I am very picky about my sheets, and recently returned a set fo ***** which had become rough and prickly after one wash. Realizing that feeling them in person does not always guarantee a good buy, I took a chance and ordered these. I was happy to find that they were still soft after washing them, and suspect that they will become beter with each subsequent wash. The weight is just right, and the extra pillowcases really tie everything together. I plan to order another set soon.