I was a little apprehensive at first when I opened the package - the sheets are a bit shiny, but I decided to give them a try. After a washing them I made up the bed and took a nap on them. I really liked how they fit the bed and the feel of them against my skin. I am definitely buying more.
Most sheets nowadays aren't percale for a reason: we're more interested in comfort and softness than in sheets that look crisp on a freshly made bed but don't feel good against the skin. These do the job of a normal percale sheet: they look good on a made bed (or in the case of what I got them for, massage table) but they aren't as comfortable as I hoped for my clients, and they're very hard to manipulate since they don't fall the way sateen does. Some people actually like the feel of percale, and for those these sheets would be a tremendous value. They're vivid and colorfast, and they take washings well. But if you're a normal, modern person who is used to the sateen sheets that are standard these days, and you don't explicitly WANT percale, these are harsher on the skin than you may want to deal with. I'm replacing them as soon as I can find sateen I can afford... which is the other problem, of course, because percale is cheaper. But with good reason.
The only good thing is they were oversized and fit my mattress. Color faded after the first wash. The elastic broke in the fitted sheet less than a week after getting them. Not the type of percale cotton I was expecting. Very harsh feel to the sheets they wasn't much better after washing. Disappointed!
Ordered the King size Turquoise sheet set. The color was more Teal than Turquoise, a deeper, darker color than shown. Definitely not bright and cheery. The smell when the package was opened was like that of fabric shower curtains-strong chemical smell. After washing before using, color faded somewhat, but the smell was gone. Sheets are true to size and actually have a generous fit. (we have a pillowtop mattress). Overall, I would not recommend these as the word play on "cotton rich" in the description is misleading. The sheets are not comfortable and the polyester content makes them stiff. I will stick with all cotton from now on!!
I ordered the turquoise sheets- the color is beautiful, but the quality is not very good. I ordered these because they said they were percale & usually that means the sheets stay nice & cool. I'm not too caught up in the thread count because I've had some sheets with a 200 count & others with a 600+ count and I've preferred the lower. These sheets were stiff & starchy feeling. When they say oversized, they're not kidding- the fitted sheet fit great on my deep mattress, but the flat shhet was enormous - there was no way my duvet could cover that & I don't like it completely tucking under my mattress. I would have sent them back, but the color was perfect & I didn't think I'd be able to find it anywhere else.
I do not like limp or slippery sheets, they do not feel clean -- so I've been looking for crisp sheets for a long time and finally found these. They have remained crisp after many, many washing's. I will definitely purchase them again.
This is a product excellent for those out there that have super- thick cushy mattresses. For all the others with just a regular old fashioned mattress.... Skip this one! It is so deep on the sides that it doesn't fit snugly and gets all bunched up- looking and feeling horrible. The fabric was nice but I couldn't get past the poor fit.