First, let me say that I know what I'm talking about regarding sheets. I've slept on sheets priced from $50 to $1,000 for fine cotton sheets. I was looking for soft sateen cotton sheets that were reasonably priced so I tried these. I ordered the gray sheets and found them to be light, silky and soft - they get 4 stars. I liked them so much I ordered a set of the white ones. The white were horrible. Heavy, not soft, not fine cotton at all - they were junk good for covering an old car in your garage, or perhaps as painting drop cloths This could explain the mixed reviews of these sheets..