When i first took the sheets out of the package they were soft and very nice. I washed them in cold and low dry. Wow they look a mess. The sheets really shrink and are a wrinkled mess. They actually feel like canvas. One reviewer stated they are extra deep pockets but they are not. The pocket seems to be around 14 inches and if you have a very high mattress they will just barley fit. I hope they will improve in time.