Brooklinen Vs. Parachute: Which Bedding Bigwig Belongs In Your Bedroom?


There’s nothing like tucking yourself in to a bed made with silky smooth sheets, a fluffy comforter and pillows that perfectly cradle your head. In our Brooklinen vs. Parachute matchup, each have a host of options to give your sleep space a deluxe makeover. After all, these are two premium bedding brands that can make your bed look like the cover of an interior design magazine.

I’ve tested my fair share of sleep products, including dozens of mattresses, countless pillows and the best buttery smooth sheets, and some of my favorite products have come from Brooklinen. Meanwhile, my fellow Vetted editors have tested products from Parachute. My Brooklinen vs. Parachute review explores the different bedding options offered by each brand, their price points, differences in materials, colorways and some of Vetted editors’ favorite products from each brand.

Here are some highlights of my comparison of Brooklinen vs. Parachute.

The Luxe Core Sheet Set is made from 100% long-staple cotton with a cozy 480-thread count. It includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases. The sides of the sheets have “long” and “short” tags to easily identify sides when you’re making your bed, and the pillows are designed with envelope closures. I own these sheets and use them all year round. They started out buttery soft and have only managed to get cozier over the few years that I’ve had them. I have the graphite and steel oxford stripe colorway, but Brooklinen offers a variety of other colors including neutrals, pastels and limited editions. Forbes Vetted’s executive director Cory Baldwin has tried Brooklinen and Parachute Sateen sheets and gives the victory to Brooklinen for the feel and affordability.

The Parachute Sateen Sheet Set is a luxurious choice made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton. Parachute says thread count is not a measure of quality for Egyptian cotton, as it’s naturally soft, breathable and durable, so they don’t list it. As with most Parachute pillow covers, you can choose the envelope or side closure depending on your preferred style and function. Parachute’s Sateen Sheets are available in cool, neutral colors like white, light grey and bone, but there are fewer color options available than for Parachute’s linen and percale sheets.

Complete with one flat sheet, top sheet and two pillow cases, the Classic Percale Core Sheet Set from Brooklinen offers a cool, crisp feel people expect from percale in a variety of different sizes and colorways. The sheets have a 270-thread count and are made from long-staple cotton with a one-yarn-over-one-yarn-under weave. Consistent with the other Brooklinen sheets, the sides come labeled with “long” and “short” tags and the pillowcases have envelope enclosures that prevent slipping and sliding.

Most of the percale sheets I’ve tested and own have either been made with cotton or organic cotton, but the Parachute Percale Sheet Set is woven with Egyptian cotton, which is softer, more durable and more lightweight than its cotton-counterparts. This speaks to the reason its price tag is higher than most percale sheets, including Brooklinen’s. Unlike Brooklinen, Parachute doesn’t disclose thread count, citing its Egyptian cotton as proof io the sheets’ high quality.

The Washed Linen Core Sheet Set from Brooklinen is made from 100% European Flax from Portugal and includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases. Parachute, on the other hand, charges extra to add a top sheet. The pillowcases are designed with envelope enclosures, and the sheets come with a “long” and “short” tag to easily make your bed without the “which side is which” guessing game.

Included in the Parachute Linen Sheet Set is one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, and you have the option between a side-open or envelope closure. Unlike the Brooklinen set, you have to pay $120 for the top sheet. These linen sheets are also made with premium European Flax sourced from Portugal, and available in a variety of colorways including white and more vibrant colors like Canyon — a dusty orange shade.

Brooklinen has a list of duvet sets and standalone-pieces to choose from, including a percale, sateen, linen, organic cotton and heathered cashmere set. Inserts are sold separately from duvet sets.

“We slept under a Classic Brooklinen duvet cover [without the insert] for years,” says Rose Gordon Sala, deputy editor at Forbes Vetted. “My husband sleeps hot and really found this cover perfectly suited to his temperature. No complaints. It’s soft to the touch and has held up beautifully over the years. We still use it with a duvet insert for guests.”

The Parachute Duvet Cover Set comes with a duvet cover, but unlike the Brooklinen set, this comes with matching pillow shams rather than a pillowcase set. Shams are thicker, more luxurious and look more stylish than a flat pillow case. Made with 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton sourced from Portugal, this duvet set gives your bed a premium look and feel you’re excited to jump into bed for.

I tested (and owned) the Brooklinen All Season Down Comforter during my search for the best comforter, and it ended up a favorite among six others I tried. It’s one of the lightest, airiest and most fluffy comforters I had the pleasure of cuddling up to, until I gave it to a friend who complained about their hot-sleeping habits.

It’s made with a sateen shell, filled with DOWNMARK-certified down and boasts baffle-box stitching that gives it that aesthetically pleasing puffy look. Thanks to its lightweight but cozy feel, it’s perfect for hot sleepers who don’t want to compromise on comfort. My friend and her husband have been sleeping much more temperature neutral since adopting it a year ago. While it’s soft enough to use without a duvet cover (I preferred it that way), you can use one for protection from stains or spills, allowing more time in between washes.

Parachute has a few more quilts than traditional comforters to choose from, but our Vetted editors swear by a few of their products.

“I purchased this Parachute comforter as a new guest blanket, because I didn’t want to fight with a duvet insert every time someone stayed the night,” says Sala. “It feels like a big upgrade, because it’s gorgeous bedding but it’s also soft against your body.” She notes the unpleasant feeling when you cuddle your face up to a scratchy, crisp comforter, but assures you don’t get that feeling with this one. She continues, “It’s extra cozy for our chilly nights in New Jersey, but didn’t feel too heavy or warm when I slept with it. That said, it took an extra long time to dry at home and it was a tight squeeze getting the queen size into my washer at home.”

If you’re looking for high-end, luxury sheets and bedding made from materials like Egyptian cotton, Parachute is more of an upscale brand. While Brooklinen certainly has premium product offerings, like cashmere bedding, its more of a wallet-friendly pick in the “affordable luxury” category. Brooklinen also offers more generous discounts.

Parachute offers premium bedding and bath items made from luxurious materials like 100% Egyptian cotton and European flax linen sourced from Portugal. With that said, some reviews complain that some products, like the percale sheets, are overpriced and not as comfortable as they had hoped.

I have been writing in the health and wellness space with a specific focus on sleep for the past five years. If I could bring every pillow I’ve tested to a pillow fight I’d have enough arsenal to go for hours. I’ve also tested over six different comforters from name brands and countless sheets — you get the gist.

All of this is to say I know what to look for when it comes to quality bedding, and I’m joined by fellow Vetted editors, including senior sleep and mattress editor Bridget Chapman and contributors who have also tested their fair share of bedding products. Most of the accessories in my Brooklinen vs. Parachute review have been tested, or are currently on the mattresses of our team, with the exception of a few top-rated products.

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