The Bedroom Essential You Should Be Buying From Costco And Why

Are you a sheet snob who can't live with anything other than super soft sheets? Tired of sheets that don't fit your thick mattress properly? Maybe you're just looking for the best set you can find at a reasonable price. If you're dealing with any of these challenges, the Kirkland Signature 680 Thread Count Sheet Set could be one of the home products you should be buying at Costco.

Costco shares that these sheet sets include one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and four pillowcases (except for twin sets that have only two pillowcases). They're made in India of U.S.-produced Pima cotton, which means the fibers are longer compared to many other types of cotton. The set also features Grip-On™ corners that keep the fitted sheets from riding up, and they fit mattresses up to 18 inches thick. These are less prone to wrinkling than other types of cotton sheets and have an orientation label so you don't have to worry about putting the fitted sheet on incorrectly, too.

We purchased these sheets when the brand we usually buy (at a store other than Costco) was discontinued. They were initially attractive because of the relatively low price point ($79.99 for a king set in the store, though prices online are a bit higher) compared to other cotton sets with a similar thread count. The fabric sample card we found hanging in the store also seemed soft enough to give this set a shot.

Pros of the Kirkland Signature 680 Thread Count Sheet Set

After sleeping on them for weeks and washing them several times, we found many appealing aspects of the Kirkland Signature 680 Thread Count Sheet Set. First, the pillowcases were a pleasant surprise. The ones we tested were king-sized and they fit king pillows amply in contrast to skimpier ones we've encountered from other brands. The fitted sheets also lived up to the expectation promised by the Grip-On™ corners (these are corners reinforced with extra elastic for staying power) and stayed put on the bed until we were ready to remove them for laundering. The orientation label is a nice touch, making it so you don't have to turn the fitted sheet several times while making the bed to be sure it's going on the right way.

We also enjoyed the softness of the 680-thread count Pima cotton while sleeping on the sheets. They are a nice thickness as well, so you stay comfortable without being too warm or too cool. We also appreciated that they were less wrinkled than our prior king sheets, even if we forgot them in the dryer for a bit before folding them or putting them back on the bed.

Minor cons and a conclusion about Costco's house brand sheet sets

One of the things we don't like about these Kirkland Signature sheets is the limited color selection. We wish there were more neutral shades like off-white, while some consumers like the option of printed sheets. We also feel that paying for four pillowcases when you may only need two is a bit of a waste. Many comforter sets come with shams, which may make the inclusion of four pillowcases here overkill. Nevertheless, the price is lower in comparison to other king-sized Pima cotton sheet sets with similar thread counts, so the pillowcase issue is not a deal breaker.

All in all, we had a favorable experience giving these sheets an initial try. In fact, we were so pleased with them that we decided to purchase an additional set. Considering all the good aspects that were counterbalanced by just a couple of minor complaints, the Kirkland Signature 680 Thread Count Sheet Set is indeed something you should consider checking out at Costco when deciding which sheets are right for you.