Sports Bedding Buying Guide
If you’re in the market for sports bedding
, you want to be sure you are getting the best quality possible to ensure both comfort and durability.
As with any set of sheets or other bedding, thread count is important. Look for sheets with a thread count of at least 300. These will be softer and more durable than lower thread count sets. Look for cotton or cotton blends for summer, and flannels for the colder months.
A sports bedding
set will usually include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow case (king and queen sizes will contain two cases), and a comforter. Often, there will be additional accessories available, such as throw pillows, curtains, area rugs, and waste baskets so you can mix and match components.
Be sure to measure your bed before shopping so you know exactly which sheets will fit your mattress. For children’s beds, you’ll probably be looking for a twin or full-size set, while college students might need an extra-long twin size. Be sure the sheets will be deep enough for your mattress, and keep in mind that they tend to shrink a bit during the first wash.
Once you’ve chosen your bedding set, be sure to get two or three extras so you can rotate them regularly. Frequent laundering is a good idea, especially for kids.
Always buy from a reputable company. All college and professional sports teams license their logos to certain manufacturers—be sure your purchases are officially licensed merchandise.