These sheets are nice, but I got 1000tc standard pillowcases to go with them. (I hate the king size pillows and they don't offer king sheets with standard pillowcases.) They can't compare to the softness of the pillowcases, but I was worried about being too warm with 1000tc sheets in this hot, humid climate. The extra deep pockets are perfect and fit well over my pillow top mattress with a little extra to spare on the sides after one washing. These will probably become my go to sheets for the summer months - they're still softer than average sheets - but I'll be investing in 1000ct for the winter.