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Pillowcases are a small element of the sleep experience but one that can make a huge difference in sleep quality. The texture, feel, material, and breathability of a pillowcase can either help you sleep well, or keep you awake at night. Your pillowcases’ appearance matters too, as many people prefer pillowcases with a particular color or pattern to match the rest of their bedroom decor.
Below we review our top five picks for the best pillowcases to help you sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll go over different materials, weaves, and sizes to suit each sleeper. We’ll also cover several tips on what to look for before buying new pillowcases. We select our top choices based on our in-house testing process, verified customer reviews, and analyzing buyer feedback.
The Tuck Editor’s Pick for best pillowcase goes to the Brooklinen Classic Pillowcase. Made of long-staple 100 percent cotton in a percale weave, this pillowcase feels crisp and cool to the touch. Long-staple cotton is known for its softness and durability. Certified by OEKO-TEX, the Brooklinen Classic Pillowcases are not treated with harsh chemicals, making them a good choice for eco-conscious consumers.
These pillowcases are airy and breathable, and come in 15 different color and pattern options to make sure the pillowcases match the rest of your bedroom decor.
The Brooklinen Classic Pillowcases are available in standard and king size and come in sets of two. They feature an envelope enclosure, so the pillow won’t slip out of the pillowcase over the course of the night.
Brooklinen offers a lifetime warranty on all of their products.
Tuck’s pick for the best value pillowcase is the AmazonBasics Microfiber Pillowcase set, which comes with two pillowcases in either standard (20 inches x 30 inches) or king size (20 inches x 40 inches). The pillowcases are 100 percent polyester microfiber which has a silky and soft feel. Polyester is durable, easy to take care of, and is stain resistant.
Available in 31 colors and patterns, these pillowcases come in a wide range of options that will match any bedroom.
AmazonBasics Microfiber Pillowcases won’t shrink with washing and are wrinkle resistant, adding to the ease of cleaning. The material used for these pillowcases provides breathability on hot nights while being warm enough for cold weather, too.
This microfiber material won’t break down with regular use and laundering, nor will the color fade with repeated washings.
Gryphon Home Luxury Suite Pillowcases are made from 100 percent Supima cotton for a soft and silky feel. The Gryphon Luxury Suite Pillowcases come in sets of two in standard (21 inches x 32 inches) and king size (21 inches x 41 inches). Slightly lustrous, the sateen fabric feels cool and smooth to the touch.
Gryphon offers a 100 night sleep trial with free returns within that window.
These pillowcases are a good option for those with sensitive skin since Gryphon uses no harsh chemicals or solvents in the manufacturing process. These sateen pillowcases are easy to launder and can be dried on a low setting.
While being soft and silky to sleep on, the slightly lustrous sheen gives these sateen pillowcases an elegant and refined look.
The Boll & Branch Solid Hemmed Pillowcases are made from organic cotton. The percale weave of four-over, one-under makes these pillowcases feel cool and crisp, much like a button down shirt. Although this fabric uses a tighter weave that feels structured, it breathes well, making these pillowcases suitable for sleepers who sleep hot or cool.
Available in both standard and king sizes, the Boll & Branch Solid Hemmed Pillowcases come in sets of two with seven color options available. These pillowcases have a matte look and can be ironed for an extra crisp appearance. Boll & Branch percale cotton pillowcases have a seven-inch hem that makes for a luxurious draped look. The organic cotton is a good option for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
Boll & Branch linens come with complimentary ground shipping and a 100 day return policy.
Tuck’s choice for the best organic pillowcase is the pure organic cotton pillowcase from Alterra. This pillowcase is made from 100 percent organic cotton using sustainable production and fair trade practices in a LEED-certified factory. The cotton is woven with a percale weave, giving these pillowcases a smooth, crisp, and cool feeling.
They feature a six-inch internal envelope pocket so the pillow will never slip out of the case. Sold in sets of two and available in four colors, customers can choose between standard or king-size pillowcases.
Alterra Pure Organic Cotton pillowcases won’t pill and are durable with regular use and washing. They may wrinkle, but can handle a warm iron.
Alterra ships bed linens through FedEx with free ground shipping. The pillowcases come with a 60-night sleep trial period.
A quality sleeping experience is heavily dependent on large elements like a mattress, but even smaller aspects like pillowcases can make a big impact on sleep quality. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover what buyers should know before purchasing pillowcases. Different fabrics and weaves contribute to how the pillowcase feels. To find the pillowcases that suit you best, consider the material, price, sizing, and color options available.
Pillowcase, like sheets, should be washed every one to two weeks. However, some prefer to wash pillowcases as often as every few days. As opposed to washing sheets or blankets, pillowcases are easy to launder given their small size. Pillowcases aren’t large enough to need their own washing load and can easily be added to another load of laundry.
The washing instructions depend heavily on the material. Always consult the washing instructions on the individual pillowcase to ensure the maximum lifespan. Most pillowcases can be machine washed in either cold or warm water. A low dryer setter for most is suitable, as is line drying. Some pillowcase materials, like percale, are prone to wrinkling and can be ironed on a low setting.
Here are a few more points to consider before buying pillowcases.