These sheets are certainly as advertised a very dense weave, attractive and comfortable. They fit are oversize mattress, and get softer with washings. What I should probably have intuitively understood is that they are also much warmer that sheets of lower thread count. They are great in cooler months, but a bit too much in warm weather. I do consider them to be over priced for something I can only use part of the year, but Id certainly recommend them to anyone looking to stay very warm every night and willing part with that much cash.