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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.


When it comes to sports bedding, there are many options to choose from. Almost any sports fan can find just what they are looking for. Here is a primer on what kinds of bedding you can find for your sports fan. Most bedding sets contain a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a pillow case, and a comforter, but some may add extras like pillow shams and a bed skirt.

  • Football Bedding
    Whether you’re looking for professional teams, college teams, or just the sport itself, football bedding is one of the most popular themes available. You can find sets with the logos of all the NFL teams as well as all the major colleges. NFL sets featuring every NFC or AFC team can also be found. Football bedding for kids is available with depictions of footballs and gear without identifying a specific team.

  • Baseball Bedding
    As with football, baseball bedding is available with the logos all the teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) as well as in a generic baseball theme. Some sets are even available with all teams in either the National or American leagues.

  • Hockey Bedding
    All National Hockey League (NHL) teams are represented in hockey-themed bedding. Sets with Eastern and Western conference teams are also available, as are sets with a generic hockey theme.

  • Mixed Sports
    If you’re fan is into several different sports, you can also find general sports-themed bedding sets that include baseball, soccer, basketball, football, and other popular sports.
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