I read the reviews before buying this to see if this mattress pad had a strong odor. We've had latex pillows that had a strong odor and wanted to be sure this didn't before we bought it. Most of the reviews said that it did not have an odor so we thought we'd try it. Well, either those other reviewers have no sense of smell or they got a different pad than we did. The one we received had such a strong odor that we had to remove it from our house. We had it in the spare bedroom and could smell it in the living room. We've had it in our camper for over 2 months now. The smell is still overpowering when I go in the camper. I'm hoping that once spring gets here I can put it out in the sun and get rid of the smell. I would have returned it but hoped that the smell would dissipate. I can't rate this mattress pad on how comfortable it is because we haven't had a chance to use it yet.