I read the description to these sheets and did not find anything that said "sateen" or I would not have purchased. When I received them the packaging says "sateen". I should have just returned them at that point but I thought I would give them a try. When I opened them up the second disappointment was that the "Surfside Map" was nothing more than a map of basically Hawaii that is repeated over the sheets and the top sheet is only printed on one side. As reviewer stated "there was a strong smell" upon opening. The smell does come out when they are washed but they turn into a wrinkly mess. I don't iron sheets so the best that you can do is somewhat smooth them out. I am very dissatisfied with this set of sheets but unfortunately for me, Overstock will not let me return them because they have been washed. Overstock gave me a $10 credit for anything else that I may buy but unfortunately, I am stuck with a set of sheets that more than likely will site in the linen closet until I give them to Goodwill. I would not recommend these sheets to other buyers unless you don't mind ironing your sheets.
I purchased the palm leaf set for our Cal. King size bed and received them yesterday. They fit fine and they look very nice. I was concerned that there was a strange smell even after the first wash but after airing out overnight they no longer smell. I am very happy with my purchase and if they hold up well after a couple of weeks use, I may buy another set of our guest room.
These are some of my favorite sheets, although they did pill after several weeks and several washings. I can't figure out why newer sheets always seem to do this. I have cotton sateen sheets I have had for years that are 300 thread count and they never pill. Anyway these are beautiful in color and other than a small amount of pilling I still love them.
I was a bit concerned when I opened the package and noticed how stiff these sheets felt. However, after just a single washing, they softened up wonderfully. The fit is great on my thick mattress and even the pillow cases are larger than normal. I just love these sheets and would highly recommend them.
Tommy Bahama sheets and bedding are the softest and most durable that I have ever owned. They are the only bedding I use. They can be a bit pricey so I look for them on Overstock and buy them at discounted prices. Overstock has free shipping and you receive your order in a couple of days. Overstock is my favorite home shop on the internet.