We were looking for cotton sheets in a lower thread count so they were not so hot during this mean old summer! Well I read the reviews on these and they seemed to fit the bill. Got them and really like them. They are a low thread count and are not super soft-but that is a given. Nice quality, pattern is BOLD but nice. I was very happy with purchase. I expect these sheets to last a while. Already washed them twice and they are good to go. Nice buy. Good price.