Sainsburys - Home Collection Duck Egg 200 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton Pillowcase Pair £5.00 was £10
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Sainsburys - Home Collection Duck Egg 200 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton Pillowcase Pair £5.00 was £10

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Found 13th Feb 2014
Product overview
Treat yourself to the luxury of pure Egyptian Cotton Pillowcases. With a 200 thread count, you can really feel the quality.
Measuring 75x50cm, they're machine washable at 40°C.

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200 count is junk.
Will bobble in no time.
You have been warned.
"egyptian cotton" - can still be awful.

It's cheap, but it's no better than a cheap normal cotton case which would cost even less, false economy.

You'll ignore this post, then learn and repeat this post, mark my words.

Need 400 count minimum to get lasting use and no bobbling/smooth feeling for more than a couple of months.
600 count is where it's really at (this is how sheets in hotels always feel great).

robo989

It's cheap, but it's no better than a cheap normal cotton case which … It's cheap, but it's no better than a cheap normal cotton case which would cost even less, false economy.



You can buy quite nice 100% cotton pillow cases at the 99 pence store, 2 for 99p. I don't know how they do it.

robo989

200 count is junk.Will bobble in no time.You have been warned."egyptian … 200 count is junk.Will bobble in no time.You have been warned."egyptian cotton" - can still be awful.It's cheap, but it's no better than a cheap normal cotton case which would cost even less, false economy.You'll ignore this post, then learn and repeat this post, mark my words.Need 400 count minimum to get lasting use and no bobbling/smooth feeling for more than a couple of months.600 count is where it's really at (this is how sheets in hotels always feel great).



Hey Robo - any recommendations for a quality supplier with reasonable prices?

Steviebaby

Hey Robo - any recommendations for a quality supplier with reasonable … Hey Robo - any recommendations for a quality supplier with reasonable prices?



Not really sorry, the only experience I've had with anything that feels reasonable outside of a hotel is the recent 400 count duvet cover and a fitted sheet from Wilko, the duvet cover with 4 pillow case was reduced to £20 from £40 for a King. The fitted sheet on it's own not on offer was £20.

Money well spent as far as I'm concerned.
I know this still isn't super quality but from reading around it looks like this will last longer than 5 minutes (like any 200 count will).

Seriously, it's no better than standard cotton at 200 count.

(Do some reading up, you'll see this "egyptian cotton" low thread count stuff that pops up on here is just a big scam to trick people who want a bit of quality and at a reasonable price). Generally speaking as far as bedding is concerned it looks like the two don't really go together.

robo989

Not really sorry, the only experience I've had with anything that feels … Not really sorry, the only experience I've had with anything that feels reasonable outside of a hotel is the recent 400 count duvet cover and a fitted sheet from Wilko, the duvet cover with 4 pillow case was reduced to £20 from £40 for a King. The fitted sheet on it's own not on offer was £20.Money well spent as far as I'm concerned.I know this still isn't super quality but from reading around it looks like this will last longer than 5 minutes (like any 200 count will).Seriously, it's no better than standard cotton at 200 count.(Do some reading up, you'll see this "egyptian cotton" low thread count stuff that pops up on here is just a big scam to trick people who want a bit of quality and at a reasonable price). Generally speaking as far as bedding is concerned it looks like the two don't really go together.


Does the Wilko duvet cover feel the same as their fitted sheet? Because I bought 2 of their 400Tc flat sheets in cream from the same range last year and to be honest, I'm not that impressed. They don't even look or feel like cotton and before you say anything, My relatives in Canada have 1000Tc sheets on their California King bed and 600Tc in their guest rooms so I'm fully aware what luxury cotton is supposed to look and feel like. These 400Tc sheets from Wilko have more of a look of sateen/silk to them, however, they don't actually feel smooth and glidey as you would imagine them to. If anything, they feel a little rough in texture and are disappointing to the touch on your bare skin when you lay beneath them. I also had to return one for a replacement as the hem on it was all askew and the stitiching was missing further down on the same section of the length. I should have gone with my gut and returned them both at the time instead of accepting a replacement but I thought they'd be better after a wash, but no that wasn't the case.

They are a let down as far as I'm concerned and it seems one of the reviews on their site that appeared after I purchased them echoed my sentiment but they didn't exactly break the bank and like you say, I suppose you get what you pay for.

Edited by: "jans" 14th Feb 2014

jans

Does the Wilko duvet cover feel the same as their fitted sheet? Because I … Does the Wilko duvet cover feel the same as their fitted sheet? Because I bought 2 of their 400Tc flat sheets in cream from the same range last year and to be honest, I'm not that impressed. They don't even look or feel like cotton and before you say anything, My relatives in Canada have 1000Tc sheets on their California King bed and 600Tc in their guest rooms so I'm fully aware what luxury cotton is supposed to look and feel like. These 400Tc sheets from Wilko have more of a look of sateen/silk to them, however, they don't actually feel smooth and glidey as you would imagine them to. If anything, they feel a little rough in texture and are disappointing to the touch on your bare skin when you lay beneath them. I also had to return one for a replacement as the hem on it was all askew and the stitiching was missing further down on the same section of the length. I should have gone with my gut and returned them both at the time instead of accepting a replacement but I thought they'd be better after a wash, but no that wasn't the case.They are a let down as far as I'm concerned and it seems one of the reviews on their site that appeared after I purchased them echoed my sentiment but they didn't exactly break the bank and like you say, I suppose you get what you pay for.



