When this arrived, my first thought was that I've had quilts thicker than this pad that's supposed to make my bed much more comfortable. But I stripped my bed, put it down on my mattress and left it for a couple of hours. When I went back to put sheets on my bed, I was surprised at how much thicker it had gotten once out of the package. It's made my now-too-firm bed more much more comfortable. I'm sure it's not as good as an expensive pad, but..... it wasn't an expensive pad and I'm happy with the quality for the price.