Our Review Of Parachute Bedding Percale Sheets
Some people simply don’t care what they sleep in, or what they cover themselves with, but since you’re here, reading this review, you’re probably not one of those people. Things like quality and comfort really matter to you, and you want to know what you’re spending your money on.
In case you were looking for sheets of superior quality, you really need to take a look at what some of the most popular brands (like Parachute sheets reviewed in this article) are offering. However, putting yourself through extensive research and comparing one brand to another (Parachute is competing with companies like Brooklinen), going through countless user reviews and ratings can be absolutely time demanding, and a tiresome task to say the least.
All-in-one product review which will not only save you time but also recommend a really fine choice. Today, we’ll be looking at one of Parachute’s most popular sheet sets, the Percale. But first, let’s take a look at the company itself – Parachute Home.
What Makes Parachute Linens An Attractive Choice?
Let’s delve into this brand and discover what makes their products a really smart option when it comes to picking out new bed sheets. Afterward, we’ll cover each major perk of their product and explain.
This is actually one of the facts about this brand that surprised us the most. You see, most bed sheet sets that are out there right now are being made in large factories throughout the world, in countries like China – but not Parachute Bedding.
Parachute sheets are designed in the US and are manufactured in a family-owned company in northern Portugal, a country that’s been known for premium quality bedding products for the better part of a century. This was our first clue that we’re stumbled upon a quality product.
The second thing we noticed about Parachute are the materials they use to manufacture their bedding sets. To understand this, you need to know that the base material of any sheet set will most likely be cotton because it’s soft, comfortable, odor resistant, breathable and machine-washable. Furthermore, cotton is also quite durable.
Obviously, all of this makes cotton a great choice, however, the cotton itself can be of various source and quality, and this is where the difference is with Parachute Bedding. They use a first-class cotton brand, commonly known as Egyptian Long-Staple Cotton.
This kind of cotton is more durable, while also being softer than other brands. It is also made out of the longest and finest staples. These features make Egyptian cotton the best available choice for sheet sets, and this is exactly what Parachute is using.
Parachute Sheet Colors Don't Leak or Die Off
You’ve probably noticed this before. Cheap linens, especially if there are sensitive colors involved, will often ‘leak’ when washed and some of its dye will show up on an unexpected towel or a t-shirt.
However, it seems Parachute has made yet another great decision in their manufacturing process because reviewers have often praised this exact product for being easy to handle in the washroom.
The color doesn’t lose its integrity and the dye doesn’t transfer onto other fabric and doesn’t ‘die off’ when washed solely.
Parachute Sheet Sets are Oeko-Tex Certified
Even though it’s not a sole reason for buying a product to most people, the fact that Parachute products are eco-friendly and Oeko-Tex regulated certainly helps. Oeko-Tex is a certification system for companies that produce textile, and its purpose is making sure no prohibited or harmful health hazard chemicals are used in the manufacturing process.
Its certified stamp can be given to only those products that pass every single test, from materials that are being used to tests for color acidity and fading, and eventually anything that doesn’t go along with environmental safety and protection.
Furthermore, when you buy from Parachute, the products you ordered come in a reusable pouch, which is very convenient for two reasons. There’s no waste, and you’ve just got yourself a brand new bag to use for free.
Percale Sheet Set: Extra Features
The sheet set we’re reviewing today, in particular, are also praised for some of the neat little features they bring onboard. These include the envelope enclosures on the back of pillowcases, and the fitted sheet, the one that covers your mattress, is made out of an elastic hem which can go 16 inches deep. No more hurt fingernails while trying to put the sheet on the mattress.
Pros & Cons of Parachute’s Percale Sheet Set
Here’s a quick rundown of the things we did and didn’t like about this product.
What we Liked:
- No harmful or prohibited chemicals – Oeko-Tex Certified
- First-class production materials – Egyptian Long-Stable Cotton
- Breathability – Cold in the summer, warm during winter
- Durability – These should last you for years on end
- You can order top and bottom of different sizes (as mentioned on Reddit)
What we Didn't Like:
- Dull display – Parachute sheets don’t have that shiny look
- Need ironing – Parachute sheets are not wrinkle-resistant
Note: To prevent wrinkles, Parachute themselves suggest applying the sheets directly onto your bed immediately after you take them out of the dryer. This way, there shouldn’t be any ironing needed.
Parachute’s Percale sheet set really seems to be an excellent choice when it comes to buying new clothes for your bed. They’re not only environmentally friendly but are also certified by some of the world’s most rigorous textile certification systems. This means you don’t need to worry about being surrounded by toxic chemicals while you sleep through the night.
Furthermore, the fine colors are tested against acidity and fading, the sheets themselves provide a cool & crips feel to the touch, and only get softer the more you put them through the washing machine.
Truth be told, these sheets don’t offer that shiny look some people are looking for, but if that’s price for all the other benefits these provide, we say they’re more than worth it. Most owners of these sheets claim they have multiple sets, which only goes to show how satisfied the customers are.