are the only sheets I will put on my bed in the winter. Microfiber fleece sheets are like sleeping on the softest baby blanket.

So far I have only used the top sheet and no additional blanket for warmth. They are not hot, but, I will warn you, they are warm and cozy and you will not want to get out of bed in the morning.

I like the Sunbeam brand from JCP and I also like the ones from Costco. I was not happy with Malden Mills, they pilled and none of my other brands have ever done that.

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Sorry, I was thinking Microfleece sheets, I have never owned Microfiber sheets.

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Arie571323316169.96674 PostsRegistered 8/12/2007
Thanks. They should be o.k. for a single guy for a few nights.

kachina6241323323630.7112785 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico

They are not cold and not slick. There is really no other fiber to which to compare them so baby-blanket soft is as good a description as any. Some people like to sleep under sheets where they can move their feet and find a cool place. You don't get much of a cool place in microfleece; it's all about the warmth. They are much softer than flannel.

Sage041323325340.867398 PostsRegistered 7/10/2011

Isn't there a difference between the microfiber sheets and the fleece? Hope someone knows the answer.

gardenman1323356164.4115904 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

There's a huge difference between microfiber and microfleece. Microfiber sheets are very thin, cool, light, soft, silky, smooth while microfleece sheets are fluffy, warm, denser, and cuddly. Both are excellent sheet options depending on what you're looking for.

In August 2010 Walmart had a back-to-school sale on microfiber sheets for $7 and they had a set that I liked the color of, so for $7 I bought them figuring I couldn't really go wrong at that price point. They've been used nonstop since then (now about 15 months,) washed regularly and still look brand new. They felt a bit papery and thin out of the wrapping, but that papery feeling disappeared after a washing or two and now they're just silky soft and smooth.

I highly recommend both types of sheets. The microfiber sheets are fantastic in the warmer months and the microfleece sheets are great for the colder months.

There is a lot of confusion among the public about the two types of sheets though. If you're getting them for a gift make sure the gift recipient knows which they're asking for. If they're expecting microfleece and get microfiber, they'll definitely notice the difference and vice versa.

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Orchids4me1323358852.0031119 PostsRegistered 2/5/2008VA and CA

Gardenman gave a very good description of both the microfiber and micro-fleece. As he said there is a world of difference. I personally do not like the microfiber sheets - very slippery feeling. The micro-fleece are very soft, warm and cozy.

Ellie07141323361837.3971791 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern California
shiningstar1323617025.05726 PostsRegistered 4/24/2010

Are microfiber sheets similar to the jersey sheets? I have a set of the jersey sheets and love them.

gardenman1323618312.03715904 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

Jersey sheets have a bit more give to them. Microfiber doesn't stretch much. (As I'm typing this I'm trying to give mine a tug to see if they stretch and they don't budge.) They are very soft and smooth however, so they're similar in that respect.

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