I dunno then, I'm no bedding master looked around a bit and read a bit and experienced a fair few crap sheets and duvet covers...
I'm not saying the wilko stuff is the best but it looks from reading around good quality and feels good to me so far.
I haven't had it long enough to give a first hand fair judgement on it though so can't possibly advise on long term quality.

I know what you mean it's certainly not a silk feeling, but it feels smooth soft and airy to me compared to lots of 200 count stuff in the past that to me felt no different in any way to normal cotton.

robo989

Not really sorry, the only experience I've had with anything that feels … Not really sorry, the only experience I've had with anything that feels reasonable outside of a hotel is the recent 400 count duvet cover and a fitted sheet from Wilko, the duvet cover with 4 pillow case was reduced to £20 from £40 for a King. The fitted sheet on it's own not on offer was £20.Money well spent as far as I'm concerned.I know this still isn't super quality but from reading around it looks like this will last longer than 5 minutes (like any 200 count will).Seriously, it's no better than standard cotton at 200 count.(Do some reading up, you'll see this "egyptian cotton" low thread count stuff that pops up on here is just a big scam to trick people who want a bit of quality and at a reasonable price). Generally speaking as far as bedding is concerned it looks like the two don't really go together.


Thanks. I have just started reading up about it and its already clear it's going to cost more than this for something with quality feel that will last. 400-600 sounds like the count for me, but there are other factors - has the cotton been combed etc. to consider. But the further I go down that road the higher the prices get, and I end up looking at 80 quid for a fitted sheet. And I want the set. FFS.

robo989

I dunno then, I'm no bedding master looked around a bit and read a bit … I dunno then, I'm no bedding master looked around a bit and read a bit and experienced a fair few crap sheets and duvet covers...I'm not saying the wilko stuff is the best but it looks from reading around good quality and feels good to me so far.I haven't had it long enough to give a first hand fair judgement on it though so can't possibly advise on long term quality.I know what you mean it's certainly not a silk feeling, but it feels smooth soft and airy to me compared to lots of 200 count stuff in the past that to me felt no different in any way to normal cotton.


Agreed. I think it may be due to the fact that they are labelled as a higher thread count than usual [for here] Maybe the expectations were too high. It's not like they have many bad reviews against them.

If either of you find "the one"...do please post!
£80 for a sheet is stretching it...aheam..but if that's what it costs...then might just have to pay up.

This wilko stuff will be my last dabble with "reasonable priced quality" anyway.

It's ridiculous, we sleep in this stuff every day but due to money saving nonsense end up sleeping in a pit of bobbles, time to take a stand...(maybe...)

robo989

If either of you find "the one"...do please post! :)£80 for a sheet is … If either of you find "the one"...do please post! :)£80 for a sheet is stretching it...aheam..but if that's what it costs...then might just have to pay up.This wilko stuff will be my last dabble with "reasonable priced quality" anyway.It's ridiculous, we sleep in this stuff every day but due to money saving nonsense end up sleeping in a pit of bobbles, time to take a stand...(maybe...)


Here Here! We shouldn't take this lying down

Oh dear ^

edit - I'm still laughing...good god.
Edited by: "robo989" 15th Feb 2014

I am now entering this bedding minefield!

I had also read that the wilkinsons 400 thread count duvet sets were very good quality but now i just read the posts above and im not sure anymore!

I have just come back from looking at wilkinsons, bed linen direct, asda, etc etc and they all seem pretty similar. Wilkinsons was the only place to have a large range of 400 thread count bedding.

Interestingly i spoke to a market trader who sells small amounts of this stuff. He only had 160 thread count stuff so couldnt help me. But he advised that the location of manufacture is important and that most of the good stuff comes from pakistan and egypt. But he said its down to personal preference.

Lastly he advised that the thread count is actually how many thread per inch or square inch. He was adamant that 400, 430, 450 was THE MAX thread count you can get per inch (so most places just stuck with 400). He told me people adverting 1000 thread count were just lyng as its impossible to get that many threads per inch and said it was just a marketing ploy.....

What do you guys think about that?


I doubt there'd be so many lying about it like that and not getting pulled up.

departures.com/art…ets

"Now that the 1,000-thread-count barrier has been broken .."

I work in the bedding department in a bedding store and so know a decent amount. Egyptian cotton has longer fibres and so is more durable and will last longer than regular percale cotton. It is possible for thread counts to reach up to reach 1400 as the brand Sheridan does.
I have the sheets in this sainsburys range and they're not bad but it came apart at the seams pretty quickly, which will happen if you have a remotely deep mattress. I imagine the pillowcases will be quite alright, better than some of the department stores basic ranges in terms of pricing and quality comparisons.
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