The 7 Best Flannel Sheets to Keep You Warm This Winter


Buying sheets seems deceptively simple. If they feel good with you, what more do you need to know, right? Softness is definitely part of the picture, but there’s more to consider if you’re looking for a flannel sheet set to last you for years.

Sizes available

It may seem obvious, but check that any flannel sheet sets you buy are available in the bed size you need. All of our recommendations are available in all standard US mattress sizes. But, if you’re looking for a specialty set (eg, Split King or RV Queen), you may need to dig a little deeper.


Most decent flannel sheets these days are made from cotton. For premium sheets, they can even be fair trade or organic cotton. There are also other fabric options, including synthetics, wool, and even microfiber. The latter can be a great option if you’re shopping on a budget.

sheet weight

Thread count is king for most bedding – the higher the better. In flannel country, however, it’s all about grams per square meter (or just GSM, if you’re in the know). This number indicates the weight of a sheet, so the higher the number, the hotter the sheet.

Maintenance and care

In the world of bedding, flannel is one of the most durable and forgiving textiles. All of the sheet sets we recommend this year are machine washable. Pro Tip: Most of these manufacturers recommend washing their sheets on cold and tumble drying on low. This gentler process, of course, takes much longer. But, if you don’t mind the wait, it will prolong the life of your flannel sheets and prevent them from thinning out prematurely.

Patterns and colors

Flannel is no longer “hunter plaid”. These days, you can find flannel sheets in a wide range of patterns, styles, and colors to match any decor.


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