I'm always hoping for a review that tells about the product and not how it was given to Aunt Sally for her 80thbirthday! These sheets are soft! They wash beautifully, retain color (I got the meadow green- which has a slight yellow cast from the on line picture) and the deep pockets really do handle a deep bed - mine is 18". They do wrinkle a bit if that is an issue for you. They have a sheen. A great buy!