I have been searching for percale sheets! Percale to me means a smooth, cool feeling that is comfortable as well as durable. I received this set of sheets & tried them out after only 1 washing. I am truly pleased! The bed is so much easier to make when the sheets smoothly glide over each other. And so very comfortable to sleep on, too! I have spent too many dollars for so-called "High Thread-Count" that means nothing to me if they aren't smooth & soft. Thank you O for naming the one thing (Percale!) that I had been looking for!
The feel of these sheets is wonderful. Soft, smooth and cool. They wash great without wrinkles. I will enjoy these for a long time and will purchases more for the other beds in the house. I love to host company with a good night sleep, and I can do any better than these sheets. You won't be disappointed with the feel of this quality material.
The sheets are a good size for a 17" deep mattress. The fitted sheet (red with white pattern) stayed put without popping up or being too big that the fabric bunches in the middle. The top sheet (white with red pattern) could be an inch or so longer on the sides, but it's deeper than some other sheets I bought at 3 x the price. The colour and pattern is fantastic. At 300 thread count, it is what is - not the softest sheets out there but for the price I love love love these sheets.
I upgraded to a fancy memory foam mattress (the Allura) with a very thick mattress, so I needed them. These cheery sheets are more than ample for that type of mattress. I had read all of the reviews about the pros and cons of the thick mattresses and concluded that 300 thread count in sheets is sufficient to let my body breathe while sleeping on foam (which is toasty in the winter and a sauna in summer). These sheets are sturdy enough to be my only covering in summer! Note that I am handy with a sewing machine; I added six inches of fabric to the bottoms of my two favorite King fitted sheets to accommodate the new mattress and it took half a day to do a shabby job. Ask yourself whether your time is worth more than the price of these deep-pocket sheets?
Love the look. Hate the feel. I wanted something that didn't wrinkle, but these are too stiff. Had to think twice about returning them. But did so. Overstock was great about the return. If you want satiny soft sheets, these are NOT for you.