Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set

Last updated date: January 22, 2020

DWYM Score
10.3


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Overall Take

The Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set is a high-quality and extra warm sheet set, perfect for the colder months. The velvety feel is a major highlight, and the sheets are consistently soft to the touch. The sheets are also wrinkle-free and resistant to dust mites. In our analysis of 92 expert reviews, the Pinzon Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 25, 2019:
Checkout The Best Flannel Sheet for a detailed review of all the top flannel sheets.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
19 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
4,598 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These sheets are 100 percent cotton and they weigh in at 190 grams per square yard. That makes this a thick, heavy set of sheets.
- The Sleep Judge
August 16, 2019 | Full review
They are also extremely soft to the touch. From the moment we pulled these sheets from the package to when we laid down on them for the very first time, the velvety feel was a major highlight.
- The Spruce
May 31, 2019 | Full review
The Pinzon Signature 190-Gram Cotton Velvet Flannel Sheet Set is a solid choice if you’re on a budget.
- New York Times Wirecutter
September 6, 2019 | Full review
The breathable 190-gram velvet flannel fabric is comfortable, soft to the touch, long lasting and perfect to keep you warm while you sleep.
- Sleep Health
March 28, 2019 | Full review
Provides luxurious softness in a breathable weave thanks to the double napped finish on both sides. The napping also enhances the warmth of the fabric, keeping you warm in the cold weather.
- SuperComfySleep.com
February 10, 2019 | Full review
Wrinkle free, and is resistant to dust mites.
- Listderful
November 12, 2017 | Full review
Breathable, and the double-napped finish provides a velvety feel.
- The AZ Theme
October 3, 2018 | Full review
The whole unit is carefully woven to make it look beautiful. Also, it is very lightweight, durable, and soft, but can also keep you warm in the cold months.
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October 25, 2019 | Full review
One significant advantage of these best Flannel sheets is that pilling is hardly going to be an issue.
- Snore Magazine
October 15, 2019 | Full review
Thanks to their good breathability, they won’t make the environment too stuffy or sweaty. And despite their lightweight and thin, it still offers decent warmth which is vital in the cold days.
- Top 10 The Best Reviews
January 15, 2019 | Full review
Oh. My. Heavens … Getting into bed at night with these feels SOOOOOO warm compared to our other sheets.
- New York Mag
July 24, 2019 | Full review
These all-cotton sheets are nicely heavy and have a double-sided nap which means they’re soft on both sides. The pocket on the fitted sheet is deep, and the touch is smooth with a breathable warmth that wicks moisture for a comfortable sleep.
- Tuck
August 5, 2019 | Full review
With so many sizes the package includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and the pillowcase.
- Home Generosity
January 4, 2018 | Full review
This sheet set uses 100% imported cotton from the cork capital of the world, Portugal. The double-napped cotton material provides an unmatched velvety feel that will have you looking forward to crawling into bed.
- Online Mattress Review
Flannel sheets are also very breathable as the brushed surface helps trap warm air and body heat. They are also a very absorbent material so they remove moisture from your body as you sleep at night.
- The Review Gurus
They are designed to be extra soft, durable and keep you warm on those cool nights. Even when being kept warm your body will still be able to breathe and kept comfortable.
- All Top Stuffs
January 31, 2019 | Full review
The sheets are sturdily made for long-lasting use. They are durable and warm sheets made of 100% cotton for maximum comfort and relaxation.
- Salient Themes
The most important thing is this: they’ll keep you warm and snuggled deep in your bed through the colder months.
- Homethods
April 24, 2019 | Full review
The cotton heavyweight velvet flannel sheet set is designed from Pinzon which is a super duper brand in the manufacturing industry.
- Best Heated Gloves Lab
What experts didn't like
These sheets could shrink.
- The Sleep Judge
August 16, 2019 | Full review
Shedding, pilling, and color fading after washing.
- The Spruce
May 31, 2019 | Full review
These sheets aren’t as warm or soft as our other picks
- New York Times Wirecutter
September 6, 2019 | Full review
Material may experience pilling.
- SuperComfySleep.com
February 10, 2019 | Full review
Not Season-Friendly.
- Listderful
November 12, 2017 | Full review
It might be scratchy and stiff.
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October 25, 2019 | Full review
They have sizing problems.
- Snore Magazine
October 15, 2019 | Full review
Too warm for hot climates.
- Homethods
April 24, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Pinzon 190 Gram Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Collection Luxurious softness, breathable weave, stylish prints. 100% Combed Cotton for Optimal Strength Combed yarn has gone through a time-consuming combing process, which lines the fibers up straight so they all run perfectly parallel, producing a stronger, more compact yarn. Thorough combing also removes short, uneven fibers and debris that can weaken yarn and make it feel rough. Combed yarn is longer and sought after for its optimal strength, lustrous appearance, and ultra-smooth hand feel. 190-Gram Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Recognizably soft to the touch, flannel is a woven, brushed-cotton fabric that gets measured not by thread count, but by the number of ounces it takes to make up a square yard. With a flannel weight of 190 grams per square meter, the sheet set offers both durability and supple softness. In addition to being napped on both sides for enhanced velvety softness, the flannel fabric is perfect for keep you warm during the colder months. Complete the Collection Sheet Sets Pillowcases Duvet Covers Collection Plaid Flannel Solid Velvet Flannel Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Printed Flannel Pinstripe Flannel Weight 160 GSM 170 GSM 190 GSM 170 GSM 160 GSM Fabric 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton 100% Cotton

