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SHEEX Sheet Review

Lauren Fountain

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Lauren Fountain, Certified Sleep Coach

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Product Material Weave
Original Performance 87% Microfiber Polyester, 13% Spandex Knit
Midnight Label 74% nylon, 26% spandex Knit
Arctic Aire Max 100% Tencel Lyocell Sateen
Active Comfort 91% polyester, 9% spandex Sateen
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SHEEX produces a collection of performance fabric bedding with moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating qualities. The two founders, college basketball coaches Michelle Brook-Marciniak and Susan Walvius, were inspired to create bedding with the same benefits of high performance activewear. SHEEX bedding is designed to be highly breathable, stretchy, and wrinkle-resistant. The company has expanded beyond its original sheet sets to include pillows, duvets, comforters, mattress toppers, sleepwear, and accessories in its product line.

We’ll take a closer look at the SHEEX sheet collections offered today. The Original Performance collection is made with microfiber polyester and spandex for breathability and stretch. The Arctic Aire Max set is woven with Tencel lyocell for a silky smooth feel, while the Midnight Label collection features knit nylon and spandex fabric. SHEEX also offers the Active Comfort collection, featuring a soft and stretchy blend of polyester and spandex.

Each sheet collection is sold as a set and produced in standard sizes to accommodate twin through California king size mattresses. Our comprehensive SHEEX sheets review includes details of the construction and performance of each set. We’ll break down the sizes and available color options, in addition to instructions on how to clean and care for your SHEEX sheets. Lastly, we’ll review the company’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

SHEEX Original Performance Sheets Review

Watch the video below to see how the SHEEX Original Performance Sheets performed when put to the test in our lab.

SHEEX Sheets Review Breakdown

SHEEX sheets are made with high-performance materials that provide many of the same temperature-regulating benefits as activewear. The innovative fabrication of SHEEX sets results in a different feel than you might expect, especially if you typically use cotton bedding. SHEEX sheets have more stretch, allowing the fitted sheet to conform closely to the mattress. The sheets resist wrinkling for a smooth, silky look.

We’ll take a look at the key characteristics of SHEEX bed sheets here, including the materials, sizing, and color options.

Materials and Construction

Though each SHEEX collection is designed to keep sleepers cool, there are variations in the materials and fabrication used. This results in a unique feel and weight for each sheet set, which shoppers should consider before making a purchase.

Original Performance
The Original Performance sheets have a knit fabrication that is 87% polyester and 13%  spandex. The fibers wick away moisture and evaporate it quickly to keep hot sleepers and those in humid climates dry and comfortable. Spandex adds stretch to the sheets and the fitted sheet conforms to the shape and size of the mattress. Those with athletic lifestyles and shoppers who wear activewear will find the SHEEX sheets feel familiar, as the fabrication is modeled after performance activewear. The fabric has a light sheen and a silky drape to it, but the soft sheets can catch on dry skin (such as calluses) and could pill over time. The Original Performance sheets are available in 12 colors.

Midnight Label
The Midnight Label sheets are knit with a breathable 74% nylon and 26% spandex designed to keep you cool and wick away moisture. Since the sheets are knit rather than woven, they don’t drape as closely to the body. But they are soft enough to suit sleepers with skin sensitivities. The stretchy fabrication can snag, and it’s not for those who want crisp, cotton sheets. That said, the sheets are soft and durable. They are offered in four neutral colors.

Arctic Aire Max
The Arctic Aire Max sheets are made with 100% Tencel lyocell. The 300 thread count sateen weave adds a sheen and softness to the sheets. A sateen weave typically includes three strands over and one strand under, which adds luster to the sheets but can expose more threads to snagging. Tencel lyocell is made with cellulose fibers and is considered to be environmentally friendly. It wicks moisture, allowing it to evaporate quickly and helping to prevent the growth of bacteria. The Arctic Aire Max sheets are not as stretchy as other SHEEX collections, but are still lightweight and breathable to keep sleepers cool. Shoppers have their choice of eight colors.

Active Comfort
The Active Comfort collection is made with 91% polyester and 9% spandex in a sateen weave. that has a soft feel and nice drape. The fabric is also moisture-wicking and breathable, so we recommend it for hot sleepers. There is less spandex used in this collection, but the sheets are still stretchy and conforming. You can choose between six color options. When washing these sheets, promptly remove them from the dryer since the material is prone to wrinkling.

