These sheets are soft, but are nothing like 800-thread count sheets I ordered previously from Overstock. I do not recall the brand of the other sheets, but they are of such higher quality that these, while OK, simply don't compare. The older set is way heavier and, although a little more stiff, just have a better overall feel. The only reason I bought a new set is that, after several years and multiple, multiple washings, the old ones are starting to get, well, old... The new sheets are oversized a bit, I guess to fit thicker mattresses, but unlike most sheets I've ever bought, regardless of thread count, these don't seem to want to fit well, kind of bunching up and not lying smoothly, especially after just a few days. They only feel really good for the first night or so that I put them on after washing. I will say they are a little less wrinkly than the older set. The first set of 800 threat count sheet sets spoiled me. I'd tried a few other sets at lower counts, i.e., 300, 600, etc., but decided I was no longer going to buy anything less than 800 thread counts - yet these are simply nowhere near being even in the same category of quality. That's a testament to the first set I bought, and I only wish I'd saved the info so I could buy them again.