Overall Product Rankings

1. Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set
Overall Score: 10.3
Expert Reviews: 19
2. Bare Home Super Soft Fleece Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 1
3. Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Pinzon Plaid Flannel Bed Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 13
5. Stone & Beam Rustic Cotton Flannel Bed Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Bare Home Double Brushed Flannel Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Laura Ashley Flannel Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Pointehaven Heavy Weight Printed Flannel Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 13
9. Pinzon Cotton Flannel Bed Sheet Set
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Flannel Sheets

During the fall and winter months when the wind is howling outside and temperatures are dropping, nothing beats getting into a warm, snuggly bed with soft flannel sheets. Not only do the flannel sheets help keep out the cold at night, but they are also utterly comforting and velvety.

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How does flannel get its soft, buttery feel and incredible warmth? It has something to do with how the material is made. Flannel is made from cotton threads, but it has a different manufacturing process, which leads to a different texture. Regular cotton threads are smooth; however, for flannel, the cotton threads are left open-ended, which means that the threads are spun in a way that makes them look uneven and textured. This is one of the key differentiators between cotton and flannel.

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According to our resident home expert Vicki Liston, producer and narrator of “On The Fly…DIY,” the softness factor comes from combing the fabric and causing heat-trapping fuzz to appear on its surface, a process called “napping.”

“If you purchase cotton flannel, ensure it has gone through a ‘double napping’ process, which means both sides of the material have been combed over for maximum coziness,” says Liston.

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Beware terms like “brushed microfiber,” “combed cotton flannel” (a redundant term, says Liston, as flannel is combed by definition) and “cotton velvet flannel” — Liston warns they are simply distracting marketing buzz words hoping to grab your attention and sound superior to competitors.

There are many advantages to using flannel sheets. Primarily, the surface of the sheets helps to trap warm air and body heat, which helps keep you warm. Unlike fleece, flannel ensures that you don’t get too hot and sweaty. The material can wick excess moisture and sweat away while you sleep. Plus, the velvety feel helps provide extra comfort, enabling you to relax as you fall asleep.

