I like Nautica and was really looking forward to putting this mattress pad on the new bed I got. Usually, Nautica items are of fairly good quality, and so I was not expecting an inferior product . . . When I got the pad, it looked great. I loved the sateen striping, and the padding was quite plush. But, THE VERY FIRST TIME I put it on my mattress, the sides ripped very badly. I don't know what material Nautica used on these sides, but it has the look, feel & durability of cheap crepe paper. Fortunately, I found a ****mattress pad on sale at **** and it has a much more durable cloth on the sides. So, unless you want a mattress pad that is pretty much useless the second you try & put it on your mattress, pass this lemon by!