My husband and I love crisp sheets. These are definitely what we were looking for. They seemed stiff when I removed them from the cute drawstring pouch they arrived in but after washing, they weren't and were less so with each washing. I ordered a second set in California King but when they arrived, the pouch was labeled as Cal King but the sheets inside were Queen-size. I returned them with no problem and will re-order. They also have very deep pockets and fit over our pillow-top mattress which also has a memory-foam topper. If you like crisp sheets, I highly recommend these.