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One of the drawbacks of using flannel sheets is that they do age with time. Due to the brushed, fuzzy surface of the material, little round balls of thread, or “pills,” can form on the surface. This pilling can affect the soft feel of the fabric, causing it to feel rougher. Flannel sheets that are made from 100 percent cotton can also shrink after washing, so it’s best to purchase sheets that have been pre-shrunk. Sheets that are a cotton blend are less likely to pill or shrink.

DYWM Fun Fact

The history of flannel can be traced all the way back to 16th century Wales. The Welsh created a wool blend fabric that was considered a high-quality material due to the fact that it was less itchy than its predecessors. This material, similar to flannel, was first used to make winter clothing. In Portugal, flannel was used to make warm shirts for fishermen who spend many hours in the cold, salty sea. “Flannel made in Portugal has the industry-wide reputation of being the softest on the market while German-made flannel comes in as a close second,” says Liston.

Elsewhere in Europe and North America, flannel was used to make clothing for laborers and farmers who worked primarily outside, as the durability and warmth of the material made it more comfortable and useful for the workers.

During a time when indoor heat was not the norm, flannel was used to line the insides of pajamas, especially children’s, as it also provided a layer of waterproofing. Soon after, flannel was used to make blankets and sheets, because of its ability to trap in heat. Flannel was most effective used in sheets for keeping people warm in the winter months because the dual layers of the fabric, from the flat sheet and the fitted sheet, clung together to conserve body heat.

The Flannel Sheet Buying Guide

  • One of the first things to note when deciding which flannel sheets to buy is the kind of material it’s made from. Flannel can be made out of 100 percent cotton or a blend. The kind of material used will affect the quality, warmth and pilling of the flannel. The Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set, the Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set and the Pinzon Plaid Flannel Bed Sheet Set are all made out of 100 percent cotton.
  • Unlike other bedsheets where the thread count is a determining factor for quality, flannel is measured by the number of ounces it takes to make up a square yard. A bedsheet that is marked one ounce means that is how much one square yard of the sheet weighs. The optimal weight for cotton flannel sheets is five ounces. For reference, one ounce is 28.3495 grams. By comparison, regular cotton sheets weigh three ounces. The Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set weighs 190 grams per square meter, which means it’s a durable, heavyweight flannel fabric. The Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set boasts a 170-gram flannel weight, while the Pinzon Plaid Flannel Bed Sheet Set is a 160-gram flannel weight.
  • When deciding on which sheets to buy, take a look at whether the sheets have been preshrunk. If you’re getting something that is 100 percent cotton, you may experience some shrinking after washing. The Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set has been pre-washed and will not shrink.
  • Take a look at what the sheet set includes, especially if you want a matching fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases. This way, you can be enveloped in warm, soft flannel. The Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set, the Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set and the Pinzon Plaid Flannel Bed Sheet Set all include a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. The Bare Home Super Soft Fleece Sheet Set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and one pillowcase.
  • Your sheets not only keep you warm in bed, they can also be used to set the mood, tone and style for the room. Shoppers for whom color and pattern are of the utmost importance should go with a flannel sheet set that offers some options. The Pinzon Signature Heavyweight Velvet Flannel Sheet Set is available in several neutral solid colors and a couple of floral patterns. The Bare Home Super Soft Fleece Sheet Set comes in both neutral and bold solid colors. The Mellanni Cotton 4-Piece Flannel Sheets Set is available in bold and neutral solid colors, as well as floral and traditional flannel patterns. The Pinzon Plaid Flannel Bed Sheet Set, on the other hand, comes in traditional flannel patterns with varying color combinations.
  • To keep your flannel sheets lasting as long as possible, Liston advises washing them in cold water and avoid overheating them in the dryer. Avoid using any fabric softener or dryer sheets as these will coat the fibers and stop them from being breathable. “If the thought of not using softening agents makes you cringe, add white vinegar to your washer’s fabric softener dispenser and use dryer balls to accomplish the same thing,” says Liston. “All flannel eventually pills but by taking special care of the fabric during the washing and drying process, you’ll give your bedding a much longer life.”