I was anxious for this to arrive so that I could replace my old comforter. Right away, it makes my old comforter look better. As I unfolded it from the plastic zip bag like most comforters come in, the first thing I noticed was a strong smell. The best I can explain it is an "industrial smell", kind of like something vinyl. As I unfolded it, the pillows were folded and smashed toward the center of the comforter. The square pillow took shape right away, the hotdog shaped pillow is more flat than round. I had to snap a few threads that ran across the top of the comforter to get it to unfold. I was hoping that it wouldn't start to unravel and it didn't. When I laid it across my Cal King bed, it was too short width wise. I looked at the picture online and saw that I had it 90 degrees from the picture, so I turned it. Now it is too short length wise. The description by Overstock shows the dimensions to be 108 x 96. There is a huge piece of printed paper that clearly states the size to be 104 x 90. I measured it with a tape measure and if I stretch it really tight, I might get 88 x 102, but that is by literally stretching it. I thought perhaps, they shipped one for a king sized bed, but the box it shipped in clearly states that it is a Cal King and the paper with the dimensions actually shows this to be 1" longer than the web-site shows. So, if you have a Regular King Bed, you would be safe ordering the Cal King size if you want it to match the size described as the Regular King. It doesn't get 1 star, as the backing does feel durable and it is fairly thick.
I was excited to get this bedding as it looked fantastic in the pictures. However, upon receipt it was a complete and utter letdown. I ordered the California king for our king size bed and the comforter is very small! There is hardly any overhang on either side, nor at the foot of the bed. The comforter itself was put together pretty shoddy so I spend at 15 minutes clipping strings that were left hanging all over the comforter. The color in the picture is not at all what I received. In the picture it looks like the material on the sides are a grey color and mine looks tan.