Typically pick up the 800 to 1K thread count sheets from Overstock, but wanted to try the bamboo I've been hearing so much about. "They" say that while the thread count is lower here, it doesn't matter b/c the thread is so different. Well, it does. These are not as nice as the higher thread count options you can get on this site. They are thinner and not as soft. For the same price, go for the traditional. I wouldn't buy these again.
I purchased these because I read that bamboo is cooler, breathable. I have a new cooling pillow and I wanted to get the full effect of it. I didn't feel that was happening with my regular sheets, despite taking the protector off the pillow. Sure enough, I put the damask pillow case on last night, and I could feel the cool right through it. It really made a difference. The sheet is soft on the skin. Love it!
I wanted these pillowcases to use with a set of bamboo sheets; the cases that came with that are too small for my standard pillows. They are dark in color for "ivory" and they are not really soft but they launder well and are pretty wrinkle-free so I am happy with the purchase.