The cover was dingy in color, almost yellow. Smelled like vinegar. I know the plastic packaging can create and odd smell, but this was too much. The mattress pad looks like it was sitting on a shelf somewhere out of its cover for years. It arrived in a clear package without a true Nautica label or original inserts. It is a clear bag with an overstock tag that says " Nautica". There are no tags on the pad to indicate it is a Nautica Pad. It looks like Overstock.com took a cheap pad, stuffed it in a clear package and stuck their own label on it. They used a high dollar brand name. This is not right. I feel like I got scammed. I had a Nautica Pad on my bed before. This is not the same brand. I am not please with Overstock.com this time around. This is surprising because my past experiences were positive.