This mattress pad does the job. I have been looking for an organic mattress pad for a long time, and have run in to either potentially false claims or truly organic pads that are not washable in a home washing machine. Since I think the latter, being washable at home, should be a staple for a mattress pad, I was thrilled to find this one. The quality is really nice. I would describe it like a really really thick flannel sheet. So, if you are not looking for padding, this is a perfect option. It does pill a little in the dryer.