Dorm sheets on the Target site could use some more color options versus some of the other specialty retailers, but they do have multiple fabrics to choose from.
We ordered the Room Essentials Microfiber Sheet Set in Indigo. Pricing was average and there were many good reviews on the Target site for these sheets.
The bedding arrived within two business days of ordering and were well packaged. The set included a flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow case and a bag.
Target offers a 90 day return policy for new and unopened items.
Out of the package these sheets started at 39.375″ X 81.5″ and after five wash and dry cycles, they reduced to 38.5″ X 80.75″. Weight reduced from 12.56 oz. to 12.49 oz. for an amazing 0.56% loss which is the least of all of the sheets tested. The sheets had a quality stitching all the way around and included elastic around the entire sheet of a think 1/2″.
There was a minimal amount of color change after five washings, but they did look a little shinier. These dorm sheets started out very soft, almost silky feeling and stayed very soft after the washings, slightly edging out DormCo’s sheets as being the softest.
Left side pre wash – right side post wash
The Target Room Essentials Microfiber sheets for dorm sized twin xl beds are made of 100% polyester, resist fading and bleach stains due to acne and cosmetic products. Care instructions state:
- Machine wash warm normal
- Wash with like colors
- Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
- Tumble dry low
- Remove promptly
- Warm iron if needed
If you are looking for a set of soft dorm room bedding, these Target sheets are a good buy. The slim return policy and lack of warranty are a bit of a disappointment but these seem to be well constructed.