I didnt' want a "topper" to make the bed thicker, just a mattress pad to go between the mattress and the bottom sheet. This item fit well and was easy to put on and provided a nice comfortable padding under the sheet. I've only given it 4 stars as I don't know yet how it will hold up over time and washings. It made no difference to me that the stripes in the fabric ran side to side on the bed as opposed to end to end; it can't be seen under the sheet anyway. I would have preferred more substantial side panels but all the mattress pads I looked at were made this way or with even thinner material.