Egyptian cotton is considered one of the finest fabrics that you can find in the world. It is highly sought after and there are many people who will attest to its comfort and luxury. Egyptian cotton is often touted as one of the most comfortable fabrics that you can have your sheets made of. However, because it comes in at a considerably larger price than regular sets of sheets many feel that it must be overpriced at best or an outright scam at worst. So are Egyptian cotton sheets good or bad? Let’s find out.
The process of creating Egyptian cotton is very similar to that of creating regular cotton. However the process is not nearly as important as the actual plant that is used. Egyptian cotton is created with a plant called Gossypium barbadense. This is a plant that is known for having the longest fiber strands of any cotton plant.
This plant’s unique properties are the result of growing in the Egyptian climate. These longer strands help to make the fabric more durable and heavier. That would normally make one think that the sheets created from them would be too hot to actually use and still be comfortable but the truth is that the sheets created from Egyptian cotton breathe better than most materials. This makes it especially comfortable to sleep with during the summer where a microfiber would only trap heat.
Egyptian cotton is known for its elegant tuxedo pleating. There are so many different styles and textures that can be applied to Egyptian cotton that it really is a wonderful investment in the look of your bed in addition to the comfort levels. One could almost go so far as to call Egyptian cotton sheets a status symbol.
This begs the question of whether or not the high price is justifiable. That depends solely on what you need out of a set of sheets. It needs to be said that when you buy Egyptian cotton sheets you are not merely buying the sheets. You are paying for the fact that you will not have to replace your sheets for a long time due to the durability of the cotton. To use an example, it is the difference between spending the money on an expensive car that is less likely to break down or saving your money and buying an older car with a few manageable problems.
Egyptian cotton sheets are absolutely good. They offer style, comfort, and luxury in one wonderful package. Sure, they are a bit on the expensive side but for as long as they can last it is a cost that is well worth it with each passing year.