Prices and Sizing

SHEEX sheets generally cost a bit more than the average sheet set. The higher price-point of SHEEX sheets reflects the quality of the performance fabrics used.The stretchy fabrication of SHEEX sheets ensures they fit a range of mattress sizes and profiles, and each fitted sheet has a sturdy elastic band for added security. SHEEX bed sheets are sold in sets, and the pieces included in each set are comparable to similar brands.

The Original Performance collection is available in twin/twin XL, full, queen, king/California king, and split king sizes. The Midnight Label and the Active Comfort collection are offered in queen and king sizes. All other sets come in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes. Each set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and one or two pillowcases.

In addition to SHEEX sets, shoppers can purchase items from the Original Performance collection separately. This includes pillowcases, fitted sheets, flat sheets, duvet covers, and box spring wraps.

SHEEX Sheets Sizing

Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Pillowcases Shams
Twin/Twin XL 39”W x 75”L x 14”D 66”W x 96”L 20”W x 30”L 20”W x 26”L
Full 54”W x 75”L x 16”D 82”W x 96”L 20”W x 30”L 20”W x 26”L
Queen 60”W x 80”L x 18”D 90”W x 102”L 20”W x 30”L 20”W x 26”L
King 78”W x 80”L x 20”D 108”W x 102”L 20”W x 40”L 20”W x 36”L
California King 78”W x 80”L x 20”D 108”W x 102”L 20”W x 40”L 20”W x 36”L
Split King 39” x 78” (x2) 108”W x 102”L 20”W x 40”L N/A
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Color, Design, and Pattern Options

There are a wide range of colors available for SHEEX bed sheets, including light neutrals, dark colors, and jewel tones. SHEEX bed sheets tend to hold dye well and resist fading with proper care.

Sheet Set Design Options
Original Performance Bright White, Ecru, Khaki, Blush Pink, Lavender, Garnet, Pearl Blue, Carolina Blue, Forest, Navy, Graphite, Black
Midnight Label White, Blue, Gray, Charcoal
Arctic Aire Max White, Ivory, Taupe, Silver, Light Blue, Denim, Pink, Charcoal
Active Comfort White, Off White, Cream, Blue, Gray, Dark Gray
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Care and Cleaning

Proper care and cleaning extends the lifespan of bed sheets, and it is essential for purchasers to follow any care instructions provided by the manufacturer. Some materials will require special attention.

SHEEX sheets are durable and they are designed to resist fading and shrinking. The knit styles are wrinkle resistant and they will not need to be ironed. Though these sheets hold up with regular washing, the care instructions should be followed to prevent pilling, snagging, or other damage.

The Original Performance sheets can be machine washed on the regular cycle with cold water, but do not use bleach or fabric softener. Tumble dry the sheets with low heat, but do not use fabric dryer sheets. The same care instructions apply for the Midnight Label and Active Copper collections.

The Arctic Aire Maxe sheets should be machine washed with cold water before use. Be sure to wash dark colors separately, and do not use bleach or fabric softener. Tumble dry with low heat and remove immediately to prevent wrinkling. You should not use dryer sheets for this collection, either. The Arctic Aire Max sheets can be ironed with a warm iron if necessary.

Since all of the SHEEX sheets can be machine washed and dried, they are low maintenance.  Fabric softeners and dryer sheets can change the feel and performance of the sheets, so it is important to avoid those. In general, bed sheets should be washed once a week.

Discounts and Deals


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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    SHEEX sheets can be purchased online through the SHEEX website, and through third-party retailers like Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond. While SHEEX does not operate any brick and mortar locations, the company partners with retailers like Walmart and Mattress Firm for availability in stores throughout the United States.

    SHEEX offers shipping within the United States and to select international locations.

  • Shipping

    Standard shipping is free on domestic orders over $150. Additional shipping charges apply for expedited and international shipping. While international shipping is available, SHEEX is only able to provide estimates for duties and taxes for orders shipped to Canada. International customers are responsible for all customs, duties, and taxes.

    Orders are typically shipped on the same or following business day via FedEx. An estimated delivery date is provided at checkout, which depends on the shipping destination.

  • Returns

    SHEEX sheets come with a 60-night risk-free return policy, which begins on the date of purchase. Returns can be initiated online and they are free for orders in the U.S.

    In the event of a return, SHEEX provides a full refund.

  • Warranty

    SHEEX sheets are covered by a 1-year warranty. In the event of a manufacturing defect, including physical flaws, tearing, or unraveling that is not caused by improper use, SHEEX provides a return shipping label and comparable replacement.

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Lauren Fountain

Certified Sleep Coach

Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

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