I struggled for a long time deciding what sheets to get. I finally decided on these due to the fairly high thread count and Egyptian Cotton. I have a pillow top and bottom mattress so I have problems finding sheets that fit. These sheets do have deep pockets. I like the color on color design and I would say they are heavy. I washed them right away. I did think they would be a bit softer. Maybe they will soften over time. They had an imperfection which I am upset about but did not return them because I washed them. It is hard to describe but they had a pull on the top of the fitted sheet. I place it at the bottom where no one can see and I am hoping over time it does not get worse. If it becomes a hole I will not be happy if I have to throw them in the trash. Time will tell.