As others have said, the sheets feel stiff when first taking them out of the package and they should be washed prior to putting them on your bed. I did and after they were dry and on the bed- I was really happy. Very very soft, never hot or cold, pretty much perfect. The sheets are generously sized and though they may seem smaller after drying, they always relax a return to their original generous size. The real endorsement comes from my husband, who actually commented on their feel and size (first linens he has commented on) I'm replacing all of our linens as they age with these! p.s. Tried other "bamboo" sheets and these are the best!