After reading the reviews I decided that these sheets were what I was looking for-- crisp, cool sheets. I was surprised when I got them because they are made of Egyptian cotton, which isn't mentioned in the listing. They are soft, but not exceedingly so. They are definitely not crisp by my definition. They are well made and kind of a heavy weight. I washed them and they still aren't crisp but I'll keep them as they aren't soft and clingy.