These are not as smooth as I would like. They are, however, acceptable. After a couple of washes they are a bit softer. I have a Cal King mattress. The fitted sheet has plenty of depth, and I do not have my typical struggle to pull it on over the corners. The flat sheet has way plenty on the sides, but just enough for the length. I wish sheet manufacturers would give in and acknowledge that Cal King is narrower and longer than regular King. I wouldn't buy them again because I've had better for the price.