I am a so called "sheet snob"- IE- 1,000 thread count, must be high quality, no piling, etc.- That being said, I was skeptical about these sheets but all the great reviews made me try them out, I'm so glad that I did! They are incredibly soft, out of the package, and are getting softer with each wash. The difficulty with 1,000 thread count sheets is that they can be a bit heavy, that is not the case with these sheets. They are not heavy but are high quality and are well made. I read some reviews that said these were like silk, I'd have to disagree. They are soft and smooth but are not "slippery" like silk. On another note, I have a pillow top mattress with a 4 inch Temp.-Pedic mattress pad. The fitted sheet fits all of this with a little to spare. If your mattress is not that thick, the fitted sheet will still fit because of the way it's designed. All that to say- try these sheets!!