Others have said that these soften up when you wash them, and/or that they feel scratchy when you run your hand over them but when you lay on them they are silky soft. So to be fair, my review is based on ONLY feeling them in the package. In the package they are not smooth. They do seem to have a high thread count (dense and even feel), but the thread itself is a little too rough or gritty feeling for me. They seem like a decent thickness, but again - I didn't pull them out of the package. I ordered the wrong size anyways so I'm sending them back. If I had ordered the right size, I'd probably have kept them but not been totally happy. They are certainly worth the $19.99 that I paid. Just not quite what I was looking for. I'm looking to pay a bit more for very silky perfectly smooth (which will probably mean quality will suffer given my price range). If you are looking for decent feel bargain sheets and you are not as picky as me, you'll probable like these. I ordered the ivory color and I'd say it's got a little more color in it than I expected. In the box at first I thought they almost looked yellow, but it is more of a nice neutral light beige.