Like or not, winter is coming, and when it does, you want to be ready. Just like you need a great pair of winter boots keep your feet warm when colder months begin to roll in, you should also consider swapping out your current bedding with the best flannel sheets you can find.
Why Flannel Is King
One of the most trusted options for winter bedding comes in the form of flannel sheets. A material that’s been used since the 1600s to protect farmers and other outdoor workers from the elements, flannel got a 20th century makeover when textile workers paired it with cotton for a super soft feel and added breathability.
At the same time, it remained a good heat conductor thanks to brushed surfaces that allowed modern flannels to trap air and body heat and keep things nice and toasty. Add in the fact that flannel is also absorbent, making it ideal for wicking away any sweat-induced moisture, and you've got yourself the perfect bedding material for keeping winter's chill at bay.
How to Choose the Right Flannel for You
Experts recommend choosing a flannel sheet with a thread count, or gsm, of at least 170. Many of the choices we found are even higher than that, reaching gsms of 180, 190, and even 200.
Unlike other high-count sheet sets, however, flannels are relatively inexpensive, making them an affordable option for just about everyone. Warm, breathable, and budget-friendly? What’s not to love?
Keep scrolling through for FIRST’s picks for 12 of the best flannel sheet options for 2019 on the market today.
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