I work for a vacation rental company, so I deal with bedding and mattress pads everyday. I have dealt with owners that buy high end pads at *** or other stores - or ones who only spend a few dollars. When you wash these pads as much as we do, you quickly find out what to look for in buying one for yourself.. I wanted one that I could wash, that would fit my bed well and that was not going to shift after sleeping on it for a few months - This fit the bill perfectly! It is padded enough to make the mattress feel softer, but not super thick. It washes very well and drys fairly quickly. It is quilted in the right areas, so I really doubt the fill will ever become uneven and lumpy and I was able to fit it over my mattress and 3" memory foam with room to spare - thanks to the stretchy sides. Overall it is a nice looking pad, and I am glad i bought a Nautica pad - everything I have ever bought from them has been well made and nice looking, it is an awesome deal - don't spend tons of money! this one is great!